Month: December 2010 Blogs

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The Hausman Family Charitable Trust Grants $20,000 for Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund received a $20,000 grant from the Hausman Family Charitable Trust for scholarships. Half of the grant will go to Native students studying at any tribal college and majoring in the health care fields. The second $10,000 of the grant will fund scholarships for students of any major studying at Ilisagvik College.

Finals Week Letter for Our Students

It’s finals week, the penultimate time when all of the hard work (or lack thereof) of the semester makes or breaks many students. Sometimes the long road to earning a college education can seem daunting. But like most things in life, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. And remember–if it was easy, everyone would have done it.

College Fund Receives $85,000 Grant from Nissan

In support of American Indian students’ pursuit of higher education, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) recently granted $85,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Nissan Corporate Scholars Program. The program has provided scholarship support to Native scholars attending tribal colleges and mainstream universities for more than a decade.

2010 American Indian Elders Dinner A Success

2010 American Indian Elders Dinner A Success

The Fund served up a feast for Native elders, including roast buffalo, green beans, mashed potatoes, fry bread, and posole. Traditional Native entertainment included Native flute, drumming and singing, and a special appearance by Santa Claus, who distributed goodie bags and hams to the crowd. Drawings were also held for a variety of door prizes.

Young Boy Plays Santa for Native Education

Typically at this time of year, little boys and girls are penning their letters to Santa Claus about the things they hope to discover under the Christmas tree. But Samuel, a young boy from New York State, is different. Instead of hoping to receive, he is giving to those in need.

Sitting Bull College Lassos the Wind

Sitting Bull College (SBC) has initiated a one-semester long, 16-credit certificate program to meet the growing need in North Dakota for skilled workers in the wind energy field. Located on the windy Great Plains of southern North Dakota, SBC is perfectly situated, according to Dr. Koreen Ressler, vice president of academics.

The Castle Rock Foundation Grants $34,000 for Student of the Year Program

The Denver-based Castle Rock Foundation has announced it will renew a pledge of $34,000 for the 2011 American Indian College Fund Student of the Year award. Under the program, one outstanding student from each of the accredited 33 tribal colleges and universities in the United States will receive a $1,000 scholarship check for tuition, fees, room and board, books or other educational needs.