Month: December 2011 Blogs

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UPS Foundation Grants $150,000 to American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund received $150,000 from The UPS Foundation to continue the UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. For 14 years, the program has been providing scholarship support to students attending the nation’s tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).

2011 Elders Dinner

2011 Elders Dinner

Not all holiday dinners are created equal. The Denver-based Native Elders Holiday Dinner sponsored by the American Indian College Fund has a distinctly Native flavor, from the meal itself (buffalo) to a Santa Claus that wears a war bonnet. The event, now in its 11th year, honored American Indian elders 55 and older in the Denver community with a free dinner and program at the Church of All Saints

Give a Native Child the Gift of Reading

American Indian children could benefit greatly from the gift of reading this holiday season. The statistics on Native high school students who must enter remedial English upon entering college are alarming. Reading is the foundation of every course in college. Strong reading skills lead to strong writing skills, and both are the basis for success in not just English class, but chemistry, biology, engineering, and more.

The Herman Lissner Foundation’s Remarkable Legacy Funds Native Business Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a remarkable gift this year. The Herman Lissner Foundation granted the Fund $100,000 for Native student scholarships. The Fund regularly enjoys gifts from its corporate, individual, and foundation donors, but this gift stood out because of the personal nature of the donors who established the New York based non-profit foundation.

The Herman Lissner Foundation Grants $100,000 to American Indian College Fund Scholarships

The Herman Lissner Foundation has granted the American Indian College Fund $100,000 for scholarships for American Indian students. This grant will support qualified American Indian students who show academic achievement and involvement in their communities by providing financial resources to encourage them to complete a college degree in business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, tribal administration, or entrepreneurship.