Month: March 2012 Blogs

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Native Students Honored at AIHEC Conference

Over the weekend the American Indian College Fund held two events at the AIHEC Student Conference. On Saturday night the 33 American Indian College Fund Students of the Year (SOY) were recognized. Also honored was Dr. Verna Fowler (President of College of Menominee Nation) as the TCU President of the Year.

The Coca-Cola Foundation and The Fund Honor First-Generation Scholarship Recipients

Coca-Cola Scholarship recipient Larry P. Madden (Stockbridge-Munsee), a humanities major at the College of Menominee Nation gives a speech to his peers during the annual banquet at the 2012 AIHEC Student Conference. “I am here to express my humble gratitude, not only for myself, but all of Indian Country…for the efforts of the Coca-Cola Company, who has taken the time to just rememeber us; because we are often forgotten in the field of academics,” he said.

Lowe’s Grants American Indian College Fund $50,000

The American Indian College Fund and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation today announced a grant of $50,000 for a new scholarship program to support American Indian students. The grant will fund scholarships for qualified Native students in their final year of college who have financial need to complete their degree.

Cigna Foundation Grants $29,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships

Cigna Foundation Grants $29,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships

The Cigna Foundation has granted $29,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) to support Native scholarships through the Cigna Foundation Tribal Scholars Healthcare Program. The grant will provide 10 scholarships to Native students studying at select tribal colleges and universities and mainstream institutions.

Stop by American Indian College Fund Booth at AIHEC

If you are a student attending the AIHEC conference in South Dakota, be sure to stop by the American Indian College Fund’s booth to learn about how to apply for scholarships.
American Indian College Fund staffer Jaime Aguilar will also be on hand to gather stories about your experiences during your studies and your photos.

Student Intern Bloggers Wanted!

We are looking for students to blog this summer about their internship experiences. Blogs would be for the duration of the internship, and should include first-person experiences and photographs. We will pay you for your blogs.

Travelers Foundation Continues College Fund Scholarship Program with $50,000 Grant

The American Indian College Fund received a $50,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of The Travelers Companies, Inc. The gift will continue the foundation’s scholarship program for the 2012-13 academic year, which supports six tribal and five mainstream American Indian college students with $4,000 scholarships. Students must earn a 3.0 grade point average and major in fields related to business, accounting, computer science, actuarial science, or math. Scholarship recipients will be selected from locations near Travelers Companies’ offices.

Allstate Foundation Grants $50,000 to The Fund For Native Business Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) was awarded $50,000 from the Allstate Foundation to provide nine scholarships at $5,000 each for American Indians studying business at a tribal college. Over the last decade, the Allstate Foundation has supported a number of initiatives at the Fund, including scholarships; cultural exchange and leadership development programs

Kony 2012 Video Underscores Charities’ Need for Accountability to Donors and Communities

The Kony 2012 video, created by the nonprofit fundraising group Invisible Children, has touched a nerve with millions of people around the globe. The video proves that fundraising has entered the era of social media. But as with any other form of fundraising, non-profit organizations need to be vigilant about maintaining their credibility and trusted relationships when using social media.