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Welcome to 2023.
Our work starts now.

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Scholarship Season Begins February 1

The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) scholarship season opens on February 1. Hundreds of scholarships are available for all areas of study under the Full Circle Scholarship Program, and students attending tribal colleges and universities can receive additional scholarship support with the program. Any Native American U.S. citizen who is an enrolled member, or descendant of an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe may apply. Applicants must also have a minimum 2.0 grade point average and plan to enroll as a full-time student at a nonprofit, accredited college or university.

To help students understand the application process and the many scholarships available to them, the College Fund is hosting a free scholarship kick-off webinar at 6:00 p.m. MST on February 1. Prizes will also be awarded at the event.

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Indigenous Visionaries

The Indigenous Visionaries program builds upon the American Indian College Fund’s ongoing work of developing Native women leaders through education, mentoring, networking, and storytelling. Indigenous Visionaries connects students at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) with faculty in their area of study.

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The American Indian College Fund provides financial support for Native American students and tribal colleges and universities, and also supports programs for institutional growth and sustainability and cultural preservation.

$283.7M Invested into Native Communities

153,890 Scholarships awarded since 1989

Scholarships Distributed in 2021-22

Million Scholarships in 2021-22

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First-Generation Scholars Served in 2021-2022

Accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities Supported by Our Work

Native American Tribes Supported by Our Work

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American Indian College Fund Scholarship Season Begins February 1
American Indian College Fund Scholarship Season Begins February 1

The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) scholarship season opens on February 1. Hundreds of scholarships are available for all areas of study under the Full Circle Scholarship Program, and students attending tribal colleges and universities can receive additional scholarship support with the program.

Living Generously – How Values Guide Us
Living Generously – How Values Guide Us

On behalf of our students, tribal colleges and universities, I would like to thank you for your support throughout the past year and in the coming year ahead, especially now, when the act of giving is as important as the gift itself.  

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Once the Student, Now the Tutor: My GED Story
Once the Student, Now the Tutor: My GED Story

Just a few years ago, Conrad was a GED student at Oglala Lakota College. Now he is back in the same classroom as the tutor, using his lived experience and TCU education to support students continuing their own education.

American Indian College Fund Mourns David Kennedy

David Kennedy, co-founder of Wieden+Kennedy, the College Fund’s advertising partner for more than 30 years, passed away October 10. We honor his life and work.

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    Ask Amy Names American Indian College Fund a Charity of Choice for Second Year

    Ask AmyDecember 26, 2022

    Nationally syndicated columnist Amy Dickinson has named the College Fund as a charity of choice for the second straight year in her column, “Ask Amy.” This honor speaks highly of the work we do every day to provide access to higher education and programs for the continued success of Native students. We hope you will heed Amy’s advice and choose to help us make an even greater impact in the communities we serve with a year-end gift.

    Support Needed for Native American Students

    NPRNov 25, 2022

    The Center for American Progress with the American Indian College Fund released a report on tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), showing every dollar invested in them yields more than five times the return in economic and health benefits.

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    How the American Indian College Fund is Strengthening Early Ed in Native Communities

    Inside PhilanthropyOct 27, 2022

    Inside Philanthropy recently interviewed American Indian College Fund staff and provided an in-depth look at our indigenous early childhood education programming efforts.

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