The 2020-2021 Full Circle Scholarship Application is Now Open!


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Our Unwavering Purpose:

Increase the number of American Indians who hold college degrees
Empower healthy, self-sufficient, and educated Native American people
Transform Indigenous lives and communities


Our Impact

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.

$237.1M Invested into Native Communities
143,281 Scholarships awarded since 1989

Total Scholarships Distributed in 2019-2020

College Students Served in 2019-2020


First-Generation Scholars Served in 2019-2020

Accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities Supported by Our Work

Native American Tribes Supported by Our Work


of Donations Go to Scholarships, Programs, and Public Education

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Important Announcements From the College Fund

See all the important updates regarding COVID-19, Events changes, Application extensions, and news from our President.

From Our President

Deb Haaland Confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Interior

Deb Haaland will be a leader of the U.S. Department of Interior for all of America. But as an Indigenous woman who lives her identity, she will honor our ancestors and while making decisions about future generations of Indian people as a visible part of all of America.

U.S. Takes Historic Steps Towards Greater Equity

At the American Indian College Fund, we will continue our work to provide equitable access to a higher education for every Native American who wants one, while reinforcing the importance of civic education and engagement. We want and need more of our graduates at the table, representing our communities, so that every Native child can fulfill their dream—and Dr. King’s.

College Fund’s Work Featured on Denver 7 (ABC) Mile High Living Segment

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund), was interviewed on Denver’s Mile High Living, a television segment on Channel 7 (ABC) in Denver that looks at the impact that local organizations are making in Denver, where the College Fund is headquartered, and the greater nation.


Native Pathways Spring 2021 Education Events

We want you to be prepared for all of the challenges you’ll face this year, so we’ve scheduled a calendar of webinars and videos to assist you with everything from working with your professors to applying for scholarships. Add the events to your calendar, and sign-up for notifications here.

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Tribal Colleges and Universities

The American Indian College Fund supports 35 tribal colleges and universities.


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Motivation and Perseverance
Motivation and Perseverance

By Kateri Montileaux, OLC GED Director Although TCUs are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic along with the rest of the world, Oglala Lakota College (OLC) has continued to make a positive impact in its communities with the Dollar General American Indian and...

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