Congratulations Class of 2021
On behalf of the American Indian College Fund, we congratulate American Indian and Alaska Native college graduates. Your persistence while confronting a year that was like no other demonstrated your strength and will to succeed. Your commitment is an inspiration to your families, your communities, and all of us. Your ancestors are proud of you. We see you, we honor your achievements, and we wish you the best of everything in the futures that await you.
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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.
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
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From Our President & Featured News
The College Fund learned the MacKenzie Scott Foundation, headed by the billionaire novelist and philanthropist of the same name and her husband Dan Jewett, selected it to receive an unrestricted gift. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund said, “This gift is timely and pivotal because, in combination with the generosity of our network of current and future supporters, we now have the capacity to grow greater opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native communities and to create lasting change. MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett’s acknowledgement of our work is a testament to the important role of education to transform the lives of our students, their families, and communities.”
The College Fund is committed to eliminating the college attainment gap among Indigenous people and continues to appreciate and rely upon the support of every one of its current and future supporters to meet its goals to transform the lives of Indigenous students, their families, and their communities through a higher education.
June 8, 2021, Denver, Colo.—The discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in Canada has, once again, ignited the trauma of Indigenous people across North America.
On behalf of the American Indian College Fund, we congratulate American Indian and Alaska Native college graduates. Your persistence while confronting a year that was like no other demonstrated your strength and will to succeed. Your commitment is an inspiration to your families, your communities, and all of us. Your ancestors are proud of you. We see you, we honor your achievements, and we wish you the best of everything in the futures that await you. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO, American Indian College Fund
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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