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Recent Press Releases
American Indian College Fund Honors Tribal College Students of the Year, Coca Cola Scholars, and Tribal College and University Professional of the Year
Scholarships to Be Awarded at Virtual Ceremony on April 5, 2021 Denver, Colo., April 1, 2020— The American Indian...
ECMC Foundation Grants $1.125 Million to American Indian College Fund to Boost Workforce in North Dakota and Montana
Denver, Colo., March 31, 2021 — The American Indian College Fund is announcing ECMC Foundation’s grant of $1.125...
Samantha Maltais Awarded Three-Year American Indian Law School Scholarship to Attend Harvard Law School
Maltais Plans to Serve Her Tribe and Indian Country Denver, Colo.—March 30, 2021– A law degree is foundational to...
Little Big Horn College Student Deshawna Anderson Created “The Courage to Bloom” Denver, Colo., March 25, 2021 —...
College Fund in the News
TCUs See Enrollment Declines Due to COVID-19
Freshman enrollment dropped more than 25% across Montana tribal colleges and universities last fall, and nationwide all Native American student enrollment experienced the largest drops nationwide. Montana Public Radio reporter Aaron Bolton speaks to President Cheryl Crazy Bull of the American Indian College Fund, tribal college presidents, and tribal college students about how COVID-19 and the digital divide in Montana’s rural reservation areas fueled many students’ decisions not to enroll or return to college last fall. https://www.marketplace.org/2021/04/14/native-american-community-colleges-see-enrollment-declines-because-of-covid-19/
Pandemic Hit TCUs Hardest
Tribal college and university presidents across the country share how the pandemic hit their students, communities, and institutions—and how they worked to encourage their students to remain in school in the altered education landscape. Read the Inside Higher Education story at https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/03/16/tribal-colleges-report-pandemic-related-challenges-around-mental-health-persistence
Confirmation of Rep. Haaland to Have Positive Impact on Native Education
Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of American Indian College Fund, says the confirmation of Rep. Deb Haaland, a Native American, as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, would have a positive impact on education for Native people. Listen to the story here: https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2021-03-11/education/native-americans-anticipate-educational-impact-with-haaland-at-helm/a73479-1
Tribal College Enrollment Drops With Transition To Online Learning
Freshman enrollment dropped more than 25% across Montana tribal colleges and universities last fall, and nationwide all Native American student enrollment experienced the largest drops nationwide. Montana Public Radio reporter Aaron Bolton speaks to President Cheryl Crazy Bull of the American Indian College Fund, tribal college presidents, and tribal college students about how COVID-19 and the digital divide in Montana’s rural reservation areas fueled many students’ decisions not to enroll or return to college last fall.
More than 100 College Fund Scholarships Pave Way to College
The American Indian College Fund’s approach to eliminating financial barriers to college for Native students is featured on cardrate.com. David Bledsoe, Student Engagement and Communications Manager at the College Fund, speaks about the Full Circle Scholarship Program (accepting applications until May 31 at collegefund.org/scholarships) and career readiness programs the College Fund offers. https://www.cardrates.com/news/the-american-indian-college-fund-offers-financial-support/
AT&T Gift of Sanitary Supplies Offers Relief to TCUs
Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine interviewed President Dan King of Red Lake Nation College, Cheryl Crazy Bull at the College Fund, and Carrie Billy at AIHEC about the life-saving impact of the gift of $1.5 million of sanitary supplies from AT&T to tribal colleges and universities. These institutions are located on or near Indian reservations, which have experienced infection and death rates higher than that of the rest of the country, and due to their remote locations and lockdowns, have difficulty accessing supplies.
6,084 scholarships distributed
3,967 students served
54.8% first generation students
201 different schools attended
Over $237.1 million awarded since 1989
American Indian College Fund Federal Tax ID EIN number: 52-1573446