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Reporters: Please contact Dina Horwedel at dhorwedel@collegefund.org or 303-426-8900

Press Releases

American Indian College Fund Announces Five-Year Grant Totaling More Than $38 Million to Help Increase Native Student Enrollment, Retention, and Career Readiness at 25 Tribal Colleges and Universities

The American Indian College Fund is honored to receive more than $38 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support “Culture at the Heart: An Indigenous Approach to Enrollment and Retention.” This program supports efforts to improve the educational attainment of American Indian and Alaska Native students at 25 tribal colleges and universities.

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College Fund in the News

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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Student Biographies

Student Biography Samantha Maltais

Samantha (Wampanoag Tribe)

Samantha is pursuing a degree in law from Harvard Law School and hopes dedicate her career to fighting for justice on behalf of Native people, who have historically lacked adequate representation.

Student Biography Jamie Artussee

Jerald (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)

Jerald is helping members of his tribe and community heal from generational trauma through mental health and substance abuse counseling. He believes his past struggles will help him offer better care to those in need.

Student Biography Jamie Artussee

Jamie (Muscogee [Creek] Nation)

Jamie is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of Muscogee Nation and hopes to educate her people on the importance of local, sustainable agriculture and stewarding a healthy relationship with the environment.

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