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Press Releases

Denver Post Names American Indian College Fund a 2023 Colorado Top Workplace for Fifth Consecutive Year

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Denver Post Top Workplaces. This is the College Fund’s fifth consecutive year on the list, which is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC.

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College Fund in the News

Native Bidaské (Spotlight): Emily White Hat Speaks About College Fund’s New Teacher Education Program

Native News OnlineMarch 30, 2023

Native Bidaské (Spotlight) is a live interview program on Native News Online, a leading Native media outlet. This week Levi Rickert, Publisher and Editor, interviewed Emily White Hat about the need for Native teachers as role models and leaders in their communities and the American Indian College Fund’s new program to encourage Native community members to enter the teaching profession.

United Health Foundation working to diversify the health workforce

UHGMarch 7, 2023

The new Diversity in Health Care Scholarship program is advancing this goal—and United Health Foundation’s commitment to addressing this need will include the American Indian College Fund by providing scholarships for current and future Native health professionals.

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

Ask AmyDec 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.

iHeart Radio Interview with Cheryl Crazy Bull – We Can Do This

iHeart RadioDec 15, 2022

iHeart Radio shared an interview with American Indian College Fund President and CEO, Cheryl Crazy Bull, as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “We Can Do This” campaign.

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.

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.

Featured News

The State of the American Indian College Fund Address

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, shares how our work helps Native students access a higher education—and helps tribal colleges and their faculty to provide a culturally relevant, first-rate higher education.

scholarships distributed in 2021-22

million in scholarships for 2020-21

million in direct student support in 2020-21


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million awarded since 1989

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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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