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The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) announced that it has received a $1 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to support the College Fund’s work helping Indigenous students access a higher education. The College Fund’s work creates greater education equity in Native communities, while lifting families out of poverty.
American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills Name Chelysa Owens-Cyr as 2021 Tribal College Blanket Contest Winner
The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills, the international lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, have selected Chelysa Owens-Cyr’s “Unity” as its 2021 Tribal College Blanket Contest winner.
Global MindED Honors Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of American Indian College Fund, with a 2021 Inclusive Leader Award
American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull was named a GlobalMindED 2021 Inclusive Leader on November 3 during a virtual awards ceremony.
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In this episode of the Varying Viewpoints podcast series by Proctor Institute, Leah Hollis, Visiting Scholar there, interviewed Joseph Angel de Soto, a STEM Professor at Diné College, a tribal college in Tsaile, Arizona.
In recognition of Juneteenth being recognized as a federal holiday, the Better Business Bureau included the American Indian College Fund in its list of charities that meet the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability (i.e. are BBB Accredited Charities) that address civil rights, free speech, legal rights, and related topics. The national charity watchdog also included a link to donation tips for supporters interested in supporting the College Fund and other organizations in recognition of the holiday.
Samantha Maltais, the American Indian College Fund Law Scholarship recipient headed to Harvard Law School, was interviewed last night on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell program on MSNBC live. She gave a shout-out to the College Fund for her law scholarship, the Full Circle Scholarship program that funded her education at Dartmouth, spoke about murdered and missing Indigenous people, and shared her career goals.
“Green collar jobs” in the environmental sciences and sustainable energy are a path to the middle class, yet Indigenous people are underrepresented in the field. Read more about the issue, learn about how tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), TCU student Jasmine Neosh, and the American Indian College Fund are working to fill the training gap.
Students studying the Piikani language at Blackfeet Community College (BCC) receive language kits to take home, thanks in part to support from the American Indian College Fund.
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.
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President Cheryl Crazy Bull of the American Indian College Fund and several TCU Presidents discuss the disproportionate mental impact the pandemic has had on TCU students.
American Indian College Fund Federal Tax ID EIN number: 52-1573446
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