The American Indian College Fund’s mission is transforming higher education by providing American Indians with funding for access to a higher education while also creating public awareness of this nation’s tribal higher education institutions and American Indians.
As the president of the College Fund, I am concerned. For nearly 27 years, we have been at the heart of support for Native students, building a strong foundation for a better America among one of the most under-served populations in the country. Our support for education transforms the lives of both Native students and rural students.
I am concerned that under our new presidential leadership, the United States will take steps backwards in its service to college students and to Native people. In this time of uncertainty, it is more important than ever that the College Fund and our supporters show our students that we are not going away. Instead, we are going to generate more resources, create more paths to college, and help more people find careers that contribute to personal and community well-being.