Statement About the Corona Virus or COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020 | Blog, Inside the College Fund, President's Blog

The American Indian College Fund is committed to continuing its support of Native American students and tribal colleges during the Corona Virus outbreak. To ensure our staff can provide unbroken service while also limiting exposure of our staff, students, and the communities we serve to the virus, the College Fund team will be working remotely through April 3, 2020. All travel has been canceled through April 10. Our leadership will be closely monitoring the ongoing situation and will be in regular communication with our students and communities as well as our valued partners and supporters, and will be posting updates.

We know our communities and students are the most at-risk during this time. They have fewer health care, financial, and other resources at their disposal. We are committed now more than ever to ensure that our organization is fully operational to ensure that their educations continue while their health and well-being is safeguarded so that we may continue our work towards building a better future for everyone in Indian Country.

     – Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO, American Indian College Fund

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