In 2019, the American Indian College Fund teamed with the Native American Rights Fund to gather content Native American students need to work with school administrations in advance of graduation to ensure they can celebrate their graduations in a traditional way. We have updated this blog for 2023 but many of the principles are still the same.
The Mellon Foundation Awards $2,585,000 to American Indian College Fund Grant Supports Indigenous High School Students’ Paths to College, College Transfer Students, and College Retention Denver, Colo., June 8, 2022—The Mellon Foundation has awarded the American Indian...
Emily White Hat, American Indian College Fund VP of Programs, Delivers Proctor Academy 2022 Keynote Address
Emily White Hat (Sicangu Lakota), the VP of Programs at the American Indian College Fund and a member of the Proctor Academy board of trustees, delivered the keynote to the graduating class of 2022 on May 28.
Free program is open to students from high school to graduate school and education professionals serving Indigenous students.
Congratulations to Samantha Maltais (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts), an American Indian College Fund student scholar and student ambassador. Samantha received the College Fund’s prestigious three-year Law School Scholarship and studies at Harvard Law School.
Tristen Flying Horse, a business management major who is working towards a bachelor’s degree at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota, was selected to participate in this year’s NAFOA Leadership Summit. The summit is an opportunity for young leaders to attend a full day of programming prior to NAFOA’s 40th Annual Conference.
The Student Success Services team had a surprise visitor at its booth last week at the 44th Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City, South Dakota. Actor Zahn McClarnon, starring in the 2021 FX on Hulu series Reservation Dogs (also known for his performances in Longmire, Fargo, and Westworld) stopped by to say hello.
#Indegetern is our new campaign to highlight stories and reflections of Native students who have interned in businesses, organizations, agencies, and tribal communities across the country. Meet our first intern, Carrie.
Carrie, an American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholar, graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts graduate with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts in cinematic arts and technology and was enrolled in San Diego State University’s Film and Media program...
It seems like just yesterday when last year’s school year started, in the face of great uncertainty. And now it’s time to return to school again. The pandemic situation is uncertain again, however, we have come through a year knowing what we are dealing with and how to do so, and we also know that education offers many opportunities for Native people, making this the BEST time to start on the path to earning a professional certificate or college degree.