The American Indian College Fund is honored to receive more than $38 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support “Culture at the Heart: An Indigenous Approach to Enrollment and Retention.” This program supports efforts to improve the educational attainment of American Indian and Alaska Native students at 25 tribal colleges and universities.
The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) named Chelysa Owens-Cyr (Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux, Pasqua First Nations Plains Cree and Saulteaux) as its 2022 Creative Native Grand Prize Winner. The Creative Native is an annual Call for Art event within CNAY’s Generation Indigenous program.
United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) earned the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center Award for its work at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ 32nd Strategic Enrollment Management Conference in Toronto, Canada.
CAP, American Indian College Fund Kick Off Series Demonstrating How Investment in Tribal Colleges and Universities Builds Stronger Native Communities.
In the first column in a series on Tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Center for American Progress partnered with the American Indian College Fund to examine how expanded funding for Tribal colleges and universities would help protect highly endangered languages, address systemic poverty, ensure Native students have access to a wide range of careers, and upgrade school infrastructure to assure safe classrooms and housing for students.
As part of the American Indian College Fund’s Native American Heritage Month activities, president and CEO, Cheryl Crazy Bull, will lead a discussion of the book A Calm and Normal Heart with the author, Chelsea T. Hicks (Osage/Wazhazhe heritage).
In keeping with its mission to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career goals and to support Native-led research, the American Indian College Fund launched a post-baccalaureate fellowship program within its Research and Evaluation Department to explore the impact of its programming, research, and work enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Taylor Lucero (Laguna Pueblo) was selected to serve as the College Fund’s first Post-Baccalaureate Fellow in the program.
Media Alert: Top Performers Join Forces with American Indian College Fund for Free Virtual Native American Heritage Month Concert
Media Alert: Top Performers Join Forces with American Indian College Fund for Free Virtual Native American Heritage Month Concert A Celebration of Indigenous Peoples, History, and Cultures on November 1st Denver, Colo.—October 19, 2022– Mark your calendars! The...
Empowered Indigenous women lead positive change in their communities. Through the Indigenous Visionaries Program the American Indian College Fund supports the development of women leaders across Tribal communities where tribal colleges and universities are located.
Faculty are essential to creating a thriving academic and cultural environment at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). They teach and advise students, develop culturally relevant curricula, and take on administrative duties. Yet faculty often are unable to learn from one another or foster relationships in the research arena to focus on research activities and further learning for themselves.
The American Indian College Fund staff, the students, and the many faculty and staff at the tribal colleges it serves are saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, Dan Wieden, co-founder of the international award-winning advertising agency and longtime College Fund supporter, Wieden+Kennedy.