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The College Fund Remembers Dan Wieden

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.

College Fund Statement on Student Loan Forgiveness

The College Fund is pleased that President Biden has announced that individuals making under $125,000 a year may cancel $20,000 of their student loan debt. Affordable access to higher education for Indigenous students was lacking up until the 1960s and creating those pathways to higher education was the intention of the founders of the tribal college movement.

Save the Date! Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Guided Discussion for TCUs August 26 10 a.m.-Noon MDT

The American Indian College Fund, in collaboration with Alfred Walking Bull of Walking Bull Storytelling + Culture, will host a Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ Guided Discussion on August 26th from 10:00 a.m. – Noon MDT. This free session is open to all Tribal College and University (TCU) administration, faculty and staff, students, and families and will provide an overview of the current landscape of Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ concerns. A question-and-answer session allowing participants to ask anything will be included.

Four National Native Scholarship Providers Release National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students 

Four National Native Scholarship Providers Release National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students 

The National Native Scholarships Providers (NNSP) has released its first-ever National Study on College Affordability for Indigenous Students. Researchers have found the primary obstacle to college completion is affordability, causing overall college student attrition. Yet until NNSP’s research, the national data on the effect of college affordability on Indigenous students’ college completion had not been fully explored. 

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of American Indian College Fund, to Speak July 22 with Tribal Leaders Addressing Native American Intergenerational Poverty and Mobility

Poverty disproportionately impacts Native American families for systemic reasons, and disparities in poverty rates recur across generations. Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will speak with other tribal leaders online about how the harmful effects of living in poverty during childhood can entrench families and communities in its cycles, transmitting poverty from one generation to the next.