American Indian College Fund Conducts Unique Student Support Services Research at Tribal Colleges and Universities The study examines how TCUs define and achieve student success. April18, 2023, Denver, Colo. — The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) is...
American Indian College Fund Announces Tribal College Faculty Fellows Pursuing Masters and Terminal Degrees
The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) is supporting 28 tribal college and university (TCU) faculty and staff pursuing master or doctoral degrees with grants totaling $406,975. Funding from several fellowship programs helps build greater educational expertise in Indian Country and the academic capacity of the 35 TCUs the College Fund supports.
American Indian College Fund Research Develops Preliminary Framework for Tribal College Sustainability
The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) is releasing three briefs with findings from a three-part research project on tribal colleges and universities it conducted in 2020-21. The focus of the research includes tribal college and university (TCU) student support services, program development and review, and sustainability.
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.
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.
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.
American Indian College Fund Publishes Volume Six of The Tribal College and University Research Journal
The American Indian College Fund published the latest volume of the Tribal College and University research journal. Volume 6 of the research journal contains case studies focused on topics such as seed germination, culture as a method to improve mental health, and methods for increasing Native student success.
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.