Strengthening Connections Between Tradition and Technology
Computer science education provides students with skills and opportunities needed to thrive in today’s increasingly technological world. The College Fund’s Computer Science program addresses both the urgent needs and abundant interests of TCUs to create new and expand existing computer science programs rooted in place, aligned with community values, and adapted to workforce needs. With computer science, Native nations can exercise sovereignty by creating tribally specific solutions and efficiencies in the safety net needed by its citizens.
TCU Computer Science Capacity Building
Active Program Dates: 2021-2025
Through the generous funding of private donors, the four-year $2.7M TCU Computer Science Capacity Building program provides the opportunity for TCUs to build institutional capacity through increased computer science education that strengthens tribal sovereignty.
American Indian College Fund Awards Four Tribal Colleges with Four-Year Computer Science Initiative Grants
Computer science education provides today’s college students the necessary skills and opportunities to thrive in today’s world. Yet American Indian and Alaska Native peoples are still and have been historically underrepresented in the computer science fields. To remedy that, the American Indian College Fund launched its Tribal College and University Computer Science Initiative to create new and expand existing computer science programs at higher education institutions serving American Indian and Alaska Native students to meet the community and workforce needs of Indigenous communities and to provide career opportunities for Native students in computer science fields.