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Study Skills

No matter what your grades are, everyone needs some guidance to find success in the classroom. Here are some resources to help you develop the best study habits and skills you’ll need to get your degree:

What are Office Hours? – by Andrew Ishak

Time Management: TCU Video Project Series

Focus 2 Self-Assessment

Many people struggle with choosing an academic major during school, or job industry after graduation, but choosing a path is important when choosing your classes, internships and other career opportunities.

Focus 2 combines self-assessment, career and major exploration, decision-making and planning in one place. By matching your assessment results to career options and majors/programs for your consideration, FOCUS 2 guides you through a career and education decision-making model to help you make informed career decisions and take action in planning your future.

To use this free service, register to create an account with the access code collegefund. From there, you can take each test- personality, interests, values, and skills- to build your academic and career planning profile. Print your profile to share with an academic or career counselor or mentor to discuss your career plan or transition to a new profession.

Money Management

It is also important to understand budgeting, credit, and debt management – to help you to make responsible decisions in school, and prepare for your financial life after school. Learn about the following topics in related posts — your financial future depends on it.

Student Ambassador Program

The American Indian College Fund Ambassador Program was established in 2015 to strengthen students’ and alumni personal and professional skills and to represent the College Fund.

Student Development Blog

Wave of Change through Higher Education 

Kayla Dix (Salish) Early Education Preschool - Third Grade Education Major, Salish Kootenai College I am 29 years old and live on the Flathead Indian Reservation with my three beautiful daughters Kayci, Fallyn, and Sayla. Currently I am in my senior year at Salish...

Sharing of a Culture – A Collaborative Joining of Resources 

LouAnne Hoskinson (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe)  Tribal College and University: Salish Kootenai College Major: Early Childhood Development  American Indian College Fund Indigenous Visionary Fellows partnered with Salish Kootenai College (SKC) Early Learning...

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Preparing for College

Learn what to expect and how to prepare for college. Helping students navigate school choice, applications, finances, and their first year at school, with from Native graduates, professionals and artists.

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Getting the Job

Set your academic and career goals and learn how to get the job you want. From resume and interviewing tips to internships and fellowships, we will help you through every step of the way.

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We provide scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.

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Stay Connected

Keep in touch with us to hear about our latest scholarships, internships, fellowships, grants and more student resources – as well as other opportunities for Native students.

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Student Development

Resources to help students with study skills, money management, and our Student Ambassador Program - supporting scholarships and other College Fund initiatives.

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Tribal Colleges And Universities

The American Indian College Fund supports 35 tribal colleges and universities. TCU provide higher education centered on Native cultures, traditions, and experiences. Discover a campus near you.

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