Native Scholars

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Dr. Cynthia Lindquist of Cankdeska Cikana Community College 2017-18 American Indian College Fund TCU Honoree of the Year

By Amita Manandhar - March 13, 2018

Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, President of Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Ft. Totten, North Dakota. Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, President…

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Student Success

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Scholarships

By Amita Manandhar - May 1, 2018

You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the American Indian College Fund’s scholarships below.

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Inside the College Fund

Embrace Native Heritage Month

By Amita Manandhar - November 10, 2017

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on how important it is to be able to identify myself using terms that are personal…

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Inside the College Fund

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

By Amita Manandhar - November 10, 2017

Native American Heritage Month is a special time of the year for us when we celebrate our history and heritage…

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Inside the College Fund

1st Tribal Lending Builds Strong Future for Native People

By Amita Manandhar - September 7, 2017

Home ownership, like education, are considered to be both an investment and part of the American dream. But these paths…

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Student Success

A Life-Changing Summer at Beacon Lodge Camp

By Amita Manandhar - September 5, 2017

Cara Paolicelli, right, worked with counselors from across the globe, who volunteered their time to help those with…

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Student Success

Sunny’s Campus Visit Reinforces Commitment to Continuing Studies

By Amita Manandhar - January 26, 2017

Sunny is a student at Leech Lake Tribal College in Red Lake, Minnesota. Through the help of the American…

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Inside the College Fund

Early Childhood Expert Appointed to Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences

By Amita Manandhar - January 9, 2017

Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz is Co-Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and Senior Program Officer…

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Student Success

College Visits Build Perspective for Prospective College Students

By Amita Manandhar - December 12, 2016

My name is Dane Allapowa and I am a sophomore at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC); a tribal college in…

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President's Blog

Civility, Complicity and Silence: Lessons from Our Ancestors

By Amita Manandhar - December 6, 2016

Right after the presidential election, I sent a message to our students urging them to practice self-care in the face…

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Student Success

Connection-Maker Leverages Education to Amplify Power, Help Others

By Amita Manandhar - November 18, 2016

My name is Joaquin Ray Gallegos and I am from the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the Pueblo of Santa Ana.

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Student Success

Northwest Indian College Space Center’s Rocket Teams Win Trip to Kennedy Space Center

By Amita Manandhar - October 6, 2016

After capturing all of the awards possible at the 2016 First Nations Launch in Wisconsin this year, the Northwest Indian…

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Our Programs

Intern Sees Stories in Numbers

By Amita Manandhar - August 27, 2015

Oki (hello).  I attended Blackfeet Community College for a year and a half, where I learned of…

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Inside the College Fund

Funders Meet Little Big Horn College President and Student

By Amita Manandhar - March 11, 2013

by Rachel Piontak On Friday, the Fund’s staff was given a rare treat: the opportunity to hear from…

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Inside the College Fund

Native Students Travel to D.C. for Forum about Minority Health Issues

By Amita Manandhar - July 13, 2012

From left to right are United Health scholars D’Ayn DeGroat, Justine Correa, Karen King, Sheridan Cowboy, Gwendolyn Wagner…

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Student Success

Summer is Time for Native Students to Prepare for School in Fall

By Amita Manandhar - July 14, 2010

Summertime. For many people across the nation, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and celebrate! But for many…

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