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Graduates at Chief Dull Knife College. 

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides American Indians with student scholarships and programs to support academic readiness and student success. The College Fund also helps support accredited tribal colleges and universities located on or near Indian reservations. 

Established in 1989, the College Fund is the nation's largest and highest-rated American Indian scholarship organization. Our supporters help us to provide:

  • scholarships to help American Indian students get to school and succeed;
  • college readiness programs, internships, and career readiness; and

Every dollar makes a difference to our students.

In 2014-15, the College Fund distributed $7,234,889 in direct support to students, including scholarships, internships, leadership training, career readiness, and other programmatic support.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic success, financial need, community involvement, and commitment to their tribal communities.

  Donor Accountability


Our Commitment to You

The College Fund is committed to accountability. We consistently receive top ratings from independent charity evaluators.