American Indians still face significant financial hardship. U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that 28.4% of American Indians live below the poverty line compared to 15.3% of all other Americans. To a Native student, a scholarship can mean the difference between receiving a college degree or dropping out and living in poverty.
Yet only one in 20 of our scholarship recipients say they could not afford to attend college without a scholarship. Your gift to the American Indian College Fund helps to provide opportunity for a higher education to Native college students.
Every dollar makes a difference to our students.
In 2012-13, the Fund distributed $5,374,942 million in scholarships and program support, which directly translated into 6,158 scholarships for American Indian students.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic success, financial need, community involvement, and commitment to their tribal communities.
Our Commitment to You
The Fund is committed to accountability. We consistently receive top ratings from independent charity evaluators.
Most tribal colleges are located on reservations, which are federal trust lands. Tribal colleges receive little or no state support.