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Each year, thousands of individual, corporate, foundation and Indian tribal donors donate to the American Indian College Fund. Our students' success is attributable to their generosity. We're pleased to highlight some of their stories here.

  • Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company
    The Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation has been extending its support to the American Indian College Fund for 20 years by providing scholarships through the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program for American Indian students enrolled full-time in an associate's degree program at one of the following tribal colleges and universities: Sisseton Wahpeton College, Sinte Gleska University, Oglala Lakota College, Diné College and Navajo Technical College. Scholarship recipients must also be single parents and/or in their first year of study.
  • Sprint Nextel Tribal College Scholarship Program Sprint Nextel Tribal College Scholarship Program
    Sprint Nextel has established a partnership with the American Indian College Fund to help address the financial challenges realized by American Indian students and to increase the number of educated, employable Native graduates.
  • State Farm Companies State Farm Companies
    Almost 20 years ago, the State Farm Companies Foundation formed the State Farm Companies Foundation Teacher Training Initiative with the American Indian College Fund. This program was designed to provide scholarships to American Indian students enrolled in teacher training programs at the nation's tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). The Fund works directly with the TCUs to select students that display academic excellence, leadership skills and a commitment to community service to participate in the program.
  • Sysco Corporation Sysco Corporation
    Sysco Corporation donated $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund to support the Sysco Corporation Tribal College Scholarship Program.
  • Target Corporation Target Corporation
    For more than 10 years, the Target Corporation has helped Native students pursue a college education at tribal colleges and universities with its Target Tribal College Scholarship Program.
  • Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
    Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is in its second decade of teaming with theAmerican Indian College Fund through the Toyota Motor Sales Tribal College Scholarship Program. The program is one of the largest scholarship programs serving the tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), and has helped Native students earn their college degrees at TCUs across the country. More than 100 Native students receive scholarship assistance through the Toyota Motor Sales Tribal College Scholarship Program each year. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. also participates in a matching gift program, in which the company matches donations made to the Fund by its employees.
  • Travelers Travelers
    The Travelers Foundation has helped support American Indian education for more than a decade through its support of the American Indian College Fund and its scholarship recipients attending tribal colleges in Minnesota, Washington, Montana and Kansas.
  • United Health Foundation United Health Foundation
    Guided by a passion to help people live healthier lives, United Health Foundation provides helpful information to support decisions that lead to better health outcomes and healthier communities. The Foundation also supports activities that expand access to quality health care services for those in challenging circumstances and partners with others to improve the well being of communities.
  • UPS Foundation UPS Foundation
    For 14 years, the UPS Foundation has been providing scholarship support to the American Indian College Fund to help Native students achieve their educational and career goals through the UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. Each year, one student at each of the nation's 33 tribal college and universities is selected to receive a scholarship from the program. Scholarship recipients receive funding for the entire academic year.
  • USA Funds USA Funds
    USA Funds established the USA Funds Tribal College Scholarship Program with the American Indian College Fund to help American Indian students attain a higher education. Each year this program provides nearly 200 scholarships based on academic achievement to American Indian students of many Indian nations attending tribal colleges across the county. USA Funds is committed to helping students achieve their educational and career goals.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
    With more than 12 years of support, the Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tribal College Scholarship Program and the company's employee matching gift program have provided more than $640,000 in scholarship support to talented American Indian students attending the nation's tribal colleges.
  • Wieden & Kennedy - Portland Wieden & Kennedy - Portland
    Wieden & Kennedy - Portland