American Indian College Fund News
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College Fund Presents Findings: Community Early Childhood Learning Benefits Native Students
November 17, 2015
Involving families and community members in the development of culturally relevant education programs for their early-childhood aged children improves their skills and academic readiness, according to a five-year program conducted by the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund). The findings have relevance for children in underserved communities nationwide.
Chicago, Minneapolis Events to Help Increase Number of American Indian College Students
November 16, 2015
One percent of American Indian students are in college today, and only 13% today have a college degree—half of the national average—making them the most underserved group in America. The American Indian College Fund is hosting events in Chicago and Minneapolis to show how you can help Native scholars can overcome the odds to get a college degree.
College Fund Scholarship Expert Addresses Native Student Challenges
October 18, 2015
National scholarship providers are often unaware of the special challenges American Indian students face when entering college. Tiffany Gusbeth, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe and a Program Manager for the Full Circle Scholarships program at the American Indian College Fund, spoke at the National Scholarships Providers Association annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina in October, providing an inside view about those challenges and tips and tools to help them succeed.
College Fund President to Speak on Social Justice and Race Reconciliation Oct. 12
October 5, 2015
Community members interested in social justice for American Indians and race reconciliation can learn from Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. Crazy Bull will speak at the University of Colorado Denver’s Indigenous Peoples Day event October 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Tivoli Multi-Cultural Lounge at the University of Colorado Denver Campus in Denver.
Nonprofit Tech Leaders to Learn from College Fund IT Pro
October 1, 2015
Nonprofit professionals nationwide can learn how to grow their careers as well as the best technology practices in the field from Joshua Bekerman, Information and Technology Services Manager for the American Indian College Fund. Bekerman has been invited to speak at the Blackbaud Conference for the Philanthropic Community in Austin, Texas October 26-28 for the third consecutive year.
President Crazy Bull’s Native Education Expertise Featured on Aspen Institute Blog
July 22, 2015
Check out the piece by American Indian College Fund President Cheryl Crazy Bull in the July/August 2015 issue of The Aspen Journal of Ideas blog. With more than 30 years of experience in Native higher education, she shares how tribal colleges and universities are integral to the success of Native American youth succeed with weaving culture into everything they do.
Chicago Gala Honors Founders, Jim Belushi Stresses Importance of Education
May 20, 2015
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) celebrated its 25th Gala in Chicago, Illinois at the historic Drake Hotel. Two hundred attendees gathered to honor two of its founders at the event to benefit its mission to provide Native Americans with access to higher education.