American Indian College Fund News
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Tribal Colleges Are Role Models for Diversity
December 16, 2015
The nation's universities look to tribal colleges and other minority-serving institutions for guidance on diversity and providing an inclusive environment for student success. The American Indian College Fund's Tarajean Yazzie Mintz, Senior Program Officer, offers insight into ways schools can pave the way for a harmonious transition to college life and academic success.
BBB Names College Fund a Top Charity
December 2, 2015
At the American Indian College Fund we know there are many charities and causes that are deserving of your support. As part of a campaign to encourage donors to give wisely, the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) evaluates national charities against comprehensive standards. The BBB WGA also runs an advertisement in USA Today listing approximately 1,300 nationally soliciting charities it features as part of its Wise Giving Alliance, in which the College Fund is included.
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.