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Please direct media inquiries to Dina Horwedel at (303) 426-8900 or dhorwedel@collegefund.org.

  • Learn How Tribal College Innovations Transform Native Communities
    Learn How Tribal College Innovations Transform Native Communities
    September 23, 2014
    The American Indian College Fund is hosting an event in Chicago, Illinois September 30, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. featuring Dr. Verna Fowler, President of the College of Menominee Nation in Wisconsin and a ground-breaking innovator in Native higher education, will speak at the event.
  • Scholarships Distributed for Fall 2014
    Scholarships Distributed for Fall 2014
    August 21, 2014
    Checks totaling $2,150,000 of TCU Scholarship Program funding are being sent to the 34 tribal colleges this fall. Allocations are determined by Indian Student Count. In addition, checks totaling $1.3 million are being distributed to Full Circle Scholarship recipients. Congratulations to all of our scholars and good luck this semester!
  • Cheryl Crazy Bull to Speak at 45th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress
    Cheryl Crazy Bull to Speak at 45th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress
    August 13, 2014
    Cheryl Crazy Bull to Speak at 45th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress
  • Idina Menzel to Perform at American Indian College Fund’s 25th Anniversary Gala
    Idina Menzel to Perform at American Indian College Fund’s 25th Anniversary Gala
    August 5, 2014
    The American Indian College Fund has signed Tony-award winning Broadway powerhouse vocalist Idina Menzel to perform live at its 25th Anniversary Gala, to be held Monday, October 20 at Pier Sixty in New York City. This black tie fundraising event will benefit Native American higher education and celebrate the College Fund’s mission and years of service to provide Native American access to higher education.
  • American Indian College Fund and United Health Foundation Award $100,000 in Scholarships
    American Indian College Fund and United Health Foundation Award $100,000 in Scholarships
    July 23, 2014
    American Indian College Fund and United Health Foundation Award $100,000 in Scholarships to American Indian Students Pursuing Health Careers • Announcement made at sixth annual Diverse Scholars Forum in Washington, D.C. • Scholarships given as part of United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative, which has awarded more than $9 million since 2007
  • VIDEO: Higher Ed, Institutional Racism, and the Tribal College Difference
    VIDEO: Higher Ed, Institutional Racism, and the Tribal College Difference
    June 27, 2014
    Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, provided the keynote address for the 27th National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Four Tribal Colleges Awarded Three-Year Grants to Preserve and Restore Traditional Native Art
    Four Tribal Colleges Awarded Three-Year Grants to Preserve and Restore Traditional Native Art
    June 17, 2014
    The American Indian College Fund has awarded four three-year grants of $50,000 each to tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) in the upper-Midwest through a program designed to increase the intergenerational transfer of artistic and cultural knowledge and processes from elders to adults and children and to provide direct support for Native artists, while stemming the tide of lost and endangered cultural art forms in tribal communities. The program is funded by a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants $500,000 to Strengthen Family Engagement
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants $500,000 to Strengthen Family Engagement
    April 16, 2014
    W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants $500,000 to American Indian College Fund to Strengthen Family Engagement in Native American Communities
  • Cheryl Crazy Bull to Speak at the Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress
    Cheryl Crazy Bull to Speak at the Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Congress
    April 14, 2014
    The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) today announced that Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, will be a featured keynote speaker at the 45th Annual Community College Leadership Congress, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago this October 22 - 25, 2014.
  • Interior Announces First Payment for Cobell Scholarships
    Interior Announces First Payment for Cobell Scholarships
    April 2, 2014
    Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund Initial transfer of nearly $580,000 will fund scholarship opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students