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

  • Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts to Perform  at  College Fund’s 25th Anniversary Chicago Gala
    Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts to Perform at College Fund’s 25th Anniversary Chicago Gala
    April 22, 2015
    The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) has signed Jim Belushi and The Sacred Hearts to perform live at its 25th Anniversary Gala, to be held Friday, May 8 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the legendary Drake Hotel. The formal fundraising event will benefit Native American higher education and celebrate the College Fund’s mission to provide access to higher education for all Native people.
  • 25th Anniversary LA Gala Honors Founders
    25th Anniversary LA Gala Honors Founders
    April 16, 2015
    Founders of the American Indian College Fund were honored at the 25th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles on April 11.
  • The Walt Disney Company Invests in Young Native American Leaders With a $250,000 Commitment
    The Walt Disney Company Invests in Young Native American Leaders With a $250,000 Commitment
    April 11, 2015
    The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) announced that The Walt Disney Company has committed $250,000 to create The Walt Disney Company American Indian College Fund Scholarship Program. The program will provide Native American and Alaska Native students who have financial need with multi-year support to attend tribal colleges and universities nationwide.
  • Pendleton Adds Two New Blanket Designs to Benefit College Fund
    Pendleton Adds Two New Blanket Designs to Benefit College Fund
    April 8, 2015
    Pendleton Woolen Mills added two new blanket designs to its American Indian College Fund line.
  • College Fund's 25th Anniversary LA Gala April 11
    College Fund's 25th Anniversary LA Gala April 11
    March 25, 2015
    American Indian College Fund's LA Gala April 11 to feature Jeff Bridges & The Abiders
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation and the College Fund Honor First-Generation Scholarship Recipients
    The Coca-Cola Foundation and the College Fund Honor First-Generation Scholarship Recipients
    March 16, 2015
    The Coca Cola Foundation and the American Indian College Fund honored 36 American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2014-15 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship banquet at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship was established to fund unmet need for a student’s first year in college. If students maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average and show strong participation in campus and community life, their scholarships are renewed every year throughout the students’ tribal college career. The Coca-Cola Foundation and the College Fund Honor First-Generation Scholarship Recipients
  • Tribal College President and Students Honored by the College Fund and Adolph Coors Foundation
    Tribal College President and Students Honored by the College Fund and Adolph Coors Foundation
    March 16, 2015
    The American Indian College Fund will honor American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2014-15 Student of the Year reception at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The program, sponsored by the Adolph Coors Foundation, awarded each honoree a $1,000 scholarship. The program also honors a faculty or staff member at a tribal college and university for their leadership.
  • College Fund Takes Gen-I Challenge, Pledges Support for White House Initiative for Native Youth
    College Fund Takes Gen-I Challenge, Pledges Support for White House Initiative for Native Youth
    March 13, 2015
    The American Indian College Fund Takes Gen-I Challenge, Pledges Support for White House Initiative for Native Youth
  • AT&T Grows Next Generation of Native American Leaders Through 22-Year Partnership
    AT&T Grows Next Generation of Native American Leaders Through 22-Year Partnership
    March 9, 2015
    Waylon Ballew (Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation/Northern Cheyenne) believes tradition is an important part of higher education. In order for him to be a community leader, Waylon said he must carry his traditions forward for future generations. Growing up on Bellingham Bay in northwest Washington state, Waylon said he was immersed in community youth leadership programs, where he incorporated leadership training in community youth tribal canoe journeys as he traveled ancestral waterways to potlatches (gatherings).
  • Policy and Education Experts to Speak on Native Family Engagement in Early Childhood Education
    Policy and Education Experts to Speak on Native Family Engagement in Early Childhood Education
    March 8, 2015
    William (Bill) Mendoza, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, Oglala-Sicangu Lakota, and a professional educator with experience as a teacher and a principal, is speaking at the American Indian College Fund’s convening on Native Family Engagement as part of The Ké’ Early Childhood Initiative (Ké’ ECE Initiative) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, being held March 9-10.