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  • May 5 Chicago Luncheon Postponed
    May 5 Chicago Luncheon Postponed
    April 28, 2016
    The American Indian College Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Chicago Hilton has been postponed until the fall of 2016.
  • Pendleton Releases New College Fund Blanket
    Pendleton Releases New College Fund Blanket
    April 1, 2016
    Pendleton Woolen Mills has released the newest blanket in its American Indian College Fund blanket line, the Naskan Saddle Blanket, from which a portion of the proceeds benefit the College Fund.
  • The College Fund Launches New Community-Based Two-Year ECE Program at Five Tribal Colleges
    The College Fund Launches New Community-Based Two-Year ECE Program at Five Tribal Colleges
    March 29, 2016
    The American Indian College Fund, in collaboration with five tribal colleges and universities and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has launched a new early childhood education initiative that includes the child development knowledge from within Native American communities and the best practices of the early childhood education field.
  • The Coca-Cola Foundation and College Fund Honor First-Generation Native Scholars
    The Coca-Cola Foundation and College Fund Honor First-Generation Native Scholars
    March 18, 2016
    The Coca Cola Foundation and the American Indian College Fund honored 36 American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2015-16 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship banquet at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • The College Fund and Adolph Coors Foundation Honor Tribal College President and Native Students
    The College Fund and Adolph Coors Foundation Honor Tribal College President and Native Students
    March 18, 2016
    The American Indian College Fund honored American Indian scholarship recipients at its 2015-16 Student of the Year reception at the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Student Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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 who has made a positive and lasting impact on the tribal college movement.
  • College Fund Launches
    College Fund Launches "Stand With Us" Campaign to Increase Natives in College
    March 7, 2016
    College Fund launches Stand With Native Students campaign to increase number of American Indian college students.
  • Grotto Foundation Grants $25,000 to Revitalize Lakota Language in Early Childhood
    Grotto Foundation Grants $25,000 to Revitalize Lakota Language in Early Childhood
    February 17, 2016
    By the next century, nearly half of the roughly 6,000 languages spoken on Earth will disappear, according to estimates by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Of those languages, in North America 54 Native American languages are already extinct and another 137 are in various degree of being endangered. Yet the positive benefits of speaking one’s native language include better academic performance, self-identity, mental and physical health, and more.
  • Ad Campaign Aims to Grow Enrollment of American Indian College Students Beyond 1 Percent
    Ad Campaign Aims to Grow Enrollment of American Indian College Students Beyond 1 Percent
    February 2, 2016
    At the center of the American Indian College Fund’s new campaign is a staggering statistic—less than 1 percent of college students are American Indian. The College Fund joined forces with longtime partner, Portland-based advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy, to create a public service announcement to increase enrollment.
  • Gala Featuring Broadway Star Michael Cavanaugh to Increase Native College Graduates
    Gala Featuring Broadway Star Michael Cavanaugh to Increase Native College Graduates
    January 20, 2016
    Less than 13% of American Indian students have earned a college degree—half of the national average. You can help change that. The American Indian College Fund Gala will be held March 1, 2016 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers to support American Indian education.
  • Tribal Colleges Are Role Models for Diversity
    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.