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  • The Wildhorse Foundation Gives $7,000 for Scholarships to American Indian College Fund
    The Wildhorse Foundation Gives $7,000 for Scholarships to American Indian College Fund
    September 2, 2011
    The Wildhorse Foundation of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Gives $7,000 for Scholarships to American Indian College Fund
  • The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation  Grants $20,000 for Scholarships
    The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Grants $20,000 for Scholarships
    August 15, 2011
    The Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation has doubled its grant to the American Indian College Fund for Native student scholarships, awarding $20,000 this year for American Indian students who are residents of Colorado or members of Colorado tribes.
  • Ben Plucknett Charitable Trust Gives More Than $11,000
    Ben Plucknett Charitable Trust Gives More Than $11,000
    August 9, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a gift in April 2011 of more than $11,000 from the Boise, Idaho-based Ben Plucknett Charitable Trust towards the matching grant challenge to support the Johnson Scholarship Foundation Endowed Entrepreneurship Scholarship Program.
  • Citi Foundation $50,000 Grant for Scholarships and Careers
    Citi Foundation $50,000 Grant for Scholarships and Careers
    August 4, 2011
    Denver, Colorado – August 4, 2011 – The Citi Foundation granted $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Citi Foundation Scholarship & Career Exploration Program. This program provides scholarships to Native students attending the following tribal colleges and universities in South Dakota: Sisseton Wahpeton College, Oglala Lakota College, or Sinte Gleska University.
  • Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Grant for Oral Health Scholarship
    Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Grant for Oral Health Scholarship
    August 4, 2011
    The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation donated $10,000 to the American Indian College Fund in support of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Oral Health Tribal College Scholarship Program. Established in 2002, the program has allowed American Indian students to pursue a degree at an accredited tribal college and university in an oral health field, such as allied health-dental, pre-dentistry, dental assisting technology, dental hygiene, dental surgery, and/or orthodontics.
  • Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Grants $155,000 for Scholarships
    Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Grants $155,000 for Scholarships
    August 1, 2011
    The Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation (SFNTCF) has entered its fourth year of support for Native higher education with the American Indian College Fund by awarding $155,000 for Native student scholarships.
  • Four Tribal Colleges to Receive an Initial $800,000 Under Early Childhood Education Project
    Four Tribal Colleges to Receive an Initial $800,000 Under Early Childhood Education Project
    July 26, 2011
    In April 2011, the American Indian College Fund announced a $5 million grant award from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to fund four early childhood education projects located at tribal colleges and universities and serving Native children. Under the program, initial grant awards of $800,000 per college over a period of four years will be awarded to four tribal colleges whose submitted proposals best supported the goals and objectives of the program to improve young Native students’ skill acquisition; prepare them for grades K-12 and post-secondary education; improve the quality of early childhood teachers in Native communities through partnership opportunities with post-secondary teacher training programs at the tribal colleges; bridge early childhood and K-3 education; integrate Native language and culture into early childhood curriculum; and empower Native families and communities as change agents in education for their children.
  • Sysco Corporation Donates $15,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    Sysco Corporation Donates $15,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    July 25, 2011
    Sysco Corporation, a global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products, donated $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund to support the Sysco Corporation Tribal College Scholarship Program. This program will provide 10 scholarships to American Indian students studying casino/gaming, hospitality, culinary arts, tribal administration, tribal management, tribal government, and/or business-related degree programs at the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Joins the Fund to Manage $5 Million Early Childhood Education Initiative
    Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Joins the Fund to Manage $5 Million Early Childhood Education Initiative
    July 22, 2011
    Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz Joins the Fund to Manage $5 Million Early Childhood Education Initiative
  • Casey Lozar Promoted to V.P. of Resource Development at the American Indian College Fund
    Casey Lozar Promoted to V.P. of Resource Development at the American Indian College Fund
    July 21, 2011
    Casey Lozar, an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, was promoted to the position of Vice President of Resource Development for the Denver, Colorado-based American Indian College Fund (the Fund). In his new role, Lozar is responsible for resource development for all fundraising departments at the Fund.