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  • 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.
  • Target Grants $20,000  to Continue Decade-Long Scholarship Program
    Target Grants $20,000 to Continue Decade-Long Scholarship Program
    July 21, 2011
    For more than 10 years, the Target Corporation has been helping Native American students pursue a college education at tribal colleges and universities. This year, Target has renewed its commitment with a grant of $20,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Target Tribal College Scholarship Program for the 2011-12 academic year.
  • The Siragusa Foundation Grants $15,000 to American Indian College Fund  for Native Scholarships
    The Siragusa Foundation Grants $15,000 to American Indian College Fund for Native Scholarships
    July 18, 2011
    The Siragusa Foundation of Chicago, Illinois has announced it is renewing a grant of $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund to benefit American Indian student scholarships.
  • The Walmart Foundation Grants $100,000 for Scholarships
    The Walmart Foundation Grants $100,000 for Scholarships
    July 12, 2011
    The Walmart Foundation has announced it is granting $100,000 to the American Indian College Fund for scholarships for Native students for the 2011-12 academic year.
  • Four Nursing Students Travel to Health Care Forum in D.C.
    Four Nursing Students Travel to Health Care Forum in D.C.
    July 8, 2011
    Four of the American Indian College Fund’s United Health Foundation Scholarship Program students traveled to Washington, D.C. June 21-23 to the United Health Diverse Scholars Forum on Innovations in Chronic Disease Care and Prevention. United Health Foundation supports the American Indian College Fund as a part of its Diverse Scholars Initiative. The Initiative’s purpose is to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, college graduates entering the health workforce.
  • Johnson Scholarship Foundation Provides Endowment for Business Students
    Johnson Scholarship Foundation Provides Endowment for Business Students
    July 6, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) has received a challenge grant from the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF). The JSF will match up to $750,000 over the next three years to establish a scholarship endowment which will provide scholarships to American Indian students pursing business or entrepreneurship degrees at mainstream and tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).
  • MetLife Foundation Contributes $15,000 for Native Student Scholarships
    MetLife Foundation Contributes $15,000 for Native Student Scholarships
    June 29, 2011
    MetLife Foundation granted $15,000 this month to continue the MetLife Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. Now in its 11th year, this program provides scholarships to Native students attending tribal colleges and universities across the country.