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  • 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.
  • San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Provides Multi-Purpose Grant of $100,000
    San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Provides Multi-Purpose Grant of $100,000
    June 29, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund received a $100,000 grant from the Highland, California-based San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians. The grant will be divided to support several major initiatives: $50,000 will support the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians Tribal College Scholarship Program; $25,000 will go towards the Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund Endowment, which provides scholarships to Native American students in perpetuity; and $25,000 will support expenses for the American Indian College Fund’s annual fundraiser, the Flame of Hope Gala, on Thursday, October 20, in Denver, Colorado.
  • Emergency Flood Relief and Updates
    Emergency Flood Relief and Updates
    June 9, 2011
    Thanks to your assistance to the American Indian College Fund’s Flood Emergency Fund, our tribal college communities impacted by rising waters along the Missouri River and its tributaries can cope better with the ongoing situation.
  • The CIGNA Foundation Grants $29,000 to American Indian College Fund for Native Scholarships
    The CIGNA Foundation Grants $29,000 to American Indian College Fund for Native Scholarships
    June 8, 2011
    The CIGNA Foundation has granted $29,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) to support Native scholarships through the Tribal Scholars Healthcare Program. The gift will provide scholarships to Native students studying at select tribal colleges and universities and mainstream institutions.
  • American Indian College Fund Receives Grant from Hilton Worldwide for Scholarships
    American Indian College Fund Receives Grant from Hilton Worldwide for Scholarships
    June 6, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund received a grant from Hilton Worldwide to support the Hilton Worldwide Tribal College Hospitality Scholarship Program for the 2011-12 academic year. Hilton Worldwide, a renowned global leader in the hotel and hospitality industry, will provide scholarships for students studying hospitality or business at Blackfeet Community College, Mont.; Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Minn.; or Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, N.M.
  • Emergency Donations Needed!
    Emergency Donations Needed!
    June 1, 2011
    Tribal College Flood Relief Needed! Flooding has created disaster conditions at two tribal colleges: Little Big Horn College in Eastern Montana and United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. While massive flooding threatens the surrounding communities, these tribal colleges are serving as the command centers for the disaster, providing shelter, food, and clothing to those in need. Resources are desperately needed to sustain their relief efforts.
  • The Hershey Company Grants $22,000 for Native student scholarships
    The Hershey Company Grants $22,000 for Native student scholarships
    May 24, 2011
    The Hershey Company granted $22,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) for Native student scholarships.
  • Two Spirit Endowment Honors Memory of Fred C. Martinez
    Two Spirit Endowment Honors Memory of Fred C. Martinez
    May 16, 2011
    Fred C. Martinez, a young Navajo man, was brutally murdered after deciding he didn’t want to choose between being a boy or a girl. Fred self-identified as a gay male, but also expressed the feminine aspect of his personality in his dress and self-presentation. In Navajo culture, this concept is known as nádleehí.