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  • The Estée Lauder Companies Establishes a Tribal Scholars Program with Inaugural Gift
    The Estée Lauder Companies Establishes a Tribal Scholars Program with Inaugural Gift
    March 29, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund is proud to announce the establishment of The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program with an inaugural gift of $11,000 for the 2011-12 academic year. This new program will provide ten $1,000 scholarships to American Indian students studying marketing, business, environmental science or a related field at the tribal colleges in Minnesota. The additional $1,000 will be utilized by the Fund to administer the program.
  • Alumnae Association of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing Establishes $100,000 Endowment
    Alumnae Association of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing Establishes $100,000 Endowment
    March 28, 2011
    The Alumnae Association of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing (New York City) established an endowment fund with the American Indian College Fund to provide annual scholarships each spring to Native nursing students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing program at Salish Kootenai Tribal College in Pablo, Montana.
  • The  Fund and AIBL Join to Support Native Students in Business Education
    The Fund and AIBL Join to Support Native Students in Business Education
    March 23, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) and the American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) have joined forces to work together to increase career and educational opportunities for Native students studying business.
  • Travelers Foundation Grants $50,000 to Continue Scholarship Program
    Travelers Foundation Grants $50,000 to Continue Scholarship Program
    March 10, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund received a $50,000 grant from the Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of The Travelers Companies, Inc., to continue the Travelers Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program for the 2011-12 academic year.
  • NEFE ® Collaborates with the Fund to Provide Online Financial Education for Native Students
    NEFE ® Collaborates with the Fund to Provide Online Financial Education for Native Students
    March 8, 2011
    A series of four handbooks titled “Developing Your Vision While Attending College” has been co-developed by the American Indian College Fund and the National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®).
  • Pendleton Woolen Mills Continues Support with More Than $100,000 to the Fund
    Pendleton Woolen Mills Continues Support with More Than $100,000 to the Fund
    March 8, 2011
    Since 1995, Pendleton Woolen Mill’s support of the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) has helped more than 400 students pursue their dreams of obtaining a college degree. Pendleton has continued its longstanding support by granting two gifts to the Fund. Pendleton’s first gift of $15,514.83 is from royalties generated from sales from a blanket line designed exclusively for the Fund.
  • Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon Grants $3,000 to The Fund
    Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon Grants $3,000 to The Fund
    March 7, 2011
    The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a $3,000 donation from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, the charitable giving arm of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians of Oregon.
  • The Joseph and Sophia Abeles Foundation, Inc. Donates $15,000 to American Indian College Fund
    The Joseph and Sophia Abeles Foundation, Inc. Donates $15,000 to American Indian College Fund
    March 7, 2011
    The Joseph and Sophia Abeles Foundation, Inc. has announced it is donating $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund for scholarships for American Indian students.
  • Walmart Continues Support of American Indian College Fund with $100,000 Gift
    Walmart Continues Support of American Indian College Fund with $100,000 Gift
    March 2, 2011
    For more than a decade, Walmart has shown their support of American Indian access to higher education with donations to the American Indian College Fund. Walmart has continued this support with a gift of $100,000 to continue the Walmart Tribal College Scholarship Program.
  • Tribal College Tour Inspires Walmart Partner
    Tribal College Tour Inspires Walmart Partner
    February 28, 2011
    Ronnette Smith is the Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs - Constituent Relations for Walmart, a corporate supporter for the American Indian College Fund (the Fund). As part of her duties, Ms. Smith had the chance three years ago to attend a tribal college tour of Montana with the Fund, visiting two tribal colleges there to learn more about how Walmart support was helping to change the face of American Indian education. Little did she know that the tour would also change her.