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  • Sequestration to Impact Tribal Colleges
    Sequestration to Impact Tribal Colleges
    August 27, 2013
    As the summer comes to an end, some tribal college officials are still waiting to find out how much funding they will receive for the upcoming year. They are holding their breath as their colleges struggle to stay afloat. At United Tribes Technical College, executive vice president Russell Swagger said the college is preparing for the “worst-case scenario.” The college already eliminated one of its two summer sessions this year, due to lack of funding. And it is becoming more difficult to retain quality staff and students, Swagger said, as college officials cannot tell them with certainty that the doors of Untied Tribes will be able to remain open in the years ahead.
  • Red Nation Film Festival Proceeds to Help College Fund
    Red Nation Film Festival Proceeds to Help College Fund
    August 26, 2013
    Film enthusiasts will be cheering for all the native ?lms and actors that are up for this year’s awards. Tickets to the premiere Red Nation Film Awards in Los Angeles are now available for purchase. Revenue collected from ticket sales is being donated to the American Indian College Fund, which provides scholarships to 34 different tribal colleges.
  • Indian Education Loses Fearless Tribal Leader
    Indian Education Loses Fearless Tribal Leader
    August 16, 2013
    Alyce Spotted Bear was a fearless leader and heart of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nations. We are saddened by her loss and are grateful for the impact she made on the tribal college movement and American Indian Education.
  • Tribal Colleges Demonstrate Winning Strategies for Prosperity in Indian Country
    Tribal Colleges Demonstrate Winning Strategies for Prosperity in Indian Country
    July 30, 2013
    Tribal Colleges Demonstrate Winning Strategies for Prosperity in Indian Country Supported by $1 million grant from Northwest Area Foundation The American Indian College Fund has selected five tribal colleges as the winners of the Tribal College Leaders in Community Innovation Award, a program that recognizes innovative approaches for fighting poverty and building thriving Native economies.
  • United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative has awarded $100,000 for scholarships
    United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative has awarded $100,000 for scholarships
    July 24, 2013
    The American Indian College Fund announced that the United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative has awarded $100,000 for scholarships to 18 academically deserving Native students pursuing health or health-related degrees.
  • Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $60,000 to American Indian College Fund
    Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $60,000 to American Indian College Fund
    July 23, 2013
    Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a $50,000 grant to the American Indian College Fund for Native student scholarships through the Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Scholars Program and an additional $10,000 to support the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala on October 10, 2013, which raises money for student scholarships. The Blue Oval Scholars Program awards eight tribal college scholarships and four mainstream university scholarships of $3,000 each for Native students studying science, technology, engineering, math, or business in a two or four-year degree program with a 3.0 grade point average. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to American Indian communities or volunteer service.
  • Free Online Courses from the World’s Best Universities
    Free Online Courses from the World’s Best Universities
    July 23, 2013
    Are you interesting in furthering your education in conjunction with your TCU classes? With the rising cost and competitive nature of higher education across the United States, you can take free open courses here: http://www.onlinecourses.com/.
  • UPS Foundation Grants $160,000 to American Indian College Fund
    UPS Foundation Grants $160,000 to American Indian College Fund
    July 15, 2013
    The American Indian College Fund received $150,000 from The UPS Foundation to provide scholarships for tribal college students and $10,000 in support of The Flame of Hope Gala, which raises money for scholarships.
  • American Indian College Fund Names 2013 Blanchard Faculty Member of the Year Awardees
    American Indian College Fund Names 2013 Blanchard Faculty Member of the Year Awardees
    June 28, 2013
    As college graduations wind to a close, it is fitting to acknowledge the people that help our students to succeed-tribal college faculty. The Blanchard Faculty Member of the Year Award recognizes one distinguished faculty member at each of the tribal colleges who exemplifies a commitment to students, scholarship, teaching, and service to Native communities.
  • Nake Nula Waun - In Honor of Albert White Hat
    Nake Nula Waun - In Honor of Albert White Hat
    June 13, 2013
    We share with you in deep sadness that Albert White Hat made his journey to the Spirit World on June 11, 2013. Our condolences and prayers are with Albert's family at this time.