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  • Northwest Area Foundation Grants $1 Million for Tribal College Leaders in Innovation Project
    Northwest Area Foundation Grants $1 Million for Tribal College Leaders in Innovation Project
    January 8, 2013
    The St. Paul, Minnesota-based Northwest Area Foundation has made a two-year, $1 million grant to the American Indian College Fund for the Tribal College Leaders in Community Innovation Project. This competitive awards program will honor five tribal colleges conducting programs contributing to vibrant and healthy communities. The award areas will focus on children and families; health and wellness; financial literacy and entrepreneurship; or citizenship.
  • The Estée Lauder Companies Awards $11,000  to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    The Estée Lauder Companies Awards $11,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    December 19, 2012
    The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program has granted the American Indian College Fund $11,000 to provide 10 scholarships to American Indian students studying marketing, business, environmental science, or a related field at a tribal college in Minnesota.
  • Diane Buck and Grace Gillette honored as Elders of the Year
    Diane Buck and Grace Gillette honored as Elders of the Year
    December 14, 2012
    For the twelfth straight year, the American Indian College Fund hosted its annual holiday dinner for American Indian elders. Three-hundred elders from an array of tribes gathered at the Church of All Saints at 2559 S. Federal Blvd. in Denver to enjoy a feast of buffalo, other treats, and American Indian entertainment.
  • Hilton Worldwide Grants $11,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    Hilton Worldwide Grants $11,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    November 30, 2012
    The American Indian College Fund received $11,000 from Hilton Worldwide for Native students studying hospitality, tourism, food services, or business at Blackfeet Community College, Mont.; Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, Minn.; or Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, N.M. and those willing to intern with the company are eligible to apply.
  • Annual Elders Dinner Set for December 11
    Annual Elders Dinner Set for December 11
    November 27, 2012
    The American Indian College Fund will host its annual Elders Dinner December 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Fund Ranks Amongst Nation’s Best Charities by Better Business Bureau
    Fund Ranks Amongst Nation’s Best Charities by Better Business Bureau
    November 27, 2012
    The American Indian College Fund, named to the BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance, was listed in their ad in USA Today as an American charity to whom you can "give with confidence." We are proud to have earned this designation. We are serious about how we steward your donation to serve our students and tribal colleges.
  • Ojibwe Author Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award
    Ojibwe Author Louise Erdrich Wins National Book Award
    November 19, 2012
    Louise Erdrich, 58, a celebrated writer, poet, and enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has won the National Book Award for her novel, “The Round House,” the second of a planned trilogy, set in her native North Dakota about an Ojibwe boy and his quest to avenge his mother’s rape.
  • The Estée Lauder Companies Awards $11,000  to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    The Estée Lauder Companies Awards $11,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    November 19, 2012
    – The Estée Lauder Tribal Scholars Program has granted the American Indian College Fund to provide 10 scholarships to American Indian students studying marketing, business, environmental science, or a related field at a tribal college in Minnesota.
  • Tribal Colleges are a Journey to Freedom
    Tribal Colleges are a Journey to Freedom
    November 15, 2012
    Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull's article "Journey to Freedom: Reflecting on Our Responsibilities, Renewing Our Promises."
  • USA Funds Awards $100,000 to American Indian College Fund for Marketing and Endowed Scholarship
    USA Funds Awards $100,000 to American Indian College Fund for Marketing and Endowed Scholarship
    November 14, 2012
    USA Funds awarded $100,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) for marketing and scholarship support. Fifty thousand dollars of the gift paid for sponsored marketing to create awareness about the Fund and raise scholarship support for American Indian students attending tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across the United States, including promotions for the Fund’s 2012 Annual Flame of Hope Gala, which raised more than $650,000.