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  • 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.
  • Cargill Donates $50,000  to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships Cargill Donates $50,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    November 8, 2012
    Cargill donated $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Cargill Tribal College Scholarship Program. The program provides scholarships to Native students attending tribal colleges and universities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
  • Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $50,000 to American Indian College Fund Ford Motor Company Fund Awards $50,000 to American Indian College Fund
    November 7, 2012
    Ford Motor Company Fund has renewed a $50,000 grant to the American Indian College Fund for the Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Scholars Program.
  • Celebrate Native American Heritage Month Celebrate Native American Heritage Month
    November 5, 2012
    November 1 marks the start of National American Indian Heritage Month. All month long we will we celebrate the contributions of First Americans to our great nation and providing you with information on the traditions and cultures of the students we serve.
  • Historic $17.5 Million Five-Year Wisdom of the People Program Concludes Historic $17.5 Million Five-Year Wisdom of the People Program Concludes
    October 22, 2012
    The American Indian College Fund’s historic five-year $17.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., named Woksape Oyate, Lakota for “Wisdom of the People,” has concluded its final year. The program helped 32 tribal colleges build upon Native intellectual capital by tailoring programs to address individual school needs while strengthening the entire tribal college system.


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