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  • 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.
  • 2012 Flame  of Hope Gala Raises $650,000
    2012 Flame of Hope Gala Raises $650,000
    October 19, 2012
    The 17th annual American Indian College Fund (the Fund) Flame of Hope Gala raised more than $650,000 to benefit needy American Indian students.
  • The Wilke Family Foundation Grants $25,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    The Wilke Family Foundation Grants $25,000 to American Indian College Fund for Scholarships
    October 10, 2012
    The Wilke Family Foundation granted the American Indian College Fund $25,000 for scholarships for Native students who show academic achievement and involvement in their communities.