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  • 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.
  • Target Donates $20,000 to American Indian College Fund to Continue Scholarship Program Target Donates $20,000 to American Indian College Fund to Continue Scholarship Program
    September 19, 2012
    For more than 10 years, the Target Corporation has been helping Native American students pursue a college education at tribal colleges and universities. Target has renewed its commitment with a grant of $20,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Target Tribal College Scholarship Program for the 2012-13 academic year.
  • Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Gives $60,000  for Scholarships Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation Gives $60,000 for Scholarships
    September 18, 2012
    The Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Foundation awarded $60,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund) for the Achieving the Dream Scholarship Program. The program assists Native students who are single parents and/or in the first year of an associate’s degree program, attending Diné College, Navajo Technical College, Sisseton Wahpeton College, Sinte Gleska University, or Oglala Lakota College. Preference is given to past Achieving the Dream Scholars. Each scholar receives a $4,000 scholarship split between fall and spring semesters.
  • Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull Named American Indian College Fund President Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull Named American Indian College Fund President
    August 2, 2012
    The Board of Trustees of the American Indian College Fund has named Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota), whose Lakota name Wacinyanpi Win means “they depend on her,” the new President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund after a nationwide search.
  • Walmart Foundation Gives $100,000 for First-Generation Native Scholarships Walmart Foundation Gives $100,000 for First-Generation Native Scholarships
    July 24, 2012
    American Indian College Fund to award 16 scholarships to first-generation Native students through $100,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation
  • Leech Lake Tribal College Names Dr. Donald Day as its Next President Leech Lake Tribal College Names Dr. Donald Day as its Next President
    July 20, 2012
    Cass Lake, MN-The Board of Trustees of Leech Lake Tribal College has announced that Dr. Donald Day, Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, has been selected as the next President of the College, effective August 13. He will succeed Dr. Ginny Carney, who is retiring in August after more than a decade of service at LLTC.
  • American Indian College Fund Receives $50,000 Grant from Nissan North America, Inc. American Indian College Fund Receives $50,000 Grant from Nissan North America, Inc.
    July 2, 2012
    Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) granted $50,000 to the American Indian College Fund to continue the Nissan Corporate Scholars Program. The program has provided scholarships to Native scholars attending tribal colleges and mainstream universities for more than a decade.
  • College Fund Staffer to Discuss Fund’s Early Childhood Education Program on Television College Fund Staffer to Discuss Fund’s Early Childhood Education Program on Television
    June 27, 2012
    Tarajean Yazzie Mintz, program officer for the American Indian College Fund’s Wakanyeja “sacred little ones” early childhood education initiative, will appear on a television program to discuss early childhood education and how programs that incorporate culture and community enhance student achievement.


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