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  • 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.
  • 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