KEEP UP with
the latest news
Apply for
Scholarships
DONATE ONLINE
PRINT

American Indian College Fund News

  • 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.
  • American Indian College Fund and Yale University Partner  for Early Childhood Education Project
    American Indian College Fund and Yale University Partner for Early Childhood Education Project
    June 7, 2012
    The Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” Early Childhood Education Initiative at the American Indian College Fund announces a partnership with the Yale Child Study Center at Yale University of New Haven, Connecticut, for an early childhood education institute at the end of this month to receive training in working with children and families with special needs.
  • Scholarship Recipient Karen King Featured on German Television
    Scholarship Recipient Karen King Featured on German Television
    June 6, 2012
    Karen King (Navajo), a nursing student at Diné College, was featured on German television station Deutsche Welle. King talked about the importance of a college education and how a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund is helping her meet her education goals. She also spoke about her desire to work in her own community after graduation.
  • The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College Closed After Fire Damage
  • AT&T Continues Longtime Support of American Indian College Fund
    AT&T Continues Longtime Support of American Indian College Fund
    May 5, 2012
    AT&T contributed $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), continuing two decades of supporting Native American students’ pursuit of higher education. The AT&T Tribal College Scholarship Program provides scholarships to students studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or business at the nation’s tribal colleges and universities.