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Tag: American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund Takes On Computer Science
Native Americans are historically underrepresented in the field of computer science, but a grant to four Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) from the American Indian College Fund looks to reverse that trend with the TCU Computer Science Initiative. “Computer science is foundational to so many aspects of life today. Everything from information technology, to entertainment, […]
July 8, 2021
Tribal Colleges Receive Support to Fight COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, health disparities continue to be revealed and exacerbated. The disproportionate impact is especially prevalent within Native American communities.
February 2, 2021
American Indian College Fund Awarded $250,000 Grant To Strengthen TCU Leadership
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) has been awarded a two-year, $250,000 grant from The Henry Luce Foundation to strengthen leadership at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and the institutions they serve in American Indian communities. The money will benefit four TCU research initiatives, which include hosting an annual TCU Faculty Research Convening; […]
May 1, 2020
$4 Million Grant For the American Indian College Fund From the Mellon Foundation
The American Indian College Fund will receive $4 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support college students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The fund, which invests in native students and their college education, said it will distribute the money to its network of tribal colleges so they can provide resources to support new and returning students in […]
April 22, 2020
Lumina Foundation Grants American Indian College Fund $650,000 for Research
The American Indian College Fund received $650,000 from the Lumina Foundation to examine the barriers effecting Native American student’s higher education success. By 2025, Lumina plans to have 60% of Americans holding degrees, certificates or other post-secondary credentials. Under the grant, the American Indian College Fund will establish a two-part and 30-month project aimed at […]
January 16, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities Provide Support, Affordable Degrees to Native Students
Attending tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) positively impacts outcomes for many Native American students. Based on the survey report, “Alumni of Tribal Colleges and Universities Better Their Communities,” Native American students who attend TCUs benefit significantly more from their college experience compared to peers who attend non-TCUs.
November 11, 2019
$3 Million Endowment Awarded For Native American Scholarships
A $3 million endowment by the Lannan Foundation in partnership with the American Indian College Fund will go toward scholarships for Native American students enrolling in tribal colleges and universities. Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, described the Lannan Foundation as “committed to social justice and the voices […]
October 16, 2019
Help for Native American Students Celebrating Their Culture at Graduation
Citing restrictive dress codes and uninformed administrators that routinely prevent Native American students from celebrating their heritage and achievements in a culturally appropriate way at graduation ceremonies, the American Indian College Fund (AICF) has partnered with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) to provide Native students with legal information and communications strategies prior to commencement […]
April 23, 2019
Native, Black, Latino Students Most Likely to Pay for College Themselves
Nearly three in 10 college students in America are responsible for paying for all of their costs of higher education themselves, and that number is highest by far among Native American, Black and Hispanic/Latino college students, according to a study by LendEDU.
March 19, 2019
Report Urges Increased College Support for ‘Invisible’ Native Students
Following the widely reported maltreatment of two indigenous students on a college campus visit last year, the American Indian College Fund initiated a collaborative project that has produced a study recommending ways to improve access, inclusion and equity for Native students seeking higher education.
February 5, 2019
Observers to Notre Dame: Act Wisely with Columbus Murals
As the University of Notre Dame acts to reduce the visibility of a dozen Christopher Columbus murals that its president says could be culturally offensive, some observers warn the school against missing the boat.
February 1, 2019
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Now Open
The American Indian College Fund’s signature scholarship program, The Full Circle Scholarship, which supports Native American college students, is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 recipients. The American Indian College Fund donates millions of dollars to thousands of Native American students pursuing degrees in higher education each year. One percent of college students around the country […]
January 25, 2019
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