American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund was founded by 32 tribal colleges -- all founded by Indians to fight high rates of poverty, educational failure and cultural loss -- to raise desperately-needed scholarship, endowment and operating monies. The 32 colleges serve a total of about 30,000 students--including non-Indians, who make up an average 15-20 percent of enrollments. The schools are located mostly on poor, isolated Indian reservations and operate in trailers, converted warehouses and abandoned buildings.
With the support of corporations, foundations and 100,000 individual Americans, the College Fund has become the nation's largest provider of privately-funded Indian scholarships. While this success has helped thousands of students fulfill their dreams, there is still much more work to do to address unmet scholarship and facilities needs.
The mission of the American Indian College Fund is to raise money from corporations, foundations and individuals to support scholarship and other development needs at tribal colleges; build an endowment to provide support to tribal colleges in perpetuity; educate the public to the existence of tribal colleges and the role they play in rebuilding Indian societies.
For more information, or to contact American Indian College Fund, see their website at: www.collegefund.org
» Recent News
Breakthrough Book Shatters Stereotypes of American Indians
14 Aug 03 | The American Indian College Fund and underwriter W.K. Kellogg Foundation will unveil a new hardbound book that chronicles, with impressive photographs and first-person narratives, the tribal college education movement.
93 American Indian Students Receive Scholarships from AT&T and the American Indian College Fund
17 Jun 03 | Ninety-three students at tribal colleges and universities have received scholarships from AT&T and the American Indian College Fund. The scholarships range in value from $110 to $1,000, with most falling into the $500 range.
The American Indian College Fund Names 12 New $20,000 Tribal Scholarship Recipients
01 May 03 | Twelve American Indian college students have been named new scholarship recipients for the 2003-2005 academic years under the American Indian College Fund's Tribal Scholars Program, which is underwritten by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
American Indian College Fund Receives Grant from The UPS Foundation
01 May 03 | The American Indian College Fund received a $60,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of the United Parcel Service. The grant will be used for scholarships for American Indian students attending tribal colleges across the US.
American Indian College Fund Board Elects Eight New Trustees and Re-elects Seven Others
01 May 03 | The American Indian College Fund, headquartered here, announced today that eight new members were recently elected to its national Board of Trustees and seven existing trustees were re-elected to additional terms.
Grant from Ethicon Endo-Surgery to Crownpoint Institute of Technology Supports Nursing Assistant Program
01 Apr 03 | Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., a subsidiary of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, today made a grant of $15,000 to the Crownpoint Institute of Technology (CIT) in Crownpoint, N.M., to support the institution's nursing assistant program.
American Indian College Fund Starts Scholarship to Benefit Female Indian Veterans and Children of Army PFC. Lori Piestewa
01 Apr 03 | The American Indian College Fund announced it has established a college fund in honor of Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa, who is believed to be the first American Indian woman killed in combat. Piestewa, a Hopi Indian from Tuba City, Ariz., died in Iraq.
American Indian College Fund to Host Exclusive Reception at Dale Chihuly Boathouse
01 Apr 03 | The American Indian College Fund will host a reception at renowned artist Dale Chihuly's Boathouse Studio on the shores of Lake Union in Seattle on Thursday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Actor Tom Skerritt, a long-time friend of the Fund, will attend.
Yum! Brands Awards Grant to the American Indian College Fund
01 Feb 03 | Yum! Brands, Inc., the parent company of A&W All American Food, KFC, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell today made a grant of $5,000 to the American Indian College Fund. The award will support ten $500 scholarships.
American Indian College Fund Adds Two New Staff Members in Denver
01 Feb 03 | The American Indian College Fund announces the addition of two new staff members.
American Indian College Fund Announces 2003 Tribal College Tour Package Schedule
01 Feb 03 | The American Indian College Fund today unveiled the 2003 schedule of its ever-popular Tribal College Tours. The Fund has scheduled three tour packages this summer, reflecting their growing success over the past eight years.
American Indian College Fund Adds New Staff Member in Portland
20 Jan 03 | The American Indian College Fund has hired Michael Jonas Greene as media placement program manager for the organization's Portland office. Greene will be based at the offices of advertising giant Wieden + Kennedy, the Fund's agency of record.
American Indian College Fund Announces New Morgan Stanley Scholars Program
01 Jan 03 | The American Indian College Fund today received a grant of almost $200,000 from Morgan Stanley. The two-year grant provides funding for two new scholarships aimed at increasing American Indian participation in the financial services industry.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Makes History With Grant to The American Indian College Fund
01 Dec 01 | The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Prior Lake, Minn., today made history by donating a total of $900,000 over a three-year period to the American Indian College Fund.
The donation launches a new initiative by the College Fund to raise a ...
ConAgra Foods Foundation Makes Nutrition Education Grant to American Indian College Fund
01 Sep 01 | ConAgra Foods Foundation has made a grant of $5,000 to the American Indian College Fund, a nonprofit organization working for 32 American Indian colleges and universities in the United States.
This gift will assist tribal institutions in ...
Grant From Ethicon Endo-Surgery To Crownpoint Institute Of Technology Supports Nursing Assistant Program
01 Jul 01 | ETHICON Endo-Surgery, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has made a grant of $5,000 to the Crownpoint Institute of Technology to support the institution's nursing assistant program for the 2001-2002 academic year. With its credo...
The American Indian College Fund to Host Reception at Chicago's Kass/Meridian Gallery
01 Mar 01 | Chicago (March, 2001) -The American Indian College Fund will host a reception for regional donors and friends at the Kass/Meridian Gallery on Thursday, March 22, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. at 215 West Superior Street in Chicago.
Founded in 1989, the ...
Have You Ever Seen A Real Indian?
01 Mar 01 | March 1, 2001 - Portland, Oregon - The American Indian College Fund announced today the launch of a new advertising campaign that challenges "Indian" stereotypes by profiling strong, successful Native American people.
The campaign's goal, which ...
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Gives Grant To American Indian College Fund
01 Feb 01 | Denver (February, 2001) - Morgan Stanley Dean Witter has made a grant of $25,000 to the American Indian College Fund, a nonprofit working for 31 American Indian colleges and universities in the United States.
While nearly all American Indian ...
The American Indian College Fund Announces Record Scholarships for 2000
01 Feb 01 | Denver (February, 2001) - The American Indian College Fund today announced scholarship disbursements totaling $4 million in 2000 - a record year for the educational organization.
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund serves ...