American Indian College Fund

President Clinton Visits Diné College Campus
18 Apr 00 | Making the first trip by a president to a tribal college and to the Navajo Nation, Mr. Clinton visited the Shiprock campus of Din‚ College on April 17th. "The digital divide in Indian Country is really a canyon, said Richard Williams, executive ...

College Fund To Support Tribal Colleges High Performance Computing Initiative
01 Apr 00 | The nation's tribal colleges and universities are launching the Tribal Colleges High Performance Computing Initiative--an unprecedented public-private partnership designed to bring modern technology to these remote colleges and the Indian ...

Tribal College Hopes to Build Navajo Economy with Elk
27 Mar 00 | Damon, 29, and fellow tribal member Octavia Bennett, 20, are both first-year veterinarian technology students at Crownpoint Institute of Technology (CIT) in Crownpoint, New Mexico. CIT has broadened its vet program by starting an elk herd--part ...

Invited to State of the Union Address, Two Navajo Tribal College Students Honored for Commitment to Teaching & Community Service
28 Jan 00 | Christina and Justina Jones, students at Din‚ College in Tsaile, Arizona, were recognized for their commitment to teaching and community service. The American Indian College Fund has supported Indian teacher development through the Tribal College...

New Native American Student Guides Pave Road To College Success With Financial Aid and Money-Management Tips
15 Oct 99 | These stories are part of a special, new series of student handbooks designed to provide both inspiration and financial education to American Indian college students. Entitled "Developing Your Vision While Attending College," the series of four ...

$30 Million Grant From Lilly Endowment to American Indian College Fund Supports New Classroom Construction at U.S. Tribal Colleges
28 Sep 99 | WASHINGTON, D.C (Sept. 28, 1999)--Lilly Endowment Inc., has made a grant of $30 million to the American Indian College Fund to support construction of educational facilities at 30 U.S. tribal colleges and universities. With this vote of ...

Bill and Melinda Gates Announce New Millennium Scholars Program to Bridge the Gap in Access to Higher Education
16 Sep 99 | SEATTLE (September 16, 1999) - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the formation of the Gates Millennium Scholars program, a 20-year plan to provide financial assistance to high-achieving minority students who are in severe ...

Sony Electronics Makes Gift of $70,000 to American Indian College Fund and 30 U.S. Tribal Colleges
22 Jun 99 | DENVER (June 22, 1999)--In support of American Indian higher education, SONY Electronics has donated $70,000 worth of equipment to 30 Native American colleges and universities in the United States. Serving 26,000 Indian students representing 250 ...

David and Lucile Packard Foundation to Multiply Math & Science Learning at U.S. Tribal Colleges
01 Jun 99 | (Denver, Colorado) --Dramatically increasing its support of American Indian education, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation has announced a $2 million grant to the nation's 30 tribal colleges. The gift to the American Indian College Fund is ...

The Coca-Cola Foundation Expands First Generation Scholarship Program to 30 Tribal Colleges
01 May 99 | (May, 1999) -- The Coca-Cola Foundation is expanding its first generation college scholarship program to the 30 tribal colleges and universities supported by the American Indian College Fund. Each of the 30 tribal colleges will select and enroll ...

Tribal Colleges Revive Native American Languages
15 Mar 99 | Last summer, the 22-year-old student helped do a survey of the two American Indian languages spoken on the Fort Belknap Reservation in northern Montana. The survey was sponsored by the Learning Lodge Institute, a coalition of seven Montana tribal...

Kellogg Foundation Network Teaches Indians to Raise Buffalo
01 Jan 99 | The Oglala college is part of the Northern Plains Bison Education Network--a group of nine member tribal colleges collaborating to develop bison courses on Indian reservations. Each tribal college is developing curriculum--including courses in ...

College Fund Releases New 1998-99 Public Awareness Campaign
01 Nov 98 | Using the powerful voices of American Indian students, a new public awareness campaign explores how America's 30 tribal colleges are helping Native tribes fight poverty and educational failure. To help meet environmental and educational ...

1998 Flame of Hope Gala Raises Support for Indian College Scholarships
01 Nov 98 | On November 10th, the third annual Flame of Hope Gala raised support for some 300 scholarships for the American Indian College Fund. The crowd of 325 people also heard from several tribal college students featured in the College Fund's national ...

Trustee Winona Ryder Visits Little Big Horn College
01 Oct 98 | During a visit to Little Big Horn College in September, the College Fund's newest trustee met graduates and staff, asked questions, and toured classrooms renovated by students. To the college, she wrote, "To Little Big Horn College.

College Fund Donors Visit Colleges
01 Aug 98 | (August, 1998) The College Fund's 4th annual donor tour traveled to northern Montana in August to give 14 visitors a first-hand look at four tribal colleges. The donors heard that 80 percent of the college's students receive College Fund ...

Winona Ryder Becomes College Fund Trustee
01 Jul 98 | DENVER (July, 1998) --Citing the importance of education and the spirit of Native cultures, Winona Ryder joined the American Indian College Fund's board of trustees in May. On May 7, 1998, the College Fund honored new trustee Winona Ryder in New ...

Smoke Signals Benefits American Indian College Fund
01 Jul 98 | Smoke Signals--the first feature film written and directed by Indians-also benefits the American Indian College Fund's efforts to promote the survival of traditional Native cultures through modern education. College Fund trustee Winona Ryder ...

Trustee Alexie Praises College Fund During National Forum With President
01 Jul 98 | (July, 1998) College Fund trustee Sherman Alexie praised tribal colleges during a panel discussion which was nationally televised on PBS in July. The Spokane-Coeur d'Alene author later told the national PBS audience that Indians have begun "to ...

Diné College, Oldest Indian College, Honors First Baccalaureates
01 Jun 98 | On May 15th, Navajo graduates made history at the nation's first tribal college, as Din‚ College honored its first baccalaureates at the school's 30th anniversary commencement. Tribal leaders founded Navajo Community College in 1968 because too ...

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