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Increase the number of American Indians who hold college degrees
Empower healthy, self-sufficient, and educated Native American people
Transform Indigenous lives and communities

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The American Indian College Fund provides financial support for Native American students and tribal colleges and universities, and also supports programs for institutional growth and sustainability and cultural preservation.

$237.1M Invested into Native Communities
143,281 Scholarships awarded since 1989

Total Scholarships Distributed in 2019-2020

College Students Served in 2019-2020

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First-Generation Scholars Served in 2019-2020

Accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities Supported by Our Work

Native American Tribes Supported by Our Work

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Native Pathways Spring 2021 Education Events

We want you to be prepared for all of the challenges you’ll face this year, so we’ve scheduled a calendar of webinars and videos to assist you with everything from working with your professors to applying for scholarships. Add the events to your calendar, and sign-up for notifications here.

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News From Our Program Team

Sinte Gleska University GED Tutor Comes Full Circle
Sinte Gleska University GED Tutor Comes Full Circle

by Sherman Marshall, SGU Adult Basic Education Director For Debbie Burnette, joining Sinte Gleska University’s (SGU) Adult Basic Education (ABE) department in March 2020 was like coming home. Debbie’s connection with the ABE department goes back to 1979 when she...

Indigenous Visionary Tammy Martin Interviews Expert Weaver
Indigenous Visionary Tammy Martin Interviews Expert Weaver

Tammy Martin, a member of the American Indian College Fund’s Indigenous Visionaries program, interviewed a fellow community member and Navajo weaver, Gloria Begay, about how her craft helped her as a Navajo woman. In their conversation Begay shared how weaving was a...

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