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College Fund in the News

California to Provide Tuition Assistance to Native Students Attending Land Grant Universities

MarketplaceMay 2, 2022

Full Circle Scholar and UC Davis graduate Tori McConnell (Yurok) and Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, were interviewed by Marketplace about California’s announcement that it will provide tuition waivers for Native students attending land grant universities.

Cleveland Guardians Inspires Endowment Fund

MLBApril 13, 2022

The Guardians have partnered with the American Indians College Fund to create the Cleveland Guardians Inspires Endowment Fund. This fund was created to support Native American high school students participating in the American Indian College Fund Native Pathways program who are interested in enrolling in an accredited college degree program to pursue their dreams of a career in professional sports.

TCUs to Benefit from Federal Program

Open Campus MediaMarch 8, 2022

Open Campus spoke with Cheryl Crazy Bull, President of the American Indian College Fund, about how Build Back Better will impact tribal colleges.

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Student Biographies

Student Biography Samantha Maltais

Samantha (Wampanoag Tribe)

Samantha is pursuing a degree in law from Harvard Law School and hopes dedicate her career to fighting for justice on behalf of Native people, who have historically lacked adequate representation.

Student Biography Jamie Artussee

Jerald (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate)

Jerald is helping members of his tribe and community heal from generational trauma through mental health and substance abuse counseling. He believes his past struggles will help him offer better care to those in need.

Student Biography Jamie Artussee

Jamie (Muscogee [Creek] Nation)

Jamie is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in biology from the College of Muscogee Nation and hopes to educate her people on the importance of local, sustainable agriculture and stewarding a healthy relationship with the environment.

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