American Indian College Fund
College in Westminster, CO
The Coca-Cola Foundation is continuing its support of 1st generation Native American scholars through a generous donation of $250, 000 to the American Indian College Fund. For twenty years, The Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation Tribal Scholarship Program has increased access to higher education and leadership development opportunities for tribal college students that are the 1st in their families to attend college.
read moreThe American Indian College Fund was founded in 1989. For over 31 years, the College Fund has been the nation's largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education. We provide scholarships, programming to improve Native American student access to higher education, and the support and tools for them to succeed once they are there. Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest Native-run charity supporting Native student access to higher education. The College Fund believes "Education is the answer" and provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with scholarships and program support, ensuring they have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers.
Native American Heritage Month
read moreWe understand our challenges and know what is needed to address them. We are the generation that will fuse western knowledge and tools with our cultural traditions and practices to build stronger, healthier, safer communities. We will also resolve the disconnect between tribal communities and the US government and re-establish our independence and sovereignty. We will use our knowledge to protect and manage our natural resources to create sufficient food, water and housing for our communities. We are pursuing degrees that will empower us to strengthen economic development and financial security.
read moreThe College Fund support TCUs in their efforts to strengthen education, Native communities, the environment, health and wellness, language and culture, emergent leadership, and infrastructure. It provides awards to TCUs within these key areas, focusing on people from cradle to career. It also supports the success of the funded TCU programs through ongoing professional development, technical support, and research and networking opportunities. Connecting TCUs and our earliest learners, we support the creation and development of early childhood education from within Native communities - strengthening Native families' roles as advocates and partners in their children's education, and creating collaborations between early learning centers and community partners.
read moreThere are a lot of ways to stay connected to the American Indian College Fund. Here are some ways you can hear the latest about our scholarships and student resources - as well as other opportunities for Native students. Kayla Dix (Salish) Early Education Preschool - Third Grade Education Major, Salish Kootenai College I am 29 years old and live on the Flathead Indian Reservation with my three beautiful daughters Kayci, Fallyn, and Sayla. Currently I am in my senior year at Salish. LouAnne Hoskinson (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe) Tribal College and University: Salish Kootenai College Major: Early Childhood Development American Indian College Fund Indigenous Visionary Fellows partnered with Salish Kootenai College (SKC) Early Learning.