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AIGC and Wells Fargo Collaborate to Support Native American Higher Education Program


Albuquerque, NM – October 20, 2015 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes by supporting post-secondary education, announced today that it has received a grant from Wells Fargo to administer a comprehensive program of support for American Indians and Alaska Natives in higher education.

The San Francisco-based financial services firm is providing financial, human and other resources to support AIGC’s efforts to build, promote, and honor self-sustaining American Indian and Alaska Native communities through education and leadership. With this support, AIGC is launching an outreach program to engage and encourage American Indian and Alaska Native students to seek scholarships and other educational services available through AIGC.

“Wells Fargo is committed to providing educational opportunities and resources to help develop the next generation of diverse leaders,” said Gigi Dixon, senior vice president and director of strategic partnerships for Wells Fargo. “Through our national relationship with AIGC, Wells Fargo is able to help Native American students achieve their academic dreams and experience success in their community and beyond.”

New AIGC programs funded by the Wells Fargo grant include scholarships

for American Indian and Alaska Natives pursuing bachelor’s degrees. Outreach


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