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American Indian College Fund Hosts College-Bound Native Campaign to Encourage Native Scholars

 

October 29, 2018

October 25, 2018, Denver, Colo.-During Native American Heritage Month (November) there is a lot of talk about Native Americans what a Native American looks like. Here at the American Indian College Fund, we know Native people looks like aspiring college students, college students, and college graduates who are using or want to access a higher education to be strong, successful, and vital to their communities.

To help potential college students explore education opportunities from college to career, the College Fund is hosting an online College-bound Native social media month at @NativeCollegePathways on Facebook beginning November 1 through November 30, to coincide with Native American Heritage Month. Throughout history Native people have been keen scholars, ensuring their survival. The College Fund's College-Bound Native Campaign will continue in that rich tradition, while making the education pathway and process easier to navigate.

Join the conversation at @NativeCollegePathways on Facebook. Future and current students will find advice about financial aid, the admissions process, internships, careers in Indian Country, and more. Native alumni and professionals will share information about their education journey, career paths and advice throughout the month.

The College Fund is encouraging students and Native alumni and professions to share their stories and see others from across Indian Country using the hashtag #CollegeBoundNative

About the American Indian College Fund

Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation's largest charity supporting Native higher education for more than 29 years. The College Fund believes "Education is the answer" and provided 5,896 scholarships last year totaling $7.65 million to American Indian students, with more than 125,000 scholarships totaling over $126 million since its inception. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs at the nation's 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which are located on or near Indian reservations, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators and is one of the nation's top 100 charities named to the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit http://www.collegefund.org.

 

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