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Travois Tribal Scholarship Program to support 10 tribal college students in 2021


January 28, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - (Jan. 27, 2021) - Travois, a Certified B Corporation focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities, established the Travois Tribal Scholarship Program in partnership with the American Indian College Fund to support 10 tribal college students in 2021.

The $25,000 scholarship program will support eight students pursuing careers in affordable housing and economic development and two students pursuing an arts degree.

“Every day, we see firsthand the difference that dedicated professionals make in Native communities,” said Elizabeth Glynn, Travois CEO. “Our clients have filled their communities with beautiful homes, successful businesses and created thousands of jobs. These leaders are an inspiration to us all. In their honor, I am thrilled to partner with the American Indian College Fund to support the next generation of Indian Country leaders.”

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “On behalf of the College Fund, I want to share appreciation for the unique focus of Travois’ Scholarship Program. We know that building family wealth through strategies such as housing programs, infrastructure, and cultural practices is critical to the health and well-being of tribal nations. We are excited that students will be supported as they fulfill their dreams of better lives for themselves and their families.”

Scholarship application information will be available in early 2021 through the College Fund.

About American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for nearly 32 years. The College Fund believes “education is the answer” and provided $9.25 million in scholarships to American Indian students in 2019-20, with scholarships, program, and community support totaling over $237 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

About Travois

Travois is a Certified B Corporation focused exclusively on promoting housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. Since 1995, Travois has brought investor equity to more than 230 developments through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, making an impact of more than $1.5 billion across Indian Country. These private investor funds have helped build or rehabilitate more than 5,700 homes and have helped finance critical economic developments, including infrastructure, health care, community centers, education facilities and job incubators. The Travois family of companies also offers architectural design, master planning, and construction monitoring services, environmental assessments, consulting on green energy improvements, asset management and compliance services, impact investment models, and comprehensive training to clients in 22 states. For more information, please visit Find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


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