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American Indian College Fund Scholarship Season Begins February 1

Virtual and In-Person Recruiting Opportunities Included

January 25, 2024, Denver, Colo. – Hundreds of scholarships in all areas of study are available for Indigenous students with the American Indian College Fund. The College Fund's scholarship season opens on February 1, 2024. Indigenous students attending tribal colleges and universities can receive additional scholarship support.

The College Fund encourages any Native American who is a U.S. citizen and an enrolled member, or descendant of an enrolled member, of a state or federally recognized tribe. Applicants must also have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average and plan to enroll as a full-time student at a nonprofit, accredited college or university.

The College Fund will host a free scholarship kick-off informational webinar February 1 at 6:00 p.m. MST. To attend please register online at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TxHxRBkeQlKe6SxFnTyquA#/registration. The webinar will be recorded, and other virtual opportunities will be available throughout the scholarship season on the dates below:

• March 20

• April 9

• April 25

• May 23

College Fund staff will also conduct in-person recruiting at community events, including the American Indian Higher Education Consortium's Student Conference, the Stanford Powwow, and the California Indian Big Time and Social Gathering at California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt.

The priority deadline to apply for scholarships is May 31, 2024. Students can visit https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/ for further information.

About the American Indian College Fund- The American Indian College Fund has been the nation's largest charity supporting Native higher education for 34 years. The College Fund believes "Education is the answer" and provided $17.4 million in scholarships and other direct student support to American Indian students in 2022-23. Since its founding in 1989 the College Fund has provided more than $319 million in scholarships, programs, community, and tribal college support. 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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