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American Indian College Fund Scholarship

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IMPORTANT NOTE WHEN APPLYING

    On the American Indian College Fund scholarship application, in the section that instructs applicants to “List all extracurricular activities and/or volunteer work in which you have been involved in (church, school or community)” applicants must provide the complete name of their Boys & Girls Club in order to be considered for the scholarship.


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 25 years. The College Fund believes “Education is the answer” and has provided more than 100,000 scholarships since its inception and an average of 6,000 scholarships per year to American Indian students. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators.


Eligibility Requirements
    •   Must be U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
    •   Have an active membership in a Boys & Girls Club
    •   Must be enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at one of the following Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs): Navajo Technical University; Northwest Indian College; Salish Kootenai College; Dine College; Ilisagvik College; Aaniiih Nakoda College; Chief Dull Knife College; Little Big Horn College; Institute of American Indian Arts; Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College; Sitting Bull College; Sinte Gleska University; College of Menominee Nation; Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
    •   Must be registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership
    •   Must have cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
Scholarship Amounts and Availability
    •  Scholarship amounts and availability of scholarships will be determined by the Tribal Colleges and Universities based on individual financial needs of students

Application Deadline for Fall 2017 Disbursement/School Year

May 31, 2017

For more information or questions contact
    Boys & Girls Club of America
    Mikkal Hart Murunga
    Email: mhartmurunga@bgca.org
    Phone: (404) 487-5654

    American Indian College Fund
    Stevie Lee, Program Administrator
    Email: slee@collegefund.org
    Phone: (303) 426-8900