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Our Purpose

We have one unwavering purpose – increasing the number of American Indians who hold college degrees. Nearly 15.5% of American Indians have a college degree – less than half the national average. Every year, we empower more than 4,000 American Indian students to start and stay in school, complete their degrees and launch careers that benefit us all. We have provided 153,890 scholarships and $283.7 million to support American Indian communities. We intend to double our impact in the next five years. Join us and help a student today.


About Us

We are the nation’s largest and highest-rated American Indian nonprofit organization changing the face of higher education today – one American Indian at a time. We provide more scholarships to American Indians than anyone else, and we’re the only organization that enhances this individualized financial support by funding accredited, tribally controlled colleges and universities and contributing to programs that ensure student success — starting before the first day of preschool and continuing beyond a student’s first day of their first career job.



Our Commitment To You

The College Fund is committed to accountability.
We consistently receive top ratings from independent charity evaluators.

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It's time to show up for Native students!

Thousands of Native students heard us say "No" this Fall. That's too many lives to put on hold. And even more urgently, we’re on track to have TWICE as many Native student applicants by the end of the year.

It has never been more important for Native scholars to earn their degrees. 93% of College Fund scholars use their educations to give back to their communities, making them stronger and more sustainable.

Let’s say “Yes” to Native students. Our work starts now.

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