USA Funds awards AICF $100K for marketing, scholarships

BY STAFF REPORTS
11/20/2012 01:40 AM
DENVER – The American Indian College Fund was recently awarded $100,000 from the USA Funds for marketing and scholarship support.

“USA Funds has been a key partner in helping us to support Native scholarships, making the possibility of a college degree possible for people in our communities, where few can afford to attend college without financial assistance,” AICF President and CEO Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull said. “We are grateful for their continued support and commitment to Indian education.”

Half of the funds given to the AICF paid for sponsored marketing to create awareness about the AICF and raise scholarship support for Native students attending tribal colleges and universities across the country.

An additional $50,000 of the funds were presented to benefit the Richard B. Williams-Seventh Generation Leadership Endowment Scholarship, which was established to honor a former AICF president and CEO.

“The American Indian College Fund is committed to helping Native students achieve the dream of a postsecondary education,” USA Funds President and CEO Carl Dalstrom said. “That mission is in line with USA Funds' mission to enhance preparation for, access to and success in postsecondary education, specifically for low-income students, students of color, and students who are the first in their families to attend college.”

For more information, visit www.collegefund.org.
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Denver – ᎾᎿ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎾᏝᎬ ᏚᏂᎩᏒ ᏌᏊ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᎢᎦ ᏕᎨᏥᏁᎴ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏅᏔᏂᏓᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ.

“USA ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎪᎸᏔᏅ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᎵᎪᎯ ᏓᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎪ ᏧᏂᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬ ᎤᏅᏙᏗ, ᎠᏙᏢᏍᎦ ᎾᎿ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏧᏂᏍᏆᏗᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᏁᏍᏗ ᎪᏪᎵ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎪᎸᏓᏁᎯ ᎣᏍᏓ ᏧᏂᎸᏫᏍᏓᏁᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏗᏍᎦᏚᏯ ᏕᎪᏢᏒᎢ, ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᎦᏲᏟ ᎡᎵᏊ ᏗᎬᏩᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏄᏠᏯᏍᏛᎾ ᏧᎬᏩᎶᏗ ᎠᏓᎵᏍᎦᏍᏙᏗ,” AICF ᏄᎬᏫᏳᏒᎢ ᎠᎴ CEO Dr. Cheryl Crazy Bull ᎠᏗᏍᎬᎢ. “ ᎢᏓᎵᎮᎵᎪᎢ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏂᎬᏂᏱᎵᏊ ᏓᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎬᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏚᏓᎸ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ.”

ᎠᏰᏟᎢᏴ ᎠᎵᏍᎪᎸᏔᏅ ᎠᏂᏁᎰ AICF ᎠᏡᏴᏔᏅ ᏧᏂᏍᏕᎸᏓ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎠᏙᏢᏍᎬ ᎬᏂᎨᏒ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᎿ AICF ᎠᎴ ᎤᏂᏟᏐᏗ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᏧᏂᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬ ᎠᎳᎦᎵᏍᏓᏢ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏗᎬᏩᎾᏗᏫᏍᏗ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ.

ᎤᎪᏛᏃ ᎯᎦᏍᎪ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᎢᎦ ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᎪᎸᏔᏅ ᏚᏂᏁᎸ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᏕᎸᏙᏗ Richard B. Williams- ᎦᎵᏉᎩᏁ ᎤᎾᏓᏁᏟᏴᏓ ᏗᎾᏓᏘᏂᏙᎯ Endowment Scholarship, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏙᏢᏅ ᎾᎿ ᏧᏂᎸᏉᏙᏗ ᏧᏩᎪᏔᏅᏒ AICF ᎤᏂᎬᏫᏳ ᎠᎴ CEO.

“ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᎹᏰᏟ ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᎠᏕᎳ ᎤᏂᎲᎤᎾᏚᏓᎸᏅ ᏧᏂᏍᏕᎸᏗ ᎠᏁᎯᏯ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎢᏳᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᏄᏍᏛ ᎠᎾᏓᏅᏖᏍᎬ ᎢᏳᎾᎵᏍᏙᏗ ᏓᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎬᎢ,” USA ᏓᏂᏍᏕᎵᏍᎪ ᎤᏂᎬᏫᏳ ᎠᎴ CEO Carl Dalstrom ᎤᏛᏅ. “ᎾᎿ ᎨᏥᏅᏏᏓ ᏓᏙᎵᎪ ᎾᏍᎩ USA ᎤᏂᎲ ᏓᏂᏅᏍᎬ ᎠᎾᏛᏅᎢᏍᏗᏍᎬ, ᏭᏂᎷᎯᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᏳᎾᏛᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎦᎸᎳᏗ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ, ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᏲᏟ ᎤᏂᎷᏤ ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ, ᏗᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᎩ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎾᎿ ᏏᏓᏁᎸ ᎨᏒ ᎾᎿ ᏩᎦᎸᎳᏗᏴ ᏧᎾᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗ ᏧᏕᎶᏆᏍᏗᎢ.”

ᎤᎪᏛ ᎪᏟᏍᏗ ᏲᏚᎵ ᎠᎭᏂ ᏪᏓᏍᏗ, www.collegefund.org.

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