American Indian College Fund Receives $310,000 from USA Funds

DENVER, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Funds, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, has provided $200,000 for American Indian scholarships for 200 students attending a tribal college and university and $110,000 to sponsor the American Indian College Fund's (the College Fund) Flame of Hope Gala and provide marketing support for other scholarship fundraising efforts. USA Funds has supported the College Fund for more than a decade.

"A postsecondary education not only benefits the individual, but the society as a whole through increased tax revenues and charitable giving, to name just a couple of the many benefits," says William D. "Bill" Hansen, USA Funds president and CEO. "USA Funds continues to support the American Indian College Fund because no other organization provides greater scholarship support for Native American students as they pursue their postsecondary education dreams and work to improve the quality of life for themselves and the communities in which they live and work."

"USA Funds has been a key partner with the American Indian College Fund. Their support helps to ensure that American Indian students with great financial need have the opportunity to earn a college education, enriching their lives and those of their families, while allowing them to contribute to the betterment of their communities," said Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "We are delighted to continue our partnership with USA Funds to increase access to a college education for Native people."

About USA Funds
Headquartered in Indianapolis, USA Funds is a nonprofit corporation that works to enhance post-secondary education preparedness, access, and success by providing and supporting financial and other valued services. For more information about USA Funds, visit www.usafunds.org

About the American Indian College Fund
With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students, providing an average of 6,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education and support to the nation's 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org.

SOURCE American Indian College Fund



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