American Indian College Fund Receives $145,000 Multi-Purpose Grant from USA Funds

Oct 19, 2010, 07:00 ET from American Indian College Fund

DENVER, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Funds, a national leader in helping students access higher education, granted $145,000 to the American Indian College Fund which will be used for three critical fund-raising initiatives. A large portion of the grant was utilized for the 2010 Flame of Hope Gala held on October 14th, which raised funds for American Indian scholarships and built awareness about the 33 tribal colleges and universities. The remaining portion of the grant will be used to execute regional fund-raising events, one to be held in New York City next spring, and a second community event.

"USA Funds works to help students prepare for, access, and succeed in higher education, and our work with the American Indian College Fund helps advance that mission," said Carl Dalstrom, USA Funds President and CEO. "We have a long-standing relationship with the Fund, as we both have similar goals: to help deserving students make their post-secondary education dreams a reality."

"USA Funds has been generously supporting American Indian students through the American Indian College Fund for almost a decade," said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "Thanks to this long-time support, countless Native students have been able to pursue their dreams of obtaining a college degree and improve the quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities."

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

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 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit

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