American Indian College Fund Receives $200,000 from USA Funds for Scholarships

Apr 03, 2012, 11:59 ET from American Indian College Fund

DENVER, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Funds awarded $200,000 to the American Indian College Fund to provide scholarship support to American Indian students attending tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) across the United States. The USA Funds Tribal College Scholarship Program will provide 90 scholarships of $2,000 each to Native students. In the last decade, this program has helped nearly 2,000 students work toward obtaining a higher education.

"The American Indian College Fund is successfully making a difference in the lives of the students it serves by helping them realize their dreams of postsecondary education," said Robert C. Ballard, USA Funds senior vice president, program and corporate development. Carl Dalstrom, USA Funds president and CEO, said, "In keeping with USA Funds' nonprofit mission to enhance access to higher education, we are pleased to support the American Indian College Fund and the students it supports."

"USA Funds has been a key partner with the American Indian College Fund to ensure that needy American Indian students earn a college education to ensure a better future for themselves and their families," said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. "We are grateful for their continued support and commitment to Indian education."

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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