Throughout our 50-year history American Indian Graduate Center has empowered over 16,000 students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states by providing scholarship dollars and support services for undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

AIGC Scholar, Daniel Hayden

Comanche Nation

Our Vision

Building on a 50-year legacy, American Indian Graduate Center will continue to be the premier national resource in funding and empowering the next generation of Native leaders across all sectors, by meeting the unmet need of every Native student.

Our Mission

We provide financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education, and support them in attaining undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.

We partner with Tribes, the federal government, foundations, corporations and individuals to ensure the growth and sustainability of scholarships.

AIGC Scholar, Joshua Brown

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Core Values

American Indian Graduate Center's Financial Information

In an effort to operate with transparency and accountability, American Indian Graduate Center provides our latest financial statements for our donors and the general public.

2020 Annual Report

In 2020, American Indian Graduate Center continued our mission of empowering Native scholars pursuing undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees across the United States. This year we impacted 1,684 scholars with scholarships, academic support programs, COVID-19 relief funding and more – building upon our legacy of awarding more than $350 million to over 16,000 Native scholars since inception.

2019 Annual Report

2019 marks American Indian Graduate Center’s 50th year providing financial and academic support to Native students pursing undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees–nearly five decades providing more than 16,000 scholarships totaling in excess of $350 million. American Indian Graduate Center awards $15 million in scholarships annually, empowering students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states.

2018 AIGC Economic Impact Study

The Economic value of scholarships provided by the American Indian Graduate Center.




Scholarships and Fellowships
Awarded Last Year
Total Support and Revenue
From Last Year *

*Deferred Revenue: $6,482,362

All Scholarships 87%
Student Services 5%
Outreach & Other Programs 4%
Management & Fundraising 4%

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American Indian Graduate Center would like to thank the following strategic partners

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
American Indigenous Business Leaders
American Indian College Fund
APIA Scholars
Big Fire Law
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Blue Stone Strategy Group
Bureau of Indian Education
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Indigenous Education Inc
Johnson Scholarship Foundation
Murdock Charitable Trust


NDN Collective
Northwestern University
Poarch Band of Creek Indians
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
Salish Kootenai College
Sandia National Laboratories
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
United National Indian Tribal Youth Inc.
Urban Native Era
Wells Fargo