Throughout our nearly 50-year history AIGC has empowered 16,000 students from over 500 tribes in all 50 states by providing scholarship dollars and support services for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.

Our Vision

Building on a 50-year legacy, AIGC 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 American 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.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Empowerment
  • Respect
  • Impact
  • It’s Personal

Corey Still, United Keetoowah Band
Ph.D., Adult and Higher Education
AIGC Scholar/Gates Millennium Scholar

AIGC Financial Information

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

Annual Report

2019 marks AIGC’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 $200 million. AIGC awards $15 million in scholarships annually, empowering students from over 500 tribes in all 50 states.

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

*Deferred Revenue: $6,255,642

All Scholarships87%
Student Services5%
Outreach & Other Programs4%
Management & Fundraising4%

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AIGC would like to thank the following strategic partners

American Indian Business Leaders

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Bureau of Indian Education

Salish Kootenai College
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
Wells Fargo

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

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