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Rick Williams

Rick Williams joins American Indian Graduate Center

The Center for Native Scholarships appoints Native education advocate to Board of Directors Albuquerque, New Mexico – October 19, 2020 – American Indian Graduate Center welcomes Rick Williams (Oglala Lakota, Northern Cheyenne) to its Board of Directors. “We are honored to have such a strong advocate for Native education joining our Board of Directors,” said Angelique

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Former Seminole Tribal Leader Max Osceola, Jr.

American Indian Graduate Center honors former Seminole Tribal Leader

The Center for Native Scholarships has established the Max Osceola, Jr. Memorial Fund American Indian Graduate Center honors the life and legacy of Max Osceola, Jr. (Seminole Tribe of Florida) with the Max Osceola, Jr. Memorial Fund. Mr. Osceola, Jr., who was a former chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s council and represented the

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2020 Census Article

2020 Census: Counting All of Indian Country

By: Toya Stewart Downey, AIGC Alumna Tribal nations and Native organizations across the United States have been taking Herculean steps to ensure the 2020 Census reflects as many citizens of Indian Country as possible. It has not been an easy feat considering the world was impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, which

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Rising Native Graduates

American Indian Graduate Center leads the charge in Indigneous-focused academic coaching

Rising Native Graduates to elevate Native voices in academic coversations Albuquerque, New Mexico – September 21, 2020 –  Research indicates academic coaching and mentorship boost retention and academic performance among minority students. However, Native scholars are largely excluded from this research due to a lack of representation. Rising Native Graduates, American Indian Graduate Center’s premier

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AIGC Careers

We are seeking a Marketing & Communications Specialist – apply now!

American Indian Graduate Center is seeking a talented individual for the role of Marketing & Communications Specialist to join our team and help us empower Native students pursuing higher education. Sound like the job for you? Please visit our careers page for more information and apply today! Position Summary Under direct supervision of the Director of Marketing and

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MacKenzie Scott Gift

The American Indian Graduate Center’s 50th Anniversary Marked By Gift From MacKenzie Scott

By Michael T. Nietzel – Senior Contributor | Education August 7, 2020  Forbes The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) reached an important milestone in 2020 – its 50th anniversary of service to college-bound Native American students. Although the Center elected, in light of the coronavirus, to forego any formal celebrations, it still has had plenty to cheer

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MacKenzie Scott Gift

Native Americans in Philanthropy coverage of MacKenzie Scott gift to AIGC

By NAP STAFF / August 6, 2020  NAP American Indian Graduate Center Receives Historic $20 Million Donation Seattle billionaire MacKenzie Scott shocked the world when she announced last week that she has donated $1.7 billion dollars to 116 various organizations, foundations, and universities. $35 million amount of this went specifically to tribal organizations making this one of the largest single

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American Indian Graduate Center

MacKenzie Scott (Bezos) Gift – FAQs

General Questions What is American Indian Graduate Center? American Indian Graduate Center is a national private 501(c)(3) non-profit providing scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and professional students throughout the United States. American Indian Graduate Center and AIGCS are the largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States. We award

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American Indian Graduate Center

MacKenzie Scott’s $20M donation is a step to transform the relationship between Native Americans and the American educational system

Access to higher education is a tool for Native community empowerment despite historical trauma On Tuesday, July 28th, MacKenzie Scott, formerly Bezos, announced that she has given away $1.7 Billion of her wealth to 116 organizations across the United States. One of the organizations that received funding was the American Indian Graduate Center located in

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