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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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American Indian Graduate Center

MacKenzie Bezos gifts $20 Million of unrestricted funds to the American Indian Graduate Center

Enabling the organization to provide scholarships to thousands of Native American students nationwide MacKenzie Bezos has gifted $20 million of unrestricted funds to the American Indian Graduate Center, the nation’s largest provider of scholarships to Native American students seeking higher education. With this donation, the organization can significantly expand its reach, providing further educational access

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Shayna Begay

Rocket Scientist: Shayna Begay

American Indian Graduate Center Alumna Shayna Begay Rocket Scientist: Shayna Begay by Alastair Lee Bitsoi Learning how Coyote created the galaxies from one of her uncles as a child inspired Shayna Begay (Navajo Nation/Jewish) to study the universe. These teachings about the Diné (Navajo) universe ignited Begay’s curiosity, who after a hot summer day of

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Our 50 Year Legacy

AIGC Founders | Robert L. Bennett & John C. Rainer 50th Anniversary Legacy by Sedelta Oosahwee As American Indian Graduate Center begins to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, it is important to look back at the history of the organization and the people’s whose foresight and vision lead to the creation of the American Indian Graduate

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Chenoah Bah

Transforming Native Healthcare: Chenoa Bah Stilwell-Jensen

American Indian Graduate Center Alumna Chenoa Bah Stillwell-Jensen Transforming Native Healthcare: Chenoa Bah Stilwell-Jensen by Frieda Wiley In the 1970s, a young father impassioned by the political climate in the United States wanted to give his daughter a name he hoped would temper the tumultuous unrest in the world into which she was born. He

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Student Emergency Fund

American Indian Graduate Center raises $210,000 for students

Student Emergency Fund provides financial relief amidst COVID-19 American Indian Graduate Center has empowered 91 students impacted by the coronavirus pandemic through the Student Emergency Fund, which was established in March. The fund has granted $142,843 in direct assistance to Native students to date. “Our team has been working diligently to provide students the critical

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lightning woman

Lightning Woman

Lightning Woman Kelly Rae Cleveland The vast amount of tribulations and errors one is held accountable for can often cloud the desire to evolve past such moments. I, myself, am no stranger to the pressure of external and internal factors competing with my passion to express my thoughts, actions and need to tell stories. From

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Long Way Around - Dr. Sandy Littletree

Long Way Around: Dr. Sandy Littletree

Native Librarian Advises, ‘It’s OK to switch gears’ American Indian Graduate Center Alumna Dr. Sandy Littletree When you talk with Dr. Sandy Littletree (Navajo Nation) about her background, she admits that she didn’t have a clue when mapping out her education. “I knew that I wanted to get a Ph.D because I just knew that

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AIGC Careers

We are seeking a Controller to join our team – apply today!

Are you looking for an impactful career? Apply online today! American Indian Graduate Center is seeking a talented individual for the role of Controller 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! Controller Position Summary The Controller

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