“I am deeply grateful for the financial assistance you were able to provide me this year. At the start of each new semester, I have previously found myself in lots of anxiety figuring out how I was going to pay for books, tuition, rent, and food. Usually, I am making just enough to get by and carry me through each month. The scholarship was just enough for me at the right time in the Fall. And since I will be temporarily let go from my current job this month, this money will do a lot to help carry me over this Spring until I find another job. Thank you very much again for the care. I sincerely appreciate everyone involved in this scholarship process!”

Jade Johnson

AIGC Delivers Technical Talent! The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) Program, administered by AIGC produces results!

  • 95% graduation rate!
  • 66% of SPGSF students are women
  • Top fields include environmental science, engineering, and pharmacy

News and Announcements

AIGC Board President Nationally Recognized

August 3, 2017

Contact: Stephine Poston (505) 379-6172; stephposton@msn.com

American Indian Graduate Center Board President Nationally Recognized

Holly Cook Macarro Honored at Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN)

Isleta Pueblo, NM – August 3, 2017 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) congratulates Board President,

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American Indian Graduate Center Names New Board President

Holly Cook Macarro Will Lead National Native Scholarship Organization

 Holly Cook Macarro & Rose Graham Photo, left to right: Holly Cook Macarro & Rose Graham.

Albuquerque, NM – May 30, 2017 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) recently elected Holly Cook Macarro (Red Lake Band of Ojibwe) President of the organization’s Board of Directors.

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American Indian Graduate Center Welcomes New Executive Director

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Angelique Albert, Joins National Native Scholarship Organization

Albuquerque, NM – February 2, 2017 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), is pleased to announce and welcome Angelique Albert (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes) as the new executive director.

AIGC is embarking on a 50-year legacy of providing higher education scholarships and services to Indian students. 

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American Indian Graduate Center Announces New Board Member

Ernie L. Stevens JrErnie L. Stevens Jr., Joins Cast of Leaders in Native Scholarship Organization

Albuquerque, NM – January 5, 2017 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization embarking on a 50-year legacy of scholarships to Indian students welcomes Ernie L. Stevens Jr.

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Staff Kudos!

josh-lucio-recieving-special-contribution-to-indian-education-award-from-u-of-a-alumni-associationRecently AIGC’s very own, Josh Lucio (Pueblo of Zuni), was recognized by University of Arizona, American Indian Alumni Club for his exemplary special contributions to Indian education. Josh is the Program Associate for Scholarships and Programs.
sara-labarge-40-under-40-awardSara LaBarge (Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin), Academic Advisor for the AIGC Scholars was named one of forty emerging leaders under 40 in Indian Country by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED).

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American Indian Graduate Center Installs New Board Leadership

Board of Directors at Native Scholarship Organization Represent a Breadth of Expertise.

American Indian Graduate Center Installs New Board Leadership

Albuquerque, NM – August 8, 2016 – The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes through graduate education, recently announced the installment of its newest board leadership – Rose Graham (Diné) as Board President,

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Admissions program focuses on cultural identity

Native American students learn about admissions, maintaining cultural identity at Lawrence University

Story Highlights

  • Sophie Skenandore-Wheelock, 17, of Oneida, attended the College Horizons program at Lawrence.
  • The program brought 86 students from around the U.S. to Lawrence last week.
  • The program guides Native American students through the college admissions process.
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