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.
Results: AIGC and AIGCS are the largest providers of scholarships to Native American and Alaska Native students in the U.S. We award $15 million annually to deserving undergraduate and graduates and have awarded over $200 million since inception. We are proud to empower tribal students from 274 tribes in 43 states, with over 20 educational funding opportunities and support services.
Target demographics: American Indian and Alaska Native students
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 1,662 students
Geographic areas served: scholarship administration
Programs: Leadership development opportunities to fellows, a model of the concept of "giving back to Native American communities" through employment, community services and role modeling for future students through Council of 100 mentorship, research, and publication of program magazine.
To administer the Higher Education Grant Program to eligible undergraduate Indian students attending an accredited institution of higher education who are members of federally recognized Nations.
AIGC helped my dreams become a reality by funding both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I am forever grateful for the staff at AIGC, as they went above and beyond in every way possible to ensure I reached my full potential.
Thank you for investing in me and thereby investing in my American Indian community. AIGC has shaped so many lives and impacted our American Indian Communities. There are so many leaders that we have now in our communities that are doing great and wonderful things that would have never been there if not for the gift of the AIGC Fellowship. Thank you AIGC for changing the trajectory of so many lives for the better. I am an AIGC Alumna and AIGC paid for the first year of my Masters Program.
AIGC has always reached out to the Native American community, they are such a big help, and also inspire native students to reach for higher education. I love that they reach out to the native communities not only in the city but on the Reservations as well.
The American Indian Graduate Center has a strong history of sound financial practices where funds raised go to scholarships and support services for students. They are committed to a student's educational success.