AIHEC Partners

American Indian College Fund

American Indian College Fund logo Educating the Mind and Spirit—The American Indian College Fund (A*CF) was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian students and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. A*CF also provides scholarships to students attending non-tribal colleges and graduate students attending all colleges. MORE »

BNSF Railway Foundation

BNSF Railway logo The AIHEC/BNSF Tribal College and University Nation Building Initiative supports projects that advance the common goal of TCUs to support and further the Nation-building efforts of American Indian Tribes. Awardee Tribal Colleges are implementing projects spanning a wide range of activities, including course development, faculty and staff professional development, workforce development, and community service projects. Projects were selected for their relevance to nation-building (including development of the next generation of Tribal leaders). A strong emphasis was placed on innovative proposals that could be replicated across Indian Country. Current National Building projects are:
  • Northwest Indian College: NWIC Online Course Development for the Tribal Governance and Business Management Program
  • Turtle Mountain Community College: Spirit to Spirit Institutional Leadership Development
  • Little Big Horn College: Work Readiness Program
  • Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute: Nation Building Curriculum Development: Entrepreneurship, Bookkeeping and a Special Topics Course with a Practicum in Tribal Issue Solving and Leadership


NASA logo National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has named AIHEC a member of NASA’s Facilitator/Broker Corps, a component of its One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI), which NASA has established to significantly increase participation in student research internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities.

The AIHEC Facilitator/Broker Corps project is designed to bridge individual Tribal College academic and student support programs and NASA science education and research resources in a synergistic manner, enhancing the educational and career development resources available to the college, while increasing the effectiveness of NASA education, research, and workforce development programs to engage and recruit American Indian students. The project will engender and support student interest in NASA science in close collaboration with both NASA personnel and TCU faculty and counselors.
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Peace Corps

Peace Corps logo AIHEC is partnering with Peace Corps to ensure that all Tribal Colleges and Universities, staff, students and supporters are aware of the volunteer, education, and career opportunities available through the Peace Corps. Peace Corps »

USDA Leadership Group

USDA logo USDA partners with AIHEC to conduct programs and activities that will enhance the capability of American Indian/Alaska Natives to attain educational excellence and to contribute positively to the fulfillment of the USDA's mission. This partnership is coordinated through USDA's Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. MORE »