The American Indian Graduate Center is pleased to announce the availability of funding from the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, for the 2014/2015 academic year!

On April 4, 2014, the Department of the Interior announced that quarterly transfers, to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, are set to begin. The Scholarship Fund was authorized by the historic Cobell Settlement, approved in November 2012, to provide financial assistance through annual scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary education and training.

The Cobell settlement agreement provided that a qualified non-profit organization would be selected to administer the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) was named by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the plaintiffs of Cobell v. Salazar to administer the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund. In addition, the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) was named by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the plaintiffs of Cobell v. Salazar to distribute graduate student scholarships. Graduate student scholarships will comprise 20% of the annual awards.

For additional information about the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org/Cobell. For detailed information about the settlement and the land buyback program that will fund the Cobell Scholarships, visit www.indiantrust.com.

IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THE CRITERIA FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF COBELL SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDS, YOU MAY SUBMIT THEM, FROM APRIL 3 TO MAY 2, 2014, AT COLLEGEFUND.ORG/COBELL.

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