In partnership with the American Indian College Fund, Travois established the Travois Tribal Scholarship Program to support 10 tribal college students in 2021. The $25,000 scholarship program will support eight students pursuing careers in affordable housing and economic development and two students pursuing an arts degree. Scholarship application information will be available in early 2021 through the College Fund.
“Every day, we see firsthand the difference that dedicated professionals make in Native communities,” said Elizabeth Glynn, Travois CEO. “Our clients have filled their communities with beautiful homes, successful businesses and created thousands of jobs. These leaders are an inspiration to us all. In their honor, I am thrilled to partner with the American Indian College Fund to support the next generation of Indian Country leaders.”
Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, said, “On behalf of the College Fund, I want to share appreciation for the unique focus of Travois’ Scholarship Program. We know that building family wealth through strategies such as housing programs, infrastructure, and cultural practices is critical to the health and well-being of tribal nations. We are excited that students will be supported as they fulfill their dreams of better lives for themselves and their families.”
The American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for nearly 32 years. The College Fund believes “education is the answer” and provided $9.25 million in scholarships to American Indian students in 2019-20, with scholarships, program, and community support totaling over $237 million since its inception. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs at the nation’s 35 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which are located on or near Indian reservations, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators and is one of the nation’s top 100 charities named to the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit collegefund.org.