- By Native News Online Staff
White Hat is a Sicangu Lakota, Aske Gluwipi Tiospaye from St. Francis, South Dakota. She is the Vice President of Programs at the American Indian College Fund where she implements place-based programming to strengthen educational opportunities for Native students at tribal colleges and universities.
Native Americans face the largest disparities in access to education, with 15.4% of Natives holding a bachelor's degree, half the rate of the general population.
The American Indian College Fund has deployed $13.1 million in scholarships to 153,800 Native American college students.
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