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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Citing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Haskell Indian Nations University announced today that its administration has decided to shift exclusively to online/distance learning courses for the fall 2020 semester.  

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Bacone College announced it appointed Aaron Adson, a Bacone alumnus, as its new director of the Center for American Indians.

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CROWNPOINT, N.M. – As the pandemic looms over Indian Country, educational institutions are continuously revamping their courses in order to accommodate stay-home protocol and protect students and faculty. One of those schools, Navajo Technical University (NTU), switched to an emergency distance education model after the COVID-19 spiked back in March. 

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WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Ronald J. Graham was announced as the new president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas. 

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WASHINGTON   The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) has partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to award two full-tuition scholarships for Native high school students. This is an online scholarship to attend the Writing for College and Beyond course which will take place July 6th – August 5th 2020. The scholarship will cover application and tuition fees.

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CROWNPOINT, N.M.Navajo Technical University (NTU) has received a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support STEM instruction and research.

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MESA, Ariz. — Citing the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, UNITY, Inc. and its board of trustees have cancelled its national conference that was scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. July 3-7, 2020. 

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NORMAN, Okla. — A $4.8 million gift from the Horizon Foundation of Dallas will help establish the University of Oklahoma (OU) as the premier center for Native American research and teaching with the launch of its Native Peoples Initiative. 

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For 50 years, the American Indian Graduate Center has been delivering much-needed financial support to American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education. Because of them, so many Native students have attained undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Now, during this COVID-19 international crisis, the center is asking for additional donations. In a recent press release, AIGCS stated its raising funds for students dealing with varying degrees of turmoil.

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PABLO, Montana -- Thanks in part to the diligence of Sandra Boham, president of Salish Kootenai College (SKC), the Montana college will soon offer a much-needed four-year nursing curriculum beginning in fall 2020. After helping launch SKC’s new bachelor’s program along with her overall commitment to the Native community and Indian higher education, Boham was just named the American Indian College Fund’s 2020 Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year Awardee.