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American Indian Graduate Center
3701 San Mateo NE
Contact Name:
P. 'Sam' Deloria
Contact Email:
Program Description:
The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States. Since the founding in 1969, AIGC has awarded more than 16,000 scholarships totaling over $44 million to graduate students in all fields of study.
Mission Statement:
Build, promote, and honor self-sustaining American Indian and Alaska Native communities through education and leadership.
AIGC offers scholarships and resources to students—that’s been our forte for over 41 years. AIGC serves both undergraduates and graduates pursuing any field of study. Additionally, AIGC Scholars administers the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program - a generous and prestigious scholarship. At AIGC we are constantly reflecting on the collective accomplishments of the donors, stakeholders, students and mentors who make the American Indian Graduate Center possible; it is equally important to look at the road ahead of us – as Native Americans and advocates of educational advancement – and understand the unique challenges facing our students today from financing tuition to transitioning to college and then successfully entering the workforce. Going forward, as we support our students to their commencement walk, our goal is to continue building relationships with companies that are proven advocates for higher education – creating additional scholarships and opportunities for educational support to our constituents. Together, we will demonstrate a strong commitment to higher education and American Indian leadership development through continued scholarship awards and mentoring opportunities.