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In addition to helping develop and market a line of high-end cosmetics, beauty industry executive Amber Garrison has a passion for assisting Native American students in building a strong foundation through education.

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The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a higher education program aimed at broadening Indigenous career pathways in food, energy and water systems.

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SHIPROCK, N.M. — Diné College plans to break ground June 28 on a new $7.4 million math and science building on its Shiprock, New Mexico campus. 

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DENVER — Backed by a new grant of more than $1.1 million, the American Indian College Fund plans a pair of new programs at tribal colleges and universities in North Dakota and Montana. 

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TSALIE, Ariz — Diné College will begin offering a new Bachelors in Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in creative writing in its fall 2021 semester.

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Backed by $450,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation, researchers at the University of North Dakota hope to find ways to make engineering more culturally relevant for middle school Native American students.

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Two schools of journalism have announced a collaboration to improve news coverage in Indian Country. 

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Bacone College nearly shut its doors at the end of its spring semester in 2018. 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travois Inc., an organization that promotes housing and economic development for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities, has partnered with the American Indian College Fund to launch a new scholarship program. 

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NORMAN, Okla. — The University of Oklahoma will use grant funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish an undergraduate fellowship program aimed at developing future Native leaders.