DENVER, Nov. 17, 2015 — Less than 1% of American Indian students are in college today, and only 13% today have a college degree—half of the national average, making them the most underserved group in America.
Chicago residents can learn more about how American Indian students can overcome the odds to get a college degree with the American Indian College Fund on Thursday, December 3, 2014, 6-8 p.m., at the Marquette Room, Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Guest speaker at the event is Samuel Kohn, a member of Dentons’ U.S. LLP law firm and based in San Francisco, where he is a member of the Firm’s Tribal Litigation practice team focusing on American Indian land issues. Mr. Kohn is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe of Montana and grew up on the reservation. He attended Dartmouth College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet American Indian students. Complimentary cocktails and appetizers will be served.
Please R.S.V.P. by November 23 to Hannah Urano at the American Indian College Fund, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 303-429-4191.
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native higher education for more than 25 years. The College Fund has provided more than 100,000 scholarships since its inception and an average of 6,000 scholarships per year to American Indian students and a variety of programs to support their academic efforts ensuring they have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators. For more information, please visit www.collegefund.org.