Help Build the Nation's College
Diné College has been graduating Navajos with a college degree for fifty-one years.
Currently, only 8% of Navajos have earned a college diploma. Help us increase that number!
As the first tribal college in the country, we are uniquely aware of the impact of a college education in Indian country.
Your donation will help our students achieve a dream and contribute to the building of a nation.
HOW TO HELP IN 2020
We have a goal to raise $30M by the end of 2020! Help us raise these funds by engaging in the campaign below:
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Full-Time Degree Seeking Students
American Indian Student Population
Diné College Graduates Since 1969
Donations Raised in 2019 for Student Scholarships
Research shows that an education at tribal colleges/universities benefits native communities!
A recent study conducted by the American Indian College Fund and Gallup, showed that most graduates of tribal colleges stay within their communities, and continue to utilize their knowledge and training to help meet the needs of their communities and tribe.
Key findings in Alumni of Tribal Colleges and Universities Better Their Communities:
- TCU alumni are nearly two times more likely than their peers nationally to thrive in all elements of well-being.
- TCU alumni give back to their own community. Seventy-four percent report being primarily employed in areas related to American Indian communities or tribal lands, and many work directly with their tribe.
- TCU alumni are significantly more likely than graduates nationally to say their alma mater prepared them well for life outside of college.
- TCU alumni benefited from their campus’ unique climate, as they are twice as likely as American Indian graduates nationally to have been supported while obtaining a degree.
Since 1968, graduates of Diné College have earned more than $3 billion dollars for the Navajo Nation and surrounding states. The economic impact of your contribution is reflected in the fact that for every dollar invested in a tribal college there is a five-dollar return. Your donation to help provide an education for Diné College students will do more than transform lives it will transform communities, families and the Navajo Nation.
SIX SITES IN TWO STATES
Diné College serves a predominantly Navajo student population across the 27,000 square miles of the Navajo Nation that spans across the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The College offers courses in six communities in two states. The main campus of Diné College is located in Tsaile (Tsééhílí), Arizona, “the place where the stream flows into the canyon.” Sites at Window Rock, Chinle, and Tuba City serve Arizona residents, while a branch campus at Shiprock and a site at Crownpoint serves New Mexico residents. General Education program courses are offered at all sites, and each site offers limited degree programs.