Reference Letter: Pre-Dissertation Grant Fellowship

The Program

Recognizing the need to assist tribal college and university (TCU) faculty in the process of terminal degree attainment, the American Indian College Fund has partnered with its supporters to establish the American Indian College Fund Pre-Dissertation Faculty Grant. The program offers financial support to TCU faculty members enrolled in a doctoral degree program who are committed to serving American Indian communities by teaching at a tribal college or university.

To the Recommender:

We solicit your candid evaluation of the applicant’s range of abilities and accomplishments, creative and intellectual promise and projected ability to be conferred a doctoral degree. Specifically, we are asking for letters that address the following areas:

  • Quality of the applicant’s academic or creative achievements, including material not apparent on the official transcript. Applicant’s scholarly or creative potential and promise in relation to other doctoral candidates.
  • The value of the applicant’s doctoral study for strengthening teaching, research, curriculum and program development, community service, and leadership at their tribal college or university.

Deadline for letter of recommendation: March 31, 2020

Your options to submit your letter of recommendation include: 1) upload your signed letter using the form below; or 2) scan and email your letter to Cathy Noland (

Faculty Development Program Officer
American Indian College Fund
Attention: Pre-Dissertation Faculty Grant Program
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221

Maximum upload size: 102.4MB
Please upload your PDF Letter of Recommendation.

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