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American Indian Heritage Center
In August 2020, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke was awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution Program. The five-year grant was awarded to build upon the university's ability to serve low-income and American Indian students. The grant proposed the creation of an American Indian Heritage Center (AIHC) to centralize programming for American Indian students at UNCP. The AIHC will provide cultural, social and academic program for American Indian students as well as educational programming for non-Native faculty, staff, and students. The AIHC is housed on the 2nd floor of Old Main.
Project 3C is a federal grant awarded to The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education, Project 3C will provide American Indian students with experiences and skills necessary to: accomplish goals successfully, increase similarities between their interests and career choices, and broaden their college and career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The project is open to American Indian students, grades 1-12, from the Lumbee Tribe's Service Area (Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, and Scotland counties). American Indian families and tribal communities will play a key role in the academic success of student participants. The consortium is comprised of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, Public Schools of Robeson County, Robeson Community College, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.