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Interior Department sends more money for Cobell scholarships
Interior Department sends more money for Cobell scholarships (July 20, 2016)

The scholarship fund now boasts a balance of about $40 million and offers went out to another 733 students this month.


Cobell scholarship fund grows to nearly $39M with latest DOI transfer
Cobell scholarship fund grows to nearly $39M with latest DOI transfer (April 12, 2016)

The scholarship is seeded with proceeds from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


DOI transfers another $4M to Cobell settlement scholarship fund
DOI transfers another $4M to Cobell settlement scholarship fund (January 6, 2016)

The fund boasts a balance of $35 million, money that will be used to enhance educational opportunities for tribal members across the country.


Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $30M from settlement
Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $30M from settlement (October 1, 2015)

The first scholarships -- totaling about $2 million -- are going out over the next several months to students representing more than 80 tribes.


Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement
Cobell scholarship fund now boasts nearly $20M from settlement (July 9, 2015)

The first round of recipients of the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund will be notified by mid-August of their awards.


DOI puts nearly $1M from land sales into Cobell scholarship fund
DOI puts nearly $1M from land sales into Cobell scholarship fund (January 6, 2015)

The found now boasts a balance of more than $5 million.


DOI puts another $1M from lands sales into Cobell scholarships
DOI puts another $1M from lands sales into Cobell scholarships (October 1, 2014)

The fund now boasts a balance of more than $4.5 million.


DOI puts another $2.9M from land sales into Cobell scholarships
DOI puts another $2.9M from land sales into Cobell scholarships (July 1, 2014)

The late Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, insisted on a scholarship fund as part of the settlement.


DOI announces transfer of nearly $580K for Cobell scholarships
DOI announces transfer of nearly $580K for Cobell scholarships (April 2, 2014)

The Interior Department is making its first transfer to the scholarship fund that was established by the Cobell trust fund settlement.


BIA aims to start Cobell land consolidation  purchases this year
BIA aims to start Cobell land consolidation purchases this year (April 22, 2013)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs hopes to start the land consolidation portion of the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement by the end of the year, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn...


Expect more announcements for tribal trust fund settlements
Expect more announcements for tribal trust fund settlements (March 1, 2012)

Since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, three tribes have reached significant trust fund settlements. Indian Country can expect more announcements in the coming months, Interior Secretary Salazar...


Edith Blackwell exits DOI amid reorganization of legal staff
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Edith Blackwell exits DOI amid reorganization of legal staff (October 24, 2011)

Edith Blackwell, an attorney who handled Indian issues at the Interior Department, has left her post amid a reorganization under Solicitor Hilary Tompkins. Blackwell's last day was Friday. She will...


Hilary Tompkins: Signing the Osage Nation trust settlement
Hilary Tompkins: Signing the Osage Nation trust settlement (October 24, 2011)

"Today, we joined Osage Tribe Principal Chief John Red Eagle, other tribal leaders, and our colleagues at the Treasury Department, in a ceremony to commemorate an historic settlement marking...