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The scholarship fund now boasts a balance of about $40 million and offers went out to another 733 students this month.
The scholarship is seeded with proceeds from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
The fund boasts a balance of $35 million, money that will be used to enhance educational opportunities for tribal members across the country.
The first scholarships -- totaling about $2 million -- are going out over the next several months to students representing more than 80 tribes.
The first round of recipients of the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund will be notified by mid-August of their awards.
The found now boasts a balance of more than $5 million.
The fund now boasts a balance of more than $4.5 million.
The late Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, insisted on a scholarship fund as part of the settlement.
The Interior Department is making its first transfer to the scholarship fund that was established by the Cobell trust fund settlement.
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...
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, 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...
"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...