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David Gipp from UTTC joins Cobell scholarship board of trustees

David Gipp. Photo from United Tribes Technical College

David Gipp, the president of the United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota, has been named to the board of trustees for the Cobell scholarship fund.

Gipp is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He will represent the American Indian College Fund, which administers the Cobell scholarships, on the five-member board.

The $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement established a $1.9 billion land consolidation program. A portion of every sale from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations goes to the scholarship fund.

So far, the Interior Department has transferred nearly $3.5 million to the fund. The settlement allows for a total of $60 million to be put into scholarships.

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David Gipp Named Representative of American Indian College Fund (AP 8/12)

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