About Us


Colorado Indian Education Foundation Board of Directors:

Michelle M. Fix-Westall (White Earth Nation – Anishinaabe)
Ferguson Lee (Navajo)
Darius Lee Smith (Navajo)
Niabi Tavi Hart (Sac and Fox Nation)

American Indian Scholars License Plate

The Colorado Indian Education Foundation is a Denver-based, nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to American Indians attending school in the state of Colorado. CIEF is made possible by committed individuals who envision a greater awareness of Colorado’s American Indian heritage and culture. The Colorado Indian Education Foundation and it’s partners acknowledge the need for resources, to improve the educational experience, as well as the success of American Indian/Alaskan Native students.
This is made possible by the sale of the American Indian Scholars License Plate, with the help of our partner, the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce. This Colorado specialty plate is a medicine wheel, designed by local community member Francis Sherwood. To learn how to obtain an American Indian Scholars Specialty plate, please click on Scholars License Plates tab.
Congratulations to our scholars!