Angelique Albert is the CEO of Native Forward Scholars Fund, the largest provider of direct scholarships to Native students in the United States. She is a mission-driven leader with expertise in public service, philanthropy, social justice and ensuring that Native students have the resources and support to fulfill their academic and professional aspirations. Since assuming leadership in 2017, Angelique has transformed Native Forward into a national force, surpassing $400 million in total scholarships to over 20,000 students from 500 Tribes in all 50 states.
Raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Angelique is a proud member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Angelique's leadership is grounded in over 25 years of experience spanning nonprofit, philanthropy, business, and government sectors. Prior to her tenure at Native Forward, she served as the Executive Director of the Salish Kootenai College Foundation and Associate Director of the National American Indian Business Leaders Organization.
Angelique is a graduate of Salish Kootenai College where she received three degrees in Native American Studies, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. She received her MBA with a concentration in American Indian Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University, where she is also an Advisory Member of Gonzaga University’s MBA-AIE Program. Angelique also lends her expertise to the Obama Foundation’s MBK Alliance Advisory Council and serves on the board of directors for the Johnson Scholarship Foundation.
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