The Center for American Indian Studies (CAIS) at Black Hills State University is sponsoring the second annual American Indian College Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Belle Luce Ballroom above Roma’s Ristorante in Spearfish. The reception will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.

The gala will raise funding for scholarships for American Indian students attending BHSU. Events will include local Indian artist’s talk and reception, American Indian’s music and dance exhibit, door prizes, and a Native American banquet.

Funds raised will be matched, on a graduated scale, by a grant from the American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF), a program with National Relief Charities with offices in Albuquerque, N.M. and Rapid City.

Ticket prices for the scholarship gala are: $80/individual or $140/couple. Prices for BHSU faculty, staff alumni, and students and also for individuals age 55 or older are: $65/individual or $125/couple.

For additional information, contact the Center for American Indian Studies at 642-6578 or JohnGlover@BHSU.edu or UrlaMarcus@BHSU.edu.