This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about the Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program!

Created in memory of Jane Wilson Hooper and Colonel Philip L. Hooper, the goal of the Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Assistance Program is to help young, qualified people who love animals pursue a degree at an accredited college or university. Funding from the program is merit-based, and is intended to support students who wish to use their degrees to learn to care for animals.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY:
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associate of applied Science Degree)
  • Enrolled or soon to be enrolled full-time in a nationally accredited college or university in the United States
  • Enrolled or a descendant of a federally-recognized American Indian tribe
  • Maintain a B average

APPLICATION:
Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Explanation of why you want to become a veterinarian and the animals you’d like to work with
  • Admission letter from university or college
  • Program Plan (map of coursework by terms toward degree completion) if available
  • Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • Financial Needs Form

All applications must be submitted through the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) website.

AWARD:
The award varies based on level of education.

Click here to learn more information and apply via AIGC’s website.

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We are happy to announce the opening of the Cobell Scholars Program scholarship application. The American Indian Graduate Center will manage the Cobell Scholars Program which was established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazarlitigation.  The Cobell Scholars Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education, including graduate and professional schools.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships in various amounts are awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are vocational certificate-seeking or associate, bachelor, graduate and professional degree-seeking students in full-time, accredited, non-profit institutions in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial need through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A complete application will consist of:

  1. A completed General Application (deadline June 1); and,
  2. Completion of Cobell Scholars opportunity-specific questions (deadline June 1); and,
  3. Tribal Eligibility Certificate (due July 15) which is also available at aigcs.org in the Scholarships section titledOnline Application Instructions; and,
  4. Financial Needs Form(due July 15) which is also available at aigcs.org in the Scholarships section titled Online Application Instructions.

All eligible students are highly encouraged to complete the Cobell Scholars application for funding consideration. Take time to peruse the online application system as you may be eligible for other opportunities.

For more information and to apply, please visit aigcs.org, review the instructions and qualifications, then select “Apply/Check Status” on the right hand side of the page.

The All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT):

  • The AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) honors ten exceptional American Indian and Alaska Native high school students.
  • Students will be evaluated on outstanding original academic, artistic or leadership endeavor, as described in his or her own words.
  • The deadline to apply is March 6, 2015.

The Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship:

  • Graduate and undergraduate scholarships awarded
  • Applicants must be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources).
  •  Undergraduate: Must be a college undergraduate junior or senior and must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  •  Graduate: Must be a full-time graduate student and have financial need.
  • The deadline to apply is May 15, 2015.

The AIGC Fellowship:

  • Applicants must be pursuing a masters, doctorate or professional degree as a full-time student, at an accredited graduate or professional school in the United States, and be able to demonstrate financial need.
  • The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015.

 BIE – Loan for Service:

  • Graduate level educational loan
  • Awarded to students who possess a minimum 3.0 GPA and are pursing a masters, doctorate or professional degree, as a full-time student at an accredited graduate or professional school in the United States.
  • Loan for Service recipients must agree to relocate, if necessary, to obtain acceptable employment for the service payback agreement.
  • The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015.

 REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting:

  • Preference for undergraduate applicants; must be a full-time, accounting degree-seeking college undergraduate junior or senior and must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria.
  • Graduate students must be full-time, accounting degree-seeking graduate student and have financial need.
  • The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015.

For more information about AIGC scholarships, click here.

The College Board has announced partnerships with six minority scholarship funds including the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) and the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS). Together, the partnerships will allow for millions of students to better access scholarships specifically for low-income and minority students.

An excerpt:

“NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Through new partnerships with five of the country’s leading scholarship providers, the College Board will expand access to scholarship opportunities earlier in high school to change students’ trajectories and help inform their decisions about pursuing college. The American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGC and AIGCS), Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will use information from the PSAT/NMSQT® to expand access to nearly $180 million in existing scholarship dollars to low-income and minority students.

The PSAT/NMSQT information will allow AIGC and AIGCS, APIASF, HSF, the JKCF, and UNCF to reach a better representation of high school students across the country who may not have otherwise been aware they were eligible for scholarship opportunities. Outreach will begin with students from the class of 2015 who have taken the PSAT/NMSQT during high school and opted in to receive materials from scholarship providers.

The PSAT/NMSQT is the nation’s largest and most representative precollege assessment. In October 2014, a record 3.8 million students took the exam. As a result of the College Board’s ongoing efforts to expand access to the PSAT/NMSQT to a broader group of students, 77 percent (897,567) of minority students who graduated from public high schools in 2014 took the PSAT/NMSQT at least once.

The announcement reinforces the College Board’s commitment to making assessments a platform for delivering opportunity. These new partnerships, combined with the College Board’s long-standing partnership with National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), create a portfolio of opportunities that reach every major segment of students. The scholarships will now range from programs focused purely on academic merit, to those available to students who meet specific financial, racial, ethnic, and other eligibility requirements.”

To view the article in it’s entirety, click HERE.

The magazine can be seen here or here.

The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States.

Since the founding in 1969, AIGC has awarded more than 16,000 scholarships totaling over $44 million to graduate students in all fields of study.