AIGC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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.

PRNewswire: College Board Announces Major Expansion in Access to Scholarships for the Millions of Students Who Take the PSAT/NMSQT®

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.

Portland State University’s American Indian Teacher Program: Recruits Students with Bachelor’s Degrees

Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education has received one of five USDOE grants awarded nationally this year to recruit American Indian students to its teacher preparation program. The grant will build on the school’s existing American Indian Teacher Program established in 2010 which has graduated 12 educators.

Students with a Bachelor’s degree, or in their junior or senior year of college, are encouraged to visit the program’s website, http://ww.pdx.edu/aiutp, or call
Maria Tenorio or Marilyn Quintero for more information, 503-725-9943.

The program provides tuition and covers fees, books and living expenses for American Indian students who must commit to teaching in a school that serves a “significant population of American Indian or Alaskan Native students” upon graduation.
Students are enrolled as a cohort within the Graduate School’s teacher preparation program, and are mentored by Native faculty, students and staff through ongoing seminars, potlucks, community events and speakers.

Wednesday, October 22nd, PSU will host Winona LaDuke who will meet with students at a supper at the Native American Student and Community Center before her talk at Smith Memorial Union. AITP staff are available to help applicants gather and prepare all written materials required and can provide application and test fees. Coursework will begin at the end of June 2015 and students will receive a Master’s degree as well as a teaching license after completing the one-year program.

Applications for the one-year graduate school program are available now and due February 2.

Center for Native American Youth: 2014 American Indian/Alaska Native Employee Association Scholarship

The American Indian/Alaska Native Employees Association (AIANEA) is offering two scholarships to AI/AN students pursuing a degree in the natural resources field. The scholarship amount varies between $150 and $500. Recipients will also receive a one-year AIANEA Student Membership.

Eligibility

• Applicant must be attending (or planning to attend) an accredited college or university
• Must be enrolled (or planning to be enrolled) in a course directly related to a natural resources field
• Must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Application Materials

• Access the scholarship application form here.
• Enclose a copy of the most recent grade transcript or, if this is your first semester, include a letter from each instructor stating present grade average in the course.
• A photo and short biography, including your plans for the future.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2014

Visit http://www.cnay.org for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.).

Dartmouth Bound – Native American Community Program!

Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire is seeking high school seniors to apply for their Native American Community Program. The program is an opportunity for students to experience Dartmouth College who have a particular interest in the Native community and/or Native American Studies, to experience Dartmouth College. Participants are selected on the basis of academic achievement and scholarship, personal character and accomplishment, potential for future excellence and leadership.

Selected students will travel to Dartmouth College from October 12 to 15 to visit classes, meet current undergraduates, interact with faculty and administrators, engage with the Dartmouth community, attend workshops on the admissions and financial aid application processes, and increase their familiarity with Dartmouth’s resources and academic environment.

*Participants of each program receive financial support for their round-trip transportation!

To apply, students need to submit the following information:

  • Online or PDF application form (includes short answer questions and essays);
  • Recommendation from a teacher, mentor or counselor; and
  • High school transcript.

Application Deadline: September 3, 2014. Students will be notified via email in late September.

Click here to review the application instructions and program description. If you have questions, call 800-860-1294 and press 6 to speak with a member of their staff.

Visit www.cnay.org for a comprehensive list of available resources (scholarships, fellowships, summer programs, grant opportunities, etc.).