This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2- or 4- year college or university.
Applicants must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool.
The amount of scholarship is based on total return of the endowment, and may vary year to year.
Deadline: February 1.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Up to 10 winning students. $2,500 each in cash prizes. Reconnecting The CircleŽ announces its third National High School Essay Contest to be held from November 1, 2008 - January 23, 2009.
This year's essay question asks, "Why is it important to understand patriotism in Indian Country?" and prompts students to research Native American patriots, as well as explore their own American communities.
All high-school aged students (grades 9-12) from tribal, BIE, public, private, and parochial schools from all 50 states are invited to participate. Up to 10 winners will each receive $2,500 in cash prizes.
The contest deadline is January 23, 2009. Contest details are posted on the Reconnecting The Circle ("RTC") website: http://www.reconnectingthecircle.com.
RTC is in partnership with National Congress of American Indians, National Indian Education Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country, and Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma to promote the contest.
Reconnecting The Circle's programs encourage youth to share their experiences, to explore facets of Indian Country, and to seek accurate information on both historical, as well as contemporary Native American topics. Reconnecting The Circle's mission is to encourage people to learn about Native American people and cultures, and to develop a more meaningful and complete perspective on Indian Country.
The CRC AISES, located in the Tri-Cities, Washington, is soliciting applicants for its annual college/university scholarships. Plans are to award 2 at $ 1,000 each. Deadline for receipt of application is November 1, 2008. Awards will be made by November 30, 2008. Applicants must be Native American and residing in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho. Details and application form can be found at www.aisescrc.org (Click on "Scholarships" on left side menu)
Creighton University will award several three-quarter tuition Diversity Scholarships for Native Americans valued at approximately $20,000 per year which are renewable (a total value of more than $82,000 over four years). In addition to these scholarships, additional grant monies may be provided to Native American Scholar recipients.
This award is funded through a special commitment by the Jesuits to Native American education and also in support of our major in Native American Studies program.
Students who have proof of tribal enrollment and have achieved a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher will be considered for these merit scholarships. Students gaining these merit awards will also demonstrate a strong record in leadership and service and have actively been committed to and engaged in the cultural traditions of their communities.
These merit awards are available to Native American/First Nation scholars in the United States and Canada. First-generation college bound students and families that earn under $60,000 are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
Students wishing to be considered for the Diversity Scholarship for Native Americans must have their Creighton University Application for Admission and Scholarship and supporting credentials submitted by January 6, 2009.
The deadline for the Diversity Scholarship for Native Americans applications and supporting materials is February 1, 2009 and only completed applications will be considered.
In addition to this special scholarship, more than 50 Native Americans annually are enrolled at Creighton University. More than $1 million dollars in financial aid grants and scholarships support these students. Creighton University is committed to being the top Catholic University in the nation to provide educational opportunity to Native Americans.
For further information please contact:
N. Omar Valentine, Assistant Director
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Phone: (402) 280-2703/(800) 282-5835
Fax: (402) 280-2685
The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) offers students of sovereign American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) nations the opportunity to build leadership skills while living, studying, and interning in Washington, DC. Developed in response to the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, this enriching program offers qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and sponsoring organizations. For further information or to apply, see: www.american.edu/wins/
Young Explorers Grants offer grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue research, conservation and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration, the Expeditions Council, and the Conservation Trust. Past grants have funded projects in Anthropology, Archeology, Geography, and Conservation.
DEADLINE: Preapplications at least 8 months before field dates
Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) - Lifelong Learning Online Click here for more information
Schitsu'umsj (Coeur d' Alene)- Lifelong Learning Online Click here for more information
National Indian Education Association Scholarship site, with over 100 funding opportunities for Alaska Native/American Indian Students: Web link »
Student resource page for college readiness. FAQ page for HS Students preparing for college.
(This is not a scholarship) www.acenet.edu »