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Harvard University Announcements - No tuition and no student loans

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard's president Lawrence H. Summers said, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution"

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

Intertribal Timber Council

Letter of Application
Three signed letters of reference
Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. Government

$2000 for college students
$1500 for graduating senior high school students
Attn: Education Committee
Intertribal Timber Council
1112 N. E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4
Portland, Oregon 97232-2114
(503) 282-4296
Due March

Carol Jorgensen Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship

Tanscript: A copy of your most recent undergraduate transcript (enrolled freshmen may substitute a high school transcript).
Letter of support: Applicants must submit a letter of support from a curent or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community. This letter should attest to the applicant's commitment to community service, leadership, or record of participation in the cultural and spiritual life of the community.
Personal Statement: The personal statement is the most important part of the application. It is your opportunity to tell evaluators about yourself and your interest in environmental stewardship. Your essay should be personal, clear, conscise, and describe how your undergraduate studies support your commitment to environmental stewardship. We recommend that applicants use their personal statements to highlight any past activities that illustrate a commitment to environmental stewardship. Personal statements should not exceed 2 pages in length and should contain the applicants full name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Optional Material: In addition to the above, applicants may include additional documents (e.g., additional letters of support from community members/educators; a personal resume hightlighting work or volunteer activities in environmental, natural resource, and/or community services; writing samples; etc.). Evaluators will take these additional materials into account, but they are not required for a complete application package.

This Scholarship provides $1,000 to a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resouces management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines.
SAIGE established this award to honor the memory and legacy of Carol Jorgensen whose service to her family, community, country, and Mother Earth was an inspiration for all.

Eligible applicants must be affiliated with the federally recognized tribe and be a full time student pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline (e.g., environmental studies, natural resouce management, the natural sciences, public policy/administration with environmental focus, and related disciplines). Tribal enrollment is not required, but tribal affiliation must be verified by a letter of support from a current or former tribal government official or respected member of the tribal community.

A complete application package (transcript, letter of support, and personal statement) must be received by end of business on June. All Material should be sent via e-mail (jones.luke@epa.gov), fax (202.564.0298), or regular mail to:
SAIGE Carol Jorgensen Mermorial Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship
c/o Luke Jones, American Indian Environmental Office (2690-M)
US Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

Native Internships with Stipend at Indian Arts Research Center

The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent college graducates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interrested in furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, include a $2200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR. The deadline to apply is March.

Established in 1978, the IARC houses a collection of 12000 items of Native art of the Southwest. The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between art/creativity and research/ scholarship by supporting initiaties and projects that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities and arts. For more about the IARC, visit http://iarc.sarweb.org

AAAA Foundations, Inc.

Website: http://www.aaaa.org
Address: 405 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10174-1801
Phone: (212) 682-2500

The AAAA Foundation awards scholarships to people of color and women for educational learning focused on media, art, and advertising careers. The scholarship foundation has a national focus, based on assisting diverse women obtain higher education in related fields.

Actuarial Foundation Diversity Scholarship

This Scholarship promotes diversity through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic and Native American Indian students recognizing and encouraging academic achievements by awarding scholarships to full time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. For aditional information contact the Actuarial Foundation at: (847) 706-3535

Email: Scholarships@ActFnd.org

Website: http://beanactuary.org/diversity/

American Chemistry Society Scholars Program

Contact: Robert J. Hughes, Manager
Address: 1155 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 800-227-5558, ext. 6250
Fax: (202) 872-4361
Website: http://aigcs.org

Eligibility: Be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian; be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident; be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college; be a graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science OR intending to or already pursuing a degree in chemical technology; be planning a career in the chemical sciences; demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science; demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR) form. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or mermanent residents of the U.S., GPA: 3.0 or higher.

Award*: up to $2,500 for freshman, $3,000 for sophomores, and $5,000 for juniors and seniors per year.
*Number and amount of awards subject to available funding* Deadline: March 1

AISES (American Indian Science And Engineering Society)

Address: PO Box 9828, Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828
Phone: (505) 765-1052
Website: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

American Indian College Fund

Tribal College Scholarships
Mainstream 4 year College Scholarships
Enrolled tribal member of descendant (any degree as long as you can show lineage through birth certificates and enrolled member's tribal ID#)
Other criteria based on specific scholarships
Amount varies.

Tribal Scholarship Program
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
*must get username and ID to download forms
Applications available online in late January
Application Deadline: see application in January

American Indian College Fund (Tribal College Scholarship)

Tribal College General Scholarship Program:
The tribal colleges and universities, not the American Indian College Fund, determine student eligibility and award the scholarships. If you are a tribal college student or high school senior interested in applying for this program, please go to the website and proceed to log on and start a new General Fund Scholarship Application.
Website: http://www.collegefund.org/content/tribal_college_special_scholarships

American Indian Education Foundation

2230 Eglin Street
Rapid City, SD 57703
(866) 866-8642
Scholarship Amount: $2000 for the full year

  • Native American or Alaska Native descent
  • Attending an accredited 2 year college
  • Full-time, undergraduate studies only
  • Application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of admission
  • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) and a photo

Application and website at: http://www.aiefprograms.org/scholarshipapplication.htm

American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc. offers fellowhips and loans for service to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students.

To find out more information and eligibility requirements about various programs, please view each program listed on the left side of this website page at: http://www.aigc.com
All Native American High School Academic Team - Deadline: May
The AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team honors ten American Indian and Alasks Native High School seniors each year. Students who have: outstanding academic achievement; leadership in school, civic, and extracurricular activities; and motivation to succed, should apply. To be condsidered you must have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an un-weighted 4.0 scale and be a high school senior at the time of application.
Award:Members of the ANAHSAT will recieve $150 honorarium and will be featured in the American Indian Graduate Magazine and Indian Country Today.
The All Native American High School Academic Team Academic Year application is now available. You may download the application from the link below. Read the instruction, giving careful attention to the deadline dates. You must print the application that contains:

  1. Application Instructions and Deadline.
  2. Application form and supporting documents - The deadline to submit the application and required documents is May
  3. Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) form - The deadline to submit the TEC is May

Award and denial letters for the Academic Year will be mailed out late May to the address listed on the application. If you do not receive a letter by mid June, Please contact the AIGC office at 1-800-628-1920.
For further information, please contact us at (505) 881-4584 (Toll-free 1-800-628-1920).

American Indian Services

Minimum GPA of 2.25. Can be enrolled in university, college or technical school, full or part time. Must be 1/4 Indian blood.

American Nuclear Society

Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, American Nuclear Society, 555 N. Kensington Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526, (708) 352-6611, outreach@ans.org, Applications are available for downloading from the ANS website at http://www.ans.org/honors/scholarships/forms/

Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students interested in nuclear science and technology careers. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Scholarship descriptions, guidelines, requirements my be found at http://www.ans.org/honors/scholarships/

U.S. and non-U.S. applicants must be ANS student members enrolled in and attending an acccreduited institution in the United States. Student must be enrolled in a course of study relating to a degree in nulcear science or nuclear engineering in a U.S. institution. Award: Contact for details. Deadline: February 1

American Physical Society Minority Scholarship

Contact: One Physics Ellipse College Park, MD 20740-3844, (301) 209 3232, Fax: (301) 209-0865, http://www.aps.org/, minority@aps.org Eligibility: Black, Hispanic, or Native American U.S. citizens with a physics interest. Must be a high school senior, college freshman or sophomore.
Award: $2000 Deadline: February 14

Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships

Association of American Indian Affairs
Attn: Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Programs
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
(204) 314-7155
Deadline: July 1
Funding is for entire year, not by semester. No funds for summer session.
Scholarship Amount: $500 - $800

  • Application
  • Certificate of Indian Blood (1/4)
  • Essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current financial aid letter
  • Complete transcript
  • Class Schedule
  • Printout of course catalog which shows credits for freshman/sophomore status.

Applications are available at the Financial Aid or you may visit the website at: http://www.indian-affairs.org

Catching the Dream>

Must be at least 1/4 Indian blood. Must plan to be full time student in an accredited college or univeristy. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian comunity.
Contact: Catching the Dream - The Native American Scholarship Fund
(505) 262-2351
8200 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Amount: $500 - $5000
Deadline: March 15

Center for Student Opportunity Scholarship

Opportunity Scholars are exemplary 9th - 12th grade students generally characterized by the following:

  • First-generation college-bound [students whose parents did not go to or graduate from college]
  • Limited financial resources [students who seek financial aid and scholarship support for collegs]
  • Underrepresented/minority groups [students who identify as African-American/Black, American Indian/Alaska native, Hispanic/Latino/a, Asian/ Indian Subcontinent/Pacific Islander, and/ or rural]
  • Students taking a college preparatory curriculum at their high school
  • Students demonstrate high engagement in extracurricular and leadership programs.
Opportunity scholars are not defined by accommodate a diverse pool of student achievement and needs. Acomplete list of CSO partner colleges can be viewed here.http://www.csopportunity.org/ss/oppscholars

Council on Career Development for Minorities

Annually awarded scholarship for ethnic minority undergraduates. Applicants should show outstanding academic records and be enrolled in an approved accredited university or college.
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator
Council on Career Development for Minorities
1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 412-E
Dallas, TX 75247
(214) 631-3677

Daughters of the American Revolution's American Indian Scholarship

Enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
Financial need
2.75 GPA or higher

$1000 one time award
Request application and send self-addressed stamped envelope to:
National Society of Daughters of the Revolution
1776 D St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 628-1776
Due April 1, for fall

Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship

Contact: Jo-ann Booze
National Press Club
Attn: General Manager Office
529 14th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20045
(202) 662-7500
Eligibility: Open to minority high school seniors who have been accepted to college and plan to pursue a career in journalism. Applicants must demonstrate an ongoing interest in journalism through work in high school and/or other media, submit a one-page essay on why they want to pursue a career in journalism and have at least a 2.75 GPA in high school.
Award: $5000 Deadline: March 1

Ethnic Minority Bachelor's Scholarships

Contact: Bonnie Revo
Oncology Nursing Foundation
501 Holiday Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Phone: (412) 921-7373
Fax: (412) 921-6565
Eligibility: The candidate must be a registered nurse with a demonstrated interest in the commitment to cancer nursing. The applicant must also be enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program at a National League of Nursing (NLN)-accredited school of nursing (the program must have application to oncology nursing), have a current license to practice as a registered nurse, and be of an ethnic minority group. Past recipients of a bachelor's scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Foundation are not eligible for an award.
Award: $2000 Deadline:February 1

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program

GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Students who submitted their application by the deadline will begin to recieve notification in March 2012

The selection and notification processes are as follows:

February 2012, independent readers will complete an individualized reading and scoring assessment of eligible students in three major areas

  • academic achievement,
  • community service, and
  • leadership potential

March 2012, students will be notified and informed if they are selected as a finalist or not selected.
Finalists will be notified if they are selected as Gates Millennium Scholars or not selected by mid-April 2012. All selected Gates Scholars will be notified no later than May 1, 2012.

Gates Millennium Scholars
P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, VA 22031-8044
Toll-free: 1-877-690-4677

Humboldt State University

NFS Scientific Leaderships Scholars Program:
Thirty Scholarships at $3623 each will be awarded each year for 4 years to assist in covering costs of education, including living expenses. Native American students and students that are first generation to attend the university will be priority applicants.

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP)

The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS Scholarship Program, many qualified health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their careers as well as help their own communities.
Contact: Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
Twinbrook Metro Plaza
12300 Twinbrook, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 443-6197

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons-North American Indian Scholarship

The student must provide a Tribal REgistration number and fulfill the other requirements. tscholarships are given to technical, vocational or college studies but not granted for studies beyond a Bachelors degree.
Amount: $650
Deadline: April 1

J.P. Morgan Launching Leaders Undergraduate Scholarship

For Black, Hispanic and Native American students interested in financial services careers.
Awards: up to $15000

Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman

The Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. The scholarship is awarded in two disbursements of $2,500 each at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters of the freshman year.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be a high school senior who: is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority in the field of engineering: African-American, Hispanic, or Native American, has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university, and is a U.S. citizen.
Applications must be received at NSPE by March 1.

Microsoft Scholarships

Contact: Microsoft Scholarship Program
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-8303
Eligibility: Open to undergrad enrolled full-time at four-year universities only. Must be pursuing studies in computer science or related disciplines such as electrical engineering, math, or physics and must also demonstrate interest in computer science. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Four scholarships available: General Scholarships, Women's Scholarships, Underrepresented Minority Scholarships, and scholarships for Students with Disabilities.
Award: Full tuition and fees, monthly stipend, summer internship after first year.
Deadline: February 1

Minority Geoscience Undergraduate Scholarships

Contact: Cindy Martinez
American Geological Institute
Attn: Director
AGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: (703) 379-2480
Fax: (703) 379-7653
Eligibility: Applicants must be geosciences majors (or a related field) who are U.S. citizens and members of the following underrepresented ethnic minority groups: African-American, Hispanic, and Native American (American Indian, Eskimo, Hawaiian, and Samoan). Related geosciences fields include geology, geophysics, hydrology, metorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, and earth-science education.
Award: up to $10,000 per year Deadline: March 13

Miss Indian USA Scholarship Program

Outstanding Young Indian Women come to the Nation's Capital each year to participate in the National Miss Indian USA Scholarship Program, sponsored by the American Indian Heritage Foundation.
Contact: Miss Indian USA Scholarship Program
6051 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 273-7500

Namepa National Minority Scholarship Awards

Contact Namepa National Scholarship Selection Committee Chair
341 N. Maitland Ave, Ste. 130
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 647-8839
Eligibility: Awards for incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students of Latino, African American, and American Indian heritage who are majoring in engineering. Freshmen must have a minimum 2.7 GPA and an ACT score of 25 or SAT of 1000. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Award: $1000 Deadline: May 26

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarships

The award amounts to $20,000, and many are awarded. This is our major engineering scholarship gateway. You must be an engineering student. The deadline is usually in February. Go to the Web site for details, or contact aid officials at your college.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Founder's Scholarship

Must be a minority student enrolled in a construction related degree program.
Contact: NAWIC Founder's Scholarship Foundation
327 South Adams
Fort Worth, TX 76104

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

1776 D Street
Northwest Boise, ID 83704-3024
Washington, DC 20006-5392
(202) 628-1776
Scholarship Amount: One-time award of $500
Deadlines: February 1

  • Academic Achievement
  • Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Proof of Native American ancestry
  • Letter giving family history
  • Financial Need
  • Essay of educational and career goals
Applications are available at the website at:

Native American Finance Officers Association

Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing Associates, Bachelors, Masters, PhD and other degree programs at accredited universities. Students must be working toward a degree within a financially related discipline including (but not necessarily limited to): Accounting, Business, Echonomics, Finance and Marketing. Students will be required to provide proff of tribal enrollment, proof of university enrollment, a transcript, one letter of recommendation, a personal statement, a list of honors and awards received, a list of community involvement and volunteer activities, and a photograph. Students will be awarded scholarships based upon academic merit, interest in business and finance and evidence of demonstrated commitment to their Native community. NAFOA Scholars are chosen by the board. Applications for the 2011-12 academic year will be posted online in the spring.

Native American Journalist Association (NAJA)

Native American Leadership in Education (NALE)
802 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351

NCR Foundation Minority Scholarship

Open to Black and other minority students who exhibit outstanding academic performance and who plan to major in accounting, finance, business, computer-science engineering or related fields.
Amount: $5,000-$20,000
Contact: College Relations Consultant
NCR Corporation Headquarters
1700 S. Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45479
(513) 445-1777

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Contact: Jackie Robinson Foundation
75 Varick St, 2nd Floor
NY, NY 10013
Eligibility: Minority high school student showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university, must also be a U.S. citizen.
Award: up to $7,500
Deadline: March 31

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Program

Contact: National Office
230 East Ohio St., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60611
Fax: (312) 457-2180
hq@swe.org or scholarshipapplication@swe.org
Eligibility: The minimum GPA is 3.5/4.0 for freshman applicants and 3.0/4.0 for sophomore, junior, senior & graduate applicants. Open to women majoring in engineering; incoming freshmen admitted to a SWE approved school. For aditional information and an application please send a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Award: $5,000, renewable Deadline: February 1

Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship

Contact: The Foundation for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091
Fax: (703) 264-9494
Eligibility: Disabled, minority students who are gifted in general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude, creativity, visual or performing arts, full-time college student, complete application.

Southern Utah University Native American Scholarships

Complete the admissions process
These funds are available to census-numbered members of various tribes. You may contact your tribe or contact your financial aid counselor for additional information.
$1,500 for graduating high school seniors
Deadline: March

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council Office:
Attn: Education Committee
Intertribal Timber Council
1112 N.E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4
Portland, Oregon 97232
Deadline: March

Booker T. Washington Scholarships

Contact: National FFA Organization
Attn: Scholarship Office
6060 FFA Drive
P.O. Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46278
(317) 802-6060
Eligibility: This program is open to graduating high school seniors. Applicant must be a minority Future Farmers of America (FFA) member planning to pursue a four-year degree in agriculture. The following ethnic groups may apply: African-Americans, Asian-Americans or Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Alaska Natives, or American Indians. They may be residents of any state, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the District of Columbia.
Award: One $10,000 and three $5,000 scholarships are awarded
Deadline: February 15

The Women and minority Engineering Program

Contact: University of California, Irvine
111 Engineering & Computing Trailer
Irvine, CA 92967-2750
(949) 824-5011
Eligibility: Open to undergraduate minority and female students focusing in engineering.
Award: Contact for details according to program.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy/Minority officer Recruiting

Four- year, full tuition scholarships for outstanding minority undergraduate sutdents, who attend selected colleges. Upon graduation, students are required to accept a commission in the US coast Guard

United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is a comprehensive nimority higher education assistance organization. Applicants can be High School seniors, college sophomores, juniors and graduate students.
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, 4th floor
Fairfax, VA 22031-4511
Tel: 1-866-671-7237
Website: http://www.uncf.org

University of Utah Diversity Scholarship

Utah Opportunity Scholarship - In memory of William Boyden Oddie and Louise Paddock Oddie
Application Deadline is February
Like most higher education institutions in the United States, the University of Utah recognizes that a racially/ethnically diverse student body benefits and enriches the educational experiences of all students, faculity, and staff. In support of this goal, the Utah Opportunity Scholarship (UOS) will be offered to entering freshmen who reside in the Greater Salt Lake City area. Eligible students are first-generation college students and/or those with demonstrated financial need. When ever possible, scholars will be selected from applicants whose ethnic background is underrepresented in higher education in Utach. In the event that no such students qualify for the award on that basis, the scholarship may be awarded to any other student or students whose cultural background or life experiences demonstrate an affiliation with or an understanding of an ethnically diverse background and who will contribute to an educationally diverse environment at the University of Utah. This award will be offered to up to twenty students annually and will cover the cost of resident tuition, fees, and books for up to $5,000 annually for four years of attendance at the University of Utah. In order to renew this award annyally, students will need to maintain resonable academic achievement and progress toward the bachelor's degree. Download an application: http://www.diversity.utah.edu/scholarships/uos.php

Xerox Corporation-Technical Minority Scholarship Fund

The Technical Minority Scholarship Program was developed to provide financial support and meaningful experiences for minorities. Scholarships are made available to minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States and full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
Eligibility: Minority and undergraduate/graduate pursuing technical degrees, must display academic excellence GPA: 3.0
Technical Minority Scholarship Fund
150 State St. 4th floor
Rochester, NY 14609
Tel: (716) 422-7689
Awards: $1,000 to $10,000
Deadline: September 14
Website: http://www.xerox.com

World Studio Foundation Scholarships

The World Studio Foundation awards scholarships to students majoring in an art career. Students must show exceptional promise in their chosen field, have an interest in using their profession to give back to society, and be prepared to examine issues of cultural identity in submitted work. Applications from current high school seniors, undergraduates and graduate students are accepted.
World Studio Foundation Scholarships
225 Varick Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10014
E-mail: scholarships@worldstudio.org
Tel: (212) 366-1317
Fax: (212) 807-0024
Awards range from $500 to $2,500. Deadline: April 14 Website: http://www.worldstudio.org

Young Native Witers Essay Contest

The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is open to Native American high school students currently enrolled in grades 9-12 only. All students participateing in Young Native Writers Essay Contest should have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community. The following prizes will be awarded to winning essayists: Five (5) First-Place Winners will each receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., (tentatively scheduled for July) to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, and other prominent sites.
The winners will be accompanied by the teachers who inspired their entries into the contest. First-place Winners will receive a special award for display at home or school. In addition, each First-Place Winner will receive a scholarship of $2,500 to be paid directly to the college or university of his or her choice.
Entry Deadline is May

AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps is made up of three main programs: AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps).
As an AmeriCorps member, you'll gain new skills and experiences - and you'll also find the remendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for College, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

Federally Funded Scholarships, Grants & Internships


Native Waters Organization-Internship Program

With generous support from the National Aeronautics and Space Adminstration (NASA), Native Waters partnered with the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (YERC) to bring Native American students to Yellostone National Park to learn global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) techniques using NASA tools. Students returned to their respected reservations or Tribal communitites with the ability to implement techniques benefitted their tribes.

Summer Undergraduate Program in Engineering Research at Berkeley (SUPERB)

Contact: Beatriz Lopez-Flores
222 Bechtel Engineering Center #1702
Berkeley, CA 94720-1702
(510) 643-6443
Eligibility: Open to underrepresented students focusing in Civil Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering.
Award: $3,500 stipend and $600, travel allowance. Deadline: February 13

The following colleges offer tuition waiver programs to Native American students from any state:

Fort Lewis College at Durango-Student must be 1/4 Native American OR enrolled in a federally recognized tribe OR a direct descendent of a tribal member who lived on a reservation prior to June 1, 1934.


Haskell Indian Nations University - Students do not need to be tribally enrolled, but must document 1/4 or more tribal descent.


U of MN, Morris - Student must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe, a parent or grandparent must be enrolled.

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