Graduate Fellowships

Cobell Scholarship

The Cobell Scholarship will now be administered through the Cobell Scholarship Fund for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. For questions concerning the Cobell Scholarship, and to apply for funding for Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017, please contact scholarships@cobellscholar.org for more information or visit their website at www.cobellscholar.org.

AIGC was honored to have administered the inaugural year of the Cobell Scholarship as it has provided additional exposure and funding opportunities to applicants and its stakeholders. AIGC will continue to be a leader and premier destination for financial and educational support for American Indian students, parents, tribal leaders and the general public. In addition, AIGC will be launching a new $3 Million scholarship from Wells Fargo intended to fund undergraduate students in any degree program and at any institution in the United States! Please visit www.aigcs.org for more information and additional eligibility criteria.


 

aigc_logo_transparent1BIE STEM Loan For Service
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Deadline: June 1, 2016

AIGC administers a Bureau of Indian Education contract to provide financial assistance in the form of loans to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking graduate and professional degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  The goal is to promote opportunity for careers with tribal governments, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Affairs—funded organizations on and off reservations.  Loans are paid back at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.

To be considered for the AIGC STEM Loan for Service, the applicant must:

  • Be an enrolled member of a US federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska native group, or possess 1/4 degree federally-recognized Indian blood to be verified only through submission of a TEC;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of a FNF;
  • Be (or will be) pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree as a full-time degree-seeking student at an accredited graduate school in the United States.  Exclusive consideration is paid to degree candidates in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields to be verified through the submission of current transcripts or proof of acceptance to an eligible program.

aigc_logo_transparent1AIGC Fellowship
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Deadline: June 1, 2016

The AIGC Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.  The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

aigc_logo_transparent1Loan For Service
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Deadline: June 1, 2016

AIGC administers a Bureau of Indian Education contract to provide financial assistance in the form of loans to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking graduate and professional degrees.  The goal is to promote opportunity for careers with tribal governments, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Affairs—funded organizations on and off reservations.  Loans are paid back at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.

To be considered for the AIGC Loan for Service, the applicant must:

  • Be pursuing a graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the United States;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of a FNF;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) verified through submission of a TEC, and;
  • Have a 3.0 GPA;

wells fargoWells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program
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Deadline: May 1, 2016

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered for the Wells Fargo scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be an enrolled member of a United States federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, verified through submission of a TEC;
  • 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;
  • Be a an incoming graduate or professional school student at a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time and degree-seeking student with an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and;
  • Demonstrate financial need through submission of an AIGC Financial Ned Form (FNF).

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REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting

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Deadline: May 1, 2016

This scholarship is funded by REDW, a national certified public accounting and business consulting firm that boasts many American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and enterprises among their clients.  REDW recognizes not only the need for scholarship support for Native people to enter the field of accounting but also the need for students to gain valuable experience and mentorship in the field.  REDW will support 2 students, studying Accounting, each year.

  • Must be an enrolled member of a United States federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, as verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC);
  • Must be pursuing a career and degree in the field of 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 demonstrate financial need.

Note: REDW will provide priority application status to scholarship recipients, for paid REDW internships, in either the Phoenix, AZ or Albuquerque, NM offices. Residency in either city is not required, however careful consideration will be given to those intern applicants who can obtain housing in either location.

Founded in 1953, REDW is one of the top five largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the southwestern United States, and the fourth fastest-growing firm nationally during 2013, according to Accounting Today. With headquarters in Albuquerque, NM and an office in Phoenix, AZ, REDW has more than 180 employees. Together the offices serve the tax, audit, accounting, business consulting and financial needs of a wide range of clients, including tribes and tribal enterprises, privately held businesses, local and state government agencies, healthcare facilities and financial institutions, nonprofit organizations and individuals both regionally and nationally. REDW is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For additional information, visit redw.com.


 Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

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Deadline: May 13, 2016

In memory of Jane Wilson Hooper and Col. Philip L. Hooper

The Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program provides scholarships to students pursuing veterinary medicine and veterinary technician degrees. If you love animals and possess the desire to pursue a degree at an accredited college or university, you may be qualified for funding from the Wilson-Hooper Vet Med Assistance Program.

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associates of Applied Science Degree)
  • Enrolled full-time in a nationally accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Enrolled or a descendant of a federally-recognized American Indian tribe.
  • Maintain a B average

Awards are merit based and there is opportunity for multi-year funding.


 

OTHER AIGC GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

AIGC manages a number of private funds and awards and provides these as supplemental scholarships ($500 – $5000 each) based on field of study and other criteria defined by the donor.  All successful applicants for the AIGC Fellowship (above) are considered for these fellowships and will be notified at the time that awards are announced.  There is no separate application process for these awards. These funds are known as:

  • Grace Wall Barreda Memorial Fellowship – Public Health and Environmental Studies
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson Fellowship – Primarily Nursing or Health related programs
  • Jeanette Elmer Fellowship – Library Science
  • Edna Furber Fellowship – Women studying Creative Fine Arts
  • Katrin Lamon Fellowship – Literature or Journalism
  • Gerald Peet Fellowship – Medicine
  • John Rainer Memorial Fellowship – Continuing AIGC Fellows in all degree areas
  • Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce Memorial Fellowship – Pueblo Citizens studying Medicine or Nursing (OB/GYN)
  • Dr. George Blue Spruce Fellowship – Dentistry