Graduate Fellowships

aigc_logo_transparent1BIE STEM LOAN FOR SERVICE
Applications Accepted: July 1 -31, 2014 midnight CDT

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 Cobell Graduate Scholarship
Deadline: Closed for the Academic Year 2014-15.

The AIGC Cobell Graduate Scholarships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.  The scholarship amount is not determined at this time and may vary from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

In the inaugural year (2014-2015) potential awards may be based on existing AIGC criteria; however, the Cobell Board of Trustees may develop additional or different criteria in subsequent years.

To be considered, applicants must :

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree-seeking and 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_transparent1AIGC Fellowship
Deadline: Closed for the Academic Year 2014-15.

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
Deadline: Closed for the Academic Year 2014-15.

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
Deadline: Closed for the Academic Year 2014-15.

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).

This opportunity will close on April 25, 2014 to allow time for scholar selection.


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