Online Application Instructions

AIGC Online Application Instructions

To Create a User Account: Sign Up or Sign On: To Sign Up, please provide a current and actively used email address; this is also your Sign-In ID.  A verification email will immediately be sent to this address.  Check your email for this link. Should you not receive the email, please contact AIGC for assistance.  The password must be 8 characters long and contain at least 1 digit (number), 1 upper case letter and 1 lower case letter.  It is encouraged to write down the password; however, it can be retrieved via the trouble signing in link on the sign up or sign in page.

Applicants and all References will need to create a Sign-In ID using these same instructions.

To Begin: You will land on the AIGC OAS landing page.  Click first on the link, “General Application” to begin the application process.

General Application
: The AIGC OAS will direct you through several questions on the General Application.  It is important to note that the General Application is not an application to any AIGC opportunity; rather, it is a demographic collection tool used to qualify you for Opportunities.  This is also the page where you will update all personal information for the duration of your AIGC funding.

Opportunities: Once you complete the general application, you will be guided toward all opportunities for which you are eligible to apply. Each opportunity requires additional information that can be provided or uploaded directly to the AIGC Online Application system. Below are the additional criteria for each of the opportunities.

References: Each Opportunity requiring references has its own set of questions.  References must Sign-Up for an OAS account.  AIGC does not accept letters of recommendation – all recommendations must be submitted online.  Please notify your recommenders that they will receive an email from fellowships@aigcs.org and to check junk mail or spam accounts for this email.  It can be resent via your account if needed.

StatusApplicants can view the status of an application for any opportunity at any time by revisiting the OAS and logging in with the sign-in information provided during the initial application process.  There are several statuses with directions posted.  It is important to visit the AIGC OAS prior to contacting AIGC for information.

CRITERIA FOR ALL AIGC OPPORTUNITIES You must meet all 3 of the following criteria
1.    Demonstration of one of the following:

  • Pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited graduate school in the United States (Cobell, Fellowship, Loan for Service, Wells Fargo), or
  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree as a full-time student at an accredited undergraduate school in the United States (Wells Fargo and Accenture), or
  • A high school senior planning to attend an accredited undergraduate school in the United States (All Native American High School Academic Team), and

2.    All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need through submission of a Financial Needs Form (FNF) (due July 15 each year) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and

3.    All applicants must be able to demonstrate personal enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one fourth (1/4) degree verifiable federally recognized American Indian blood through the submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) (due July 15 each year).

Opportunity Specific Requirements: The AIGC Online Application system will direct you through several questions on the General Application.  It is important to note that the General Application is not an application to any AIGC opportunity; rather, it is a demographic collection tool used to qualify you for Opportunities.

General Application: This information is required of all AIGC applicants; however, further information is needed for each opportunity
* Please scroll over the circled to read additional instruction for each of items in the AIGC OAS

  • Enter your Social Security Number – will be encrypted and is required
  • Enter your given name as it appears on your college and university paperwork as well as your tribal documentation
  • The Date of Birth must match the date of birth on your Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • The mailing address will be the primary address to which AIGC will mail non-email correspondence – may be updated at any time
  • The email address will be the primary source of correspondence between AIGC and applicants/recipients – may be updated at any time
  • Please enter the name of your most recent university as it appears on your transcripts
  • Enter the classification only if you are a degree seeking student.  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for AIGC funds
  • AIGC only funds full-time students.  This is verified with the submission of Verification of Enrollment from your institution. AIGC does not accept National Clearinghouse data.  Your institution should provide you verification.
  • AIGC will update the Anticipated University Classification, Major Fields of Study and University Degrees on a regular basis.  Select the one that best fits your situation
  • AIGC applicants are required to apply for institutional aid and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • AIGC receives regular requests for photographs from donors.  Please upload a picture of you, alone, suitable for publication
  • Read the notes about deadlines, authorization and signature before signing the document

IMPORTANT: AT THIS POINT, YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED AN APPLICATION FOR ANY AIGC OPPORTUNITIES

Go on to OPPORTUNITIES via the OPPORTUNITIES tab or select the link below the large green circle with the checkmark that reads, “recommended opportunities”

All AIGC Opportunitiesadditional questions for each opportunity are listed under the corresponding Opportunity’s tab.

* Please note that each opportunity has a series of additional questions to complete the application.

* Each opportunity has its own deadline; without exception, AIGC will not extend deadlines

AIGC Cobell Graduate Scholarship *the 2014-15 awards will be based on current AIGC criteria; however, the Cobell Board of Trustees may establish additional or different criteria in subsequent years.

  • The Mission of AIGC is to “build, promote and honor self-sustaining American Indian and Alaska Native communities through education and leadership.” Please write a 500-word (or less) statement that best describes how receiving a Cobell scholarship will help you to continue this mission in your community upon completion of your degree program. This statement may be utilized to match you with additional funding resources (based on availability of funds).
  • All supporting documents will be requested at various points throughout the verification process.  These requests will be made via the email address you used to create your AIGC OAS account.

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AIGC Fellowship

  • The Mission of AIGC is to “build, promote and honor self-sustaining American Indian and Alaska Native communities through education and leadership.” Please write a 500-word (or less) statement that best describes how receiving an AIGC Fellowship will help you to continue this mission in your community upon completion of your degree program. This statement may be utilized to match you with additional funding resources (based on availability of funds).
  • All supporting documents will be requested at various points throughout the verification process.  These requests will be made via the email address you used to create your AIGC OAS account.

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Loan for Service

  • Read the disclosure carefully as it contains critical legal information for recipients of the Loan for Service
  • In 500 words or less, please describe how your selected major will apply to the intent of the Loan for Service program (see previous question) as it applies to your personal commitment to serve the American Indian and Alaska Native community.
  • Respond to your 4 most recent paid and unpaid positions, community engagement opportunities and leadership roles – be prepared to describe each in detail.
  • All supporting documents will be requested at various points throughout the verification process.  These requests will be made via the email address you used to create your AIGC OAS account.
  • Enter your most recent cumulative GPA as found on your most recent transcript
  • Enter contact information for 2 references

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Accenture American Indian Scholarship

  • Enter your graduation date
  • Enter your high school cumulative GPA as found on your student record.  Ask a counselor for assistance if your GPA is weighted
  • Upload an unofficial transcript indicated your unweighted GPA at the time of application
  • Respond to the honors and awards, leadership and paid and unpaid volunteer work questions
  • Please submit the name of a newspaper in which you would like AIGC to post notice of an award if you were to receive one
  • Respond to the 4 essay questions within the OAS system:
    • How do you believe you can contribute to the Accenture’s “High performance. Delivered.” motto, in your community?
    • How can the Accenture American Indian Scholarship help to advance high performance for your Academic Career?
    • How can the Accenture American Indian Scholarship help you to deliver high performance to your community during and after your college experience?
    • Is there anything more you’d like to tell the selection committee about your personal commitment to “High performance. Delivered.”?
    • The university admission letter may be entered at any time; however, the letter is required before award money can be disbursed
    • The proof of institutional enrollment may be entered at any time; however, proof of full-time enrollment is required before award money can be disbursed
    • Enter contact information for 1 academic reference and 1 community reference

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Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship (Undergraduate) (Graduate)

  • Respond to the personal statement request within the OAS system
  • Please submit the name of a newspaper in which you would like AIGC to post notice of an award if you were to receive one
  • Respond to your 4 most recent paid and unpaid employment positions, leadership roles and community engagement opportunities
  • All supporting documents will be requested at various points throughout the verification process.  These requests will be made via the email address you used to create your AIGC OAS account.
  • Enter contact information for 1 academic reference and 1 community reference

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All Native American High School Academic Team

  • Enter all requested high school information
  • List up to 4 unpaid volunteer work or community service activities
  • Respond to the personal statement request within the OAS system
  • Please submit the name of a newspaper in which you would like AIGC to post notice of an award if you were to receive one
  • All supporting documents will be requested at various points throughout the verification process.  These requests will be made via the email address you used to create your AIGC OAS account.
  • Enter contact information for 1 academic reference and 1 community reference

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References: Please notify your references that they will receive an email from fellowships@aigcs.org requesting them to Sign Up (see above) and complete a reference for you.

  • Use the Manage References tab to verify the status of a reference
  • Use the Manage References tab to Resend an invitation to submit a reference
  • A status of Requested indicates that the recommendation has not been submitted
  • A status of Submitted indicates that the recommendation has been submitted
  • Applicants cannot see a reference at any time
  • Each opportunity has a different set of questions; thus, one reference provider may need to submit multiple references
  • There is no option to upload a letter of reference for applicants

Back to topContact AIGC:         fellowships@aigcs.org           1-800-628-1920 or 505-881-4584