This scholarship was established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation. The Cobell Scholars Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education, including graduate and professional schools.
ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships in various amounts are awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are vocational certificate-seeking or associate, bachelor, graduate and professional degree-seeking students in full-time, accredited, non-profit institutions in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial need through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
A complete application will consist of:
- A completed General Application (deadline June 1); and,
- Completion of Cobell Scholars opportunity-specific questions (deadline June 1); and,
- Tribal Eligibility Certificate (due July 15) which is also available at aigcs.org in the Scholarships section titled Online Application Instructions; and,
- Financial Needs Form(due July 15) which is also available at aigcs.org in the Scholarships section titled Online Application Instructions.
WELLS FARGO AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP
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, as verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (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 college junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university as full time and degree seeking student maintaining an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application;
- Demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF).
ACCENTURE AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP
The Accenture American Indian Scholarship program was established in 2005 to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in the American Indian communities and possibly with Accenture. At that time, the scholarship sought the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students; however, recently, Accenture LLP is limiting the funds to the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native incoming freshman and undergraduate students. The Accenture scholarship program is sponsored and funded by Accenture LLP and administered by the American Indian Graduate Center.
Each academic year, Accenture selects students who demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. Eligibility requirements include the following:
- Be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) form;
- Be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including: various engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields;
- Be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking college undergraduate freshmen. High School transcript must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester.
- Demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed.
Visit our Other Scholarships and Fellowships Opportunities page for additional funding opportunities that may be of interest to you.
AIGC does not currently administer other forms of UNDERGRADUATE scholarships through regular processes.
AIGC Scholars is the American Indian administrator for the Gates Millennium Scholars program. Please visit the Gates Millennium Scholarship page for more information on the GMS program.