Graduate Students

Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

American Indian Graduate Center offers a variety of funding opportunities for graduate students including MA, MS, PhD, STEM, Medical, Law, MBA, and other professional degrees. High School Students and Undergraduate Students can find additional scholarship resources on our website. 

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REDW Scholarship

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: June 1, 2019

The REDW Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate student who are enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or a state-recognized tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized tribe in Arizona or New Mexico. REDW encourages Native Americans to pursue a career in accounting and finance, increase the pool of top talent from which to recruit for the Firm’s Nation Tribal Services team and identify Native American students interested in participating in the Firm’s Internship Program.

REDW encourages scholarship recipients to apply 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 applications who can obtain housing in either location.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • A completed financial needs analysis, Financial Needs Form;
  • Must be in a full-time master’s degree program pursuing a master’s in business administration, master’s of taxation or master’s of accountancy

The REDW Scholarship is a merit-based and a multi-year award.

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Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF)

Status: CLOSED
Deadline Date: June 1, 2019

AIGC administers a Bureau of Indian Education contract to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The maximum amount of an undergraduate award is up to $20,000 and the maximum amount of a graduate award is up to $30,000 in an academic year.  Actual award amounts and the number of awards will be determined based on the number of funded students at each academic level (associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, professional and doctoral). This opportunity is a merit-based award.

To be considered for the Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund the applicant must:

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • A completed financial needs analysis, Financial Needs Form
  • Must be (or will be) pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, 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 (may include:  Medical and Life Sciences; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Mathematics and Computational Sciences, Earth, Environmental and Agriculture Sciences; and Technology) to be verified through the submission of current transcripts or proof of acceptance to an eligible program

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Special Higher Education Program

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: June 1, 2019

The Special Higher Education 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 American Indian Graduate Center
  • Financial Needs Form and;
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate

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Loan For Service

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: June 1, 2019

American Indian Graduate Center 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 American Indian Graduate Center 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 Financial Needs Form
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • Have a 3.0 GPA

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Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: May 1, 2019

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:

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • 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 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 American Indian Graduate Center Financial Need Form

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Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: May 1, 2019

Created in memory of Jane Wilson Hooper (Choctaw-Chickasaw) and Colonel Philip L. Hooper, the goal of the Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Assistance Program is to identify and assist young qualified people who love animals and who posses the desire and ability to pursue learning how to care for those animals in the best way possible.

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associate of Applied Science Degree)
  • Enrolled full-time in a nationally accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe.
  • Maintain a B average

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

Note: All applicants are required to submit a Tribal Eligibility Certificate and Financial Needs Form which can be downloaded from the American Indian Graduate Center website. The complete online application instructions should be reviewed throughout the application process.

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American Indian Graduate Center Named Graduate Scholarships

Status: CLOSED

American Indian Graduate Center 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 American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship 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
  • Elizabeth 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. George Blue Spruce Fellowship – Dentistry

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