Undergraduate Students

Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

American Indian Graduate Center offers funding opportunities for undergraduate students including AS, BA and BS degrees in all majors, with special scholarships for STEM majors. High School Students and Graduate Students can find additional scholarship resources on our website.

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Accenture Native American Scholarship Fund 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The Accenture Native American Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native incoming college freshman and rising college sophomore students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. Applicants must be pursuing a degree and career in technology, computer science, engineering, sustainability, finance, marketing, or other business-related fields.

This scholarship award program will award up to six scholarships totaling $30,000; individual scholarship amounts will vary. This is a one-year scholarship and merit-based award. Objectives for the Scholarship program include the following:

Requirements:

  • Students must be an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. American Indian Graduate Center will secure documentation from the students/respective Tribes confirming this eligibility requirement. 
  • Student must be an incoming freshman or rising college sophomore for the Fall 2022 term. 
  • Applicants must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.25. 
  • American Indian Graduate Center requires all applicants to complete a F AFSA and provide documentation by submitting a FinancialNeeds form (FNF). 
  • Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree and career in technology, computer science, engineering, sustainability, finance, marketing, or other business-related fields. 
  • Application will require one academic reference and one community reference. 
  • Past scholarship recipients are not eligible.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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American Indian Graduate Center Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) Scholarship, in partnership with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited institution within Washington state’s public higher education systems. Applicants must have declared a major in engineering and other high-demand degrees that support professional and technical careers in the aerospace industry and be planning to enter a professional or technical career in the aerospace industry upon graduation.

The program will award two scholarships in the amount of $5,000 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award. Recipients with dependent children may be eligible for additional financial support of up to $5,000 to help cover childcare costs.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree within Washington state’s public higher education systems.
  • Have declared a major in engineering and other high-demand degrees that support professional and technical careers in the aerospace industry and be planning to enter a professional or technical career in the aerospace industry upon graduation.
  • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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American Indian Graduate Center Named Undergraduate Scholarships 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The American Indian Graduate Center Named Undergraduate Scholarships provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. Please base your personal statement on the field of study you will be pursuing. These opportunities are need-based awards.

  • Holly Scholarship – Students from the Southwest or from a reservation Tribe studying health science or education
  • Thirty7 Scholarship – Students pursuing a degree in education or a teaching certificate

Requirements:

  • 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 or Alaska Native group.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree.
  • Meet the specific eligibility requirements as outlined above for each opportunity.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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American Indian Graduate Center NextEra Energy Foundation (NEEF) Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the NextEra Energy Foundation (NEEF) scholarship, in partnership with NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc., is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited institution and pursuing degrees with a focus in environment, energy, cultural sustainability or a major in a STEM or STEM-related discipline. Native American students pursuing degrees that prepare them for the renewable energy workforce are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.

This program will award 15 scholarships in the amount of $5,000 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Be pursuing a degree with a focus in environment, energy, cultural sustainability or a major in a STEM or STEM-related discipline.
  • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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CNIGA Journalism Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the CNIGA Journalism Scholarship program, in partnership with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution majoring in journalism or communications.

The maximum amount of an award is $1,700 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in a California based tribe.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism or communications.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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CNIGA Seven Generations Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the CNIGA Seven Generations Scholarship program, in partnership with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution majoring in gaming, hospitality management, public policy/public administration, political science, law or Indigenous studies.

The maximum amount of an award is $1,700 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form. Preference is given to students who are enrolled in a California based tribe.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in gaming, hospitality management, public policy/public administration, political science, law or Indigenous studies. Preference is given to students majoring in gaming, hospitality management or public policy/public administration.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Golda Cook Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: May 1, 2022

The Golda Cook Scholarship was established in honor of the life of Golda Cook (1913–2005) and her on-going support of United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY). Golda’s friends, family and UNITY trustees made contributions to establish the Golda Cook Memorial Fund to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study.

This program awards two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for one male and one female recipient. This opportunity is a merit-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any field of study.
  • Be a current member of UNITY.
  • Be below the age of 24 before June 30th of the year applying.
  • Be in attendance at the National UNITY Conference for the year awarded.
    • Note: Travel expenses incurred by the recipient WILL NOT be covered by AIGC or UNITY.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Funding the Future of Finance in Indian Country/Johnson Scholarship Foundation 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the Funding the Future of Finance in Indian Country (FFFIC) Scholarship Program, in partnership with the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. This program is designed to impact the diversification of the fields of accounting and finance by supporting Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees in business, accounting or finance.

The maximum amount of an award is $10,000 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree in business, accounting or finance.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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J.R. Cook Memorial Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:

The J.R. Cook Memorial Scholarship has been established in honor of the life of J.R. Cook (1938–2022), the founder of United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY). J.R., who was an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, worked tirelessly for most of his adult life to help Native youth realize their fullest potential. He served as UNITY’s Executive Director for 35 years. The J.R. Cook Memorial Fund will provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study.

This program awards one scholarship in the amount of $1,500. This opportunity is a merit-based award.

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in any field of study.
  • Be a current member of UNITY.
  • Be below the age of 24 before June 30th of the year applying.
  • Be in attendance at the National UNITY Conference for the year awarded.
    • Note: Travel expenses incurred by the recipient WILL NOT be covered by AIGC or UNITY.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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PNM Pueblo Education Endowment Scholarship

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the PNM Pueblo Education Endowment Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students from one of the nineteen Pueblo Nations of New Mexico who are pursuing a certificate, vocational trade, or degree.

This program will award 15 scholarships per academic year. This opportunity is a merit-based award.

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:

  • Be an enrolled member or 1st/2nd generation descendant of one of the nineteen Pueblo Nations in New Mexico. Documentation is required via a copy of Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CIB), Tribal membership card, OR a letter of enrollment/descendancy from the Tribal enrollment office.
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time at an accredited college or university.
  • Be pursuing a certificate, vocational trade, undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) or graduate degree.
  • Be pursuing a Vocational Trade OR a degree with a focus in a STEM or STEM-related discipline, Public Policy, Business Administration, Communications/Journalism, or Education. Engineering and Electrical Engineering students are encouraged to apply.
  • Possess a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate).

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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REDW Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The REDW Scholarship provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Undergraduate applicants must be a full-time junior or senior who is pursuing a degree in accounting, finance or business-related field. Graduate applicants must be in a full-time master’s degree program pursing a master’s in business administration, taxation or accountancy.

The maximum amount of an academic year award is $2,500. This opportunity is a merit-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form. 
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be a full-time junior or senior who is pursuing a degree in accounting, finance or business-related field.
  • Graduate applicants must be in a full-time master’s degree program pursing a master’s in business administration, taxation or accountancy.
  • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (BIE-SPGSF) 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) Program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields (i.e., medical and life sciences; engineering; physical sciences; chemistry; natural resources/conservation; mathematics and computational sciences; earth, environmental, and agriculture/animal sciences; technology; computer sciences; architectural sciences; public Health; psychology; etc.).

The maximum amount of an undergraduate award is $20,000 and the maximum amount of a graduate award is $30,000 per year. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Requirements:

  • 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 or Alaska Native group.
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree.
  • Be pursuing a degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The purpose of the Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. Undergraduate (juniors and seniors) students must be pursuing a degree in the gaming, tourism, financial or hospitality industries. Graduate students must be pursuing a degree in business or a gaming/hospitality related field. This includes banking, resort management, gaming operations or management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources).

The maximum amount of an undergraduate award is $2,500 and the maximum amount of a graduate award is $5,000 per year. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form. 
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate degree.
  • Undergraduate (juniors and seniors) students must be pursuing a degree in the gaming, tourism, financial or hospitality industries.
  • Graduate students must be pursuing a degree in business or a gaming/hospitality related field. This includes banking, resort management, gaming operations, or management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources).

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher.

The maximum amount of an academic year award is $5,000. This opportunity is a need-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form. 
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study.
  • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program 2022-2023

Status: OPEN
Deadline: June 1, 2022

The Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program, created in the memory of Jane Wilson Hooper and Colonel Philip L. Hooper, provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine (DVM) or veterinary technology (Associate of Applied Science) full-time at an accredited institution. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The maximum amount of an academic year award is $5,000. This opportunity is a renewable, merit-based award.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or descendant of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group. Documentation from the Tribe is required through AIGC’s online Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC) form. 
  • Be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine (DVM) or veterinary technology (Associate of Applied Science).
  • Possess an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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American Indian Graduate Center Internship Funding for STEM Students

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

AIGC provides financial assistance to BIE scholarship recipients to participate in summer internships. This financial assistance is established to offset costs directly associated with participation in approved internships with the Department of Interior (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Trust Funds Administration, National Park Service, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, etc.) or other approved internships directly related to STEM. This award covers travel costs, including the cost to travel to accept the internship, eligible living expenses, and daily commuting costs to travel to and from the internship location. Roundtrip travel, housing, and commuting costs will be considered (documentation for itemized costs must be submitted). 

Students applying for the AIGC Internship Funding must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship: 

  • Applicants must be currently funded by: 
    • BIE Loan for Service (LFS) 
    • BIE Special Higher Education Program (SHEP) 
    • BIE Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) 
  • Exclusive consideration will be given to students participating in internship opportunities offered by Department of Interior (DOI) agencies 
    • STEM related internships with other organizations will also be considered 
  • Internships must be directly related to STEM 
  • Applicants must find their own internship or training position at an eligible DOI or STEM organization 
  • Submit a letter confirming acceptance from an internship site 
  • Submit receipts for expenses incurred 

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Empowering Scholars Initiative: American Indian Graduate Center Access Scholarship 2022

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

AIGC recognizes the limited access American Indian and Alaska Native students have regarding graduate entrance and professional examinations, as well as the cost of affording such exams and related preparatory expenses. AIGC offers the Student Access Scholarship to help cover the cost of a student’s graduate or professional examination as well as related preparatory expenses. Recipients are only eligible for one Student Access Scholarship award per calendar year. 

Students applying for the Student Access Scholarship must meet the following requirements to be considered for this scholarship:  

  • Complete and submit the application. 
  • Provide a copy of your most-recent, cumulative transcript. 
  • Be an enrolled member or a 1st/2nd generation descendant of a federally or state-recognized Tribe. 
  • Provide proof of Tribal enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office. 
  • Submit a receipt of payment and copy of test score to AIGC. If these verification documents are not received by AIGC, the applicant will be ineligible for future AIGC funding UNLESS the applicant returns the full amount of funds received back to AIGC.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Professional Development Funding for STEM Educators and Students 2021-2022

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) is administered by American Indian Graduate Center and funded by the Bureau of Indian Education to provide funding specifically for training opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Typical awards for professional development will be between $1,200 to $10,000. This is a great opportunity for TCU faculty, staff and students who are focused on STEM fields to take advantage of. Individuals who are seeking professional development such as continuing education, conferences, training and certifications can apply for funding to assist with registration, travel and other related costs. Educators (K-12) at a BIE funded school, a BIE controlled school, a school on a reservation or a school with a 20% or more Native American population are encouraged to apply. 

Requirements:

  • 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 (TEC).
  • Be employed at a Bureau funded school, a Bureau controlled school, a school on a reservation, a school with at least 20% Native population or attending a TCU or accredited-post secondary institution.
  • Exclusive consideration will be given to applicants using training in STEM in an education field.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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American Indian Graduate Center Professional Examination Funding

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

American Indian Graduate Center provides financial assistance to Fellows to cover the cost of professional examinations, including Bar Examination funding. Exam assistance is limited to a single examination, which must be taken within one calendar year after graduation date. This award covers fees incurred to register for the exam, costs of preparatory courses and other exam-related expenses.

Requirements:

  • Be currently funded by:
    • BIE Loan for Service (LFS)
    • BIE Special Higher Education Program (SHEP)
    • BIE Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF)
  • Have graduated within one year of applying for exam funding assistance.
  • Submit test results to American Indian Graduate Center as soon as the results are received.
  • Exam assistance is limited to one professional examination.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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American Indian Graduate Center Johnson Scholarship Foundation CPA Examination Funding

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

American Indian Graduate Center, in partnership with the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, provides financial assistance to American Indians and Alaska Natives to assist with the costs associated with taking the CPA examination sections. Students and professionals seeking CPA licensure are encouraged to apply.

Eligible applicants may receive assistance no more than one time for each section of the CPA examination, and recipients will only be awarded for one section of the exam at a time. American Indian Graduate Center will provide assistance for application fees, registration fees and exam fees. This award covers fees incurred to register for the exam and other exam-related expenses. Costs of preparatory courses may be considered depending on funding availability.

Requirements:

  • Be a member of a federally recognized Tribe.
  • Meet all CPA examination requirements.
  • Submit test results for each section to American Indian Graduate Center as soon as the results are received.
  • Exam assistance is limited to no more than one time for each section.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

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Empowering Scholars Initiative: Student Relief Scholarships

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: CLOSED

The Student Relief Scholarship is designed to assist Native students who are facing financial hardships and challenges by providing them with a one-time relief scholarship. The fund will be utilized to help support students in emergency situations that includes, but is not limited to, food insecurity, emergency travel costs, emergency housing costs, educational technology or technology-related resources or other educational expenses. This scholarship is open for Native students who meet the requirements listed below.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or first or second-generation descendant of a federally or state recognized Tribe.
  • Provide proof of enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a U.S. accredited non-profit institution and provide proof of full-time enrollment.
  • Be pursuing either an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree in any field of study.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

Empowering Scholars Initiative: Community Impact Research Scholarships

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: CLOSED

Recognizing the current social climate regarding equity, diversity, and civil unrest, American Indian Graduate Center established the Community Impact Research Scholarship. This one-time research scholarship will be awarded to doctoral candidates that are in their current data collection or analysis phase whose work centers on issues of social and racial diversity and equity in Indian Country. These funds will support candidates in need of assistance with costs related to their data collection and data analysis processes. This can include:

  • Research travel
  • Research supplies
  • Data analysis tools or subscription
  • Transcriptions services
  • Analysis services
  • Analysis review or edit fees

Requirements:

  • Be a federally or state recognized enrolled tribal member or first or second-generation descendant.
  • Provide proof of enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office. Faxed and emailed documents will no longer be accepted.
  • Be enrolled in a U.S. accredited non-profit institution.
  • Be a current doctoral candidate and provide a letter of candidacy or proof of candidacy from your committee chair or program.
  • Provide a budget detailing the proposed use of the funds.
  • Provide a narrative describing the following (750-words maximum):
    • Purpose and significance of their study
    • Brief descriptions of the methodology, data collection, and data analysis methods
    • How their research will impact Indian country regarding social and racial diversity and equity
  • Provide details on any other funding sources they have received or applied for.
  • Provide information for one academic reference that can speak to your work as a doctoral candidate.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

American Indian Graduate Center NextEra Energy Foundation (NEEF) Scholarship 2021-2022

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: CLOSED

American Indian Graduate Center is pleased to offer this scholarship in partnership with NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc. (NEEF) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Native American students pursuing degrees that prepare them for the renewable energy workforce are eligible to apply. The purpose and goal of this program is to invest in higher education for Native American students in the fields of energy, environment and cultural sustainability/preservation.

This opportunity is need-based and does require a student to show an unmet financial need. Applicants must have a 3.0 (unweighted) or higher cumulative GPA. This program will award scholarships in the amount of $5,000 for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at full-time status.

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in or a descendant from a state or federally recognized Native American Tribe. Documentation of Tribal eligibility (TEC Form) is required.
  • Be enrolled full-time in regionally or nationally accredited educational institutions within the U.S.
  • Be pursuing a field of study with a focus in environment, energy or cultural sustainability and/or a major in a STEM or STEM-related discipline.
  • Complete FAFSA and provide documentation by submitting a Financial Needs Form (FNF) and have an unmet financial need.
  • Provide one academic reference and one community reference.
  • Have a 3.0 (unweighted) or higher cumulative GPA.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

Empowering Scholars Initiative: Direct Scholarships

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: CLOSED

Recognizing and refusing to allow students to choose between education and basic needs, American Indian Graduate Center continues to provide educational support to American Indian and Alaska Native students. This need-based scholarship serves to allow students an opportunity to apply for mid-year funding to help alleviate educational costs to continue with their pursuit of higher education.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member or a first or second-generation descendant of a federally or state recognized Tribe.
  • Provide proof of Tribal enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office.
  • Be enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. accredited non-profit institution.
  • Be pursuing either an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree in any field of study.
  • Demonstrate an unmet need through the completion of a Financial Needs Form (FNF).
  • Have not been previously awarded an American Indian Graduate Center scholarship for 2021-2022.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

SPEEA Aerospace Career Enhancement Scholarship

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: CLOSED

Native American students attending public institutions in Washington state and pursuing degrees in engineering and high-demand degrees that support the aerospace industry are eligible to apply for the SPEEA Aerospace Career Enhancement Scholarship.

This opportunity is need-based and does require a student to show an unmet financial need. Applicants must have a 3.0 (unweighted) or higher cumulative GPA. This program will award scholarships in the amount of $5,000 for students pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or graduate degree at full-time status. Applicants with dependent children may be eligible for additional financial support of up to $5,000 administered through the SPEEA-ACE program to help cover the cost of childcare.

Requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally or state recognized Tribe or Alaska Native group.
  • Provide completed financial needs analysis using the Financial Needs Form (FNF) in your online application.
  • Be enrolled full-time in educational institutions within Washington state’s public higher education systems at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree level.
  • Be planning to enter a professional or technical career in the aerospace industry upon graduation.
  • Have declared a major in engineering and other high-demand degrees that support professional and technical careers in the aerospace industry.

For any further questions, please feel free to reach out to our Scholarship Operations Team at fellowships@aigcs.org.

To learn more about Undergraduate Student Scholarships, contact American Indian Graduate Center!