March 2013

The 2013-2014 American Indian Graduate Center online scholarship application is now available. Click here to find out more and apply! For questions, email

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) will be in Santa Fe, NM from April 25-28, 2013 to “conduct a workshop focused on Cross Cultural Medicine designed to provide physicians, medical students, faculty, minority program staff, counselors and other health care professionals with a greater understanding of Western and Traditional Medicine.”

Participants will identify strategies to improve communication between AI/AN patients and health professionals; describe current health issues impacting tribal and urban Indian settings; and improve their understanding of the role of traditional healers.

AAIP has a limited number of student scholarships to cover travel, hotel and the registration fee. Visit AAIP’s website to learn more about the workshop and the student scholarships.

Application Link:

Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2013

Applications should be submitted to the address below:
Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Phone: (405) 946-7072

Below are two educational opportunities through the Interior – Aleutians Campus.

RC5 Insitute Flyer_March2013.pdf

The 2013 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program application cycle is now open! The application cycle will remain open through May 14, 2013. The Application and Program Guidance can be found on the NHSC Website and contains all of the program requirements and details.

Highlights of 2013 NHSC Scholarship Program:

  • The NHSC Scholarship Program removes the burden of overwhelming educational debt, allowing health professions students to pursue their passion for primary care and serving the underserved.
  • For each year of financial support (up to four years) a Scholarship recipient serves one year (minimum two years) in an NHSC-approved site in high-need urban, rural, and frontier communities across the nation.
  • Scholarship support includes tax-free payment of tuition, required fees, other reasonable educational costs, and a monthly living stipend (taxable).
  • All students applying to the program must be a U.S. citizen or national and enrolled or accepted in an eligible degree program at a U.S. accredited school in Medicine: MD or DO; Dentistry: DMD or DDS; Nurse Practitioner (Adult, Family, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatric, or Women’s health); Certified Nurse-Midwife; and Physician Assistant.

As in previous years, the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program will be competitive. If there are more qualified applicants than available funding, the NHSC will continue to prioritize applicants who are from a disadvantaged background and applicants who demonstrate a commitment to continuing to serve communities of need after their service to the NHSC is complete.

The Holland & Knight Foundation recently announced the launch of their 2013 Young Native Writers Essay Contest. This is a writing contest for Native high school students (grades 9-12) and is designed to encourage young Natives to write about the progress of their tribal communities and how their communities can keep moving forward. Five first-place winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC (July 15-19, 2013) and receive a $2,500 scholarship to be paid directly to the college or university of his or her choice.


Monday, April 1, 2013

More Information

Click here for more information on this year’s essay prompt, contest rules, and prizes.


The Winter Bear Project is seeking actors for upcoming statewide tours of the play The Winter Bear, by Anne Hanley. Acting experience is a plus, but not necessary. There is pay. The Winter Bear tells the story of an Alaska Native teenager who rises above trauma in his past to become a leader with the help of mentor Sidney Huntington and a Winter Bear.


Alaska Native male, over 30 to play an elder

Alaska Native female, 20s -40s

Alaska Native male, 18

Alaska Native male, 20s – 40s

Two Alaska Native or non-Native males, any age

Two Alaska Native or non-Native females, any age

Interested performers should submit contact info, a resume, picture (if available) and their availability to winterbearproduction. (Even if you don’t have an acting resume, please still contact us if interested.)

Facebook: “The Winter Bear Project”

Would you like to be featured in a Doyon Foundation student or alumnus profile? If so, take a few minutes to complete our short questionnaire! Find the student profile questionnaire at and visit for the alumnus questionnaire. You can view our past profiles at

A total of 59 donors have made $5,200 in Pick. Click. Give. contributions to Doyon Foundation so far – and we still have one week to go! Remember, the deadline to apply for your 2013 PFD is this Sunday, March 31.Image

Did you know that by donating a portion of your PFD through Pick. Click. Give., you can help the Foundation win an additional $5,000? If the Foundation receives the highest percentage of growth in dollars pledged over our 2012 amount, we will receive $5,000! Last year, 78 Alaskans donated $5,503, so we have a way to go to reach our goal, so please consider pick, click, giving today!

Already applied for your PFD? Not a problem. It is easy to add or change a Pick. Click. Give. donation. Just log back into the PFD website at

Thank you to all of our Pick. Click. Give. donors, including our 2012 donors who are listed at

For more information on Pick. Click. Give., visit For more information on Doyon Foundation, visit or contact us at 907-459-2048 or

Invitation to Rural Providers’ Conference

On behalf of the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) and the Tanana Chiefs Conference we are extending an invitation for workshop proposals for the 30th Annual Rural Providers’ Conference (RPC).

Conference Theme:  “Our Hearts – Together.”

  • Dates: June 10 – 14, 2013  
  • Location: Fairbanks, Alaska – at the Tanana Chiefs Conference Campus (CPJTB, MTCVC, DSTH)

The conference is an annual gathering, designed by rural Alaskans to share information, gain skills and participate in training to address substance abuse in a variety of culturally significant ways.  The RPC is conducted in a style compatible with Alaska Native lifestyles and ways of communicating including ceremonies, circle talks, and cultural events.  Participants include substance abuse service providers, professionals seeking to earn continuing education and college credit, youth, elders, and family members interested in gaining new energy and celebrating their own sobriety.

Please consider this year’s theme as you develop your presentation ideas along with the Tanana Chiefs Conference Health Services Mission Statement:  “Healthy People Across Generations” TCC Heath Services, In Partnership with Those We Serve, Promotes and Enhances Spiritual, Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellness, Through Education, Prevention and the Delivery of Quality Services.  Examples of presentation topics to address could be suicide, sexual abuse, felon re-entry, trauma, as well as youth specific and/or gender specific.

With this application we are encouraging all presenters to be available for networking as much as possible during the four days of the conference.  It is important to the local organizers that our conference participants to be able to communicate with presenters throughout this event.

To submit a proposal, please fill out the attached “Application to Present” and forward it to Bridget McCleskey at  Be sure to let me (Bridget) know of any questions you may have. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 29, 2013. Unfortunately funding is not provided for presenter’s travel and lodging.  Applicants will be notified following the review process.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this very exciting event!


Bridget McCleskey

Conference Coordinator


RPC 2013 – Save the Date.pdf
Application to Present 2013 v 2.docx

Application Deadline: April 15, 2013

The National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Medical Association (NMA) are pleased to announce the 2013 NIH-NMA Travel Awards Program. The program provides an opportunity for selected residents and fellows, who are interested in careers in academic medicine, to attend the NMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly. This year’s Convention will take place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 27 to July 31, 2013.


  • Complimentary conference registration
  • Round trip airfare (economy)
  • Up to 5 days/ 4 nights of hotel accommodations
  • Per diem for ground transportation and meals
  • Attendance at a special one and half day NIH Workshop on Career Development in Academic Medicine


  • Individuals interested in membership in the National Medical Association
  • Members of nationally underrepresented groups in biomedical or behavioral research science
  • Residents, fellows, post-doctoral scientists, or early stage investigators
  • U.S. citizens, non-citizen national, or legal permanent resident
  • May not have received travel support under this announcement in previous years

How to Apply:

  • Submit a completed application
  • Provide a personal statement describing the candidate’s research interests career ambitions, and how attending the program will influence the candidate’s training and development
  • Provide a Curriculum Vita
  • Provide a letter of support from the Chairperson or Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program indicating how the applicant will continue to be supported in their pursuit of a career in academic medicine

For additional information click on the following link or contact:

Delia L. Houseal, M.P.H.

Scientific Program Specialist

Office of Minority Health Coordination

II Democracy Plaza

6707 Democracy Blvd, Room 904

Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Phone: 301-443-8415

Fax: 301-594-9358

Email: nihnmafellows

The Indian Health Service Scholarship Program is accepting new and continuation applications for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Visit their website at for more information on how to apply!

The 2013 Acceleration Academy will be held from May 18 – June 24.  The academy’s goal is for each Acceleration Academy student to:

· Earn $2,000 in scholarship support good at UAA, UAF, or UAS

· Complete two of the following classes: biology, chemistry, physics or trigonometry

· Or complete 2 of the following classes: Calculus 1, Introduction to Engineering, or Introduction to Biology

· Develop a peer group

· Get to know University faculty and staff

· Take classes not otherwise available

· Understand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) career opportunities

· Understand the importance of a supportive community/study group

· Learn to navigate at the University

· Become college ready

· Learn to become independent by managing time and resources

· Earn college credits

· Graduate with a B.S. in a STEM discipline

The concept behind the Acceleration Academy developed as a direct result of our Pre-College component. ANSEP places high expectations on our students and we provide them every opportunity to succeed. Students are expected to complete biology, trigonometry, chemistry, and physics before graduating from high school.

Many schools across Alaska do not offer these courses on location, which requires students to take them through a web-based program. ANSEP believes these students should have the opportunity to take these classes and be taught directly by a teacher. The ANSEP Acceleration Academy will provide this missing link.

Eligible students who have completed one or more of the courses offered during Acceleration Academy may select from the Introduction to Engineering or Introduction to Biological Sciences class instead. Students who are ready with their math can take Calculus 1. This means you will be even further ahead when you arrive as a college student! For more information go to

OPPORTUNITIES is compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and includes internship, scholarship, fellowship, grant, and career opportunities as well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.

This is the March 18, 2013 Opportunities Newsletter compiled by the Harvard University Native American Program.

Opportunities Table of Contents (Click to go directly to one section)

I. Follow HUNAP on Facebook and Twitter!

II. Employment Opportunities

III. Research

IV. Call for Papers

V. Conferences

VI. Powwows

VII. Internship/Fellowship

VIII. Scholarships/Grants

IX. Miscellaneous

The Alaska Native Epidemiology Center will once again offer competitive scholarships for interested and qualified AI/AN persons to take a UAA MPH course in Summer 2013. Applications are due April 15th, 2013.

For more information on the MPH program please follow the link here:


Apply now! Student Fall 2013 Project Award Opportunity

UAF undergraduate students are invited to apply for one of ten URSA awards of up to $2500 for research or creative scholarship projects conducted during fall 2013 semester. Funds may be used for salary, stipend, travel, materials, tuition and fees (for research courses), and services. Any undergraduate student with good academic standing and a commitment from a faculty mentor is eligible to apply for funding. Deadline for applications is June 28, 2013.

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