August 2014

Below are flyers containing information on language classes offered by UAF this semester. Sign up now!

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The 2015 GMS Online Application is open until the Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59 pm EST deadline. For the complete list of eligibility criteria, click here.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

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College Horizons, a non-profit that provides college and graduate admissions workshops for Native students, is offering a free webinar to help high school students understand the basics of SAT/ACT test preparation. Jay Rosner, a test prep expert and CEO of the Princeton Review Foundation, will lead the webinar. This 30 minute presentation will provide the basics of these standardized tests and help youth for their own preparation process. Webinar and registration details are listed below:

Webinar title: Unmasking the SAT/ACT
Date: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM MDT
Registration link: 

Click below to view the August 2014 AVTEC e-newsletter:

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Sunday, August 31 is the end of this year’s Pick. Click. Give. cycle, which means there is still time to dedicate a portion of your PFD to support Doyon Foundation scholarships and help hard-working students achieve their goals. It’s easy to add or change a Pick. Click. Give. contribution – just visit the PFD website. PCG Donors

A big thank you to the 92 Alaskans who already supported the Foundation, giving a total of $5,600 in Pick. Click. Give. contributions this year. Last year, we raised $5,900 through Pick. Click. Give. Please consider donating this year, and help us set a new Pick. Click. Give. Foundation record!

Read more about the Foundation and Pick. Click. Give. on our website.

See the below link to a flyer containing details on Charter College’s Open House scheduled Monday, August 18th at 3pm.


The Southwest Tribal Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Program is administered by the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board and is part of a national initiative established in partnership with the Indian Health Service and the National Institutes of Health. A major goal of the NARCH initiative is to increase the number and capacity of AI/AN professionals in the health field.

The Southwest Tribal Native American Research Center for Health (NARCH) will award scholarships for Fall 2014.


  • Applicant must be an enrolled member in a federally recognized tribe.
  • Applicant should be accepted in a health-related graduate degree program.
  • Preference will be given to members of tribes in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado.

The deadline to apply is August 22, 2014.  For more information, please click here

The Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) offers students of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH) nations the opportunity to build leadership and advocacy skills while living, studying and interning in Washington, DC. Developed in response to the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, this enriching program offers qualified students full scholarships funded by American University and sponsoring organizations.

WINS students intern with Native advocacy and government agencies across Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, Economic, Social Service, Law and Public Policy disciplines. WINS’s experiential curriculum develops student’s professional skills of self-determined community development and public advocacy.

The application deadline for Spring 2015 is October 1, 2014 for priority and November 1, 2014 for final. For more information, please click here.

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) is proud to provide scholarship programs to eligible students seeking higher education.


  • Must be majoring in a business related field
  • Must be a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • If selected, candidate must be able to attend the NCAIED Scholarship Awards Luncheon (Expenses including lodging, ground transportation and airfare within the US will be provided by NCAIED)

Deadline is September 05, 2014.  For more information, please click here.

The 2015 GMS Online Application is Open! 

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Gates Millennium Scholars are provided with personal and professional development through leadership programs, along with academic support throughout their college career.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

The American Indian Graduate Center Scholars (AIGCS) is the American Indian/Alaska Native partner for the GMS scholarship.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2015 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student. First-time college enrollees can also be GED recipients.
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms: the student’s application (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student’s academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student’s community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.

The deadline is Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59 pm EST.

For more information, and to complete an on-line application, click here


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The 40 Under 40 is a prestigious award recognizing 40 emerging American Indians, from across Indian Country, who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, dedication and made significant contributions in business and/or in their community.

Is there someone you know personally or professionally, between the ages of 18 and 39, whose leadership, initiative and dedication in Indian Country deserves recognition? Nominate him or her for The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s Native American 40 Under 40!

The deadline is August 22, 2014.  Please click here for more information.

The Institute of Current World Affairs (ICWA) fosters understanding of the world, by immersing promising individuals in the study of a country, regional, or globally important issue and by sharing the benefits of their knowledge with society.

The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting a Fellow, who carries out a program of self-designed, independent study abroad, for a minimum of two years.

Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to propose fellowships in areas that interest them. They must present a strong rationale for the topic of their proposed fellowship.

The deadline to apply is September 1, 2014. Please click here for more information.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites students, who have been accepted for enrollment, and currently enrolled students to apply for the USDA Internship Program.

Student Trainees will gain valuable professional development experiences by taking advantage of career training, an individual mentor, shadowing experiences, professional webinars and much more. Student Trainees work with esteemed scientists and senior professionals and receive on-the-job training that will create a career pathway for success.

The USDA Internship Program consists of paid internship opportunities and may lead to conversion to a career-conditional appointment, after graduation and completion of program requirements. The USDA Internship Program will expose students to Federal work experience and agricultural careers.

Please click here for more information.

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