One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing $3.9 million in funding for fellowships and grants to 250 outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2018–19 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide. AAUW seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019, 5:00 p.m. PST. See flyer here for more information.

See more Natural Resources scholarship opportunities here.

Scholarship Opportunity for Native Graduate Students in the Northwest

Education Northwest is dedicated to expanding opportunities for Native scholars to become education leaders.

They are now accepting applications for the Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship, which serves Native graduate students in the Northwest who are pursuing degrees related to education policy, leadership, technical assistance, or research.

Deadline is March 31, 2019. 

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for this year’s Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship offers up to $2,500 per academic year to fund college, graduate, and vocational studies with renewal awards available by reapplying.  We invite applications from high school seniors or college and vocational students who wish to pursue a career related to the law, become advocates of Alaska Native rights, and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of the peoples of rural Alaska.

We must RECEIVE your complete application by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019.
You may mail, fax, or email your complete application as a PDF to
ACLU of Alaska
1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 207
Anchorage, AK 99503
Fax: 907.258.0288
Questions? Call the ACLU at 907.258.0044.

About the Joan Hamilton Memorial Scholarship

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, with the endorsement and full support of the family of Joan Hamilton, has established a scholarship program in her name. An impassioned proponent of Native culture and civil rights, Joan was one of the first Alaska Native people to serve on the ACLU board of directors.

A Cup’ik Eskimo, Joan was well known in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and throughout Alaska. Born Joan Bill in Qissunaq, near Chevak, on July 31, 1942, her Cup’ik name was “Pirciralria.” Joan said she “grew up in a hospital” as a result of childhood tuberculosis. She learned English from medical staff, who enjoyed her spunk and inquisitiveness. Joan attended boarding school at St. Mary’s Mission and Copper Valley School and earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was equally comfortable speaking with Elders about traditional culture or negotiating with academic and government bureaucracies.

At a time when it was legal to discriminate against Alaska Natives, especially women, Joan became a licensed practical nurse, working at hospitals in Alaska and the Lower 48, as supervisor of the Northwest Free Clinic in Salt Lake City, program director of the Alcohol/Drug Abuse Prevention office of Rural CAP in Anchorage, administrator of the Tundra Women Coalition, chairman of the board for KYUK public broadcasting in Bethel, and the museum curator of the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel.

It was during her time in Bethel that Joan became an active board member of the ACLU of Alaska. She was a tireless advocate for rural and Alaska Native rights, and was instrumental in ACLU recognition of Native rights advocates such as Willie Kassyulie and the Native Village of Nunapitchuk, Mike Williams, Sr., Natalie Landreth, and Eric Johnson.

By establishing this scholarship in her name, the ACLU of Alaska wishes to promote and support the education of Alaska students who wish to pursue a career related to the law, become advocates of Alaska Native rights, and defend the constitutional rights and civil liberties of the peoples of rural Alaska.

Click HERE to apply.

May 31, 2019 Application Deadline
NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and
restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. Title IV of the
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national
Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). A purpose of SMCRA is to reclaim land and water resources adversely affected by past coal mining and left abandoned and inadequately restored. SMCRA levies fees on active coal production to pay the reclamation costs. The fees are deposited in the AML Trust Fund and distributed to authorized States and Tribes to implement their own programs. NAAMLP is the professional association of States and Tribes who work under the auspices of Title IV of SMCRA.

The $2,500 NAAMLP Scholarship is to assist in the education of students whose intention is to work as scientists, engineers or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation.

Click HERE for more information.




The 2019 BP Global STEM Academies application cycle is now open. For the second year running, 100 students will be given the opportunity to study abroad via the BP Global STEM Academies scholarship program.

The BP Global STEM Academies are unique four-week full-scholarship programs that expose teens to key STEM principles and methodologies and critical global competence skills such as critical thinking, foreign languages and working in global teams to problem solve.

The BP Global STEM Academies blend immersive and hands-on STEM learning with cultural activities, intercultural learning and reflection to prepare diverse and talented high schoolers to succeed in an increasingly globally interconnected world.

The 2019 academies, in partnership with AFS Intercultural Programs, will take place this summer in Brazil, Egypt and the USA. Eligible students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for scholarship consideration including full program participation fees, transportation and living costs.

Applicants for the 2019 BP Global STEM Academies must be between 15 and 17.5 years of age with a demonstrated academic and career interest in science, technology, engineering, math, related fields and applications.

Deadline to apply is February 28, 2019. For program details, eligibility requirements and to apply visit


Tamera Lienhart

Communications and External Affairs

BP Alaska

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

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