Scholarships


The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) has partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to award full-tuition, residential scholarships for two Native students to attend a Brown University Pre-College program during Summer 2018. The CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship covers tuition, room and board, application fees, and program fees.

CNAY-Brown Scholars have three summer program options to choose from: Summer at Brown, the Brown Leadership Institute, and the Brown Environmental Learning Lab (BELL) at Rhode Island. All programs take place on or near Brown’s campus in Providence, Rhode Island.  Click here for more information.

All application materials are due at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, April 15, 2018. CNAY will notify all applicants of their final application status by April 30, 2018.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Applicants for the CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship must meet all the following criteria. CNAY cannot make an exception to eligibility requirements.

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school grades 9-12;
  • Must identify as Indigenous and reside within the United States;
  • Must demonstrate a connection to tribal culture and/or community; and
  • Must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program.

HOW TO APPLY:
A complete application includes all of the following materials, which must be submitted online to CNAY by 11:59 PT on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

  • CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship Application. Requires brief written responses to multiple prompts and transcript (unofficial transcripts acceptable).
  • Recommendation Form #1 (submitted online by recommender). This form should be submitted by a guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster commenting on the student’s engagement, maturity, grit, and motivation for participating in the Brown Pre-College Summer Program of the applicant’s choice.
  • Recommendation Form #2 (submitted online by recommender). This form must be submitted by an instructor who teaches in a field closely related to the program and course the applicant hopes to attend at Brown University. The recommender’s comments should describe the student’s knowledge of that field, overall intellectual curiosity, and assess the student’s qualification to engage in concentrated study. This recommendation should speak to the applicant’s potential to benefit from the experience at Brown.

For more information about the CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship, click here. For questions, contact Amber Richardson at (202) 736-3577 or amber.richardson@aspeninst.org.

 

 

GCI is proud to announce a new statewide Scholarship program!

Over the past 10 years, through the UUI Scholarship program, GCI has assisted hundreds of students in the UUI service area.

GCI is reaffirming and expanding their commitment to helping Alaskan students achieve success.  Beginning April 1st, they will welcome scholarship applications from highly motivated Alaskan students statewide.

GCI will be awarding 70 students with $2,000 scholarships to be used for tuition and books for the 2018-2019 school year.  Applications must be received by April 30th.

GCI is proud to invest in Alaska’s students as they prepare to build Alaska’s future.  For more information, please visit gci.com/careers or email gcicsholarships@gci.com.

Want to become a teacher? Incoming UA undergraduate students can apply for the President’s Teach for Alaska Scholarship between March 12 – May 1, 2018 for a chance to receive $12,000 toward the pursuit of a teaching degree at the University of Alaska. Learn more at http://alaska.edu/learntoteach/

27th Annual June Nelson Scholarship Competition

Win a $1,500 Scholarship Application

New Deadline: March 16, 2018

The Association of Alaska School Boards is proud to announce its 27th Annual Scholarship Award Competition. The June Nelson Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of the late June Nelson, longtime school board member from Kotzebue. June contributed much to the cause of education and will be remembered for her outstanding service on behalf of Alaska’s children.

This 2017-2018 school year, AASB will award fifteen graduating seniors each with a $1,500 scholarship to apply toward their post-secondary education. The scholarship may be applied toward the student’s choice of a business, trade, or a college institution.

HOW TO APPLY

https://aasb.org/june-nelson-memorial-scholarship/?platform=hootsuit

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ATTENTION STUDENTS: Scholarship opportunity available through the American Indian Education Fund:

The amount is for $2,000.00 for the entire year ($1,000 for Fall semester/$1,000 for the Spring semester).

The eligibility is:

1) Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or one parent must be enrolled and able to provide documentation.)

2) Attending an accredited university, tribal college, graduate school, or technical/vocational school as a full-time student.

  1. a) Graduate applications may be part-time, but their scholarship reward is $1,000 total for the year.
  2. b) Online Schools and ABD not applicable.

3) Able to provide recent transcripts with their GPA and ACT/SAT/GRE/LSAT scores (if taken).

The deadline is April 4th (each calendar year). You can find more information at the attached link:

www.aiefprogram.org

The Center for Native American Youth, in partnership with Columbia University’s Summer Immersion Program for High School Students, will award one full-tuition, residential scholarship for a Native student to attend a 3-week pre-college program during summer 2018 in New York City. The CNAY-Columbia Summer Scholarship covers the cost of housing, tuition, weekday meals, coursework materials, and other required student services. The estimated value of the scholarship is over $10,000.

2018 PROGRAM SESSION DATES:
Session I: June 25-July 13
Session II: July 17-August 3
Click here for a list of courses offered.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 16, 2018 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian;
  • In grades 9-12 or in first year of college in Fall 2018; and
  • At least 15 years old by the start of the program. *

*Students age 15 must provide a letter from a parent/guardian attesting to student’s maturity and ability to look after oneself while at Columbia and in New York.

TO APPLY:

Complete the online application and include the following materials. Note that you cannot save and return to the application or recommendation forms. We suggest saving your work in a word document.

  • Proof of tribal enrollment or descendancy;
  • High school transcript (unofficial transcripts accepted);
  • Explanation of curriculum selection;
  • Response to an essay prompt (750-word maximum);

A complete application also includes two recommendation forms:

  • Recommendation Form #1 must be submitted by a guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster commenting on the student’s intellectual ability, level of maturity, and motivation for participating in the Columbia University Summer Program for High School Students.
  • Recommendation Form #2
    • For Incoming Junior-Seniors, this form must be submitted by an instructor who teaches in a field closely related to the applicant’s chosen curricular option. The comments should describe the student’s knowledge of that field and assess the student’s qualification to engage in concentrated study.
    • For Incoming First Years-Sophomores, this form must be submitted by a teacher familiar with the student’s work. The comments should describe the student’s academic talents and potential to benefit from the experience at Columbia.
  • Applicants may also submit a high school resume, though this is not required.

All materials must be submitted to CNAY by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 16, 2018.

For more information on the program and course options, visit the Columbia Summer Program for High School Students website and FAQ page. Note that applicants for the CNAY-Columbia scholarship must apply through CNAY’s online process, not Columbia’s portal. If selected, CNAY will guide the scholar through Columbia’s application process.

For questions, contact Amber Richardson at amber.richardson@aspeninstitute.org or (202) 736-3577.

The 2018-19 Education Resources Handbook published by The CIRI Foundation is now available!  Inside, you will find information on scholarships, grants, internships, and employment opportunities. You’ll also find plenty of advice for getting into college and tips for academic success!

2018-2019-ERHB

 

 

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