Scholarships


Introduction

The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

Since 1998, the SAA has used the endowment income to award the annual Arthur C. Parker Scholarship in support of archaeological training for Native Americans who are students or employees of tribal, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation programs. In 2009, the SAA added two new awards in support of undergraduate and graduate archaeology education.

Support for these scholarships comes in several ways: through individual donations, an annual silent auction at the SAA meetings, book royalties, and grants. For questions about the applications process or to make a donation, please contact the Committee Chair.

The following competitive scholarships are currently offered:

SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship and NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiian

To support archaeological training or a research program for Native American students or employees of tribal cultural preservation programs (up to $5,000).

SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship

To support undergraduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $5,000).

SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

To support graduate studies for Native American students, including but not limited to tuition, travel, food, housing, books, supplies, equipment, and child care (up to $10,000).

To apply, download an application here:
Application for 2018 Awards (Word Document)

For more information click HERE.

The purpose of the Erica Keiko Iseri Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships to students who are participating in a study abroad and/or international or national exchange program with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.Erica Keiko Iseri of Fairbanks died unexpectedly Sept. 4, 2016. Erica worked in the study away program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has a long affiliation with the university as a teacher and a student.

An inspiration to all who knew her, Erica advised and mentored hundreds of international and national exchange students studying at UAF, and UAF students attending national and international programs around the world. Erica is remembered by a vast network of national and international educators as a caring and supportive colleague, and for her service in professional organizations and with university partners.

Ultimately, she will be remembered as the kindest and most generous of friends, who touched and inspired many lives.

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must:

1-Complete the supplemental application and essay questions.
2-Be a student approved for an international or domestic exchange or study abroad experience.
3-Demonstrate financial need.

Please submit this application only once if you would like to apply for the 2017-2018 Erica Keiko Iseri Memorial Scholarship by the deadline of 5pm November 27th.

If you have questions about this scholarship or your application, please contact the UAF Scholarship Coordinator at uaf-scholarships@alaska.edu or 907-474-6228.

Click HERE to apply.

Doyon Foundation is in the final stages of finalizing its new online scholarship application process, and the new application portal will be available soon. Due to the new application process, the Foundation has extended the spring 2018 scholarship application deadline to Monday, December 11 at 5 p.m. AKST.

As soon as the new portal is available, the Foundation will make an announcement on its website, blog and Facebook page. Current students will also be contacted via email with instructions on logging into the new portal and completing the application process.

Applicants will find the new system to offer a more streamlined, user-friendly experience. For example, through the new system, students will receive automatic reminders of upcoming deadlines and items needed to complete their applications. Letters of recommendation can also be uploaded directly to the scholarship portal. The new system will also offer better scholarship reporting and management for Foundation staff.

“We chose this new system because it has a simple, intuitive design and is easy to understand and navigate,” said Doris Miller, the Foundation executive director. “Our hope is that it will make applying for scholarships even easier for our students.”

For more information, visit the Foundation website, www.doyonfoundation.com, or contact foundation@doyon.com or 907.459.2048.

 

There are two Radiologic Technology Scholarships currently open. This application is for both scholarships. 

1- STACY KAISER MEMORIAL FUND

Purpose
To provide scholarships for students currently enrolled in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s Community and Technical College.

Award Amount
One $1,000 scholarship from the Stacy Kaiser Memorial Fund will be awarded to a second-year student. The award will be applied to the students’ accounts for the spring 2018 semester.

Qualifications
1. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
2. Applicants must be an Alaska resident.
3. Applicants may be a full-time or part-time student enrolled in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s
Community and Technical College.
4. The Stacy Kaiser Memorial Fund scholarship is open to second year students (at least 30 credits earned) only.

2- BREAST CANCER DETECTION CENTER (BCDC) RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose
To provide scholarship support for students in the radiologic technology program at the Community and Technical College, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Award Amount
There will be one $1,000 award from the BCDC Scholarship. The scholarship will be applied to the students’ accounts for the spring 2018 semester.

Qualifications
1. Applicants must be in good academic standing.
2. Applicants must be enrolled full time in the radiologic technology program offered through UAF’s Community and Technical
College.
3. Must have a strong interest in mammography.
4. Must intend to stay in Alaska after graduation.
5. Financial need is a primary consideration.

To apply for either of the scholarships above, please submit this application only once by 5pm on November 17th, 2017.

If you have questions about this scholarship or your application, please contact the UAF Scholarship Coordinator at uaf-scholarships@alaska.edu or 907-474-6228.

Click HERE for more information or to apply.

Graduate Funding Opportunity

AIGC Accepting Applications for Science Post Graduate Loan for Service

Receive graduate or professional degree funding of up to $30,000
Deadline is October 31, 2017

AIGC administers a Bureau of Indian Education contract to provide financial assistance in the form of loans to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking graduate and professional degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The goal is to promote opportunities for careers with tribal governments, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded organizations on and off reservations. Loans are paid back at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.

Graduate and professional degrees include: STEM fields, medical, pharmacy, pharmacology and veterinary medicine, agriculture, geological studies, computing, communications, networking, information technology, environmental science, biomedical program majors and more. Any student from any major conducting research about STEM fields is also invited to apply.

Please visit aigcs.org for more information and to apply.

Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges or to issues impacting Indian country?

Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of these areas through public service?
Do you inspire and motivate others to take action?

Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, the Udall Scholarship may be right for you. Click on the category that best fits your interests and goals to find out more.

Tribal PolicyFor Native Americans and Alaska Natives working on an array of policy issues in Indian country

 

Native Health CareFor Native Americans and Alaska Natives pursuing health-related careers

 

EnvironmentFor undergraduates interested in conservation and environmental issues

 

Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program

$10,000 and paid internship in Summer of 2018

Complete applications due on August 25, 2017

Qualifications:

– Full Time Graduate Student for the 2017-2018 academic year

– 3.0 GPA or higher

– Enrolled member/citizen or a descendant of an enrolled member/citizen. Official Documentation identifying the student must be provided. (AI/AN, Canadian First Nations, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander)

– Applicants must be interested in and willing to participate in a paid internship with Intel in Summer 2018.

– AISES membership

– Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Chemical Engineering and Material Science will also be considered.

Additional Requirements (besides the typical letters of recommendation, resume, photo, and other stuff required by the online application system):

– Please describe how you intend to use your degree of study in the computer science sector. (up to 500 words)

– Please upload a Cover Letter. The Cover Letter should express interest in the (paid) internship portion of the Program, which is completed in Summer 2018.

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