Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) is now accepting applications for the fourth year of its "First Nations Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program" that aims to encourage more Native American college students to enter the agricultural sector in Native communities. First Nations will award five scholarships of $1,000 each to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and related fields, including but not limited to agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, environmental studies, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, food science and technology, horticulture, irrigation science, nutrition education, and sustainable agriculture or food systems. Applicants will be asked to complete an online application and provide other required information, including proof of tribal affiliation, college enrollment verification, unofficial transcripts, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member, and a short essay submission of 250 to 500 words. All applications must be completed and submitted by September 28, 2017, 5:00 pm MDT. Contact: First Nations Grants and Program Officer Kendall Tallmadge, 303.774.7836 x216 or First Nations Program Officer Abi Whiteing, 303.774.7836 x205. Information/Application
Native Student Travel Scholarships: Connecting STEM and Justice
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is accepting applications from American Indian and Alaska Native students in the STEM fields to attend the Annual Conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Philadelphia, PA, October 21-24, 2017. NIJ is seeking to sponsor five undergraduate or graduate students. These students will have the opportunity to interact with criminal justice scientists and practitioners and attend panel discussions on the most urgent issues facing communities and innovative, evidence-based solutions. Announcement/Application
Management (OREM) Science Education & Internship Program
Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management offers students and recent college graduates opportunities to learn about the mission of the DOE-EM office and to receive specialized training and practical experience on the safe cleanup of environmental projects stemming from five decades of nuclear weapons development and government-sponsored energy research. Visit: http://orise.orau.gov/orem-internship to read about the full opportunity and to apply.
Unlicensed Apprentice Program with Seafarers International Union
The Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, affiliated with the Seafarers International Union (SIU), prepares students for successful careers as U.S. Merchant Mariners. Based in Piney Point, Md., the school offers entry-level training; ongoing vocational classes; academic support and more. Program Overview, Checklist
Higher Education Research Experiences at Oak Ridge National Labatory (ORNL)
Higher Education Research Experiences at ORNL provides research opportunities and associated activities for undergraduates, entering freshmen, recent associate’s or bachelor’s graduates, graduate students, thesis or dissertation research, and faculty. The program is designed to complement academic programs by utilizing the unique resources of ORNL to enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, encourage careers in science and technology, and improve scientific literacy, while at the same time contributing to the laboratory mission. To learn more, select the academic level on the ORNL website that most closely corresponds to your highest level achieved, and to find suggested deadlines for appointment periods.
AISES Scholarships for 2017-2018
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is now accepting scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year. With support from AISES partners, the scholarship programs offer opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate level students with various degree requirements. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $10,000/year and may be accompanied by internship opportunities for awarded students. View each program's eligibility, application requirements and due dates on AISES website, Open Scholarships.
Bureau of Indian Education Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
The Bureau of Indian Education website lists resources and links for student scholarship and internship opportunities. BIE website
NASA-Related Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships
An innovative solution to advance the United States' policy initiatives for STEM Education and workforce development. The One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) enables eligible students to access hundreds of internship and fellowship opportunities from all 10 NASA centers through a single portal (intern.nasa.gov) and apply for up to 15 opportunities with one single application through the Student On-Line Application for Recruiting (SOLAR) system. OSSI LaunchPad
In addition to the opportunities currently posted on SOLAR, AIHEC has funding under NASA's TCUP program to support TCU student and faculty placements at the NASA Centers. AIHEC sponsored participants will be selected through SOLAR for two types of placements: team and individual. Possible team project themes include rocketry, environmental science, digital imagery, robotics, and adapting NASA science for education (a great project for pre-service teachers). Listen to our first Tribal College NASA Student Ambassador, Marie Kingbird Lowry, LLTC, speak about her experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn6I12kkHjw
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian students and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.
The American Indian College Fund provides three types of scholarships: undergraduate tribal college scholarships; undergraduate non-tribal college and university scholarships; and graduate scholarships for students attending either a tribal college and university or non-tribal college and university. Online Applications
101 Tips for Landing Native American Scholarships and Grants for College
Get the secrets to earning scholarships for Native Americans in a FREE special report from Indian Country. Information/Download
Scholarships and Grants Designed for Native American Students
From tuition waivers to scholarships and grants, there are many options for Native Americans seeking to defray the cost of a college education. MoneyGeek.com designed a guide to help future and current college students find scholarships, grants, and other information to help pay for college. View list of scholarships and grants available to Native American students exclusively, and tips to students to increase the chances their scholarship applications will be successful on MoneyGeek.com.
Guide to Financial Aid
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