Scholarships and Student Opportunities –

College Horizons
Deadline is February 3, 2016
Apply Today!
 
College Horizons is a pre-college program for Native American high school students.  Each summer students work with college counselors and college admissions officers in a five-day “crash course.”  The individualized program helps students select colleges suitable for them to apply to, get admitted to, and receive adequate financial aid. Students research their top 10 schools; complete college essays, resumes, the Common Application, and the preliminary FAFSA; receive interviewing skills and test-taking strategies (on the ACT and SAT) and financial aid/scholarship information.
 
 
The total program cost is $450.  The total cost includes tuition, dorm room/linens, meals, ground transportation to/from host airports (for those arriving by plane), and all materials. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the host campus, either flying or driving.  A deposit of $100 is due at the time of application. The remaining amount is due by March 15, 2016. If a student withdrawals from the program before April 15, 2016, the deposit will be refunded only if a wait listed student can take their place.
 
Eligible students must:
Be American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian AND provide appropriate tribal documentation. Native American/Alaska Native students should submit copies of relevant tribal enrollment forms issued directly from a state or federally recognized tribe. Native Hawaiian students should provide verified Hawaiian documentation from the Ho’oulu Hawaiian Data Center or Office of Hawaiian Affairs. (They do not accept birth certificates or the enrollment documents of the student’s parents/grandparents)
Be a current 10th grade or 11th grade high school student.
Have a 3.0 grade-point average (in core academic courses, not electives).
Be a current or permanent resident of the United States.
For those students applying for financial aid scholarships (tuition or travel assistance), a copy of a parent’s tax returns and income information is required.
Submit a complete application packet.
Application Parts:
Student Application with short answer and personal essay
Parent Financial Summary & Copy of Tax Returns for 2014 or 2015*
Waivers:  Consent to Participate, Privacy Statement, Consent to Photography/Audio/Video Recording.
Counselor recommendation with official academic transcript (must include 1st semester grades from this 2015-2016 school year)
Academic Teacher recommendation
To be determined Application Processing Fee (non-refundable)
Deposit of the to be determined Program Fee.  The deposit is refunded if the student is not admitted to the program.
 
To apply now, click here. 
 
For more information, see College Horizons’ FAQ webpage!

Deadline to apply is 

February 29, 2016!

$5,000 Scholarship 
Available
for Graduate Students!
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a student granted DACA
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
  • Must have a minimum of 3.2 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application
    checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, public relations
  • Must have a MINIMUM OF TWO ACADEMIC SEMESTERS or ONE-YEAR left to complete his/her master’s degree from the time the scholarship is awarded in June 2016
  • Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 21 – May 24, 2016
  • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF scholarship activities as noted at top of page to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
$2,500 Scholarship Available
for Undergraduate Students!
 
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a student granted DACA
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
  • Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, public relations
  • Must have AT LEAST ONE YEAR to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2016
  • Recipients MUST be available to participate in the scholarship activities from May 21 – 24, 2016
  • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities as noted at top of page to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support
Both applications must be submitted online only no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time onMonday, February 29, 2016.
Applications submitted after February 29, 2016 will not be
accepted.
To apply for this scholarship, please visit our website!

Egghart CPA Scholarship for
Native American Accounting Students
Deadline is February 15, 2016
Apply today!
The Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students provides three (3) awards of up to $5,000 each for the 2016 academic year. As a competitive, merit-based scholarship, the Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students was established to assist Native American students in pursuing their goals of higher education and accounting, and ultimately to enter the accounting profession.
Student eligibility:
  • Must be a Native American and an Enrolled Member of a federally recognized Tribe in the United States. (Documentation of Native identity is required. Attach a copy of the front and back of Enrollment Card, Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, letter from Tribe, and a photograph).
  • Must be a full-time student at an accredited college or university.
  • Must be actively involved in the Native American community by completing 60 hours of community service with an approved Native American Community Agency and provide documentation of hours served from that Agency on official letterhead.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required from A) an Academic Recommender and B) an American Indian Community Recommender. Letters of reference must be on official letterhead from the individual supplying the reference.
  • Must have completed the Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students Application and be in good standing in accordance with all Scholarship Rules and Regulations (see pp. 9-10).
  • All undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 and all graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
  • Must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have financial need as determined by the appropriate Office of Financial Aid.

Click here to apply now!

For more information, please visit their website.

 

Daughters of the American Revolution
Deadline is February 15
Apply Now!
 
The Daughters of the American Revolution offers several Native American scholarships. Students striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels are eligible to apply.  However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. This is a one-time $4,000 award.
Student Eligibility:
Must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need.
Have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher (based on 4.0 scale). There will be no exceptions.
Requirements:
Letter giving family history, financial status, and education objectives. 
Official copy of last semester transcript, or last transcript obtained and sent by previous school. 
Three letters of recommendation from persons such as teachers, clergy, or others who have personally known applicant for a minimum of two years. 
Proof of American Indian blood as indicated by one of the following: a. A card issued by a Tribal Council b. A letter from the Tribal Council. 
No ACT or SAT scores are required.
 
To apply, click  here! 
 
For more information, visit www.dar.org.

 

The following AIGC Opportunities are open for Academic Year 
2015-2016
 

Undergraduate Opportunities:

 

Accenture
Deadline:  May 1, 2016

 

All Native American High School Academic Team

Deadline:  May 1, 2016

 

REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting

Deadline:  May 1, 2016

 

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1, 2016

 

Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

Deadline:  May 13, 2016

 

Graduate Opportunities:

 

AIGC Fellowship

Deadline:  June 1, 2016

 

BIE Loan for Service

Deadline:  June 1, 2016

 

Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund 

(STEM LFS)

Deadline: June 1, 2016

 

REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting

Deadline:  May 1, 2016

 

Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

Deadline:  May 1, 2016


Grad Horizons 
Application Deadline 
February 3, 2016
GRADUATE HORIZONS WORKSHOP 
Graduate Horizons is a four-day “crash course” in preparing for graduate school (masters/doctorate programs) and professional schools. Faculty, admissions officers and deans from 40 graduate and professional schools representing hundreds of graduate disciplines will help students:
  • Select suitable graduate programs for application and consider potential career paths
  • Complete quality applications and resumes/cv’s
  • Write effective statements of purpose, memorable personal statements and suggest appropriate writing samples
  • Receive test-taking strategies on the GRE, GMAT, LSAT and MCAT
  • Learn how to finance your graduate education
  • Explore special issues and strategies for Native students’ success in graduate school
  • Develop relationships and network with faculty and student professionals

 

Deadlines for IHS Scholarship Applications are Fast Approaching
 
The IHS Scholarship program application cycle for the 2016-2017 academic year is now open. 
 
Current scholarship recipients seeking to extend their scholarship support for the 2016 – 2017 academic year must submit their online application and supporting documentation by February 28, 2016. 
 
New applicants seeking an IHS scholarship must submit their online application and supporting documentation by March 28, 2016.
 
Please direct interested students to the IHS Scholarship Program website at www.ihs.gov/scholarship where they can complete the application process.

 

Health Career Connection 
2016 Summer Internship Program
Application Now Open
February 8, 2016 at 11:59 PST
About Health Career Connection
 
Health Career Connection (HCC) is a comprehensive professional development program that provides paid summer internships to undergraduates and recent graduates in the field of public health and health care. HCC offers the unique opportunity for interns to gain exposure, hands-on experience and mentorship, through internships, in a variety of settings in healthcare/public
health.
Description of Program:
  • A paid, full-time, 10-week internship placement in a partner organization. Interns work under the direction of a preceptor, on meaningful projects that are educational for the student and benefit the organization and its community.
  • Through partnerships with local organizations, HCC provides internships in a variety of settings including, but not limited to: hospitals, community health centers, medical groups, health plans, local health departments, community based organizations and advocacy groups.
  • Our apprenticeship model pairs you with a preceptor to serve as a mentor.
  • Workshops on key professional and personal development topics including: leadership, advocacy, cultural competence, life and career planning and graduate education preparation.
  • Community building and networking opportunities with peers, professionals and alumni.
  • Site visits to a diverse set of key partner organizations to provide exposure to multiple settings and projects.
  • Internship stipends range between $3,000 and $4,000.
For the past 25 years, HCC has aimed to inspire and empower the next generation of diverse
health leaders. Apply to join our program today!

Deadline: February 19, 2016
Eligibility 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident (no visas or work permits)
  • Current or recent graduate* student
  • *A recent graduate student may intern the session immediately following their graduation (i.e. students graduating in December are eligible to intern in the spring, students graduating in May/June may intern in the summer). NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Good academic standing (as defined by applicant’s institution).
  • English working proficiency (written and oral)
  • Available for the entire duration of the program

Application Deadline: 3/10/2016
To be eligible, candidates must meet the following requirements:

 

  • Graduate student currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program,

 

OR

 

  • An undergraduate who is a rising senior or will graduate in spring 2016, with a major in an area of study that focuses on the science and practice of public health, global health, global public health, or closely related field.
  • The degree program being pursued, whether graduate or undergraduate, must be offered through an ASPPH member school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). To see a list of eligible schools and programs, click here.
  • Students attending non-ASPPH member schools or programs are not eligible.
  • For further clarification, the degree must be conferred by the ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited school or program of public health. Related degrees not conferred by the ASPPH member institution are not eligible.
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens or hold a visa permitting permanent residence (“Green Card”) in the U.S. to be eligible for the fellowship program.

 


The Young Scholars Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need.
The application is open now through April 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST.
Eligibility
To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, the applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Grade level – Entering 8th grade in the fall of 2016.
  • Academics – Since the beginning of 6th grade, have earned grades of all or mostly A’s in school with no C’s or below in core academic subjects (English/language arts, math, science, social studies/history).*
  • Testing – The official score report from the applicant’s state standardized testing. If the applicant has taken the SAT or ACT through a regional talent center, he/she should also submit those score reports.
  • Income – Family income does not exceed $95,000. The average family income of entering Young Scholars is approximately $25,000. In recent years nearly all Young Scholars have come from families with incomes below $60,000.
  • Location – Reside in the U.S. or a U.S. territory and plan to attend high school in the U.S.
For questions regarding your application, please call 1-800-941-3300 or email scholarships@jkcf.org.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP)
March 14, 2016 at 11:59pm ET – Application Deadline
Dear NIH-OITE-INFO Member,
If you are an undergraduate student looking for a college scholarship and NIH training experience, check out the Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP). The application deadline is March 14, 2016, but it’s important to determine your eligibility before starting an application. Use our Eligibility Wizard and ask your financial aid officer to determine if you have Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) by having them fill out an EFN form and sending it to our office. Please contact us with your questions.
Best regards,
Rayna
Rayna Truelove, Ph.D. [C]
Director of Student Services
Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Office of Intramural Training and Education
Bldg 2, Rm2E26
P: 301.443.8215

Baer Reintegration Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for consideration for the Baer Reintegration Scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder
  • Be currently receiving medical treatment for the disease, including medications and psychiatric follow up, or have treating physician’s documentation of past history noted on Recommendation Form
  • Be actively involved in rehabilitative or reintegration efforts, such as clubhouse membership, part or full-time employment, volunteer efforts or school enrollment
  • Be a U.S. citizen and plan to attend a school in the United States
  • Be age 18 years or older
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
The Baer Reintegration Scholarship program is designed to offer financial assistance for a wide range of educational opportunities in which students work to attain a certificate or degree from an accredited institution.
Eligible programs include:
  • High school equivalency programs
  • Trade or vocational school, or certificate programs
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Graduate degree
  • *Please note that noncredit, online, home study and distance learning courses are not covered under the scholarship. Also, the scholarship is only available to U.S. citizens who plan to attend classes within the United States.

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in Division of Science and Policy of the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in Washington, DC.

Deadline: Jan 29
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $35,000 total aid) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. College sophomores majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship (GEH) – Feb 10
The Graduate Environmental Health program (GEH) is a paid ten week summer internship available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR.

 

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