Organizations and Services

The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
This Scholarship promotes diversity through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic and Native North American students recognizing and encouraging academic achievements by awarding scholarships to full time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. Click for guidelines and an application.

Actuary of Tomorrow – Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship
The Actuary of Tomorrow - Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of undergraduate students pursuing a career in actuarial science. Applicants must be a full-time undergraduate student entering as a sophomore, junior or senior, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) and must have successfully completed two actuarial exams. The Actuarial Foundation provides an award of $7,500 for education expenses at any accredited U.S. educational institution. Click for guidelines and an application. 

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. N.E., Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 881-4584

American Indian Research and Education Initiative
AIHEC and AISES are working with the U.S. Department of Energy to promote science education and research funding for Native college students and faculty.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
2305 Renard SE, Suite 200
Albuquerque, NM  87106
(505) 765-1052 x111

American Indian Research and Education Initiative (AIREI)
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) solicit proposals for tribal community-based energy research, technology transfer, economic development, and public education projects. These projects are intended to promote science education and research among American Indian college students and faculty at Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and mainstream higher education institutions while helping to address Tribal community energy priorities. Click for more information here.

American Society for Engineering Education
National Science Foundation 2010 Fellowship Programs
1818 N Street, N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036-2479
(202) 331-3542 or toll-free (866) 673-4737

Association on American Indian Affairs
966 Hungerford Dr., Suite 12B
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 314-7155

Association of American Indian Physicians
1225 Sovereign Row, Suite 103
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
(405) 946-7072

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
Institute of International Education apply on-line
Attn: Gilman Transcripts
1800 West Loop South, Suite 250
Houston, Texas 77027

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships
Institute of International Education apply on-line
1400 K Street NW, 6th Floor

Washington, DC 20005
1 (800) 618-6737

Carolina Rice (New York- New Jersey Metro Area)
Contact: Phil Coxon
Offering high school seniors who wish to attend college a $2,000 cash award for each of the five winners of the essay
contest, the topic of which is listed on our website. Entrants must be seniors attending high school in the New York - New Jersey Metro Area.
Essays may be submitted in English or Spanish and should be postmarked no later than February 15th, 2012. Apply

Cherokee Nation Education Corporation
PO Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
(918) 453-5420

Catching the Dream
8200 Mountain Road NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351

CBS Diversity Institute
The Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to break in and move up in the business. Each participant is matched with two mentors – one is a CBS or CBS Studio creative executive and the other is a show mentor on a current series.  Participants meet regularly with their mentors for advice and support on improving their writing skills as well as career advice and guidance. Apply here.

GreenbergTraurig-ABA scholarships to any American Indian law students
Jennifer H. Weddle
Shareholder, Co-Chair American Indian Law Practice Group
1200 17th Street, Suite 2400
Denver, Colorado 80202

George Washington University Native American Political Leadership Program
NAPLP is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP program designed to give Native American undergraduates an incredible educational opportunity in the nation’s capital. Partnering with Semester In Washington Politics, NAPLP students take classes at GW, participate in hands-on internships and interact with political leaders and policymakers. NAPLP includes a series of seminars devoted to public policy issues affecting Native American communities (American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian). It plays a key role in preparing the next generation of Native American political leaders. Learn more and apply on-line. Please mention that you learned about this from the American Indian College Fund.

Financial Aid for Studies-Native American Education Grant
Frances Cook
100 Witherspoon St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program enables U.S. colleges and universities to host scholars from other countries to assist them in internationalizing their campuses, curriculum and communities. Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence teach in their areas of scholarly expertise generally at the undergraduate level and consult on curriculum and program development. Their activities may also contribute to world area and global studies programs. In addition, Scholars in-Residence are expected to participate in other on-campus and community activities. Click for proposal guidelines and application materials.

Intertribal Timber Council
1112 NE 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97232-2114
(503) 282-4296; Fax: (503) 282-1274

John Culver Wooddy Scholarship
The John Culver Wooddy Scholarship is awarded annually to college seniors who have successfully completed at least one actuarial examination, rank in the top quartile of their class and are nominated by a professor at their school. Each year, selected students receive $2,000 scholarships, established by the estate of John Culver Wooddy, a distinguished actuary who set aside funds to provide scholarships to actuarial students. Click for guidelines and an application. 

LAGRANT Foundation
626 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700,
Los Angeles, CA 90017-2920
Ericka Avila at (323) 469-8680, ext. 233 or

Mahatma Rice (Miami-Dade/Monroe/Broward County, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, San Francisco and San Jose Metro.)
Contact: Phil Coxon
Offering High School Seniors who wish to attend college a $2,000 cash award for each of the five winners of the essay
contest, the topic of which is listed on our website. Entrants must be seniors attending high school in the Miami-Dade/Monroe/Broward County, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, San Francisco and San Jose Metro. Essays may be submitted in English or Spanish and should be postmarked no later than February 15th, 2012.

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel: (651) 642-0567 or (800) 657-3866

NA-PLUS (Native American Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars) Program
The program is hosted at University of New Mexico School of Law with apartment style dorm accommodations. Up to 20 participants will be selected. Please visit the NA-PLUS website for more information and deadlines.

The National GEM Consortium
The non-profit National GEM Consortium provides fellowships to MS and Ph.D.-level minority students in engineering and science. GEM also offers 12-week paid internships.

Native American Finance Officers Association
P.O. Box 50637
Phoenix, AZ 85076-0637
Sarah Hernandez
Education Coordinator
Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA)
(602) 540-0303

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Office of Education
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 713-9437 x150

Native Science Fellows
Native American students attending a university in Montana or Wyoming and pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in earth sciences, atmospheric sciences, natural resource management, hydrology, fisheries, wildlife management, forestry, and soil sciences are invited to apply for a Native Science Fellowship up to $5,000 to be earned working with a community-based environmental science or geosciences organization that matches their career interests. Click for more information here.

Phoenix Indian Center
Phoenix Indian Center, Inc.
Phone: 602.264.6768
Fax: 602.274.7486
4520 North Central Avenue, Suite 250
Phoenix, Arizona 85012

The Phoenix Indian Center is helping to administer; 2012 – 2013 Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Native American Scholarship Program. Deadline is June 29, 2012. For more information visit

Tribes that are funded:
• Hualapai; San Carlos Apache; White Mountain Apache
Priority primary degree programs for funding:
• Business or business-related majors (e.g., accounting, finance, economics); Engineering; Geology; Math; Science or science-related majors (e.g., chemistry, biology); Sustainability; Technology (e.g., computer science, programming, database)
Secondary degree programs for funding:
• Education (e.g., teaching); Health (e.g., nursing, public health) ; Safety (e.g., occupational safety)
Watch the PIC webpage for further announcements or email regarding orientation and webinar sessions.

SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science)
PO Box 8526
Santa Cruz , CA 95061
1 (877) SACNAS-1 (722-6271)

The Udall Foundation
Udall Scholarship & Native American Congressional Internship
711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 872-7900

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Reasearch Service (ARS)
Paid Summer Internship Program
Research Jobs for College Students
Interns must be currently enrolled and have successfully completed at least 30 semester credits or 45 quarter credits at an accredited vocational, technical, two-year or four-year college/university in a degree program (seeking a Certificate, Associate, BS/BA, MA/MS, or PhD) with at least six hours in math and/or science courses, or a combination of coursework and related experience; and plan to continue their education in the fall of 2012.
No specific prior experience and/or coursework are required. Experience and/or coursework in exercise science, psychology, or nutrition would be advantageous. Students should have an interest in studying human health behaviors, especially physical activity. Experience with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint are preferred.
To apply visit the ARS Internship website DEADLINE is APRIL 6, 2012
Contact person:
Dr. James N. Roemmich
Mentor Scientist
2420 2nd Ave N
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Office: (701) 795-8282

U.S. Department of Education Lakota Language Service Payback Program
Students studying to teach Lakota language attending Sitting Bull College or The University of South Dakota are eligible for funds to cover tuition, fees, books, and, if enrolled full-time, a stipend for child care. Funds are available for the fall semester 2011. Students must be Native American, have completed two years of college (although they do not need to have a degree), and must have a GPA of 2.75. This is not a scholarship. Students must agree to a service payback: They will need to teach for as long as they were funded (i.e. one semester's funding = one semester service payback teaching), or else the amounts funded convert to a student loan. The program can fund up to two years of college for each student. Students do NOT need to speak Lakota prior to enrolling and need not be of Lakota ancestry, although they must be willing to commit to intensive Lakota classes once they start. For more information contact Kimberlee Campbell, Project Coordinator, LLEAP USD, and Project Consultant, LLEAP SBC at

Truman D. Picard Scholarship – Intertribal Timber Council NEW!
Intertribal Timber Council
ATTN: Education Committee
1112 N. E. 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97232-2114
phone: (503) 282-4296 fax: 503.282.1274

White House Internship Program
The White House Internship Program is accepting applications for the Summer 2012 program. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 23, 2012 and will be chosen on a rolling basis. Applicants from all majors are encouraged to apply. Click for deadline information and an application. Interested parties can also call (202) 456-5979 or e-mail for more information.

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