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Scholarship Update from American Indian College Fund (AICF)


UAII Workforce Development is excited to share the American Indian College Fund’s Scholarship Update with the UAII Community! Listed below are 9 amazing scholarship opportunities whether you are on your way to a degree in nursing, interested in STEM, or studying for the bar exam, there is a scholarship opportunity for you! Please see below for a list of a wide range of scholarship opportunities and how to apply.


1. Full Funding for High School Seniors



The Gates Scholarship offers FULL FUNDING for the recipient’s entire time in college for Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Learn more and complete your application by SEPT 15th! Apply Now!


2. Financial Assistance including Professional Examinations and Development

Native Forward Scholars Fund offers a range of graduate and undergraduate scholarship opportunities to Native students. This includes financial assistance in the form of helping cover the cost of professional examinations such as the Bar examination and funding for the Professional Development of STEM Educators and Students. They have provided scholarship dollars and support services to over 20,000 Native American students with undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. If you are interested in finding out
how they could help you.

Explore Scholarship Opportunities Here!


3. Vocational Certificate or Occupational License Program

Cobell Vocational Scholarships provides funding for Native students starting a vocational certificate or occupational license program. Explore Scholarship Opportunities Here!

4. Travel Scholarship to Attend AISES National STEM Conference

AISES is offering an amazing opportunity for those pursuing STEM education. They are offering a travel scholarship to attend the AISES National Conference

in Palm Springs CA, from October 6-8! You will have the opportunity to meet researchers, practitioners, and leaders currently involved in STEM Studies and careers. Attendance will allow young professionals in STEM to explore the role STEM plays in tackling the challenges of a global society and broaden their experience and leadership opportunities. Applications close on JULY 31st! Apply Now!



5. Up to $5000 to assist Low-Income Mothers



The Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation for the year 2022 will offer five Education Support Awards of up to $5000 each to assist low-income women with children who are pursuing education or training. Apply by AUGUST 1st! Apply Now!


6. Financial Assistance for High-Achieving Transfer Students



Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides financial assistance and academic support to high-achieving and transfer students who need help financially. Applications open on August 1st! Apply Now!


7. Full-ride Scholarship for Undergraduate Nursing Students

Montana State University, College of Nursing has a great program called The Caring for Our Own Program (CO-OP). It is a student support program for Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing their nursing degrees. Native undergraduate nursing students who are a part of this program and TRIO student support services are eligible for this full-ride scholarship. Find out more here!

8. Science/Engineering Scholarships


The USRA Distinguished Undergraduate Awards provide $5,000 college scholarship awards to students who have shown a career interest in science or engineering with an emphasis on space research or space science education, and aeronautics-related sciences. Learn more and apply!


9. Need-Based Scholarships to Army Spouses



The Mrs. Patty Shinseki Spouse Scholarship Program is a need-based scholarship program established to assist Army spouses in obtaining an undergraduate degree or similar professional certification. Apply Now!





You could find more scholarships like this on American Indian College Fund’s Additional Scholarship Page! I encourage you to continue to look for scholarships to help fund your education, and please check UAII’s Instagram and Facebook Group for more scholarship opportunities, job listings, and workshops!



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