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In addition to federal financial aid, many Connecticut College students pursue scholarships from outside sources. The following scholarships are available to Native American students through various foundations and organizations. This is a list of some of the top scholarship opportunities available for students of Native American descent. We have provided links to the scholarship website, information about applying for awards, and the application for these grants. Please check the scholarship website for details on application deadlines.
ACS Scholars Program: The American Chemical Society awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields.
AISES Intel Scholarship: Funds scholarship awards to American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the computer science field.
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship: These scholarships are awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math and technology.
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship: Applicants must submit tribal affiliation information (CIB or other proof of enrollment) and most recent high school or college transcript.
Beautiful Minds Scholarship: A $1000.00 award available to minority graduating high school seniors. Applicants are required to submit an essay on the topic "Finding My Purpose."
Catching the Dream Native American Scholarship Fund: Offers three specialized scholarship programs. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 per academic year. Scholarships are awarded on merit and on the basis of the students the Fund believes will most likely improve the lives of Indian people.
Cherokee Nation Foundation Scholarships: Awards a wide variety of privately-funded, tribally-funded, and institutionally-based scholarships each year to Cherokee Nation Members who are undergraduate students. Must show tribal citizenship (Blue Card and CDIB).
Chips Quinn Scholars Program for Diversity in Journalism: Offers training, paid internships, and cash awards to college students or recent graduates interested in pursuing careers in journalism.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program: The nation's largest minority scholarship program. The scholarships can be used to pursue degrees in any undergraduate major at the college or university of the recipients’ choice.
Google AISES Scholarship Program: Google and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society offer scholarships for AISES students currently pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science or computer engineering. Scholarship recipients will receive an academic scholarship as well as be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars’ Retreat in Mountain View, CA.
Koniag Education Foundation Academic/Graduate Scholarship: Multiple scholarships awarded in various amounts each year to Alaska Natives (Alutiiq) of the Koniag region who meet the individual criteria of each scholarship.
LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Program: Provides funding for students attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.
Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering is awarded annually to a high school senior from an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.
Microsoft Scholarship: A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines.
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program: Up to $4,000 per year to undergraduates and up to $6,000 per year to graduate students who are Minnesota residents and can demonstrate Indian ancestry of 1/4 or more. Students can receive funding for a maximum of 10 years (five years for undergraduate study and five years for graduate study).
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholars Program: Provides financial support to minority engineering students who have demonstrated financial need. To be eligible students must enroll in an engineering program at a partner university, maintain a minimum required GPA (varying from 2.5 – 2.8); and register for the NACME Student Online Resume Directory.
National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity: The National Press Club awards up to $10,000 over the course of four years to a high school senior with the aim of furthering diversity in journalism.
NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarships: Twenty-six $6,000 postgraduate scholarships – 13 for women and 13 for ethnic minorities – who are enrolling in a curriculum that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in sports administration. Six of the scholarships are available to Division III students only.
Osage Tribal Education Committee Scholarship: Multiple scholarships awarded each year to college students who are Osage Tribal members and meet all other criteria for individual scholarships.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: A candidate must be a resident of New York City and of African-American, Latino, Asian or Native American background who demonstrates strong potential for academic achievement and proven leadership ability. $3,500 will be awarded to scholarship recipients.
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