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2020 - 2021 Academic Year Scholarships
Next Steps II Program - Deadline TBA

Next Steps II Program

Southwest mentor – Tracey Bauer

tracey.bauer@littlehoop.edu

Cell: 701-230-3092

Deadlines:  TBA

Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Income Verification
    • First Page of your most recent income tax return
    • OR ND Job Service Wage Report
    • OR Verific ation as a current recipient of SNAP, TANF, General Assistance, or Medicaid benefits
  • Acceptance Letters
    • from college/university and program of study
  • Unofficial Transcript
    • from college/universities attended
  • Budget Verification Form
  • Informed Consent Form
  • Education Care Plan
    • completed with Next Steps mentor
    • document is based on current academic plan
  • One Page Self Summary
    • essay about your backgroud, goals, and how Next Steps can help you achieve your goals
  • Assessment Interview
    • to be completed during application process
  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment (if applicable)
    • If student is Native and living on a reservation

Apply Now:  http://www.littlehoop.edu/nextsteps.html

 

ANAMP Scholar Program - Deadline TBA

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Enrolled in a STEM program (Computers, Engineering and ESR)
  • Seeking or Involved in research activities with a mentor
  • 2.5+ GPA

Apply online: 

https://anlsamp.submittable.com/submit

 

Expanded SNAP Benefits

Deadline:  None

Students enrolled at least half-time in an institution of higher education (students) are ineligible for SNAP unless they meet one of the exemptions described in Section 6(e) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (the Act) and federal regulations at 7 CFR 273.5(b).

Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, states must temporarily add two new temporary exemptions to the existing list. The two new temporary exemptions apply to students who meet either of the following:

  1. The individual is eligible to participate in a state or federally financed work study program during the regular school year, as determined by the institution of higher education; or
  2. The individual has an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year.

 Questions on Federal Work Study eligibility or EFC need to be directed to : Financialaid@uttc.edu

 Office location finder:  https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/state-directory

Which state should students apply in?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that students seeking to enroll in the temporarily expanded program should apply in the state in which they are currently living and attending school.

“There is not a minimum amount of time that someone must live in a state in order to apply for SNAP,” a USDA spokesperson said, adding that all they will need to do is verify their residency in that state.

To verify residency, a student will be required to provide documentation. The following documents are examples of what could be used to verify residency:

  • In-state license
  • Utility bill
  • Rental agreement
  • Letter from housing services at the institution of higher education
  • Letter from a resident assistant (RA) in a dormitory
  • Letter from a landlord of a rental property

 

Actuarial Foundation Diversity Scholarship - 06/15/21

Actuarial Foundation Diversity Scholarship
Scholarships@ActFnd.org

 Awards: 

  • $1,000 Freshman
  • $2,000 Sophomore
  • $3,000 Junior
  • $4,000 Senior

 Deadlines:  06/15/21

 Eligibility:

  • Must have at least one birth parent who is a member of one of the following minority groups:
    • Black/African American,
    • Latinx,
    • Native North American
    • Pacific Islander
  • Full Time
  • GPA 3.0+ (emphasis on math or actuarial courses)
  • Entering College freshmen must have a min ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 620.
  • Intent on pursuing a career in the actuarial professions

 Requirements:

  • Unofficial transcript
    • Accurately complete the following supplemental questions:

 Supplemental Questions

  1. Have you participated in The Actuarial Foundation’s Math Motivators or Modeling the Future program?
  2. ENTERING FRESHMAN ONLY: Please upload a PDF of your official SAT or ACT Score Report. Please make sure your name appears on the document you are uploading.
  3. If you have taken actuarial exams, please upload your exam grade slip(s) here
      1. Upload your grade slip(s) here.
  1. Please upload a PDF of your VEE credit grade slips.
  2. Have you attended or are you scheduled to attend any actuarial programs? If yes, please list host university.
  3. Please upload a PDF of your resume
  4. Please provide the name and email address of a current teacher, professor or employer in the mathematics, actuarial science, economics or finance field.
  5. Personal Statement Questionnaire
      1. 1. Why are you interested in becoming an actuary?
      2. 2. What steps have you taken to become an actuary?
      3. 3. Is there anything else you would like the committee to consider when reviewing your application?

Apply Now:  http://www.beanactuary.org/diversity/

Scholarships with Tribal Enrollment Required

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2020 - 2021 Academic Year Scholarships
American Indian Graduate Center: Empowering Scholarship Initiative - Ongoing

AIGC – Empowering Scholarship Initiative: Student Relief Scholarships

Online Application

Deadlines: Ongoing

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing either an associate, bachelors, masters, doctorate, or other terminal or professional degrees in any field of study
  • Full Time
  • Must be a federally or state recognized enrolled Tribal member or 1st/2nd generation descendant

Requirements:

***Faxed and emailed documents will no longer be accepted

  • Course Schedule
    • Should include students name, ID # and Institution name
  • Proof of tribal enrollment.  Acceptable forms of proof are provided below:
    • Certificate of Indian Blood
    • Tribal membership card
    • Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC)
    • A letter of Enrollment/descendency from yourTribal enrollment office

Apply Now:  https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/undergraduate-students/

Scholarships with No Tribal Enrollment Requirement

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2021 - 2022 Academic Year Scholarships
Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship - Deadline TBA

Agnes Jones Jackson Scholarship

Deadlines:  To Be Announced

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current member of the NAACP.
  • US Citizen
  • Must not have reached the age of 25 by the application deadline
  • Must demonstrate financial need based on the federal poverty guidelines
  • Full/Part Time
  • 3.0+ GPA

Requirements:

  • To Be Announced

Apply Now:  https://www.poisefoundation.org/the-agnes-jones-jackson-scholarship

Women's Opportunity Scholarship - 06/15/21

Women’s Opportunity Scholarship
Scholarship Review Committee
CAWS North Dakota
521 E Main Ave, Suite 320
Bismarck, ND 58501

Deadlines:  June 15, 2021  (Opens March 29, 2021)

Eligibility:

  • Must be female
  • Full Time
  • Must be low income to federal poverty guidelines
    • NOTE:  Applicants flightly over these guidelines may be considered.
  • Current North Dakota resident
  • Be in good academic standing
    • NOTE: Cannot be on SAP Warning or Suspension

Requirements:

  • Application
  • References
    • Play a crucial part in the selection process.
    • Do not use relatives or friends as references.
    • Must contact 3 references and request that they submit a reference form, found on the last page of the application,  directly to CAWS North Dakota office.
  • Financial Needs Analysis Form
    • Sections 1A, 2A to be filled out by a Financial Aid Officer
  • Motivational & Future Plans Essay
    • 500-1500 words
    • Describe your motivation for pursing a college education and
    • Describe your plans for the future as clearly as you are able to determine them at this time.
  • If filed, a copy of a 2020 tax return
  • Acceptance Letter

Apply Now:  Request an application at Financialaid@uttc.edu or pick one up at the Scholarship Wall in the upper level of the Jack Barden Center (JBC).

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship - 06/30/21

Automotove Hall of Fame Scholarship
(Online Application)
Automotive Hall of Fame
21400 Oakwood
Dearborn, MI 48124
eva@thedrivingspirit.org

 Deadlines:  June 30, 2021

Eligibility:

  • US Citizen
  • Full Time
  • GPA 3.0+
  • Be accepted at an acrredited college, unitversity or trade school within the US at the time of application

Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Official Transcript
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Supporting your automtive interests
  • Acceptance Letter

Apply Now:  https://www.automotivehalloffame.org/scholarship-application/

 

North Dakota Conference of Social Welfare Scholarship - 07/16/21

ND Conference fo Social Welfare Scholarship
Donelle Mogard
Ward County Human Service Zone
PO BOX 2209
Minot, ND 58702-2209
dofmogard@nd.gov

Deadlines:  July 16, 2021

Eligibility:

  • Enrolled in a BA/BS or Master’s degree program

Requirements:

  • Application
  • Essay (1000 words or less):
    • A social welfare issue that is important to you.
    • How you plan to address this issue as a student and future professional.
    • What kind of research did you do to find out about the NDCSW?
    • What types of GOALS have you set for yourself in your future professional career?

Apply Now: https://bismarckstate.edu/uploads/211/NorthDakotaConferenceofSocialWelfareScholarship.pdf

 

ND WIOA Scholarships - Fall 08/24/21 & Spring 01/11/22

ND Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Scholarships
Bismarck Workforce Center
1601 E. Century Ave
Bismarck, ND 58503
701-328-5000
1800-366-6222
infojsbis@nd.gov
jobsnd.com

Deadlines:  

  • Fall         August 24, 2021
  • Spring   January 11, 2022

Learn More: By speaking with a WIOA Advisor,  infojsbis@nd.gov

Scholarships with Tribal Enrollment Required

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2021 - 2022 Academic Year Scholarships
Catching the Dream Scholarships - Fall 04.30.21 & Spring 09/15/21

Catching the Dream Scholarship (Bachelor Program Only)

Deadlines: 

  • Summer     March 15
  • Fall               April 30
  • Spring         September 15

 Eligibility:

  • ¼ or more degree American Indian, and an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe
  • Full Time
  • Enrolled in a Bachelor program

Requirements:

  • Reccomendation Letter (3)
  • Financial Needs Analysis form
  • IRS 1040 Fedral Tax Return (student’s or parent’s) for the previous year
  • Cerificate of Indian Blood
  • Essay
  • Official Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores (ACT/SAT/GRE/MCAT/LSAT, etc)
  • DD 214 Form (for military personnel only)
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Color photograph of good quality

Apply Now:  https://www.catchingthedream.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/CTD_Application_FillablePDF_with_consent_form.pdf

 

 

ND Indian Scholarship - Priority 07/15/21

North Dakota Indian Scholarship
NDUS
ATTN: Financial Aid
600 E Blvd Ave DEPT 21
Bimsarck, ND 58505
FAX:  701-328-2979

Award:  $2000 per academic year

Deadlines:  July 15, 2021 (Priority Deadline)

Eligibility:

  • ND Resident
  • Enrolled member of a federally recongized Indian tribe
  • Full Time (few exceptions)
  • GPA 2.0+
  • Merit-based scholarship: GPA 3.5+ can qualify based on merit
  • Need-based scholarship:  GPA’s 2.0-3.499 can qualify based on on unmet need.
  • Funding is limited and awards will be made based on a priority awarding process.

Requirements:

  • Preferred method to apply: Complete the 2021-22 ND Indian Scholarship application online using a secure site.  NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 2021
  • Tribal enrollment documentation
  • Most recent transcript
  • All documentation should be submitted via the secure online drop box, mail, or fax.
  • If you complete th online application, you do NOT need to upload it using the drop box.

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  • Download and complete the 2021-22 ND Indian Scholarship application.  NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 2021.
  • The drop box is the PREFERRED method of delivery in 2021.
  • Use the secure online drop box to send your application and supporting documents to NDUS.
  1. If you cannot use the drop box, you may MAIL or FAX your application and supporting documents to the contact info above.
  2. IN-PERSON drop offs will NOT be accepted in the 2021 application cycle due to COVID-19.
  3. EMAILED applications will NOT be accepted due to the personal nature of the application.  DO NOT email your application or supporting documents.

Apply Now:  (Beginning April 1st)  https://ndus.edu/paying-for-college/nd-indian-scholarship/

 

American Indian Services - Fall 06/01/21 & Spring 10/01/21

American Indian Services
ATTN:  Scholarship Department
3115 East Lion Lane, Suite 320
Salt Lake City, UT 84121-3536
EM:  scholarship@americanindianservices.org

Deadlines:

         Semester                            Opens                   Due

  • Summer Semester          02/02/21              04/01/21
  • Fall Semester                         05/01/21              07/01/21
  • Spring Semester                    09/01/21              11/01/21

 Eligibility:

  • Enrolled or will enroll as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school (incoming freshman accepted)
    • At least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a U.S. Federally Recognized Native American Tribe, or descendant of an enrolled member, with possession of at least one-fourth degree Indian blood.
  • Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits.
    • First bachelor’s degree only.
    • Graduate studies NOT eligible.
  • Full-time or part-time status
    • Excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits).
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first semester/quarter of college.
  • Completed Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 

Requirements:

  • Photo of the Applicant
    • Photo needs to be recent.
    • It does not have to be professional, but old, tattered, blurry photos, or a copy of your ID will NOT be accepted.
    • The photo will be sent to potential donors who might fund your scholarship or for promotional material.
  • Proof of Heritage
    • Proof of Heritage must show that you are at least one-quarter and enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe (some tribes require at least one-quarter to be enrolled so you would only need proof of enrollment if they do).
    • If you are a descendant of an enrolled member with possession of at least one-fourth degree Indian blood, you will need to provide proof of enrollment for your relative as well as proof of relation.
    • If your document does not show blood quantum, and your tribe does not require a certain amount to be enrolled, ask your tribal enrollment office for a statement or you can apply for a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood from the BIA.
  • Official Tuition Billing Statement
    • The statement must reflect the term you are applying for and the tuition amount.
    • If you are unable to get an official tuition statement or are not able to register yet, you may request a letter of estimated cost of tuition from your school stating your name, the term you are applying for and the estimated cost of tuition for however many credits you plan to take for that term.
    • You may also submit a Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) form in place of a tuition statement. Be advised that FNA’s are for full-time status only. *We are now accepting tuition statements for the Academic Year.
  • Current Transcript(can be unofficial)
    • DO NOT WAIT for final grades to be posted and request the most current transcript as of today.
    • It needs to show cumulative GPA.
    • High school or GED transcripts are acceptable for incoming freshman ONLY.

Apply Now:

https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/69375-American-Indian-Services

 

 

Dakota Indian Foundation - Fall 08/01/21 & Spring 01/15/22

Dakota Indian Foundation
PO Box 340
209 N. Main Street
Chamberlain, SD 57325-0340

Deadlines:

  • Fall          August 1, 2021
  • Spring     January 15, 2022

Eligibility:

  • This scholarship program is established for the further educational advancement of Native American
    students with priority to those of Lakota, Dakota, Nakota heritage.
  • Students must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior to be eligible and must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours.
  • Scholarships are for any approved course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational school.
  • Recipients must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to remain eligible, and be enrolled full time each
    semester.
  • Scholarships will be limited to funding availability

Requirements:

  • Official transcript in a sealed envelope from the school Registrar office
  • Tribal enrollment from the enrollment office at the respective reservation
  • Current Photo
  • Recommendation letter from school advisor, counselor or professor who is knowledgeable of your abilities to succeed.
  • Financial need analysis completed by the school financial aid officer
  • Personal statement from the applicant

For application and additional information, please visit:  https://2d2be0a4-9950-4275-8f4e-1075d5687dd7.filesusr.com/ugd/e9c194_5fa3d57ff5424e548e90a41abcc0e1bc.pdf

 

Annie D Wauneka Scholarship Program (Enrolled members of Navajo Tribe ONLY) - 08/01/21

Navajo Education & Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
ATTN:  Scholarship Committee
PO BOX 3209
Window Rock, Arizona 86515
(520) 871-3386

Award: $1000 per semester (max award)

Deadlines:

  • Fall          August 1, 2021
  • Spring     January 1, 2022

Eligibility:

  • Must have been denied a scholarship from the Navajo nations Office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program.
  • Enrolled member of the Navajo Nation
  • Officially admitted for the semester for whichy you are applying.
  • Full Time
    • This requirement may be waived if there are extenuating circumstances.  If you are not enrolled as a full-time student, please submit a statement explaining your situtaion.

Requirements:

  • Verification Document showing that you are either inelgiible or not being funded from the Navajo nations office of Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program.
  • Write an essay on why the Foundation should fund you concerning your education and goals.
  • Official Transcript
    • Incoming Freshmen must provide an official high school transcript with your date of your graduation.
  • Original Officially sealed Certificate of Indian Blood
  • Financial Needs Assessment from a Financial Aid Officer
  • Acceptance Letter

For application and additional information, please visit:  https://www.mesacc.edu/sites/default/files/pages/section/students/financial-aid/navajo-education-foundation.pdf

 

 

St Joseph's Indian School Scholarship - Fall 08/21/21 & Spring 01/12/22

Mail the completed applications packet to:
ST. JOSEPH’S INDIAN SCHOOL
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
PO BOX 89
CHAMBERLAIN, SD 57325

Deadlines:

  • Fall        August 21, 2021
  • Spring  January 12, 2022

Eligibility:

  • Tribal member
  • GPA 2.0+

Requirements – Initial Request:

  • Letter of request from applicant.  Information about the course of studies being undertaken and career goals should be included in the request letter.
  • Proof of tribal enrollment/blood degree (only needed with initil request)
  • Letter of acceptance from the college that the applicant is attending
  • Financial Needs Analysis form (to be filled out by the Financial Aid Dept)
  • Official transcript

New Applicant: https://www.stjo.org/wp-content/Media/Images/Page/CollegeScholarships/applications/New%20Student%20Scholarship%20Package.pdf

Returning Applicant: https://www.stjo.org/wp-content/Media/Images/Page/CollegeScholarships/applications/Returning%20Student%20Scholarship%20Package.pdf

 

DAR American Indian Scholarship - 01/31/22

Daughter of American Revolution: American Indian Scholarship

 Deadlines:  January 13, 2022

Award:  $4000.00

 Eligibility:

  • Tribal Member
  • GPA 3.25
  • Demonstrate Financial Need

Requirements:

  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment
  •  Personal Statement of 1000 words or less setting forth your career objectives.
  • Official Transcript
  • Letter of Acceptance
  • One page document listing your extra-cirricular activities, honors received, and scholastic achievements.
    • Should not exceed one page

Apply Now:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship - 01/31/22

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

 Deadlines:  January 31, 2021

Award:  Varies

 Eligibility:

  • Tribal Member
  • GPA 3.25
  • Demonstrate Financial Need

Requirements:

  • Proof of Tribal Enrollment
  •  Personal Statement of 1000 words or less setting forth your career objectives.
  • Official Transcript
  • Letter of Acceptance
  • One page document listing your extra-cirricular activities, honors received, and scholastic achievements.
    • Should not exceed one page

Apply Now:  https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian

 

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