TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PATAWOMECK INDIAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP, YOU MUST MEET THE BELOW LISTED CRITERIA:
- Documented proof of Tribal membership
- Must have consistent interest and participation in the furthering of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe and its activities
- Must have graduated from an accredited high school,homeschool program or GED this academic year
- Earning a minimum of a 2.4 GPA
- Demonstrating a need for financial assistance
- Eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant in the first year of college
- Accepted and enrolled in an associate's or bachelor's degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall after graduation from high school. A vocational school is also acceptable.
- Essay not to exceed 4 pages
RECIPIENTS WILL NEED TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR DESIRE AND ABILITY TO OVERCOME BARRIERS AND TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE EVALUATED ON YOUR:
- Individual determination to succeed
- Future goals and plans to achieve them
- Ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face
- Self motivation in completing challenging coursework
- Demonstrated need for financial assistance
AAIA currently has scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized as well as non-recognized tribes. They fund for the entire school year.
AAIA has formed in 1922 and was originally named the Eastern Association on Indian Affairs and changed the name to the Association on American Indian Affairs in 1946.
The mission of the AAIA, is to promote the welfare of American Indians and Alaska Natives by supporting efforts to:
sustain and perpetuate their cultures and languages;
protect their sovereignty, constitutional, legal and human rights, and
natural resources; and improve their health, education, and economic and community development.
CONTINENTAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS OF INDIAN WARS
The Native American Scholarship, $5,000.00 annually
Scholarship Requirements, submission of application by June 15 each year:
- Be an enrolled tribal member.
- Plan to work with a tribe or nation in the field of Education or Social Service. Career goals should involve working with Native Americans.
- Be accepted in, or already attend an accredited college or university, enrolled in an undergraduate program and preferably entering or in his/her Junior year.
- Maintain a 3.0 average and carry at least 10 (ten) quarter hours or 8 (eight) semester hours. This allows for a work/study program and is required for consideration.
To qualify for a renewal of the scholarship award, the recipient must submit:
- A written statement of financial need and verification of current address.
- An official transcript of grades for the last 2 (two) semesters or last 3 (three) quarters of academic work.
Requests for renewal will be accepted from April 1 to June 15 and must be on file by June 15 each year.
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