We are running late in the selections for this school year. Please read below and check back mid-October.
1) We are no longer accepting applications for the2013-2014 school year. Please check back at the end of February 2014 for information about the 2014-2015 school year.
2) All graduate scholarships have been awarded.
3) Several undergraduate recipients have been selected. Several undergraduate applicants are pending or are still under review. Those undergraduate students who make the final round of review will be contacted sometime next week.
4) Those students who have already been selected have been posted under the 2013-2014 Scholarship Offers button in the right side bar.
5) If you did not get selected for an award this year we encourage you to apply again next year.
6) We do not send regret letters. If you need a regret letter to be eligible for other funding, please contact us directly.
Limited emergency aid may be available mid-fall. Please check the link to the right and contact Lisa Wyzlic if you feel your situation fits the eligibility criteria.
Calling All Former AAIA Scholarship Recipients
We are often asked if we ever hear from our previous scholarship recipients. If you were a previous AAIA scholarship recipient, please send us an update about what you are currently doing. We would love to hear from you and be able to let others know how our students are making a difference in Indian Country and the world!
Scholarship Tutorial Videos
We have created the following series of general information tutorials which may be helpful to first generation students and parents trying to help their students apply for scholarships and make it through the first year of college away from home.
General Information video tutorials:
Tutorial #1 - 15 minutes, Tutorial #2 - 11 minutes, Tutorial #3 - 16 minutes
AAIA's Scholarship Program
AAIA has a long history of providing scholarships to college students, awarding our first scholarship in 1948. The program is one of many AAIA initiatives. Over the years our scholarship program has grown to the current seven scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes.
AAIA currently does not receive corporate or foundation funding for its scholarship program. Our scholarships are funded entirely by individual donor contributions -- something that our donors should be proud of! We are grateful to the many, many individuals who have contributed toward the education of Native students and have made our scholarship program possible. The number of students awarded per year varies due to funding availability.
Meet the People Behind AAIA's Scholarships
AAIA's scholarship program is made possible through the generosity of many, many people. Not only have many individuals made contributions to the organization, but several individuals have named AAIA as a beneficiary in their will, enabling Native students to have the chance to reach their educational goals. We feel fortunate and are grateful that these people cared so deeply about the education of Native students and had the ability to help in such a significant way.
Please click on the scholarship names below to read about the people who have made our scholarships possible.
Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship
Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship
Congratulations to AAIA Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship Recipient Eric Rodriguez! Eric has been admitted to the WINS Program (Washington Internships for Native Students) at American University for the summer of 2013. Eric will be interning with the National Congress of American Indians. Way to go Eric!
Congratulations to Josh Zunie, former AAIA Florence Young Memorial Scholarship recipient! Josh one of the select few to recently be accepted into the 2013-2014 Americans for Indian Opportunity leadership program. Josh is currently in Acquisitions and Programming for FNX Network (First Nations Experience) after working on the Law and Order series and In Plain Sight. We wish you well Josh, as you progress through the program.
Federal Work Study Opportunity
If you are attending school in the Washington, DC area and have Federal Work Study as part of your financial aid package, AAIA has FWS Office Assistant positions available for Summer 2013 and the 2013-2014 school year. We are required to have a contract with the school which you attend, please let us know if you are interested in applying so we can ensure that this relationship is established. Contact Lisa Wyzlic at the contact below.
AAIA is not accepting scholarship applications at this time. Students who applied for 2013-2014 scholarships and make it to the final round of review will be contacted in late August.
Rockville office at 240-314-7155 or email@example.com. We are in the Eastern Time Zone, therefore it may be easier to e-mail.