American Indian Services Scholarship

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  • Scholarship Description
  • American Indian Services (AIS) provides undergraduate Native American students with financial support to attend a junior college, college, university or technical school, maintain enrollment and graduate. Awards are based on up to one-half of tuition and need for the semester and are allocated directly to the school for the student. Students must show proof of heritage and that they are at least one-quarter Native American. There are four different award deadlines that correlate with term start dates. Students are able to apply for as many as they qualify for. Must have a 2.25 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • 3115 East Lion Lane
  • Suite 320
  • Salt Lake City, UT 84121
  • scholarship@americanindianservices.org
  • 801-375-1777
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Rayya Cao  on 12/15/2020 10:15:13 PM

Hi! My name is Rayya Cao and I’m a direct descendant from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the only federally recognized tribe in the state of Alabama located in Poarch, AL. I’m also a current high senior at Petal High School located in Petal, MS. I’m involved with my school’s CTE (Career Technical Education) Sport Medicine I & II course. The past 2 years of being in sports medicine has taught me how to properly care for athletes while giving them the best treatment they can receive to get back to what they love doing best. During my experience in Sports Medicine, I’ve been certified in the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Program, which gave me the opportunity to see first hand in a life crisis on what to do and how to properly save a person’s life. I’ve traveled to Washington D.C. for the past 2 years to represent my tribe to discuss current issues on what’s going on with Native Americans, rights and responsibilities of dual citizenships, and the complex relationship between tribal nations and the federal government. During my experience in Washington, DC, I’ve met with tribal leaders and the USET (United South and Eastern Tribes Inc) Council, I’ve gotten a authentic look at the American political system. I’ve learned to examine historical tensions between native nations and the U.S. federal government while exploring Washington’s famous monuments, memorials, and institutions. My experience in our nation’s capital also taught me good leadership and social skills while developing and presenting a Tribal Action Initiative after speaking with experts about issues facing Indian Country today.

Jisel H  on 12/8/2020 11:55:03 AM

I will be a first generation college student. I'm from a smaller northern california tribe. I need this scholarship because i'm from a small income family and need help paying for tuition

Melanie H.  on 8/3/2020 6:44:04 PM

I would like to know how I could apply for this scholarship for Native Americans. I want to apply for this scholarship because I would like to go back to school for my masters degree in Chemistry. I am a Native American women who wants to go back to school and right now is a good time due to the pandemic, staying home right now.

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