The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in the state of Washington. Students can use the scholarships at public colleges and many independent colleges in Washington. The program prioritizes upper-division and graduate-level students, but all applicants are considered. Applications run from December until the due date.
To be eligible, applicants must: demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); meet Washington State residency requirements for financial aid; intend to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a participating public or private college or university in Washington State beginning fall term of the application year; intend to use their education to benefit the American Indian community in Washington State; not pursue a degree in theology; and have not yet received a total of five years of this scholarship.