Scholarships for American Indians

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American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California Scholarship

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California
Attn: AICC Scholarship
555 West Fifth Street, 31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
E-mail: stateacdmin@aicccal.org
Web: www.aicccal.org/scholarship.html


Purpose

To provide financial assistance for college or graduate school to American Indians who live or attend school in California.

Eligibility

This program is open to American Indians who:

  • are on federal- or state-recognized tribal roll and identified by a tribal enrollment card
  • have an official letter from a feral- or state-recognized tribe or agency verifying tribal membership or Indian blood

Applicants must be full-time degree candidates at an accredited institution of higher learning (junior college, trade/vocational school, 4-year university, graduate school) in California or residents of California attending an institution of higher learning elsewhere in the United States.

Along with their application:

  • they must submit an educational commitment essay describing their chosen field of study
  •  educational goals
  • career goals
  • chosen involvement in the Indian community
  • how this scholarship will help in furthering their education.

Selection is based on:

  • transcripts (30 points)
  • a letter of recommendation (20 points)
  • the educational commitment essay (50 points)
  • major chosen (bonus 10 points if majoring in business).


Financial data

Stipends are $2,500 or $1,500

Duration

1 year

Additional information

This program, which began in 1999, includes the Darlene Dyer Stanhoff Memorial Scholarship.

Number awarded

6 each year: 1 at $2,500 and 5 at $1,500

Deadline

October of each year