Scholarships for American Indians

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Association on American Indian Affairs Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Attn: Director of Scholarship Programs
966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 314-7155      Fax: (240) 314-7159
E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net
Web: www.indian-affairs.org

Purpose

To provide financial assistance to Native American displaced homemakers who are trying to complete their college education.

Eligibility

This program is open to full-time college students who are Native American and have special needs because of family responsibilities.

Examples of displaced homemakers include:

  • students who are attending college for the first time at the age of 40 because they have put off higher education to raise their children
  • students who are entering or returning to college after their children enter elementary school
  • and men or women who have been divorced and had to leave college to care for children and are now returning. 

Applicants must submit:

  • documentation of financial need
  • a Certificate of Indian Blood showing at least one-quarter Indian blood
  • proof of tribal enrollment
  • an essay on their educational goals and family responsibilities
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • and their most recent transcript.

Financial data

The stipend is $1,500.  Awards are intended to assist recipients with child care, transportation, and some basic living expenses as well as educational costs.

Duration

Up to 3 years

Number awarded

Varies each year

Deadline

June of each year