Scholarships for American Indians
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
To provide financial assistance to Native American displaced homemakers who are trying to complete their college education.
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.
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.
Up to 3 years
Varies each year
June of each year