Scholarships for American Indians

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Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

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  KENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Kenaitze Indian Tribe

P.O. Box 988

Kenai, AK 99611

(907) 283-3633                                              Fax: (907) 283-3052

E-mail: education@kenaitze.org

Web: www.kenaitze.org/education/index.html

Purpose - To provide financial assistance to members of recognized Native Alaskan Tribes who plan to attend college or graduate in any state.

Eligibility - This program is open to members of federally recognized tribes and Naative Alaskans of at least one-quarter degree blood. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll full time at a college or university in any state and work on a baccalaureate degree. They are also expected to apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA. ALong with their application, they must  submit a letter on their goals and educational plans, verification of Indian ascestry (CIB or tribal card), a letter of acceptance to the school they plan to attend, transcripts, a completed FAFSA application, and an Alaska driver's license. Limited support may be provided to graduate students if funds are available.

Financial data - The amount awarded varies, depending upon the available funds and the recipient's unmet needs. Funds are paid directly to the educational institution.

Duration - 1 year; may be renewed if the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Additional information - This program is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Number awarded - Varies each year.

Deadline - May of each year for fall; November of each year for spring or winter.