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2018-2019 Richard A. Herbert Memorial Scholarship
In 1980, AWRA established the Endowment-Memorial Fund to be used for the enhancement of education in water resources. The fund has since been renamed the Richard A. Herbert Memorial Educational Fund to honor Richard A. Herbert -- a champion for water resources education -- who passed away in 1994.  Each applicant must be a national AWRA member. At least one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time undergraduate student working toward his/her first undergraduate degree and who is enrolled in a program related to water resources for the 2018-2019 academic year. At least one $2,000 scholarship will also be awarded to a full-time graduate student enrolled in a program relating to water resources for the 2018-2019 academic year.e allowed the scholarship fund to grow exponentiall

Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society Scholarships
The Oklahoma Council for Indian Education sponsors three scholarships. To apply for the scholarships, students must be members of the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society. The established scholarships are for one year and are $1,000 each. The three scholarships are: 1) John Sam Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors only; 2) Alice Tonemah Memorial Scholarship for education majors (high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college students); and 3) Marlene LeClair/Helen Wright Scholarship for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate college students. 

Association of American Indian Affairs
All scholarships are for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes except for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship.  Some of these scholarships are curriculum specific.  Students from federally recognized tribes are not eligible for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship.  Applicants enrolled in non-federally recognized tribes are only eligible for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students in any curriculum.

American Indian Education Fund
The AIEF Undergraduate Scholarship service supports educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students by awarding more than 200 scholarships annually.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship
The Udall Scholarship Foundation was authorized by the United States Congress in 1992 to honor Congressman Morris K. Udall and in 2009 to include his brother Stewart and their legacy of public service.  The Foundation is authorized to award scholarships to undergraduate students who are committed to careers related to the environment, or Native American and Alaska Native undergraduate students who intend to pursue careers in native health care or tribal public policy.

AIANTA Culinary Arts Scholarship
The purpose of AIANTA is to provide our constituents with the voice and tools needed to advance tourism while helping tribes, tribal organizations and tribal members create infrastructure and capacity through technical assistance, training and educational resources. AIANTA serves as the liaison between Indian Country, governmental and private entities for the development, growth, and sustenance of Indian Country tourism. By developing and implementing programs and providing economic development opportunities, AIANTA helps tribes build for their future while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacies.

Lyle Deere Memorial Scholarship
The OTTC Scholarship Review Board invites you to apply for the Lyle Deere Memorial Scholarship. The recipient will receive $500.00 toward tuition costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Pursuant to its mission to support educational opportunities of Native Americans, the Oklahoma Tribal Transportation Council (OTTC), will fund an educational scholarship for federally recognized Tribes of Oklahoma to maximize educational opportunities with funds provided by this scholarship.  For more information, including eligibility requirements, click here

American Indian Graduate Center
The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) is a national private 501(c)(3) non profit headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States. Established in 1969, AIGC has disbursed more than 15,000 graduate fellowships with the support of the Bureau of Indian Education, corporate and foundation partnerships, and our generous alumni and private donors.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Health Policy Fellows

This fellowship provides the nation’s most comprehensive learning experience at the nexus of health, science, and policy in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care, and health policy.

Bureau of Indian Education
The Bureau of Indian Education offers a variety of scholarship resources for undergraduate and graduate students. Applicant majors range from accounting to politics or health.

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

Native American Faculty and Staff Association Scholarship
OSU NAFSA is committed to helping Native American students and those involved in the Native American community complete their higher education degree by recognizing and rewarding their superior academic achievements, leadership, and community involvement. The NAFSA Scholarship program began in 1995; since then, we have awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Native Agriculture & Food Systems Scholarship Program
First Nations Development Institute is an American Indian institute that helps strengthen and revitalize the economies of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities. This grantmaking program provides both financial and technical resources to tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to support asset-based development efforts.

Native American - Fish and Wildlife Society
To assist and enable Native American students in the Southwest Region pursue a course of study leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree, and post graduate degree in the field of natural resource management, including fisheries and wildlife biology, general biology, forestry, soil and range management, environmental and related earth sciences, and conservation law enforcement. Scholarships can be used for books, fees, supplies, or any other school related expenses, including tuition costs. 

National Education for Women's Leadership
The award-winning National Education for Women's Leadership institute (N.E.W. Leadership) educates and empowers undergraduate women to participate actively in politics and public service.  The program connects students to policy makers and community activists to engage them in shaping the public agenda. 

OSU: Edwin Chappabitty Jr. M.D. Scholarship in Integrative Biology 
Student majoring in Biological Science, Physiology, or Zoology who is Native American (at least a 1/4 CDIB) and has a pre‐health interest; minimum 3.0 GPA (or 3.2 GPA for incoming freshmen or transfer students).
- Award: $1000, up to 5 selected per year

American Indian Science and Engineering Society- College Programs:
The focus of the College Program is “Access and Success.” AISES administers and is involved in many programs and events for American Indian and Alaska Native college students to increase access to, and boost success in STEM. The College Program supports undergraduate and graduate education and students in STEM studies through college chapters, regional and national conferences, leadership development, mentor-ship, scholarships, internships and career resources.

American Indian Graduate Center- Cobell Scholarship:
This scholarship was established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation. The Cobell Scholars Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education, including graduate and professional schools.

American Indian Graduate Center- Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program:
This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center and is for those pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

American Indian Graduate Center- Accenture American Indian Scholarship:
The Accenture American Indian Scholarship program was established in 2005 to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in the American Indian communities and possibly with Accenture. At that time, the scholarship sought the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students; however, recently, Accenture LLP is limiting the funds to the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native incoming freshman and undergraduate students. The Accenture scholarship program is sponsored and funded by Accenture LLP and administered by the American Indian Graduate Center. Each academic year, Accenture selects students who demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed.

American Indian Services- AIS Scholarship:
AIS makes educational opportunities possible for qualifying Native American students who otherwise could not afford it. They provide more than 2300 scholarships annually. Students qualify for participation based on academic merit as well as financial need. IS scholarship participants are receiving education in more than 300 colleges across the United States and Canada. Students have the opportunity to select the accredited school which meets their individual needs.

Indian Health Service- Preparatory Scholarship: The Preparatory scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients must be members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in preparatory courses or prerequisite courses leading to enrollment in an eligible health professions degree program.

Indian Health Service- Pre-Graduate Scholarship:
Our Pre-Graduate scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients must be members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-podiatry and other subjects needed by the Indian health programs.

Indian Health Service- Health Professions Scholarship:
Our Health Professions scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate- and graduate-level students. Recipients must be members of federally recognized Tribes and enrolled in an eligible health profession degree program. In exchange for financial aid, scholarship recipients agree to fulfill a service commitment in full-time clinical practice upon completion of their academic or post-graduate clinical training.

Indian Health Services Loan Repayment Program:
The IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) offers to repay educational loans for eligible health professionals in order to meet the staffing needs of the IHS in Indian health programs. Applicants sign contractual agreements for two years to serve in a full-time clinical practice at an IHS facility or approved Indian health program in return for up to $40,000 in loan repayment.

American Indian Graduate Center- AIGC Fellowship:
The AIGC Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

American Indian Graduate Center- Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship Program:
This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center and is for those pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

American Indian Graduate Center- REDW Native American Scholarship in Accounting:
This scholarship is funded by REDW, a national certified public accounting and business consulting firm that boasts many American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and enterprises among their clients. REDW recognizes not only the need for scholarship support for Native people to enter the field of accounting but also the need for students to gain valuable experience and mentorship in the field. REDW will support 2 students, studying Accounting, each year.

Indian Land Tenure Foundation - Student Travel Scholarship
Scholarship funds are available for Native American high school seniors and college students enrolled in an agricultural program to travel to the following, upcoming conferences:

STC: The Contribution of Traditional Knowledge and Technology to Climate Students
The overarching objective of the work will be to enhance the use of traditional knowledge and technology in the implementation of climate process and improve indigenous peoples and local communities’ knowledge and technology for future adaptation to and mitigation of climate change

John Marley Scholarship
Seeking to provide educational opportunities for OIGA member employees and their families, the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association established the John Marley Scholarship Foundation in 2008. A 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to the search for knowledge, the John Marley Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for eligible individuals to attend accredited colleges, universities and trade schools in Oklahoma or other states.

The Oklahoma Council for Indian Education Scholarships
The Oklahoma Council for Indian Education sponsors three scholarships. To apply for the
scholarships, students must be members of the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society. The
established scholarships are for one year and are $1,000 each. The three scholarships are: 1) John
Sam Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors only; 2) Alice Tonemah Memorial Scholarship for
education majors (high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college students); and 3)
Marlene LeClair/Helen Wright Scholarship for high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate
college students. Students may apply for more than one scholarship, but each application must be complete.
Supporting documents must be duplicated for each scholarship application. Scholarship
recipients will be asked to update their portfolios for nomination for the National Indian Education
Association (NIEA) scholarships.