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AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship 

Amount: $500.00

Requirements: Open to currently enrolled students working toward a degree in STEM from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by: gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality and other non-visible differences.

  •  Minimum 3.0 GPA

Deadline: June 30, 2017


AISES Scholarships 

American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian, undergraduate AND Graduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who are currently studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science, are encouraged to apply for the Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program.

The Intel Scholarship is an incredibly generous award—it is $10,000 for graduate students, $5,000 for undergraduates—and is unrestricted: it can be used to meet any financial need a student may have.  You can find out more information about Intel Scholarship on AISES webpage.  The deadline to apply is May 1st.

Visit the AISES Scholarships to learn more about the eligibility and  the application.


American Indian College Fund Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: American Indian College Fund provides scholarship support to each tribal college and university and administers several scholarship programs to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduates students attending tribal colleges and state and private universities.

Deadline: Tribal College and University Scholarship Deadline: Contact your financial aid office at your tribal college.  Full Circle Scholarship Deadline: May 31, 2016


American Indian Education Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Undergraduates students must be of American Indian or Alaska Native descent (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation) and be enrolled full-time in an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university or technical/vocational school. Graduate students must be of American Indian or Alaska Native descent and attending an accredited graduate school (online college is not applicable).

Deadline: April 4, 2016


American Indian Graduate Center Wells Fargo Undergraduate Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered an applicant must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe and be a junior or senior pursuing a career and degree in fields related to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

Deadline: Ongoing


American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. graduate School; demonstrate financial need; and be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or be able to demonstrate ancestry of 1/4 degree Indian blood.

Deadline: Ongoing


American Indian Services Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian Blood. Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25

Deadline: Ongoing


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Amount: $1000-$5000

Requirements: An underrepresented minority in the accounting profession (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian American); Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate level student pursuing a degree in an “accounting-related” major.

Deadline: The 2016-2017 scholarship applications will be open in late December 2015/early January 2016. Applications due by April 1, 2016.


Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Student must be enrolled in a tribe from the Continental US or Alaska. There is no minimum blood quantum requirement. Student must be enrolled full time both fall 2015 and spring 2016 at an accredited institution of higher learning. 

Deadline: Deadline to be announced on March 1, 2016 for information about the 2016-2017 school year. 

Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation

Amount: up to $7,500

Requirements: 1. Be a full-time sophomore/ junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution of higher education

2. Intend to pursue a research career in a natural science, mathematics or engineering

3. Have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

4. Be a U.S. citizen from the 50 states or the District of Columbia; a U.S. national for those students nominated from Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; or a permanent resident. A permanent resident nominated for the scholarship must include a letter stating his/her intent to become a U.S. citizen. A photocopy of the nominee’s Permanent Resident Card, also known as the Alien Registration Card or Green Card, must also be submitted.

Deadline: the last Friday in January (internal campus deadlines vary; early September-late January)

ColoHealth “Healthcare in America” Scholarship

Amount: $500 
Requirements: Essay contest for high school seniors or students enrolled full time in at least a 2-yr institution. Essay submissions must be at least 500 words. Please see website for submission details. Scholarship will be awarded bi-annually.
Deadline: June 30, 2016


Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: The CERT Scholarship Program was created to meet the unforeseen need of today’s American Indian college students. CERT Scholarships may be used for books, living expenses, clothing, or other similar needs to assist students in defraying the high costs of education. The award is a gift from the Council of Energy Resource Tribes and should not be counted toward any financial aid the student is currently receiving. A CERT Scholarship is not based on financial need.

Deadline: September 15, 2015 and February 15, 2016


Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarships

Amount: $5000

Requirements: Open to Native American, certified tribal members with plans to work on a reservation. Must be an undergraduate junior or senior accepted to or already attending an accredited college/university, be carrying at least eight semester hours, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be US citizen and demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: June 15, 2016


Flintco, LLC Scholarships & Internships

Founded in 1908, Flintco is a Native American construction company with eight regional offices in: Albuquerque, NM, Austin, TX, Houston, TX, Memphis, TN, Oklahoma City, OK, Springdale, AR, Tulsa, OK – Flintco, LLC (Headquarters), and Tulsa, OK – Oakridge.

For internship information, email EmployeeServices@flintco.com. 


Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

Amount: $4,000

Requirements: The American Indians Committee of the Daughters of the American Revolution awards this scholarship to Native Americans and is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Graduate students are eligible; however, undergraduate students are given preference.

Deadline: February 15, 2016


Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, Inc. – Young Native Writers Essay Contest

Amount:  $2500 college scholarship and participate in the Washington, DC Scholars’ Week

Requirements:  Students are asked to write about one or more of the cultural images, symbols or art forms that have been historically developed by their community (American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian) to communicate a particular message or value or serve a specific purpose.  Essays are to be 1,200 words or less and should cover the following:  describe the image(s), symbol(s) or art forms selected; explain how it was originally developed or used by the community; reflect on the student’s own experience about it, including thoughts and feelings; and suggest why or how it is still relevant today.

Deadline: April 15, 2016


Indian Health Services Health Professionals Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Enrolled in a federally recognized tribe Preparatory scholarship can be 1st or 2nd degree descendant of a tribal member (see application) 2.0 GPA or higher Pursuing a degree in a health related profession OR a junior or senior in college planning to get a masters in social work or physical therapy Service obligation upon completion

Deadline: March 28, 2016

Intel Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 (unrestricted)

Requirements: Must be an AI/AN/NH graduate student and have at least a 3.0 GPA who studies Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Science

Deadline: August 25, 2017 

International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons North Indian Scholarship Program

Amount: $650

Requirements: No restriction as to Tribal affiliation or Indian blood quantum. The student must provide a Tribal Registration number and fulfill the other requirements. The scholarships are given for technical, vocational or college studies but not granted for studies beyond a Bachelors degree.

Deadline: March 1, 2016


Intertribal Timber Council Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $2,500

Requirements: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Deadline: The 2015 scholarship deadline date was January 16, 2015. Check back with information regarding the 2016 Scholarship.



Masergy STEM Scholarship

Amount: $5,000.00

Requirements: Must be a STEM major. Students must submit their official academic (high school or college) transcript and a 500-word essay.

Deadline: August 15, 2017


McNickle Center Fellowships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: The Newberry Library offers several long- and short-term fellowships to American Indian graduate student scholars pursuing research at the Newberry in order to improve the quality of what is written about American Indians and indigenous peoples; educate teachers about American Indian and indigenous cultures, histories, and literatures; and assist American Indian tribal and indigenous historians in their research.


Long-Term Fellowship: December 1, 2015

Short-Term Fellowship: January 15, 2016      


Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Requirements: The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Deadline: March 4, 2016


Native American Journalist Association Scholarship

Amount: $500 to $3,000

Requirements: Any Native American graduating high school senior or college student pursuing a career in media is eligible. All student applicants must be current NAJA members in good standing. Annual memberships cost $10 for high school students and $20 for college students.

Deadline: April 30, 2016


Native American Political Leadership Program

Amount: Tuition, housing, transportation

Requirements: The Native American Political Leadership Program at George Washington University is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduates students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. Scholarship includes tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of undergraduate work, housing, books, transportation to and from Washington, and a stipend.

Deadline: November 1, 2015 and March 1, 2016


Native Vision Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Scholarship

Amount: $5000

Requirements: Native Vision gives scholarships to outstanding American Indian students with a commitment to education, athletics and leadership. Eligibility Candidates must: 1. Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; 2. Demonstrate a sustained involvement in the community and an applied concern for American Indian issues and initiatives; 3. Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 at the time of application; 4. Demonstrate involvement in extracurricular and/or athletic activities; 5. Be admitted to an accredited community college or four year undergraduate.

Deadline: May 4, 2016


National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and majoring in a business field. Students must be a junior, senior or graduate student and enrolled full time at an accredited university.

Deadline: September 5, 2015


National Native American Youth Initiative

Amount: Lodging, meals and travel expenses

Requirements: The National Native American Youth Initiative is an intense enrichment program funded by the Office of Minority Health and the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. NNAYI is designed to better prepare American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students ages 16-18 to remain in the academic pipeline and pursue a career in the health professions and//or biomedical research.

Deadline: April 17, 2016               


Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Scholarships

Amount: Travel, lodging and registration

Requirements: The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) funds travel scholarships to attend the SACNAS National Conference. SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists – from college students to professionals – to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

Deadline: Spring notifications have been sent.  Summer Application Period: June 29-July 24       


Society for American Archaeology Native American Scholarships

Amount: $5,000-$10,000

Requirements: The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders

Deadline: December 14, 2016


United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. Scholarships

Amount: $750-$1000

Requirements: Scholarship monies are awarded to USET area Indian undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled members of one of the twenty-six USET member Tribes. Students must be in satisfactory standing and demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Deadline: April 30, 2016


Washington Internship for Native Students

Amount: Tuition, lodging, travel and meals 

Requirements: American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AI/AN/NH), and other students enrolled in a college or university as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student in good academic standing are eligible to participate in the WINS program.  Sophomores must have completed the equivalent of three (3) semesters of full time study to be eligible to participate in the program.

Deadline: Fall: First Friday in June, Spring: First Friday in October. Summer: First Friday in February

*program has been suspended

Student Opportunities

PNW-COSMOS REU Programs & Internship Opportunities

4th Lighting the Pathway Cohort

Complete the “Lighting the Pathway” application online: http://www.aises.org/content/lighting-pathway 
Submit the following supporting documents to bhall@aises.org:
-Unofficial transcript(s)
-One Letter of Recommendation

Deadline: July 24, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy DeerInWater at kdeerinwater@aises.org or 720-552-6123 ext. 107. Click here for more information.

NSF Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students +Supplemental Funding

Internship Choices:

  • Industry laboratories or industry research and development groups
  • Start-ups, such as (but not limited to) those funded through the NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program
  • Government agencies and National Laboratories
  • Policy think-tanks
  • Non-profit organizations

DEADLINES: Submissions accepted September 1st-15th, 2017 & January 10th-24th, 2018

Follow the link for more information: nsf.gov

Pathways to Science, Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunities 

Research and Development of Algorithms in a Software Factory

Organization: Montana State University-Bozeman, MT

Department: Computer Science

Research Topics/Keywords: Algorithms research in the context of a Software Factory, with incremental development of prototypes. Focus on: genomics, system quality, topological data analysis, and social-nets trustworthiness

Website: http://www.bobcatsoftwarefactory.com/nsf-reu-2017/

Application deadline: March 21, 2017

Primary Contact: Clemente Izurieta 
(406) 994-3720

University of Montana REU Site: Summer Research Experience in Environmental Chemistry
Organization: University of Montana-Missoula, MT

Research Topics/Keywords: chemistry, environment, heavy metals, chromatography, analytical, natural products, water quality, air quality

Website: http://hs.umt.edu/reumt/

Application deadline: February 28, 2017

Primary Contact: Aaron Thomas



REU Site: Molecular and Organismal Evolution
Organization: University of Idaho-Moscow, ID

Research Topics/Keywords: Biology, Evolution

Website: http://www.uidaho.edu/sci/biology/research/summer-reu

Application deadline: February 15, 2017

Primary Contact: David Pfeiffer 

REU Site: A Pilot Project to Engage Underrepresented Minority Students in a Research Experience
Organization: Heritage University-Toppenish, WA

Research Topics/Keywords: Microbiology, plant pathology, plant evolution, DNA barcoding, molecular ecology, fisheries biology
Comments: Coordinator/contact Nina Barcenas.

Website: http://www.heritage.edu/Academic-Programs/Undergraduate-Degrees/Sciences/Summer-Internship-Opportunities

Application deadline: March 31, 2017

Primary Contact: Kazuhiro Sonoda 
(509) 865-8584

Air Quality, Atmospheric Chemistry, and Climate Change: Measurements and Modeling in the Pacific Northwest

Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Research Topics/Keywords: atmospheric science, air quality, atmospheric chemistry, mobile laboratory facility, air quality measurements, air quality modeling, Pacific northwest, climate change, mobile atmospheric chemistry lab

Website: http://lar.wsu.edu/ugrad_reu.html

Application deadline: February 24, 2017

Primary Contact: Dr. Shelley Pressley 
(509) 335-5443

REU Site: Collaborative Proposal: Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites
Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Research Topics/Keywords: scientific frontiers of bioplastics and biocomposites

Website: http://cb2.wsu.edu/reu.html

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Primary Contact: Michael R. Kessler 
(509) 335-8654
michaelr.kessler@ wsu.edu

REU Site: Engineering Tool for Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Department: Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Research Topics/Keywords: Biofilms, Chronic wounds, multidrug resistance, neonatal sepsis, cardiac biomarkers, osteoarthritis, nanobiocatalysis, diabetes, heart attack, protein engr, muscle dystrophy, prostate cancer,neck pain

Website: https://voiland.wsu.edu/reu/

Application deadline: March 10, 2017

Primary Contact: Nehal I. Abu-Lail 
(509) 335-4961

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Smart Environments
Organization: Washington State University-Pullman, WA

Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Research Topics/Keywords: Computer Science, Smart Environments, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Pervasive Computing, Energy Efficiency, Psychology, Medical and Health Technologies

Website: http://reu.eecs.wsu.edu/

Application deadline: March 1, 2017

Primary Contact: Larry Holder
(509) 335-6138





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Program and Development Officer

for the Colorado Field Office of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Please see this AISES Program and Develpment Officer Position Description for more information and send your cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to Debbie Derryberry, Executive Assistant: dderryberry@aises.org.

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Graduate Staff Intern 2017-2018 Academic Year

Organization: WSU Multicultural Student Services-Academic Enrichment Center

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Natural Resource Technician Leader

The Resident Fish Natural Resource Technician Leader implements population and habitat surveys to facilitate management and conservation of Burbot in Lake Roosevelt, Washington. Read more..

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Field of Specialization: Microbial Oceanography

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Location: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 

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nsf1-1The primary sponsor for PNW-COSMOS is the National Science Foundation (NSF), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), Division of Human Resource Development (HRD). This project is supported by: Collaborative Research: The Pacific Northwest Alliance to develop, implement and study a STEM Graduate Education Model for American Indians and Alaska Natives. This is an AGEP – T: Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Transformation under HRD grants # 1432932 (Washington State University), #1432910 (University of Idaho), #1432694 (University of Montana), and #1431773 (Montana State University).  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.