To support the professionals in the STEM field through professional development, career opportunities, and networking, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) has established its A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program for the academic year 2022-2023.
Funded through various sources, including memorials, individual donations, AISES fundraisers, and other corporate grants, the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program was established to memorialize A.T. Anderson, one of the AISES founders. The scholarship programme has been started for undergraduate and graduate students that engage in STEM-related careers. Students can undertake their degree in any accredited 3/4-year university or college. The scholarship is valued at up to $2,000 for an academic year.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), founded in 1977, is a national non-profit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers. AISES promotes the highest standards of education and professional excellence to widen the STEM workforce and grow sector support, and highlights the geographic, economic, and social aspects of STEM education and careers.
|Education Level||Undergraduate or Graduate|
|Number of Awards||NA|
|Contest Deadline||31st May 2022|
Who is Eligible?
- The applicants must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university for the 2022-2023 academic year.
- The applicants must undertake any STEM-related degree such as Architecture, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Nursing, Engineering, or Natural Resources.
- The applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
- Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state-recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or descendant from a Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander or descendant from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and a copy of the birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable.
How to Apply?
- Interested applicants are then required to submit a scholarship application and the documents mentioned above on the OASIS Platform.
- The applicants must prepare the following documents:
- Tribal Citizenship/Indigenous Native Verification
- Letters of recommendation
- Essays: Students must submit three essays, up to 500 words each. These essays are an important part of the scholarship review process.
- Essay Prompt 1: Please share a personal statement highlighting your background, academic achievements, and interests. Include information on courses taken and any honours or advanced placement courses. Talk about what motivates and challenges you intellectually and what impact you hope to have in your community and profession.
- Essay Prompt 2: What stimulated your interest in your chosen major or study area?
- Essay Prompt 3: What activity or activities (cultural, community-related, occupational, academic, athletic, etc.) most clearly reflect your character? Please describe your participation. Why is participation in this activity or these activities important to you?
The students selected by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) will be offered a sum of $1,000 and $2,000 for their undergraduate and graduate study programmes, respectively, for the academic year in question.
The application period will end on 31st May 2022. The applications will be reviewed from June 1st to June 30, 2022, and winners will be announced in the following month, i.e. August 2022.