The Association on American Indian Affairs has been providing scholarship to tribal students each year since 1947. The association’s scholarships are provided twice a year until the student graduates, as long as they maintain a 2.5 GPA and attend full-time. All the students who are connected to their tribal nation and belong to an Indian origin can are eligible to apply for the Full Circle Scholarship. For applying, the candidate needs to be enrolled with their respective Tribe, submit a Tribal Enrollment in the form of students’ Tribal ID card or an official letter from the tribe and should attend an accredited institution seeking an associate or higher degree. Along with the completely filled applications, the candidates have to submit an essay describe the applicant’s connection to their Tribal Nation and Indian Country.
The Scholarship provides with the Educational Fund two times a year until the student graduates, as long as they maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA and attend the institution full-time. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the candidates to fully aid their educational expenses. No one should be barred from getting a good education. Winning this scholarship will help you study in your dream college and the knowledge gained in the time period will be utilized to serve your nations. Expense od Education in America has been rising consistently. This educational fund can be helpful to you to lighten the burden of fees from your family.
Association on Indian American Affairs was formed in 1922 to change the destructive path of Federal Policy from assimilation, allotment and termination, to sovereignty, self-determination and self-sufficiency. The Association is the oldest non-profit organization serving Indian country. They envision a world where diverse Native American cultures and values are lived, protected and respected. Throughout the association’s 98-year old history, it has provided national advocacy on watershed issues that support sovereignty and culture, while working on the ground at the grassroots level with Tribes to support the implementation of the program that affects lives on the ground.
Refer to the table below for further details:
|Organization||Association on American Indian Affairs|
|Educational Level||Undergraduate and graduate|
|Number of Awards||N/A|
|Application Deadline||May 31, 2021|
|Requirements||2.5 GPA out of 4.0-grade scale & a tribal ID|
Who May be Eligible?
To be eligible for the scholarship,
- The candidate must be enrolled on a full-time course.
- Must maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 Grade Scale.
- Attend an accredited institution seeking an associate’s degree or higher.
- Must be enrolled with their respected tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized tribe, from the continental USA or Alaska.
How to Apply?
For applying to the Full Circle Scholarship, the candidate must submit the following documents:
- A current class schedule and transcript.
- A copy of Tribal enrollment (no minimum blood quantum required). This can be a copy of the students’ tribal ID card or a copy of an official letter from the Tribe. The candidate must be directly recognized as a citizen or member of their tribal nation.
- An essay describing how the applicant is connected to his/her Tribal Nation and Indian Country.
- A professional photo.
- Answer a few questions in about 300 words while filling the application form.
Note: Fill the application form at the website.
The winning recipient will be provided with the educational fund which can be used to financially aid their education. This is a great opportunity to lighten the burden of fees from your family. The student can pursue their higher studies from their dream colleges. This is a great chance to take steps towards the achievement of your goals.
The last date to file your application is May 31, 2021. No applications received after the deadline will be considered for candidature.