American Indian Scholarships: April 4 Deadline

Murray’s blog post on what Johnny Depp’s $25,000 donation can do reminded me:  Our AIEF scholarship deadline is APRIL 4. Tribally-enrolled American Indian students who are already accepted and enrolled in college are invited to learn more and to download our AIEF scholarship application.

I also want to remind American Indian students that you need not stop with just one scholarship application. Cover your bases and apply to multiple scholarship programs. Last month, I visited with one of our AIEF students attending Arizona State University. He’s very committed to finishing college, and one of his strategies is to apply for 8 different scholarships each year. He knows that, if 3 or 4 get funded, his expenses are covered for that academic year. How smart is that?

The AIEF program is one of the United States’ largest grantors of scholarships to Native Americans. And recently, AIEF has been in the news. The Cherokee Phoenix ran this brief story letting readers know about AIEF scholarships and other services for Native students. Known for supporting education in rural and isolated communities, AIEF was also featured in an opinion piece than ran on Seacoast Online. This piece links the historical trauma of American Indians and the loss of traditional learning with an increase need for western education such as that supported by AIEF.  It is worth the read.

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