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The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities. We highly encourage you to apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for! To apply, you must be an AISES member.
In OASIS students will complete a General Application Profile that can be completed, revised and submitted year-round and will match you only with the scholarship opportunities you are eligible for, and those that are open and available to receive. Creating a General Application Profile is the first step to completing other scholarship applications that you qualify for. All of the scholarship opportunities (AISES, The Cobell Scholarship and others offered by Indigenous Education, Inc., and Dream Warriors) have different eligibility criteria. Be sure to read the specific requirements carefully.
Each AISES Scholarship has its own eligibility requirements regarding GPA, majors and academic status. Please see the individual scholarship pages for eligibility requirements. However, at a minimum all scholarships require the following:
Applicants must be a current AISES members at the time of application. All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number. To get a membership number join AISES or retrieve your membership number through AISES Membership Portal.
Applicants must be an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicants may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card. Please note, AISES may not always have scholarships available for non-citizens of the United States.
Award notifications (both awards and declines) will begin May 14, 2018 depending on when applications were reviewed. Notifications could occur as late as June 29, 2018.
Awarded (finalists) students will receive the list of any additional requirements in their notification letters beginning May 14, 2018. AISES will/may require an official or unofficial transcript, enrollment verification, a direct deposit form, a recent photo, a thank you and/or cover letter to the scholarship donor to be uploaded in OASIS by August 31, 2018.
Awarded (finalists) students will receive the list of any additional requirements in their notification letters. AISES will/may require an official or unofficial transcript, enrollment verification, a direct deposit form, a recent photo, a thank you and/or cover letter to the scholarship donor to be uploaded in OASIS by August 31, 2018.
If you have submitted all documents as required by AISES we will begin paying scholarships out in September and through the month of November.
Please note that AISES cannot award scholarship funds to students before we have received the money from the scholarship donor. Although we do our best to award scholarships according to the months noted above there may be occasions where AISES may not be able to send scholarship funds according to this schedule. We reserve the right to make disbursement changes at any time. AISES will notify scholarship finalists should changes to the disbursement schedule be made.
If you have questions about AISES Scholarships, or your school requires that documents be sent by mail, please send an e-mail to email@example.com, or mail to: AISES Scholarship Department, 6899 Winchester Circle, STE 102A, Boulder, CO 80301. You can also reach us by phone at 720-552-6123.
Information for Scholarship Seekers (from the National Scholarship Providers Association)
We wish you the best of luck in securing a scholarship and in your future educational endeavors. YOU can do this!
Information about Federal Financial Aid Resources
Do not assume that you will not qualify for federal financial aid (the Pell Grant or Work Study). See these links and complete your FAFSA Form!
7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2018–19 FAFSA® Form
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