Scholarships, Internships, Programs, and Events


American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships

AIGC is the largest and oldest Native scholarship provider in the country. Currently, we have over twenty scholarship programs that we offer, ranging from $250 to $30,000 per academic year. Our scholarships are OPEN! To apply, you can click on the link and fill out our application. Our undergraduate opportunity deadline is May 1st and our graduate opportunity deadline is June 1st. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply.


Here is some information about two of our programs:

(1) California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) Journalism Scholarship and Seven Generation Scholarship
Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2020
Deadline: June 1, 2020

American Indian Graduate Center administers both of California Nations Indian Gaming Association’s (CNIGA) Journalism Scholarship and Seven Generation Scholarship. These scholarships are open for both undergraduate and graduate applicants.  However, preference is given to students who are belong to a California Tribe and going to school in California.  A secondary preference is given to California Tribal students going to school in the US, and third to any Native student in college.

CNIGA Journalism Scholarship Major Requirements: Journalism and Communication

CNIGA Seven Generation Scholarship Major Requirements: Gaming, Hospitality Management, Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Indigenous Studies.

(2) REDW Scholarship
Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2020
Deadline: June 1, 2020

The REDW Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate student who are enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or a state-recognized tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized tribe in Arizona or New Mexico. REDW encourages Native Americans to pursue a career in accounting and finance, increase the pool of top talent from which to recruit for the Firm’s Nation Tribal Services team and identify Native American students interested in participating in the Firm’s Internship Program.

REDW encourages scholarship recipients to apply for paid REDW internships in either the Phoenix, AZ or Albuquerque, NM offices. Residency in either city is not required, however careful consideration will be given to those intern applications who can obtain housing in either location.


  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized tribe to be verified only through submission of a TEC;
  • A completed financial needs analysis, FNF;
  • Must be a full-time junior or senior who is pursuing a degree in accounting, financial or related business field

The REDW Scholarship is a merit-based and a multi-year award.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

AISES is the leading organization in Native American scholars in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Their scholarships are focused on helping Native students who are pursuing degrees in any of these fields. For more information about AISES’s scholarships, please visit

DEADLINE is March 31st

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.

For more information, please visit

Cobell Scholarship

The Cobell Scholarship is administered by Indigenous Education Inc. and provides scholarship opportunities for vocational school, undergraduate, and graduate programs. For more information about the Cobell Scholarship, please visit

DEADLINE is March 31st


Hodadenon/Chestnut Graduate Student Fellowship

The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) (o-hã-yah’tah, prickly burr in Onondaga) was once a common tree within its natural range in the eastern forests. It was an ecologically, economically, medicinally, and culturally important tree to both eastern Native American Peoples and later, to European settlers who were familiar with European chestnut trees. The chestnuts’ abundance in open forest stands, along with oaks, hickories, and other fire tolerant trees were significantly influenced by Indigenous people’s traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). The chestnut was all but lost when an invasive fungal pathogen was introduced through world trade, causing a blight that killed over 3 billion of these trees in only 50 years. After over a century of many unsuccessful efforts to restore this cultural and ecological keystone species, there is now a new hope. Researchers at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, using the tools of biotechnology that includes both genetic engineering and breeding techniques, has produced a blight-tolerant American chestnut tree that can now coexist with the blight. These trees hold the promise for the restoration of the chestnut. Following the lesson from the Hodadenon story, we hope to share these chestnuts with everyone.

The American Chestnut Research and Restoration Project at ESF ( is looking for a graduate student with intimate experience and knowledge of eastern Native American cultures and TEK, as well as a strong foundation in biology and/or ecology. This fellowship’s goals are to promote interdisciplinary research which incorporates the intellectual traditions of both western and native science, bridging the two for the restoration of the chestnut tree.

The fellowship will provide a $20K/yr stipend and tuition waiver for up to three years. Applicants for either a MS or Ph.D. track, depending on qualifications. Underrepresented minorities, women, and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the chestnut project, please view this recent video produced by the provider of this grant:

To apply, follow the instructions to apply to the ESF graduate program at In addition, to be considered for this particular fellowship, write a letter stating your qualifications for this fellowship and why you would like to work on the chestnut project, and email a PDF copy to Dr. William Powell at This fellowship could start between June and August of 2020.

To learn about other programs that focus on the TEK, visit the ESF Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at


Think Indian Community Awareness Grant

You have less than 2 WEEKS to apply for a Think Indian Community Awareness Grant!

Learn more about this fantastic support program for Native student groups and institutions, and apply at

DEADLINE is March 16th

American Indian/Alaska Native Pre-Dental Admission Workshop

Dates: May 14-16, 2020
Location: Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Mesa, AZ
Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The American Indian and Alaska Native population suffers from the worst oral health disparities when compared to all other ethnic groups in the United States. The goal of the American Indian/Alaska Native Pre-Dental Admission Workshop (PAW) is to promote the health of Indian Country by increasing the number of AI/AN dentists. The workshop will help attendees navigate the dental school application process, strengthen their applications, and expand their professional network.

The workshop will be held at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH) in sunny Mesa, Arizona. Attendees will receive travel, lodging and meals. Workshop topics include:

  • Hands-On Dentistry in a Simulation Clinic
  • Understanding the Application Process
  • Admissions Test (DAT) Preparation Techniques
  • Personal Statements
  • Interview Process Including Mock Interviews
  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources
  • Dental School Tour
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Stress/Performance Relationship
  • Professional Headshots
  • And more!

Who Should Apply

  • American Indian and Alaska Natives who:
  • Have a connection to an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe/nation/community and
  • An interest in applying to dental school

Additionally, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Current high school senior (must be 18 years)
  • Current community college or undergraduate student
  • Recent college graduate who plans on applying to dental school

To download the Pre-Dental Admission Workshop Application, please click the link below:
2020 Pre-Dental Admission Workshop Application

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