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) Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF)
Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2020
Deadline: June 1, 2020

American Indian Graduate Center administers a Bureau of Indian Education contract to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The maximum amount of an undergraduate award is up to $20,000 and the maximum amount of a graduate award is up to $30,000 in an academic year. Actual award amounts and the number of awards will be determined based on the number of funded students at each academic level (associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, professional and doctoral). This opportunity is a merit-based award.

To be considered for the SPGSF the applicant must:

  • 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 (or will be) pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree as a full-time degree-seeking student at an accredited graduate school in the United States. Exclusive consideration is paid to degree candidates in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields (may include: Medical and Life Sciences; Engineering and Physical Sciences; Mathematics and Computational Sciences, Earth, Environmental and Agriculture Sciences; and Technology) to be verified through the submission of current transcripts or proof of acceptance to an eligible program

(2) Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates
Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2020
Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Wells Fargo Scholarships for Undergraduate American Indian and Alaska Native Students will fund full-time and degree-seeking college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher with up to $5,000 for one year of study in any chosen major at any accredited institution in the United States. Must be an enrolled member 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.

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

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


Norton Sound Health Corporation: 2020 Summercise Internship

This is internship is looking for energetic and creative individuals looking for an experience teaching youth about healthy living. Norton Sound Health Corporation located in Nome, Alaska is recruiting 6-8 college interns for the summer of 2020 to coordinate the award-winning program, Summercise. Recognized by the American Diabetes Association for the John Pipe Voices of Change Award for Innovation, Summercise is a nutrition education and physical fitness program for the youth of the Norton Sound region.

This is an unpaid internship that lasts between 8-10 weeks. We will provide you with housing, pay your airfare to and from Nome, provide a pass to the recreational center in Nome, and be given a weekly stipend for food. You will likely be sharing housing and/or a room with another Summercise intern or NSHC staff. Your housing will be fully furnished with kitchen supplies, furniture, beds, bed linens, washer and dryer, and internet. A two-week training session will be provided. This internship may offer many exciting community nutrition experiences through the Summercise program. These opportunities may include: diabetes management and prevention, nutrition education, WIC, outpatient counseling, long-term care, health fairs and community screenings, maternal and child health, food service, community nutrition displays, and public service announcements.

For more information, please visit


Empowering Scholars Summit

Join AIGC for a free 3-day summit for Native student leaders in California this summer! Get a taste of the university experience while preparing for your first year of college and future success. The Empowering Scholars Summit is an opportunity for 100 American Indian/Alaska Native rising high school seniors to convene for three days of workshops to prepare them for their first year of college and for future success. Led by American Indian Graduate Center staff and Ambassadors, the workshops will include information about college selection and application process, strategies for financing college, learn how to write a winning essay, financial literacy, college resources, scholarship information, and an interactive session with notable American Indian and Alaska Native leaders from a wide variety of fields to introduce youth to possibilities and success through personal experience.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Rising Senior in high school.
  • Degree seeking freshman who will be entering college or university as a full-time student in Fall of 2021.
  • Be an enrolled member of a federally or state-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.
  • Demonstrate an outstanding academic record with honors and awards.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.
  • Be nominated by a teacher or counselor.

Limited space available – Apply by March 1, 2020!

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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