AIGC Named Undergraduate Scholarships

Beginning January 1, 2020
The AIGC Named Undergraduate Scholarships will accept applications for the AY 2020-2021!

To be eligible, applicant must be a full-time and degree-seeking college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and senior. 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. The following are need based scholarships and you will be placed in the pool based on your field of study. Please base your essay on the field of study you will be pursing.

  • Holly Scholarship – Must be a resident of a reservation in the southwest and be pursing a health, science, or education degree
  • CNIGA Scholarship: California Student, gaming, hospitably, public policy or public administration fields

Note: All applicants are required to submit a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) and Financial Needs Form (FNF) which can be downloaded from the AIGC website. Full Online Application instructions should be reviewed throughout the application process.

Please note that all notifications of application status are posted here in the AIGC Online Application System. Only those applicants approved for funding (after July 15) will receive an email from FELLOWSHIPS@AIGCS.ORG with information regarding further instructions and additional required verifying documents.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit a minimum 500-word statement that describes your vision and personal goals, as an American Indian or Alaska Native citizen. The statement should include your achievements in leadership, community service, extra curricular activities and giving back to your community. This statement will be utilized to match you with additional funding resources (based on availability of funds). You may use the following suggested guidelines: Extra curricular activities, as they relate to involvement in American Indian programs at your institution; volunteer/community work as it relates to American Indian communities; tribal/community involvement; how you helped your tribe, family or community; or making positive changes, in the American Indian community, with your college education.
  2. Please upload an unofficial transcript that indicates your GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale. As a reminder, AIGC does not accept National Clearinghouse documents/information.

    Upload here by clicking "add a new file" below
  3. Program Plan: If you have a institution Program Plan (a map of coursework by terms toward degree completion), please upload it here. This will help program staff to determine your persistence and academic success for future funding.
  4. Please tell us how you heard about the American Indian Graduate Center and our opportunities. This information will help to inform us in future outreach activities.