Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (Undergraduate & Graduate)

The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate and Graduate students is now ACCEPTING for the AY 2020-2021!

The specific purpose of the Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and professional degree candidates to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) research in and opportunities for careers with Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and BIE funded organizations on and off reservation and tribal governments.

Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) provides funding and awards specifically for post-secondary and post-graduate level fellowships/scholarships to enrolled members 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 pursuing graduate or professional level education. To be considered, applicants must be pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate or professional degree in the STEM fields. Must be (or will be) pursuing a degree as a full-time degree-seeking student at an accredited institution 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;

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 per 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.

Note: All applicants are required to submit a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) and Financial Needs Form (FNF) which is always available at where you may also review the AIGC Online Application Instructions.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please provide your current GPA on a 4.0 scale. If you are a first-time graduate student, you should use your final undergraduate GPA.
  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 include a link to your college program or curriculum.
  5. In 500 words or less, please describe how your selected STEM major will apply to the intent of the SPGSF program as it applies to our personal commitment to serve the American Indian and Alaska Native community.
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