y Cobell Scholarship

*_CLOSED for the AY 2015-2016:_ *Established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation, the Cobell Scholarship fund is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education. The Cobell Board of Trustees, a non-profit created to manage the funds and oversee implementation of the scholarship program is responsible for the Cobell Scholarship qualifications and award amounts.

Vocational, undergraduate, graduate or professional level scholarships awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are vocational certificate-seeking or a degree-seeking student in a full-time accredited non-profit institution in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial need.

All applicants are required to submit a Tribal Eligibility Certificate and Financial Needs Form which is always available at aigcs.org under Scholarship – Online Application Instructions.

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.

Award
Varies depending on level of degree sought
Deadline
06/01/2015
Supplemental Questions
  1. Cobell Scholars: a response to each of the following questions is required.
    • Are you a member of the Original Cobell Settlement Class or a Direct descendant of a member? Note that a response of Yes or No is not a disqualifier for this scholarship; however, your response may be considered when prioritizing award offers. If you do not know, you may respond "I don't know".
    • In 500 words or less, briefly explain why you chose to pursue your intended degree program. What do you plan to do with your degree? Your response to this prompt may be used in the scholar selection process; therefore, it is advised that you give careful consideration to grammar, writing skills and length of response.
    • Please provide us your parents or grandparents full legal names as it appears in the Cobell Class Action Settlement. Note that your response to this is not a disqualifier for this scholarship; however, your response may be considered when prioritizing award offers. If you do not know, you may respond "I don't know". If you are a Cobell Settlement Class member yourself, then just write "N/A" in the box.
    • Please upload an unofficial copy of your most recent transcript. If you are offered a scholarship, you will be asked to provide another recent copy along with your acceptance of the award.
    • What is your current GPA?