Cherokee Nation Higher Education Scholarships
The Higher Education Program was contracted from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1983,
with the first awards made to students attending college in the 1983 summer session. In 1990, the Cherokee Nation
negotiated a Self-Governance Compact with the U.S. Government that established a direct relationship between the
Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Congress. The compact authorized a direct block grant to the tribe to be allocated
among various tribal programs and services, including higher education, in accordance with tribal priorities.
Deadline for application submission is April
1 of each year.
INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND APPLICATIONS
The Indian Health Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the academic
year 2001-2002 awards cycle. Full-time and part-time academic scholarships will be funded for each of the three
(3) scholarship programs listed below:
Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship awards are made to American Indian or Alaskan Natives (1) who have successful
completed high school education or high school equivalency and (2) who have been accepted for enrollment in a compensatory,
pre-professional general education courses or curriculum. Support is limited to 2 years for full-time students
and the part-time equivalent of 2 years not to exceed 4 years for part-time students. Eligible academic programs
being considered are:
c. Pre-Medical Technology
f. Pre-Physical Therapy
g. Pre-Social Work (Jr and Sr undergraduate years)
Health Professions Pregraduate Scholarship awards are made to American Indian and Alaskan Natives (1) who have
successfully completed high school education or high school equivalency and (2) who have been accepted for enrollment
or are enrolled in an accredited pregraduate program leading to a baccalaureate degree in:
Support is limited to 4 years for full-time students and the part-time equivalent of 4 years not to exceed 8 years
for part-time students.
Health Professions Scholarships are awarded only to individuals who are members of a Federally recognized tribe
(State recognized does not qualify). To be eligible for this scholarship, the individual (1) must be enrolled in
a Federally recognized tribe and (2) must be enrolled in an appropriately accredited school and pursuing a course
of study in one of the health professional programs as follows:
a. Associate Degree Nursing
b. Chemical Dependency Counseling
c. Civil Engineering, B.S. Degree
d. Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Program Only
e. Coding Specialist, Certificate Program
g. Dietician, B.S. Degree
h. Environmental Engineering, B.S. Degree
i. Health Education, Masters Degree Program Only
j. Health Records, R.H.I.T. and R.H.I.A.
k. Injury Prevention Specialist
l. Medical Social Work, Master Degree Program Only
m. Medical Technology, B.S. Degree
n. Medicine, Allopathic and Osteopathic Programs
o. Nursing, B.S. Degree
p. Nursing, M.S. Degree
q. Nursing, R.N.A.
t. Pharmacy, B.S. Degree, Pharm D.
u. Physician Assistant
v. Physical Therapy
w. Podiatry, D.P.M.
x. Public Health, M.P.H. Program
y. Public Health Nutrition, Masters Degree Program Only
z. Radiologic Technology, Certificate, Associate Degree, B.S. Degree
aa. Respiratory Therapy, Associate Degree
Support is limited to 4 years for full-time students and part-time equivalent of 4 years not to exceed 8 years
for part-time students. The Health Professions Scholarship requires a payback obligation that equals each year
of support given, with a minimum of 2 years.
$1,018.00 monthly living stipend
Direct “full” tuition payment to Recipient’s school
Payment of reasonable educational expenses (as determined by the school)
Available $400.00 for tutorial expenses (annually)
Scholarship renewed if Recipient maintains good academic status
The Deadline for applications is Monday, April 2, 2001.
Applications for the 2001-2002 IHS Scholarship cycle can be requested from:
Division of Personnel Management
Portland Area Indian Health Service
1220 SW Third Ave, Room 440
Portland, Oregon 97204
The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP)
The Four Directions Summer Research Program (FDSRP) is a summer program run for Native
American college students by Native American medical student members of the Native American Health Organization
at Harvard Medical School. FDSRP will be eight years old in 2001, and has had 56 participants so far. FDSRP welcomes
applicants who are interested in becoming familiar with the medical and research community at Harvard Medical School,
and who are seriously committed to helping their Native communities.
For more information and applications, please contact:
Four Directions Summer Research Program
Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Avenue, MEC 432
Boston, MA 02115
(800) 367-9019 ext. 2
Website is located at
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION/FOUNDATIONS
Montana State University, Bozeman Montana.
Montana State University, Department of Education is seeking qualified applicants to fill
a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor teaching Multicultural Education and Foundations. Responsibilities:
1) Conduct a balanced agenda of teaching, scholarship/research, and service. 2) Teach graduate and undergraduate
courses in Multicultural Education, and Foundations. 3) Advise graduate and undergraduate students 4) Supervise
field experiences. 5) Conduct research and publish in appropriate journals in the field. 6) Work effectively with
representatives of Montana's seven Native American tribes. 7) Provide service to the department, college, university,
professional field, and service area. Required Qualifications: 1. A doctoral degree earned by the time employment
begins. ABD will be considered. 2. Experience teaching in formal and/or informal settings, especially multicultural
education. 3. Evidence of scholarly ability appropriate to candidate's level of experience.
Indian Law Research Center
Indian Law Resource Center seeks a Communications Associate.
Please contact Terry Janis at (406)449-2006 or at TJanis@IndianLaw.org for further information about the fellowship
at Indian Law Resource Center.
Indian Law Resource Center
602 North Ewing Street C Helena, Montana 59601
Telephone (406) 449-2006
Facsimile (406) 449-2031
Institute for Indigenous Resource Management.
The Institute for Indigenous currently has Internship opportunities. If you are interested
in working in the areas of Environmental Justice, Federal Facilities Cleanup or other topics dealing with indigenous
rights and resources, please visit the website: www.iiirm.org
to learn more, or
Contact Alana Dixson (Intern, Human Genome Project, International Institute
for Indigenous Resource Management) at (303) 733-0481 or
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Studies/Communication Teacher for Santa Fe Indian School
Community Based Education Project.
High level of commitment in a non-traditional, community directed, interdisciplinary
classroom setting which may require longer hours teaching high school level Tribal Government, History, and Communications
classes. Will work in collaboration with Pueblo Communities participating in the CBE Project. A BA/MA and NM Teacher
license with appropriate subject endorsements is required. To apply, submit a Santa Fe Indian School application,
resume (optional), college transcripts, and two letters of recommendations written within the past two years to:
PERSONNEL, PO Box 5340, 1501 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87502, (505)
SFIS is an EOE organization with Indian Preference policies.
ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
Green Corps Leadership Program
Seeking top student leaders across the country for Green Corps' Environmental Leadership
Training Program. Particularly interested in diversifying The leadership program and reaching out to students of
Green Corps Leadership Program is currently hiring for one-year paid fellowships in the Environmental Leadership
Training Program. Seeking the next generation of environmental and social change leaders: recent college and Masters
graduates as well as entry-level non-profit staff who want experience
running campaigns and making a concrete difference. The program includes intensive classroom training, hands-on
experience running urgent public health and community organizing campaigns, and placement in permanent positions
with leading environmental groups.
Please visit www.greencorps.org for more information or contact
Cindy Kang, Assistant Recruitment Director, Green Corps at email@example.com
TEACH FOR AMERICA
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding and diverse recent college graduates
of all academic majors who commit two years to teach in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. No education
background or teaching experience is necessary to apply to this program. Corps members
receive a full-time teacher's salary and, as a result of our membership in AmeriCorps, $4,725 per year to pay back
student loans or to put toward graduate school, as well as deferrals on student loans. After the two-year commitment,
alumni continue working to expand educational opportunity through a variety of careers, some remaining in education,
others continuing their studies at top-notch graduate schools, and still others working at a wide variety of organizations
in the non-profit, government and corporate sectors.
In addition to the current 15 locations, in the fall of 2001, Teach for America will be opening a new site on a
Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and possibly a site in Detroit.
Final application deadline is February
Visit the website at http://www.teachforamerica.org to apply
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR POSTSECONDARY STUDENTS
Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
ORISE is recruiting Native American undergraduate and graduate students for internships
in the Washington DC area and in field sites throughout the country. This ten week program is designed to provide
research experience to college students majoring in Business, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, and
Engineering. Students will receive a stipend of $375-490 per week depending upon school classification. Students
must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at an Accredited U.S. college or university.
Applications and resume due by February 23, 2001.
Please visit http://www.orau.gov/orise.htm for further information.
American Indian Education
"Preserving Our Heritage, Educating For Our Future."
The theme of the 24th annual California Conference on American Indian Education is
"Preserving Our Heritage, Educating For Our Future." This year's event is being held in Redding, CA on
March 29-31, 2001. Awards ceremonies will be held to
honor Elders who have made a significant contribution to education within their communities and to recognize ,
Educator, Student and Parent of the year. Sam English, renowned artist, will make a special Keynote address from
Additional highlights include health screening services, fun and education children's activities, California Tribal
dance presentations and an inter-Tribal Pow Wow. The Local Indians For Education (LIFE)
Indian Education Center are hosting this year's conference. For more information please contact
LIFE Center Director & Planning Committee
(530) 275-1513 P.O. Box 729
Shasta Lake, CA 96019
Conference supports are the California State Department Of Education-American Indian Education Office, California
Indian Education Centers, NATIVE Charter School Board, and the California Indian
Education Association. Please join us in this cultural rich community to focus on ideas and strategies to improve
education for the American Indian community.
EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN ALASKA
FOR ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC), Department of Environmental Health
& Engineering (DEHE) is currently recruiting engineering students to take part in externships for Summer 2001
to assist in rural sanitation or health facility related projects. We are particularly interested in Alaska Native
and American Indian candidates.
Externs will work in one of three divisions of DEHE depending on the candidate's educational pursuit and the needs
of the ANTHC. Externs provide support to professional staff in design, monitoring of
construction activities, and project development both in an office setting and through periodic travel to many
remote villages around the state of Alaska.
To be eligible for an ANTHC Student Extern assignment, the candidate
- Have junior or senior standing in an engineering or environmental health program accredited
by an appropriate accrediting body for that field (such as ABET for engineering majors); or
- Be enrolled in a master's degree or doctoral program in a health related field; with
- qualifying bachelor's degree;
- Expect to return to full-time undergraduate or graduate school after participation
in the ANTHC Student Extern Program;
- Have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 in pursuit of a bachelors degree
or 3.0 in pursuit of a post-graduate degree (on a 4.0 scale).
- Applications may be obtained by calling Susan Gray at (907) 729-3602.
- To increase your chances of obtaining an externship, applications should be submitted as soon as possible, however
applications will be accepted until April 15, 2001.
EPA NEW ENGLAND
EPA, New England is searching for an ECO Tribal Liaison (an Intern), a graduate student
interested in participating with EPA Indian Operations, Tribe-Coordinator and technical staff.The position is a
part-time in-school and fulltime during vacations. The student should be from the Boston area Colleges and Universities,
to eliminate the travel burden. EPA will provide all employee office support and the work site is at 1 Congress
Street, suite 1100.
INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY TO:
Project Officer, The Environmental Careers Organization,
179 South Street, Boston, MA 02111 617-426-4783x147 fax 8159
INDIGENOUS NATIONS CHILD & FAMILY AGENCY (INCFA)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Seeking BS or BA in accounting/finance with non-profit experience preferred. Demonstrate
ability to perform full-charge bookkeeping through financial reporting, budgeting analyze in accordance with application
fund accounting procedures; accounting procedures. Excellent interpersonal skills are required to manage the agency's
human resources. Effective written and oral communication skills, strong analytical skills, leadership as part
of a consensus-making team. Ability to work independently
If interested, contact:
Bay Area American Indian Council
440 Santa Clara Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 645-1434 FAX
is a national non-profit that since 1988 has been headquartered in Santa Cruz. Our mission is to encourage Chicano/Latino
and Native American students to pursue graduate education and advanced degrees for research careers and science
teaching professions. We host an annual national conference attracting upwards of 2,000 attendees. We currently
have the following openings:
Compiles lists of individuals/groups requesting exhibition space; schedules needed convention facilities; sells
classified and display advertising space for publication in printed Conference Program. Must have proven organizational
abilities, professional oral/written communication skills, and skills sufficient to track and manage client accounts
in electronic database.
Student And Membership Program Coordinator
Administers membership affairs of college/university students and professionals; executes administrative conference
related functions such as lodging and travel accommodations. Administrative and database
experience is necessary.
Gives information to callers, provides clerical work and minor administrative duties, has heavy telephone contact
with conferenceattendees. General clerical or office administrative experience is helpful.
Send salary history with resume/vita to:
P.O. Box 8526, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8526; Fax (831) 459-0194;
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
Description of Internships:
The International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management is a non-profit corporation established to assist
Indian tribes and other indigenous peoples in the sustainable utilization, management, development and conservation
of their natural resources and protection of their environment. The internship program is designed to help build
a cadre of scientific, environmental, legal, and other professionals knowledgeable about indigenous issues and
The Institute has internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide range of disciplines
including the social and physical sciences, management, law, and technical fields as they relate to tribal resource
Requirements vary depending on the position. The Institute considers education and work experience. Successful
interns have come to the Institute from a variety of backgrounds, including political science, social work, environmental
science, political geography and anthropology. Applicants should be highly motivated and able to work independently.
Requirements for Applying:
Send a cover letter to Mervyn Tano, President, explaining your interest in the internship; a current resume; writing
sample; and two letters of recommendation
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, 444 South Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80209; 303-733-0481;
Fax 303-744-9808. · Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. MST ·
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PER SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
The Public Employees Roundtable has announced that it isnow accepting scholarship applications. The aim of thescholarship
program is to encourage the "best andbrightest" students to pursue careers in public serviceby offering
merit-based scholarships. PER has given awaymore than $100,000 worth of scholarships since 1986.
Qualified applicants must have a 3.5 grade point averagein all college work completed
to date. Both undergraduateand graduate students are eligible, but students must havecompleted a minimum of one
year of college to apply.
Applicants are required to submit their transcripts andwrite a two-page essay identifying
their specific careergoals and vision for the future. Students with priorpublic service or volunteer experience
Winners are honored at the annual Public Service Awards Reception each summer.
To obtain anapplication, call PER at (202) 927-4923.
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP)
The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP) is currently seeking interns and host sites for the
2001-2002 Professional Internship Program. This unique training program offers an opportunity for Tribal Air Quality
Professionals to experience individualized training, experience and exposure within an air quality area of interest.
Additionally, the program encourages the development of mentoring
relationships between host sites and interns.
In addition to interested host sites, OAQPS (Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards- North Carolina) as
a host site offers 8 training modules that may be of interest to tribal air quality professionals and are available
as internship options (see attached).
This unique program places tribal air quality professionals in anappropriate local, tribal, state, or federal air
quality agency for a one or two week internship with an experienced professional. Tribal air quality professionals
who have completed at least two ITEP American Indian Air Quality Training Program workshops are eligible.
The Professional Internship Program is funded by the U.S. EPA Office of Air and Radiation. ITEP will award each
intern a stipend to be used by the intern to pay for travel, lodging and subsistence costs. The intern's regular
employer is responsible for his/her salary, fringe benefits (e.g., health insurance, social security) plus additional
expenses incurred by the intern in excess of the stipend.
For further information and access to a downloadable application, visit the ITEP website at www.cet.nau.edu/itep/
or contact Fonda Swimmer,
Program Coordinator at 520-523-8785, fax 520-523-1266, email Fonda.Swimmer@nau.edu.
Y.E.S. TO JOBS, Youth Entertainment Summer
Minority Internship Program
Y.E.S. TO JOBS (Youth Entertainment Summer) is offering 10 weeks ofsummer employment
to qualified, minority, high-school students. Theprogram places students in entry level-positions at record, music
distribution and publishing companies, television and radio stations, entertainmentretail stores, film companies,
law firms, trade publications and otherrelated business. Y.E.S. TO JOBS has helped students get their foot inthe
door of the very competitive entertainment industry for fifteen years.
The program will be operating in the following cities in the summer of 2001: Atlanta, Boston (Wakefield, MA), Chicago
(Glendale Heights andItasca,IL), Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York,San Francisco/Bay Area,
Seattle and Washington DC.
Y.E.S. TO JOBS isopen to 16-18 year old minority high-school students with a 2.5 GPA,
a letter of recommendation and 90% attendance in school.
Interested students can download the application for our website at www.yestojobs.org or write for an application to:
Y.E.S. TO JOBS
P.O. Box 3390
Los Angeles, CA 90078-3390
Deadline to submit application is April 1, 2001.