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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


December 13, 2003 - Issue 102


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Opportunities - Page Two


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Here you will find listings of:


  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.

We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button



Scholarship Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/08/04

"National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds (UGSP)." The NIH is the world's largest biomedical research institution and is the Federal Government's focal point for medical research.

The application deadline for the 2004-2005 academic year will be February 28, 2004. Application materials are available on our Web site at Additionally, NIH will be happy to mail an application packet to you upon request.


The NIH UGSP helps students launch their careers on the cutting-edge of biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.

The scholarship provides:

  • Up to $20,000 a year in scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer and after graduation
  • Mentoring, research experience, career guidance, and skill development

Minimum requirements, students must be:

General Information about the scholarship can be found at the website below.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch with me with any questions you may have.


Amanda E. (Burton) Lapham
Assistant Director, Excellence Through Diversity
New England Board of Higher Education
45 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
phone: 617/357-9620 x130 fax: 617/338-1577 e:mail

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Scholarship Announcement
Application Deadline: 03/17/04


Spend next summer doing hands-on human rights work!

AIUSA's Patrick Stewart Human Rights Scholarship helps to provide Students the opportunity to design and conduct human rights projects in the U.S. Or abroad. Since 1996, over 100 high school, college and graduate Students demonstrating a strong past and future commitment to human rights, have received funding to complete internships and other creative projects in the field.

Applications and information are available online at:
Or, contact the National Field Program: / 202-544-0200 ext. 282

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Internship Announcement
Application Deadline: 02/03/04

Announcing the Morris K. Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program

The Udall Foundation established the Native American Congressional Internship Program to give Native American college students an opportunity to learn about the federal government from the inside. Each year, twelve candidates are selected for a ten-week, intensive internship in Washington, D.C. Interns work full time in congressional offices, fulfilling a variety of tasks ranging from general support work to special research and writing projects. This enables interns to observe government decision-making processes on a daily basis, including attending hearings and votes in The House and Senate. Through an enrichment component of the program, students are provided with the opportunity to network, meet key decision-makers, and attend lectures, special lunches and receptions.

This program will provide people of Native American ancestry with practical experiences in the legislative process, congressional matters, and governmental proceedings.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to learning about the federal government. They must be self-motivated and interested in taking advantage of the rich and diverse resources available to them in Washington, D.C. Additionally, candidates for the internship program must:

  • Be an enrolled member of a recognized tribe.
  • Be a college junior, senior, graduate student, law student or graduating from a tribal college.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA or "B" average.
  • Have an interest in tribal government and policy.

Interns are provided with the following:

  • Airfare to and from Washington, D.C.
  • Dormitory lodging at a local university.
  • Daily allowance sufficient for meals, transportation, and incidentals.
  • A $1,200 educational stipend to be paid at the conclusion of the internship.

The completed application package must be received by February 3, 2004.

Please mail to:

Morris K. Udall Internship Program
130 South Scott Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701-1922

If you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application, please contact Program Manager Kristin Kelling at (520) 670-5609 or (520) 670-5529, or e-mail at

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Fellowship Announcement
Application Deadline Dates: 01/10/04

AAUW Educational Foundation

Selected Professions Fellowships
Master's and first professional awards $5,000-$12,000
Applications available Aug. 1-Dec. 20, 2003
Application POSTMARK deadline Jan. 10, 2004
Fellowship year July 1, 2004-June 30, 2005

Women graduate students in designated fields traditionally underrepresented by women can receive one-year fellowships from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation.

Additional fellowships for the final year of study in the following fields are available to women of color only. Medical students are also eligible for funding in their third year of study.

  • Business Administration (M.B.A, E.M.B.A.)
  • Law (J.D.)
  • Medicine (M.D., D.O.)

Fellowship awards range from $5,000 to $12,000. The stipend for engineering dissertation fellowships only is fixed at $20,000.

For applications:
AAUW Educational Foundation
c/o Customer Service Center, Dept. 143
2201 N. Dodge St.
Iowa City, IA 52243-4030
Phone: 319-337-1716, ext. 143
Or visit our website at:

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Fellowship Announcement
Application Deadline Date: 2/15/04

This fellowship is for women of Native American heritage. While candidates for this award may be working in any graduate or pre-professional field, the particular goal of the Allen Fellowship is to encourage Native American women in their studies of the humanities and social sciences. Financial support varies according to need and may include travel expenses. Allen Fellows are expected to spend a significant part of their tenure in residence at the Newberry's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. The tenure of the fellowship is from one month to one year; the fellowship provides up to $8,000 in approved expenses.

The Newberry Library, open to the public without charge, is an independent research library and educational institution dedicated to the expansion and dissemination of knowledge in the humanities. As one of the world's leading repositories of a broad range of books and manuscripts relating to the civilizations of western Europe and the Americas, the Library's mission is to acquire and preserve research collections of such materials, and to provide for and promote their effective use by a diverse community of users. As a library, the Newberry is dedicated to the highest standards of collectionpreservation and bibliographic access; as a research and educational institution, it is committed to facilitating research, teaching, and publication in an atmosphere of full and free intellectual inquiry.

Fellowships at the Newberry Library provide assistance to researchers who wish to use our collections, but who cannot finance a visit on their own.

For more information, visit

Nancy H. Omaha Boy, Ph.D.
Director, Teaching Excellence Center
Assoc. Dean for Administration and Development
Rutgers University
311 N. 5th St.
Camden, NJ 08102

856-225-6356 phone
856-225-6687 fax
American Indian names are not separated by hyphens (Omaha Boy, Red Cloud,etc.)

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Position Announcement
Deadline: 12/19/03

Tribal Caucus Coordinator / Regional Planning Organization Specialist

The National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC) Air Quality Program seeks a Tribal Caucus Coordinator / Regional Planning Organization Specialist to assist with project management of the Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP) and work closely with the organization's tribal participants.

Desired skills/experience: Experience working with tribal populations; familiarity with the principles of federal Indian law, tribal sovereignty, and self-determination; familiarity or interest in air quality issues; experience with project management; ability to effectively handle multiple assignments simultaneously; strong writing skills; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Qualifications: Degree in environmental studies, environmental science or related field and/or two years experience related to tribal environmental programs and/or air quality management. Salary range $38,000 - $43,000 plus health/dental/life insurance benefits, paid holidays and vacation time.

Positions open until December 19, 2003. Mail cover letter, resumes and a writing sample to: National Tribal Environmental Council, 2501 Rio Grande Blvd., NW, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87104, or E-mail Job posting is on NTEC website at Information about the Western Regional Air Partnership can be found at

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