May 31, 2023
To financially assist Native Americans, Natives Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous persons of Canada in furthering their education.
Applicant must be one of the following: an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or descendant from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or descendant from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Applicant must also have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA; must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college/university; must be a current AISES member at the time of application; must be seeking a degree in a STEM-related field, such as Architecture, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Nursing, Engineering, or Natural Resources.
Selection will be reviewed by AISES reviewers who score each application based upon factors such as academic performance (GPA and academic record), the student’s personal essay (demonstrates character, commitment, goals), strength of recommendation letters, and other activities the student has undertaken including jobs, volunteer efforts, internships, extra-curricular activities etc.