Additional Scholarship Resources

Scholarships are a very important component to help fund your post-secondary education. The Karuk Education Department recognizes that navigating through the thousands of  scholarships available may be overwhelming for some students so we will  post the scholarships for Native American students monthly according to their upcoming deadlines. 

If you have any questions or need help applying for these scholarships, please contact the Karuk Education Department.

March and April Scholarships

 

American Indian Education Fund Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2017 for additional point; otherwise April 4, 2017

For: High School Seniors

*Descendants may apply

http://www.nativepartnership.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aief_services_scholarships_undergrad

 

Ford Scholars Program

Financial need. Each applicant must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or alternate application for undocumented applicants, and not exceed the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) limit, as established by the Foundation ($6,000).

Leadership potential through school, home and/or community activities.

Good character

A concern for others through contributions to volunteer projects and/or family needs.

Work ethic. Responsibility, initiative and skill-building through paid or unpaid work experiences.

An ability to clearly communicate personal strengths and goals both in writing and verbally

An ability to succeed academically in college as demonstrated by a high school or college GPA and standardized test scores. Applicants with less than a 3.00 cumulative GPA or 700 (2650 for 2002 - 2013) GED score must have a school counselor, advisor or teacher submit a Special Recommendation as part of the online application. 

Deadline: March 1, 2017

http://www.tfff.org/node/106

 

ACS Scholars Program

Deadline: March 1, 2017

For: a graduating high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. Must be African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian

http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/scholarships/acsscholars/eligibility.html

 

The McConnell Vista Program

You live or attend high school in Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, or Trinity County, or you attend Big Valley High School in Lassen County

You will be 21 or under by the application due date

You will be enrolling full-time (12 units or more) at Shasta College or College of the Siskiyous for the upcoming fall semester

You will have graduated from high school or earned a GED before starting college

Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application is $8,600 or less

Deadline: March 5, 2017

http://www.mcconnellfoundation.org/mcconnell-vista-program/

 

The McConnell Scholars Program

You live or attend high school in Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, or Trinity County, or you attend Big Valley High School in Lassen County

You will be entering full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at a qualified university or college for the upcoming fall term

Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application is $8,600 or less

You are entering college as a freshman or as a transfer junior from College of the Siskiyous or Shasta College

You will have completed a high school diploma or GED with a grade point average of 3.0 or better, or you will have completed a transfer AA degree from College of the Siskiyous or Shasta College with a grade point average of 2.0 or better

Deadline: March 5, 2017

http://www.mcconnellfoundation.org/mcconnell-scholars-program/

 

IHS Scholarship Program

Requirements: High school graduate or the equivalent with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Must be capable of completing a health profession degree program and intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen discipline.

Preparatory and Pre-Graduate Scholarships: Recipients must be a member or descendant of a federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village.

Health Professions Scholarship: Recipients must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native village only.

Deadline: March 28, 2017

https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/applynow/

 

CANFIT Program Scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2017

For: Undergraduate, Graduate, or Culinary Students only; Nutrition, culinary arts, physical education, public health

http://canfit.org/scholarships/

 

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students

Deadline: April 1st, 2017

Amount: $1,000 - $5,000

For: An ethnic minority in the accounting profession (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian American).

https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/education/aicpa-legacy-scholarships/scholarship-minority-accounting-students/

 

ESA Foundation Scholarship Program

Applicants must be:

Women or minority students, Pursuing degrees leading to careers in computer and video game arts (high school seniors must already be accepted into a program), Enrolling or enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, Maintaining a grade point average of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent), and US citizens.

Deadline: April 17th, 2017

http://esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp

 

Catching the Dream Scholarship

Deadline: April 30, 2017

For: High School Seniors and Undergraduate

http://catchingthedream.org/

Full Circle Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 1 - May 31, 2017

Amount: varies per scholarship

*Tribal Members and Descendants may apply*

http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/special_scholarships

 

 

Helpful Links

College Fund

Scholarships.com

American Indian Services

Money Geek