Washington HECB American Indian Endowed Scholarship

  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: 13
  • Award Amount: $2,000
  • Website: https://www.wsac.wa.gov
  • Phone: 360-753-7843
  • Fax: 360-753-6243
  • Email: aies@wsac.wa.gov
  • Address: 917 Lakeridge Way P.O. Box 43430 Olympia, WA 98504

Washington State in collaboration with the American Indian Community and other partners established the American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES).

The foundation has noticed the need to increase the number of highly educated American Indians who will have active participation in the improvement of the economic sufficiency and prosperity of Washington’s American Indian communities statewide.

Full Description

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship award ranges from $500-$2,000 annually.

It is aimed to help defray educational expenses for up to five years and there are thirteen lucky students who will receive the scholarship each year.

Who's eligible?

The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) is awarded on a competitive basis to high-achieving, low-income resident students who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community within the state.

This is not the only requirement to be fulfilled so as to become eligible for this scholarship.

Recipients have to demonstrate academic merit and a commitment to serve the American Indian communities in Washington.

The priority will be given to upper-division and graduate students and the scholarship can be used at public colleges and many accredited independent colleges in Washington.

The eligible candidates are only those students who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or American Indian community in Washington, who agree to use education to benefit other American Indians, who have demonstrated financial need and are Washington State residents.

Furthermore, they have to be enrolled or intend to enroll as a full-time student at an eligible Washington college or university by the next fall term, but not be pursuing a degree in theology.

If you have already received five years of this scholarship in total, you are not considered eligible.


How to Apply

What you need to do to apply for this scholarship is to complete the attached application and apply for state and federal need-based financial aid at the college or university you will attend next academic year.

Furthermore, you need to prepare detailed statements describing your social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in Washington and how you will serve an American Indian community upon completing your degree.

You should also submit academic transcripts for coursework from the last five-year period and recommendation letters from three or more people not belonging to your family.

At least one of the recommendation letters must address your personal commitment to serve the American Indian community in Washington.

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