Owanah Anderson Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,500

Awarded

Application Deadline

July 1

Monday
Awarded By:

Association on American Indian Affairs

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be a female.
  4. Must be entering her junior year of college.
  5. Must be enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe.
  6. Must be from the continental United States or Alaska.
  7. Must be enrolled full time for both the upcoming fall and spring semesters.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is open to female U.S. students who are entering their junior year of college. Students must be members of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe.

Application requirements for the Owanah Anderson Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Tribal ID
  • Essay
Additional Information: Students are eligible to receive one scholarship per year. The AAIA does not fund certificate programs or seminary. The AAIA also does not fund summer session. Funding is for both fall and spring semesters; the AAIA does not fund semesters separately. During the second round of the application process, the AAIA takes everything into consideration when assessing the student's application package including merit and need. Students must have a minimum of $750 need per semester to be eligible. Other scholarships, loans, or monies do not disqualify students from receiving an award, nor does lack of funding automatically qualify students for an award.

Award Amount: $1,500 annually, non-renewable. Checks are mailed directly to the school twice per year (Sept. 30 and Jan. 31). Disbursement of spring checks is dependent upon submission and review of satisfactory fall grades and a full-time spring schedule. Students may reapply each year; however, receipt of a subsequent award is not guaranteed.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, July 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, July 1

Applications are available on the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) website. Please note: The student need only submit one application; he/she will be considered for all scholarships for which he/she is eligible. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also submit the following: a copy of his/her tribal ID; and an essay of no more than three pages that is a personal essay about himself/herself and includes life experiences. For this scholarship, the student should include information about his/her previous and/or current family responsibilities in the essay. The essay must: be in Times New Roman or Arial font; have no less than 1/2" margins; be in 11- or 12-point font; and be 1.5 or double spaced. The complete application packet must be mailed to the address provided and must be received by 6 p.m. ET on the deadline date. Please note: Applicants who are chosen to move to the second round of application reviews will be asked to provide additional documentation. The essay is the most critical part of the pre-application process and is what moves the applicant to the next round. Students chosen for the second round will be notified via email in August.
Contact: Lisa Wyzlic
Address: 966 Hungerford Drive Suite 30-A Rockville, Maryland 20850

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