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Students are encouraged to initiate independent research for other scholarship assistance to supplement their expenses. Some resources are posted at the SIPI Financial Aid Office scholarship wall located in the financial aid student computer lab (OT 185). Students interested in receiving financial aid from the following programs must apply directly with the appropriate agency:
 
SIPI ADMINISTERED SCHOLARSHIPS:

 

SIPI Board of Regents Emergency Fund

Currently enrolled students who find themselves in dire need of financial support in order to manage an unexpected situation that may cause them to quit school are encouraged to apply. A paper application can be found at the SIPI Board of Regents office (OT 142B) or SIPI Financial Aid Office (OT 143/174) or Jolene Aguilar 505-346-2360.

 

2018 SIPI Student of the Year  - ANNUAL SPRING DEADLINE
Students must submit typed application to the SIPI financial aid office. Fillable application can be found at the bottom of this website.  For more information, please contact the financial aid office.
 

Udall Scholarship- 2/1/19
Students are encouraged to seek nomination for this prestigious $5000 scholarship in the spring of their last trimester. For more information, please go to the following link: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx

 

American Indian College Fund-TCU Scholarship - 10/26/18 12pm
Students are encouraged to apply on-line at http://www.collegefund.org. Funding is available in for Fall and Spring trimesters only. Fall and spring application deadlines and eligibility details will be posted at the beginning of each trimester by the SIPI Financial Aid Office

 

SIPI New Student Scholar Award - This renewable scholarship is for first time SIPI students who are committed to their academic success. All new or transfer students will be considered for this scholarship by the admissions staff.  No separate application is required. This scholarship will waive ALL student fees for full-time, residential or commuter students, including meal plans. 

 

To be considered:

  • Please complete your SIPI application by the regular fall, spring or summer deadline.
  • Be a First Time SIPI freshman or transfer student
  • Have a 3.0 high school or college transfer GPA
  • Be enrolled full-time at SIPI
This scholarship will automatically renew if student remains continuously enrolled at SIPI, maintains Satisfactory Academic Performance by enrolling in and working towards a degree or certificate program and receives no Student Code of Conduct violations.
 
MISCELLANEOUS SCHOLARSHIPS ADMINISTERED BY INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATIONS:
 
 
Tribal College Journal Student Photo Contest - Deadline 11/15/18
Send in your best photos for a chance to win your share of $800. For information go to http://tcjstudent.org/2018-tcj-student-photo-contest/

 

BIA/Tribal Scholarship Grant

Students may be eligible to participate in the BIA/Tribal Higher Education or Adult Vocational Training Programs. Applications must be submitted to agencies well in advance of enrollment at SIPI. Availability of funds is determined by the funding agency. To apply for funding contact or write your BIA/Tribal Scholarship Offices. Students must complete a FAFSA in order for the FAO to complete a financial needs analysis to respective BIA/Tribal Higher Education Offices. See link for more information https://www.bie.edu/ParentsStudents/Grants/index.htm

 

New Mexico Education Council (NMEC) - Deadline 3/1/19

Complete the application on-line at https://www.nmeaf.org/nmec-scholarships

  

American Indian College Fund-Full Circle Scholarship - Annual Deadline May 31st
Students are encouraged to apply on-line at http://www.collegefund.org. All eligibility and award decisions are made by the American Indian College Fund.

 

American Indian Student Services Scholarship - https://www.americanindianservices.org/

 

American Indian Graduate Center - http://www.aigcs.org/

 

American Indian Education Fund - http://www.nativepartnership.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aief_home

 

Association of American Indian Affairs - https://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships.html

 

Catching the Dream Scholarship - http://catchingthedream.org/

 

Albuquerque Community Foundation Scholarship - http://www.albuquerquefoundation.org/college-scholarships.aspx

 

NM Gas Native American Scholarship Program - https://www.nmgco.com/nasp/

 

Baron and Budd Attorneys Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarshipshttps://baronandbudd.com/mesothelioma-lawyer/scholarships/

 

NMSGC Scholarship Program - Deadline 10/22/18 visit website for more information go to

http://nmspacegrant.com/undergraduate-research-scholarships/ and apply at https://spacegrant.net/apps/nms1  

 

Native American Congressional Internship - Deadline 01/31/19

This program provides American Indian and Alaska Native students with the opportunity to gain practical experience with the federal legislative process in order to understand first-hand the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the federal government. The internship is funded by the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy.  Visit the following link for more information: https://udall.gov/OurPrograms/Internship/Internship.aspx.

 

Benjamin A. Gillman International Scholarship - Various Deadlines

Summer, Fall/Winter application will open in January of 2019. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.  The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and world regions. For more info go to https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/.

 

Native American Political Leadership Program - Deadline 11/1/18

The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. For more info go to https://semesterinwashington.gwu.edu/about-naplp

 

Richard M. Milanovic Fellowship - Deadline 11/1/18

The Richard M. Milanovich Fellowship began in 2015 as a partnership between The George Washington University and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians with two goals in mind: to prepare the next generation of leaders in Indian County, and to honor and preserve the legacy of service and leadership of the late Tribal Chairman Richard M. Milanovich. For more info go to https://semesterinwashington.gwu.edu/milanovich

 

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS - These scholarships are for graduating & transferring SIPI students due to scholarship requirements. Please review eligibility requirements carefully.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program - OPENS 9/13/18
The Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at four-year colleges or universities. Each Cooke Scholar has access to generous financial support for two to three years, college planning support, ongoing advising, and the opportunity to connect with the thriving community of fellow scholars. Application deadline: November 27, 2018.www.jkcf.org/transfer

 

Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarship Program - Annual Spring Deadline. 

The application cycle for 2019-2020 will open in late December. 

 

CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service - Various Deadlines 

CyberCorps (R): Scholarship For Service (SFS) is a unique program designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government's critical information infrastructure. This program provides scholarships that may fully fund the typical costs incurred by full-time students while attending a participating institution (University of New Mexico is a participating institution. Please see website for more institutions), including tuition and education and related fees. Additionally, participants receive stipends of $22,500 for undergraduate students and $34,000 for graduate students. The scholarships are funded through grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.

 

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) - Deadline March 2019

NIH UGSP offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research. For more info go to https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/ugsp

 

Notable Scholarship Blogs:
JLV College Counseling Scholarships and Contests - https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/
 
External Scholarship Database Links:

www.nerdwallet.com
www.cashcourse.org
www.fastweb.com
www.supercollege.com
www.collegefund.org

 

 
Veterans Administration

SIPI complies with the principal of excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members. Students are encouraged to complete their veterans application on line at: http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov. Eligible students will then need to:

  • contact the SIPI certifying official,
  • submit signed Program of Study with current classes listed
  • DD-214 and Military Transcript
  • certificate of eligibility,
  • and transcripts from previous colleges (transferability must be reviewed by academic advisor).

Written records of previous education and training are maintained to show that appropriate credit has been given for the previous education. The training program at SIPI is then shortened proportionately. Information about eligibility for VA education and training benefits is available at any Veterans Administration Office. The Albuquerque Veterans Administration is located at 500 Gold Avenue SW 87102, Call toll free 1-800-827-1000 (NM Residents) or visit: http://www.va.gov.

 

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Disabled persons may be eligible for education and training benefits from DVR. The Albuquerque offices include: The Albuquerque office include: 7905 Marble Avenue NE, (505) 232-8701; 300 San Mateo NE, Suite 101, (505) 841-6450; Disability Determination Services, 3121 Amherst Drive, NE, (505) 841-5600; DVR Toll Free Numbers - 1-800-224-7005; 1-877-475-8226 TTY. DVR Web site: http://www.dvrgetsjobs.com. Students may also contact the on-campus counselor at (505) 346-2319.

Social Security Administration

In specific instances, disabled students may be eligible to draw educational benefits through Social Security. Information on the application process and eligibility requirements may be requested by calling 1-800-772-1213. Visit SSA web site: http://www.ssa.gov.

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