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.
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
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 Scholarships - https://baronandbudd.com/mesothelioma-lawyer/scholarships/
NMSGC Scholarship Program - Deadline 10/22/18 visit website for more information go to
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
TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS - These scholarships are for graduating & transferring SIPI students due to scholarship requirements. Please review eligibility requirements carefully.
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
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.
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.
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.