Indian Graduate Student Scholarships

To provide financial aid to eligible Indian students to enable them to obtain advanced degrees.



Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Ms.Juanita Mendoza, Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: juanita.mendoza@bie.edu Phone: (202) 208-3559.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Pleasant Point Indian Reservation $ 20,546,459   2000-02-042021-12-31
American Indian Law Center, Inc. $ 738,073   2017-07-012019-09-30
American Indian Law Center, Inc. $ 585,361   2015-10-012017-09-30
American Indian Law Center, Inc. $ 342,000   2014-07-012015-09-30
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   
$ 0   



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2017: No Information Available. Fiscal Year 2018: No Information Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used to defray the costs of obtaining a graduate degree.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Individual applicants must be Indian students who are members of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, who have been admitted to a graduate program and have unmet financial need.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Members of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes who are a member of or are at least one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Credentials/Documentation

Individual applicants must have proof of membership or one-fourth degree of Indian blood or descendant of a member of a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Applicants should contact the American Indian Graduate Center which administers the program on behalf of the Bureau.

The 2014 AIGC award includes $1,443,000 for scholarships and $707,000 for financial assistance loans with a service pay back option.

(The American Indian Law Center also receives $342,000 for pre-law courses.).

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Application forms may be obtained from the local BIA agency or BIE Education Line Office listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Award Procedures

The applicant will be notified of the amount of the award by the financial aid office of the admitting university.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Snyder Act of 1921, Public Law 67-85, 25 U.S.C. 13.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

20 to 30 days from the receipt of the application by the American Indian Graduate Center.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Individuals must reapply annually.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching requirements are not applicable to this program. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards made are not to exceed one academic year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Successful applicants are required to show proof of satisfactory performance.

Expenditure reports are not applicable.

Performance monitoring is not applicable.

Audits

Not Applicable.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

14-2100-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Range is $250 to $4,000; Average $3,947.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

25 CFR, Part 40.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Ms.Juanita Mendoza, Bureau of Indian Education, MS 4657-MIB, 1849 C Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20240 Email: juanita.mendoza@bie.edu Phone: (202) 208-3559.

Headquarters Office

Director, American Indian Graduate Center, 4520 Montgomery Boulevard, Suite 1-B, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 Phone: (505) 881-4584.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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