Please take a moment to read the requirements below to ensure that you qualify for scholarship support, then complete the form to the right if you are interested in receiving scholarship assistance through AIS.
Incomplete applications will not be processed. You will be notified by e-mail when we have processed your application. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks after the deadline date for your application to be processed and updated online. During these 6-8 weeks, DO NOT CALL about the status of your application unless there are changes that need to be made to your school information (credits, school, etc.).
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- Enrolled as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school
- At least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe.
- Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits.
- Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits).
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first term/semester of college.
- Completed and approved for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS (Submit an online application)
Please mail in the following required documents/items:
- One photo of the applicant. Please provide a recent photo. It does not have to be professional, but old / tattered photos, or photocopies will not be accepted. The photo will be sent to potential donors who might fund your scholarship.
- One full-page Letter about yourself: specify your tribe, where you are from, the school you are attending and area of study. Describe your educational goals and future plans. Explain why you feel you need this scholarship. Letters should be 12-point font and no longer than 500 words.
- Certificate of Indian Blood/Descent
- Official Tuition Billing Statement from your school. The statement must reflect the semester you are applying for and the tuition amount. If you are unable to get one, a letter from your financial aid advisor stating your name, the semester you are applying for and the estimated cost of tuition for that semester you are applying for will suffice.
- Official Transcript (most current). It can be issued to the student, or the school can mail it directly to AIS. Unofficial transcripts are not accepted.
RE-APPLICANTS (Submit an online application)
The following must be turned in each time you re-apply:
- One full-page Letter. Adhere to the same guidelines as First Time Applicants.
- Tuition Billing Statement. Adhere to the same guidelines as First Time Applicants.
- Official Transcript (most current). Adhere to the same guidelines as First Time Applicants
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Mail all required documents to:
American Indian Services
Attn: Scholarship Dept.
3115 E Lion Ln, Ste 320
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
If you have questions about scholarships please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org