The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program was established by AISES in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer and an AISES founder. Annual scholarships are awarded to members of AISES who are American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) college students pursuing academic degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.
The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program is a cornerstone of AISES’ scholarship activty. Over 28 years, AISES has awarded $8,723,250 cumulatively in scholarship support to 4,934 AI/AN students. This is a competitive program. This year, 80 students were awarded scholarships from a candidate pool of over 160.
This merit-based scholarship program plays an important role in helping remove financial barriers to higher education among Native undergraduates and graduates majoring in the STEM fields. This is significant in light of U.S. Department of Education 2009 data shwoing that only only 185,000 AI/AN students were enrolled in higher education (a mere 0.6% of overall student enrollment). This fact, coupled with high drop-off rates from STEM to other areas of study contribute to underrepresentation of AI/ANs in higher education overall and specifically in the STEM fields.
This is a competitive scholarship program with strict eligibility criteria including 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). Eligibility information for all of AISES' scholarshp programs can be found here.
The 2012-2013 A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Recipients and Funders.
AISES is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 A.T. Anderson Scholars below. All eligible scholarship applicants were emailed their award status on September 13, 2012. If you received an award email notification, please download an award agreement, direct deposit form and submit with the required documents. If you have any questions, please contact us as soon as possible.
Phillip Medina IV
New West Technologies, LLC
Northrop Grumman Foundation
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
MacArthur Jones, Jr.
And many private individual donors
If you wish to help more students like Nan achieve educational and career success, please consider a tax-deductible donation to AISES. Thank you!