AISES utilizes an online application form to help process the following scholarship programs: A.T. Anderson Memorial, Intel, Google, Travel Scholarships and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation. Please review the criteria for each scholarship before submitting your online application form. All required supporting documents must be uploaded by the deadline(s). You may use the same required documentation for each scholarship, however if you have specialized letters of recommendation and/or personal essay you may submit these as well. Please note, those eligible for BNSF and Google scholarships will be required to submit a final transcript (when available) to be considered.
Official Transcript. Photocopies and computer printouts by applicant will NOT be accepted. Please submit the most current transcript for BNSF and submit transcripts with spring 2013 grades for Intel and A.T. Anderson Memorial scholarships.
Personal Essay (1000 words max). On a separate sheet(s) of paper, the applicant must provide a personal essay with no more than 1000 words. This essay is evaluated by statement of educational and/or career goals, statement of interest in and motivation to continue higher education, understanding the importance of college and a commitment to completion, expressing commitment to learning, and giving back to the community. (Intel Applicants: Evidence of the applicants’ technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as their commitment to and passion for the computer science field will be evaluated.)
Tribal Enrollment. Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or proof of tribal enrollment document is required.
Recommendation. Please submit TWO letters of recommendation. A letter from a professor or advisor from school, and/or a non-related adult friend at work or in your community who knows you well is suggested.
Resume. All AISES Scholarship applicants are required to submit their resume with their application AS WELL AS upload an online version of their resume into the AISES Online Resume Database. In order to submit a resume to the database, the applicant must be a current AISES member. An AISES member ID and password to log into AISES Connect will be needed. For more information about uploading your resume please visit the AISES website, www.aises.org.
Administered for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, this scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors every year who reside in states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Washington. The award is for four academic years (eight semesters) or until the baccalaureate degree is obtained, whichever occurs first. Applicants who are not selected as recipients will be given consideration in the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program if all criteria is met.
The AISES Intel Scholarship will fund scholarship awards to American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This scholarship was developed by AISES and Intel to support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the computer science field. Intel Scholarships are non-renewable, and will only be awarded to a student once during their academic career.
AISES' own scholarship program was established in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer who founded AISES with six other American Indian scientists. The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program is funded through a variety of sources, including memorials, private donations, AISES fundraisers, corporations and government entities. These scholarships are awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, math and technology. Scholarship is non-renewable.
For more information regarding AISES scholarship programs, contact us or call Tina Farrenkopf at 505-765-1052 x103.