About the Scholarship

The scholarship fund was established in honor of A.T. Anderson, who is one of the founders of AISES. The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program is funded through different sources, including memorials, individual donations, AISES fundraisers, and other corporate grants. In order to be considered for this award, a student must be an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or must be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed, or be at least 1/4 American Indian blood, or be at least 1/4 Alaskan Native.

How to Apply?

  • An applicant must complete a general application in the OASIS scholarship platform. In order to access the general application form, an applicant must need to create an account with the username and password.

  • A student must submit a current resume and two letters of reference letters.

  • In addition to that, an applicant must submit three essays which should be 500 words each. The first essay must provide information about themselves, academic achievement and interests. The second essay must give information about What stimulated your interest in your chosen major or area of study?

  • The last third essay must inform What activity or activities (cultural, community-related, occupational, academic, athletic, etc.) most clearly reflect your character?  Please describe your participation. Why is participation in this activity or these activities important to you?

  • In addition to that, applicants must also give Most Recent Academic Transcripts, Academic Institution Enrollment Verification, Tribal/Native Enrollment Verification, Online Scholarship Agreement, Recent Photo/Headshot to acquire this award.

Award Amount and Deadline:

The Organization is awarding $1,000 for the U.G students and $2,000 for graduate students per academic year.

The scholarship application is available from 15th December 2018, to till March 31, 2019, all the applicants must submit their application and official documents within the given deadline date.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Any STEM-related degrees such as Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources.

  • Students must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

  • Applicants must be current AISES members at the time of application.

  • Must be an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed.

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