The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in the state of Washington. Students can use the scholarships at public colleges and many independent colleges in Washington. The program prioritizes upper division and graduate level students, however, all applicants receive award consideration.
Award amounts range from around $500 to $2,000. About 15 students are selected each year to receive the awards. Students may get AIES funding for up to five years, but they must reapply each year.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
- Meet Washington State residency requirements for financial aid.
- Intend to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a participating public or private college or university in Washington State by fall term of the application year.
- Intend to use their education to benefit the American Indian community in Washington state.
- For residents of the following states: Washington
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
- Must be American Indian/Alaska Native
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Transcript required
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Donor: Washington Student Achievement Council
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