Native American Natural Resource Research Scholarship

🏆 Available:
💰 $4,000
⏳ 01/31

Last year this scholarship received 6 applicant(s). $4,000 was awarded to 6 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

The Intertribal Timber Council (ITC), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for Native American students who are planning or currently conducting tribally relevant research in a natural resource issue. Award of up to $4,000. The ITC Research Scholarship is designed to support tribally relevant, natural resource based, research being conducted by Native American scholars (graduate or undergraduate). Required Material: The ITC Research Sub-Committee will review and rank only those applications that completely address the following criteria: 1. letter of application. The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email address and phone number. Discuss your current educational program and how the proposed research fits into both your degree in natural resources and your future plans; 2. resume; 3. evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. Government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) is sufficient; 4. mini research proposal. Please keep this concise (4 page maximum not counting budget and justification). Required elements include a) abstract stating research merit and explaining how this research is relevant to tribal natural resource interests b) timeline and methodology c) dissemination plan, including a tribal component d) budget and budget justification; 5. letters of reference/support from an Academic advisor or committee member is required. Additionally, a second letter of support from a tribal resource manager or a tribal representative with tribal approval of the project or the relevancy of the project to the tribe is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted electronically by email ([email protected]), or (fax: 503-282-1274). Questions regarding the application process can be submitted to ITC ([email protected]) (phone 503-282-4296) or Adrian Leighton, chair of the ITC Research Sub-Committee ([email protected]).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
  • Must be American Indian/Alaska Native

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Essay required

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Donor: Intertribal Timber Council

A nonprofit organization of timbered American Indian/Alaska native organizations formed to advise and work with federal agencies to develop the full potential benefits attainable to Indian people from the management of their forest.