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American Indian Endowed Scholarship

Announcements

  • The application period for the 2022-23 academic year American Indian Endowed Scholarship is now closed. Awards will be announced in late spring. The 2023-24 scholarship application will be available in December 2022.

Overview

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, but all applicants are considered.

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. 

Many past recipients have careers in law, medicine, education, business, and resource management. All have returned, or plan to return, to their tribal communities to work on behalf of Indian peoples within the state.
 

About the Program

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

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.
  • Not pursue a degree in theology.
  • Not yet have received a total of five years of this scholarship

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications are currently closed. The following materials are provided for reference only.

1. Read the application and instruction sheet.

2. Compile and complete the required attachments.

3. Complete and sign the AIES application form.

4. Print and mail the application and required attachments to the Washington Student Achievement Council.