Native American scholarship for NPC students

Native American taking at least six credits at Northland Pioneer College could qualify for a scholarship.

Students who apply must be enrolled in a university or community college as a full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time (six or more credits) student, be a one-quarter Native American. They must be an undergraduate student with no more than 150-semester credits or 210-quarter credits, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and demonstrate a need financial need.

The application and required documents should be mailed to American Indian Services, ATTN: Scholarships Department, 1902 N. Canyon Rd., Suite 100, Provo, UT 84604. Deadlines for three different awards are as follows: May 15 for classes starting in June, Aug. 15 for classes starting in August/September and Nov. 15 for classes starting in January 2006.

For more information or an application, contact the NPC Financial Aid office at 928-524-7470 or toll-free at 1-800-266-7845 ext. 7470.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

• Complete an AIS Scholarship application and have a copy of proof of Indian heritage (such as a Certificate of Indian Blood, Parent/ Grandparent official document or other official document).

• Have a copy of the tuition billing statement for the semester they applying for. This statement must include number of credits enrolled for, which semester enrolled for and if student is full-time or part-time.

• Have an official academic transcript (if recent high school graduate, official high school transcript) and a recent photo.

• Write a full-page letter about themselves specifying tribe, where they are from, the college/university they attend, area of study, educational/future goals and why they need this scholarship. Letters should be typed, double-spaced, using 12-point font.

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