Native Village  Education Opportunities

 "In our tradition and culture, the sacred hoop is very important. When relatives are lost to a family, it hurts the entire nation."  Chief Arvol Looking Horse
Sacred Run
On February 11-April 22, 2006,
Alcatraz Island to Washington, D.C.
Runners will cover 12 states as they deepen the own commitment and vision to the message that "All Life is Sacred."
*Music For America Concert, 2006
Nominate your favorite bands, work the show, register voters, get in free!
*No Child Left Behind API Program
Expands opportunities for  disadvantaged high school students to excel in college and beyond.
Call 1(800) 872-5327
!Rabbit and Bear Paws Youth Art Contest
Deadline: March 20, 2006
Trace your favorite image of Rabbit and Bears Paws and be published in the very first novel.

Katrina on the Ground
Gulf Region
A Spring Break initiative to provide much needed assistance in the trenches.


Volunteer for 2006 North American Indigenous Games
July 2 - 9, 2006
Denver/Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Over 4,000 volunteers are needed to help in the 2006 North American Indigenous Games.   
 "Read for Life" Scholarship Program
Provides computer workstations and software to K-12 schools throughout the country that demonstrate financial need.

Native American Pre-Med Students
March 24-25, 2006
University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Presentations conducted by Native American physicians, University faculty,
Medical students, and other Health Care Professionals.
Language is Life: Conference for California Indian Languages
March 24-26, 2006
Marin Headlands Institute, Sausalito, CA
Join with other California Indians trying to  learn or re-learn, teach, document, research, or otherwise invigorate their Native languages.
Native Leadership Scholarship
Deadline: March 25, 2006
Creates educational opportunities for women around the world who are grassroots leaders, organizers and activists
Willie Nelson Woodlands concert
March 22-24, 2006
Houston, TX
Proceeds will go toward building "achievement centers" to help  Native Americans living on reservations a chance to learn work skills.
Native Hawaiian Education Program
Deadline: March 24, 2006
Supports projects that enhance the educational services provided to Native Hawaiian children and adults.
! 2006 Western Washington Native American Consortium
March 29-31
Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Creating a Voice to Empower Our Native Education for Others to Hear
2006 American Indian Student Leadership Conference 
March 30-April 1, 2006
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Margins:  Borderlands and Frontiers in the Americas
March 31 - April 1, 2006
Louisiana Tech University Ruston
Topics centered upon colonial Latin America
 !3rd Annual Yale Conference on Diversity
March 31-April 1, 2006
"Working Towards a New vision of the 21st Century University:  Promoting
Diversity and Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning Within the Academy"
imAGeNation 8th Annual Aboriginal Film and Video Festival
June 22-25, 2006

Late deadline: March 31, 2006
Looking for exciting new works in all types of film and video
Educating Global Citizens
March 31, 2006
Mount Mary College,  Parkway,  WI
What does it take to educate a young person both at home and at school to be a global citizen?
! Caucus for Education
Conference: April 2006
Washington, DC
Meet to discuss solutions to improving parental involvement in education in the United States
Alcan Prize for Sustainability
Deadline: March 31, 2006
Open to organizations working to advance the goals of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.
AIANEA Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Scholarships will be awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native Students
pursuing a degree in the natural resources field
*American Rivers-NOAA Community-Based Restoration Program
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Provides financial and technical assistance for dam removal and fish passage projects
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Grants
Deadline: April 3, 2006
        For cultural artists and arts organizations impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Elizabeth Mason Project Award
   Deadline: April 1, 2006
Recognizes outstanding oral history projects.
! Oral History Association Elizabeth Mason Project Award
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Recognizes an outstanding oral history project, which is presented
      biannually in even-numbered years.
Shell Marine Habitat Program
Gulf of Mexico
Provides grants for projects that benefit marine habitat. Focal points include Brown Pelicans, habitat restoration and conservation of breeding sites.
Global Solutions Flash Movie Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Available to high school, college, and graduate students who must answer the following question, "Why do you think global problems matter to Americans and what can Americans do about them?"
! Youth Community Service Awards Nominations
Deadline: April 1, 2006
For U.S. high school seniors involved in community-service
Joyce Awards
Deadline: April 3, 2006
Provides grants for projects that  advance the creation and production of works by artists of color  in music, theater, visual arts, and dance
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Grants
Deadline: April 3, 2006
!Kick Butts Day
April 5, 2006
Stand up, speak out and seize control in the fight against tobacco use
Save Our History Grants
April 7 and June 2, 2006
Grants for funding history organizations/school projects, and to honor teachers and students with exceptional commitment to local history.
2006 National Migrant Education Conference    
April 2-5, 2006
Denver, Colorado
A key focus of the presentations will be the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on migrant children and on the schools they attend.
!GoGirlGo! Ambassador Team Awards
Deadline: April 7, 2006
Aims to get one million inactive girls to participate in physical activity and keep another one million currently active girls from dropping out.

April 8, 2006
To inform global  peoples and demonstrate a world-wide united front against GMOs both open-air plants and food.
Cultural Intersections in Native North America
April 7-9, 2005
New Haven, CT
Provides a forum for graduate students to share work, foster relationships, network, and build communities.
 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Winter, 2005-2006
Funds are available to help Native and non-Native families in need pay their heating and  energy bills this winter.

Native Youth Submissions Requested
Native youth, ages 12-25 are encouraged to submit articles, poetry, profiles, photos and illustrations to Native Youth Magazine.

! Tillie Hardwick Lecture Series
California Indian Museum and Cultural Center, Santa Rosa, CA

March 25, 2006: Protecting California Indian Cultural Resources: Religion and Environment  
April 29, 2006: California Native plants: Identification & Specialized Uses                           
May 27, 2006:  California Indian Basketry: A Living Legacy   
All lectures are open to the public and are free of charge
!Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2005
Dedicated to supporting students in pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
Youth of the Peaks
Join and support Indigenous Youth fighting to save the sacred San Francisco Peaks from commercialization.
 Wondrous Works: Contemporary Art by Native American Women
Feb. 12, 2006 -Jan. 14, 2007
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Dynamic works of wonder by American Indian women artists who bring their stories and creativity to life in a variety of media.
!Aboriginal Policy Research Conference
March 21-24, 2006
Ottawa, Canada
Discuss public policy and the realities facing Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

Open to American Indian/Alaska Native students in Grades K-12 and Preschoolers ages 4 &5

! American Masterpieces: Dance
Deadline: March 1, 2006; April 3, 2006; and  November 1, 2006
Sponsors select performances, tours, and educational programs designed to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural and artistic legacy
!PA-NAME Converence
March 24 & 25, 2006
University of Scranton, PA  
This year's topic is "Social Justice and Multiculturalism: The Moral Imperative of Our Time"
!We the People
March 22-25, 2006
Philadelphia, PA
The largest gathering of youth and practitioners involved in the service-learning movement


!12th Annual Multicultural Education Conference
March 25, 2006
Sacramento State University, CA C
This conference is free and open to anyone interested in multicultural education
!Native Leadership Scholarship
2006-2007 Academic Year
Deadline: March 25, 2006
Creates educational  opportunities for women around the world who are grassroots leaders, organizers and activists demonstrating financial need.
!Native American  History, Literature and Culture
      March 29-31,  2006
University of Wales, Swansea, U.K.

 !The Americas in World History
March 30-April 1, 2006
Austin, Texas
Promotes the importance of history in schools and society, at the Renaissance Austin
 !Educating Global Citizens
March 31, 2006
Mount Mary College,  Parkway,  WI
What does it take to educate a young person both at home and at school to be a global citizen?
!2006 American Indian Student Leadership Conference
March 30-April 1, 2006
Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska
An opportunity for students to exchange, network, and speak about the issues particular to them and universal to all American Indian students.
 2006 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
July 2 - 9, 2006
Denver/Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Offering competition in 16 sports for youth between the ages 13-19 and adults ages 20 and over.
!National Student Conference on the Mixed-Race Experience
March 31st-April 2nd in
St. Paul, Minnesota
"How Do We Fit In: The Role of the Mixed Experience in a Multicultural Society"
Volunteer for 2006 North American Indigenous Games
July 2 - 9, 2006
Denver/Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Over 4,000 volunteers are needed to help in the 2006 North American Indigenous Games.   
 !American Indian Journalism Institute
June 4-23. 2006
University of South Dakota in Vermillion
Deadline: March 31, 2006
The nation’s premier training program for Native American journalism students
!J8 Global Citizen Programme
July, 2006
St. Petersburg, Russia
Deadline: March 31, 2006
A competition for students, ages 13-16,  who want an  opportunity to travel to Russia and join young people from all the other G8 countries
 !American Indian Health and Science Symposium
March 31, 2006
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Geared toward informing American Indian pre-college and college students about opportunities in the sciences and health professions.
 !Sisterhood is Global: From Theory to Practice
March 31, 2006
Storrs Campus, University of Connecticut
Examine the concepts, theories, roles, responsibilities, hopes and obligations of sisterhood in the global context of our rapidly changing world.
Contact Barbara:


Music For American Concert, 2006
Nominate your favorite bands, work the show, register voters, get in free!
  Retrospective of Spiderwoman Theater
Lorenzo Clayton (Navajo/ Dine), Jan. 14, 2006 - April 9, 2006)
Smithsonian Heye Center, New York, NY
Spiderwoman Theatre explores the Theater's storytelling methods, Native traditions and feminism and features original video pieces.
Write to Benefit Teachers and NAME
Deadline: August 1, 2005
Help revitalize the teaching profession and remind ourselves and the general public of the great power in teaching to change the lives of our young people.
Write to Benefit Teachers and NAME
February 18 -May 31, 2006
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
A retrospective of the work of renowned Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma
Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: September 30, and December 31.
Funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work to
solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Grotto Foundation
Native Language and American Indian Family Empowerment grants for Minnesota tribes.
!Doors to Diplomacy 2006 Web Project Competition
Deadline: March 17. 2006
Educational award program for middle and high school students recognizes Web projects that best teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. For more information:  Mary Cleveland or Maria Dadgar: (480)965-3634 Fax: (480)965-2215
  Four Directions Relief Project
Help the Native American communities of storm ravaged southern Louisiana
! Hopi to Mexico City Run
Arizona to Mexico City, Mexico
March 2006
Runners from the Hopi and other Southwestern tribes and nations will carry sacred water messages and teachings  to the Fourth World Water Forum in Mexico City
 ! Hope Venture Grants
Deadline: March 17, 2006
Supports young people who want to launch a venture -- an organization, club, or business -- that will aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
! GoGirlGo! Grant Program
Deadline: March 15, 2006
Dedicated to girls' sports/physical activity programs aimed at reducing risk behaviors that threaten the health and social advancement of girls in grades 3-8/
! William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
Deadline: March 16, 2006
Seeks to introduce a diverse  group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, voluntarism, and nonprofit organizations.
Richard G. Lugar Minority Scholarship
Applicants must be African American, Hispanic or Native American high school seniors who intend to enroll in an Indiana college or university.
Contact your high school guidance counselor for more information.
Searching for WWII Native American vets to help document your history through photographs, oral history, military photos. Information will be housed at one Tribal College and one Major University.
Phone (918) 456 067
Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service Scholarship
June 10 - August 5, 2006
Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
A summer internship program for outstanding undergraduate students active in service and interested in exploring careers in the nonprofit sector
 !William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
Deadlines: February and July 15
Seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations

William T. Grant Scholars Program
Deadline: June 29, 2006
Supports promising early career researchers from diverse disciplines who deepen and broaden the knowledge base on how to improve the lives of young people ages 8-25.

  2006 Indigenous Issues and Voices in Educational Research and Assessment Conference
April 27- 29, 2006
Proposal Deadline: February 1, 2006
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
brings participants together in an academic environment rich with indigenous research, narratives, music, and traditions
Email or call  480-965-9675
Calling all Native American Veterans 
Date is pending
Hopi Reservation, AZ
All Native American Veterans are invited and welcome to take part and be in the music video for the "National Native American Veterans' Memorial."
Email: or call: (306) 937-7796
Captain Planet Foundation
Deadline: September 30, and December 31.
Funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work to
solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Free American Indian Classes
August, October, February, March
Sherman Indian High School Museum
Riverside, CA
Contact Sisquoc at (951) 276-6719.
The Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps Members.
Application Deadline - OPEN
Hoopa, California
  While residing at the Hoopa TCCC Campus, students will travel and learn to adapt to other life styles, creating positive change in the communities they serve.
Toi Maori - The Eternal Thread

Opens February 4. 2006: Seattle WA
Opens June 4, 2006: Warm Springs, CA
A showcase of the very best in traditional and contemporary Maori weaving from Aotearoa New Zealand.



May 27 - June 9, 2006.
Oaxaca, Mexico
Seeking works in film and video in any genre and on any topic related to the economic, cultural, organizational, social, political, and creative aspects of indigenous communities


Help the BFC
In order to run two camps simultaneously, the Buffalo Field Campaign needs donations and/or the following contributions:
Field Volunteers (room and board provided)
Digital Video Cameras
Mini DV Tapes
Digital Still Cameras
Two-Way FM Radios (contact us for info)
Wool Pants
Wool Socks
Long Underwear (no cotton please!)
Winter Boots
The Great Plains Cultural Ways: Mental Health Careers Program
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nurturing highly qualified undergraduate Native students as the future generation of mental health researchers. Provides academic, personal, cultural, and resource support to ensure graduation from a BA/BS degree program.


Cultural Connectivity Project
Accepting Navajo members currently searching for job opportunities and needing mentorship/job coaching and cultural training


 Wells Fargo Scholarship for Native American College Students
For Native American college and graduate students nationwide. Administered by the American Indian Graduate Center.
Utility/Heating Assistance Program
For The Lakota Sioux Elders of South Dakota
Native Country Careers
Find a Job in your Area
Through its programs, ICA provides much needed relief to impoverished Native American  children and families.

 Relatives as Parents Program
Encourages and promotes services for grandparents and other relatives who are surrogate parents for youth whose biological parents are unable to do so.
 Native American Research Center for Health
Supports students ages 14-up who are interested in health care research and occupations.
 Computers For Tribal Elders
The National Society for American Indian Elderly will assist AT&T in distributing computers to the tribes' elderly programs. Up to 10 computers can be requested by each tribe.
Contact Gaylene Spolarich at:
Donates suitcases to foster children who move from home to home and usually carry their belongings in plastic garbage bags.
Cultural Connectivity Project
Accepting Navajo members currently searching for job opportunities and needing mentorship/job coaching and cultural training
3rd Annual 2005 Winter Holiday Toy Drive
Sponsored by Wambli Ho
To Benefit The Porcupine District of The Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Reservation in South Dakota


Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
Provides schools with resources that help engage students in hands-on science experiences outside the traditional classroom.


Classroom Wish List
Build an online Wishlist of things your classroom needs so community members and parents can make specific donations directly to your


Monthly Cherokee Tribal Council Meeting
Artist in Business Leadership program
First People's Fund is seeking highly qualified, small business minded Northern Plains artists.
Volunteers Needed
Navajo Nation
The Navajo Education And Research Towards Health (EARTH) is collected data to help determine why chronic diseases are increasing among Native Americans and how their lifestyle factors are affecting them.
To participate or learn more, contact: 928-871-3034 or 505-368-4918


AI Guardians are needed to spend a minimum of 4 hours per week gathering documentation about a specific endangered language, culture history, local events, etc.
Contact Monica at: Monigarr@AILegacy.Org
Learn and Serve America grants
Engages students in service-learning projects that promote community service while enhancing students’ academic and civic skills
"Save Our History" Grant Program
From the History Channel, this grant supports history education and historic preservation 
American Star in Teaching
Seeking nominations and information about teachers who are improving student achievement, using innovative strategies, and making a difference in the lives of their students.
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Mini-grants for K-12 service-learning projects that address community issues such as poverty, hunger, environment, and others.
Opportunity Knocks
Creates, fosters, and supports self-sustaining programs that positively affect and enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth and their families
Native Counselor Program
San Diego State University
Native Students interested in a graduate program in school counseling or school psychology with an emphasis on serving Native youth and communities.

Wildlife University
Free online courses available from National Wildlife Federation
Project Moccasins
A free pair of moccasins to every Native soldier overseas and those returning home from overseas deployment.
e-mail Sherry Girty at
 First Book
A nationally recognized nonprofit that puts high-quality, new books into the hands of children from low-income families
Support the Yellowstone Buffalo Preservation Act
A buffalo protection bill has been reintroduced in Congress by Representatives Maurice Hinchey and Charles Bass.To learn more, and to support this act, visit:
The National Marrow Donor Program
Keep the circle strong by becoming a volunteer marrow/stem cell donor.
Voice Overs Needed for cultural awareness training
Surrey B.C..
Praxis Technical Group is looking for coastal first nations individuals to do voice over work for cultural awareness training...
Contact Stephen Scheibel:
Native Writers on Writing
Red Cedar Publishing is seeking short essays or articles (1 – 3 pages) from Native and other writers on the subject of writing.
Adopt-A-Classroom Grants
Teachers who register at the Adopt-a-Classroom website can be adopted by an individual, a business, or a foundation.
Hasbro Charitable Trust
Provides support for direct service programs for children, with emphasis on those with the greatest need.
Fund for Wild Nature
Provides money for campaigns designed to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity.
Rate Your Future
High school students: add your voice to the education reform debate.
FREE Indian aerobics cassettes
Aboriginal Scholars ListServ - Careers for Aboriginal Scholars
To recruit Aboriginal scholars for faculty positions, and to recruit Aboriginal students into graduate programs.
Submit writings about your thoughts and ideas concerning domestic, international and youth related issues that are important and often impact the world.
Distance Learning Class
George Washington, University.
Seeking applicants to participate in the testing of a new, graduate-level Distance Learning curriculum in Museum Collection Care. Tuition free.
Contact Cathy Hawks at
 A Thousand Roads
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
A daily showing that illustrates the complexity and vibrancy of contemporary Native life by following the lives of four Native people living in New York City, Alaska, New Mexico, and Peru.
 New NSF Grant looking for Students
Gives Native American students the opportunity to transfer to the University of Michigan College of Engineering to finish their BS degree.
2005 Playground Opportunities
Conducting outreach to locate potential Community Partners who serve low-income or disadvantaged children
Global Solutions for a New Year
Vote for the best flash movie created by youth that shows us a global problem that you care about.
National Voice
A listserve for Native students to build community connections with organizations conducting voter work.
The Search Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation want to learn more about youth participation and activism in community life, and how that work can be linked to be more effective in creating sustainable and meaningful change.
Northern California Indian Development Council
Seeking art, stories, poems, questions, and comments from students on what they consider to be healthy and unhealthy foods.
 Scholarships: American Indian Education Foundation
Dedicated to serving Native American students who have resided on reservations across the country.
Recycle Printer Cartridges for the Buffalo Field Campaign
To help support Yellowstone's Buffalo, visit the website below, hit "collect for a cause button, and look at the options under BFC to collect cartridges in support of their work.
Internship Announcement – National Museum of American Indian
Provides educational opportunities for students interested in museum practice and programming through guided work/research using the resources of the NMAI and other Smithsonian offices.
YO! Calling all Native Writers and Artists
Takings submissions of poetry, art, spoken word, short stories, and more creative writing projects from indigenous peoples across the world. and world uniting through our words, art and common dreams of liberation.
Help locate Items stolen from Cabazon Museum.
The items include Hopi, Zuni and Pueblo pottery between 100 and 150 years. Also stolen were baskets made by Mission Indians during the late 1800s and early 1900s. IF you find these items, contact the FBI or Cabazon Band.
Free Printers for Tribes 
Printers are being made available to Tribes, tribal colleges, Native American non-profit organizations, and local school districts that receive Title One funding.
Lessons In Tribal Sovereignty
Provides educators with the tools to educate secondary students - Indian and non-native alike - about the historical and contemporary political, economic, and social characteristics of sovereign tribal nations throughout the United States
Nihewan Foundation Scholarships
For needy and worthy applicants having a difficult time finding funding for college.
Assists California Indian students with the pursuit of their education through the granting of competitive and meritorious based financial scholarships.
Reach Out
Find ways to reach out and help others across the world.
Donors Choose
A marketplace where teachers and individuals connect to give at-risk students the resources they need to learn
Bizarre Scholarships: YOU May Qualify
Would-be college kids with extremely specific skills, talents or qualifications can find scholar dollars, and it seems that the crazier your interest, the better chance you have!
College Assistance Migrant Program
Serves students from migrant and farmworking families living in New York State
Honoring Generations
University of Texas at Austin
Seeking applications from American Indian students interested in careers in tribal librarianship.
Contact: or (512) 471-3959
Scholarships for University of Minnesota American Indian Students.
U of M Twin Cities campus
Contact: Laura Weber, General College, (612) 625-2566
Novo Nordisk Diabetes Scholarship Fund
Recognize academic excellence and achievement among Native American nursing students and to inspire nurses to consider dedicating their careers to diabetes research, education and treatment in their own community.
 Graduate Program in School  Counseling or School Psychology
San Diego State University CA
Supports the preparation of Master's level graduate students in school counseling and specialist level graduate students in psychology committed to serving Native American children with high incidence disabilities
SNAG (Seventh Native American Generation) magazine
Seeks submissions from Native Americans 24-years-old and under. Writing, poetry, painting, drawing, and many more talents are welcome.
For more information, email: email
Discovery Channel
Tecumseh? Crazy Horse? Sacagawea? Cast your vote for the greatest American of all time.
American Indian Education Foundation
Dedicated to serving Native American students who have resided on reservations across the country.
Precious Cargo -- Cradle Baskets and Childbirth: California Indian Traditions
Maidu Interpretive Center, Roseville CA
Displays cradle boards from the Pomo, Chumash, Yurok, Miwok, Washoe, Mojave, and 22 other native groups,and also covers other aspects of birth and childrearing
 Protect Pell Grants
Don't let the Bush Team Cut College Support for 1 Million+ Students. Sign the Petition:
The Posse Foundation
Identifies, recruits and selects high school student leaders for multicultural teams called “Posses”, which go through an intensive college prep program and receive 4-year scholarships.
 Aboriginal Scholars List Serv - Careers for Aboriginal Scholars
To recruit Aboriginal scholars for faculty positions, and to recruit Aboriginal students into graduate programs.
Enter your tribal school on this large registry organized by state and by grade level.
 The Lullaby Project
Seeking traditional and original lullabies in all the languages of the world.
Cooperative Education Opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives
American Indian or Alaska Native college student interested in a career in natural resources and related fields
The Home Depot Foundation Grants
Grants for many purposes including helping at-risk youth
State Street Foundation
Provides grants for community service which focus on education and job skills training health and human needs; youth programs; and neighborhood revitalization, and arts and cultural initiatives
 Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship
eeks to educate scientists and engineers for the future by providing graduate training that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.
international Journal of American Linguistics
Linguists who are working on any aspect of the Native languages of the Americas are urged to consider submitting their work to IJAL.
 Frances C. Allen Fellowship
Available to a woman of American Indian descent working in any graduate or pre-professional field
 Moccasins for Vets
Native American Veterans Association are offering to make and send moccasins w/their feather symbol beaded on, for N\A warriors in, or headed to, Iraq or Afghanistan.
High School Journalism
Summer programs, scholarships, and more for high school students pursuing a career in journalism.
To enhance overall learning experience for eligible students and to empower Tribal communities and governments with qualified environmental professionals
  Diversity Initiatives
Offers college internships and scholarships in the conservation field
Mentoring Grants
Across America
Crossing the USA with a 420-year-old Douglas Fir to show Americans the impacts of the Bush Administration's timber policies on our National Forests and to allow them to see and touch what was once living history. Visit the interactive map to find a showing near you.
Fleischmann Indian Program
Chairman, Scholarship Committee, Nevada State Dept. of Education
400 W. King Street, Capital Complex
Carson City, NV 89701
 GMAC-AACSB Minority Summer Institute
11601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 760
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 478-1433
Gila River Indian Community
Division of Student Services/Scholarships
P.O. Box 97
Sacaton, AZ 85247
(800) 448-6918
Moapa River Paiute Tribe Higher Education Scholarship
Moapa Band of Paiutes
Moapa, NV 89025
 Mescalero Apache Tribe
Education Director, Education Department
Box 176
Mescalero, NM88340
Miss Indian USA Scholarship Program
6051 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 273-7500
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Deadline: 10/30 and 3/1

Menominee Higher Education Scholarships
P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Menominee Adult Vocational Training Scholarship
P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135
MESBEC Program
Native American Scholarship Fund
8200 Mountain Rd., N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351
 Fellowships and Grants to Save Endangered Languages
Annually supporting projects to deepen knowledge concerning endangered human languages
 Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Internship Program
Premiere internship programs for talented students of color (Black, Hispanic /Latino,
Asian and Native American) leading to full time job offers.    
 The University of Minnesota American Indian Projects
Duluth, MN
Recruiting interested American Indian candidates for its Masters of Social Work Program

 Job Tracker
Which businesses in your area are exporting jobs overseas? Find out here
 Futures for Children
Hunting for virtual” mentors for American Indian students
United World College, USA
Montezuma, NM
Looking for Native students to attend
Native American Leadership in Education (NALE)
802 Mountain Rd., N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351
Native American Education Grants
Office of Financial Aid for Studies
100 Witherspoon St
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
(502) 569-5776
Navajo Nation
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Programs
P.O. Box 1870
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(800) 243-2956
Navajo--Annie D. Wauneka Scholarships
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2360
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Navajo Nation--Chief Manuelito Scholarship
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Programs
P.O. Box 1870
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(800) 243-2956
Navajo--Education and Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 3209
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(520) 871-3385
 NSF Incentive for Excellence Scholarship Prizes
P.O. Box 3010
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(615) 483-3344
Navajo--Office of Navajo Economic Opportunity Scholarships
ONEO Scholarship Trust
P.O. Box 2547
Window Rock, AZ 86515
 NSPE Minority Scholarships
1420 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-2800
 Indian Employment Assistance Grants
Division of Job Placement and Training
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-3570
 Indian Education - Colleges and Universities
ATTN: Office of Indian Education Programs
1849 C Street, N.W. MS3530-MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Indian Fellowship Program
Office of Indian Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Room 2177
Washington, DC 20202 
 International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons North Indian Scholarship Program
Headquarters Office
P.O. Box 1017
Chautauqua, NY 14722
(716) 357-4951
  25 Beautiful Girls
For girls between the ages of 8 and 14 who radiates inner beauty
James B. Black College Scholarship
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America
1505 Riverview Road, P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Encounters and Change: Expanding Perspectives on Natives and Colonists in 17th-Century Plymouth
Plimouth Plantation Plymouth, Mass.
Funded by a grant from the NEH, this workshop opportunity offers intensive study about the Wampanoag People, the 17th-century new world colonists and the groups' coexistence then and now.
For more information, contact: Linda Pendergast-Savag :
 University of Arizona Student Grant
Invites prospective Native American graduate students to apply for admission and financial support for master's ' doctoral degrees in one of 62 graduate programs in science, engineering, mathematics and agricultural fields.
Relocated: The New Native American Writers
Sherman Alexie's Falls Apart Productions is seeking original written work by North American Indian writers, born in 1960 and after
For information, contact: 
Christy Cox / Relocated FallsApart Productions PMB 
2294 10002 Aurora Avenue North, #36
Seattle, WA 98133
 Education Grants
The U.S. Department of Education's Web site provides a comprehensive and regularly updated list of federal grants.
TRY Scholarship Grant
c/o Native American Student Program
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
(714) 787-4143
Umatilla Tribe Scholarships
Chairman, Umatilla Indian Reservation
P.O. Box 638
Pendleton, OR 97801

United States Department of Education Indian Fellowship Program
Office of Indian Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 260-3774

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Scholarships
Chairman, Tribal Council
Higher Education Office
Towaoc, CO 81334
 Washoe Tribe--Richard E. Barrington Educational Fund
Education Department
919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
(702) 205-4191

Yakama Indian Nation Scholarships
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948

Yayavapai-Apache Tribe Scholarships
P.O. Box 1188
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
(520) 567-9207
Zuni Higher Education Scholarships
P.O. Box 338
Zuni, NM 87327
(505) 782-2191
United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc.
USET Scholarships
1101 Kermit Dr., Suite 302
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 361-8700
A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the U.S. Data is available online or can be ordered for free
 Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility
Join students at over a hundred colleges and universities in using the pledge at some level to improve these aspects of any organizations for which you work.
First Directory of Youth Media
If you produce print, online, tv/video, film or radio content created for a youth audience (roughly 26 and under), we would like to feature you in this directory
Harvard's Tuition Announcement
Harvard University announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition.
A national project to instruct and inspire Americans to record each other's stories in sound.
Provides information and tools to help parents, educators, policymakers, and program providers ensure that eligible children get the free, extra academic help they need.
The Washington Center's Native American Leadership Program
Washington D.C.
Prepares emerging Native Americans Indians leaders from colleges and Universities from across the country to assume leadership positions in the public sector. 
The Linda Grable-Curtis Rural Teachers Grants
Provides up to $500 to help teachers educate students about cultural diversity and understanding.
The Washington Center's Native American Leadership Program
Washington D.C.
Prepares emerging Native Americans Indians leaders from colleges and  universities from across the country to assume leadership positions in the public sector
contact Claudia Narrow:
 8-18 Media
8-18 Media is a youth journalism and leadership program for youth ages 8-18. Young reporters and editors produce print, radio, and video stories for adult media on issues affecting kids.
Native Teen Stories Sought
Seeking Native teens ages 12-20 (who were once overweight or obese but who have purposely slimmed down to a point at which they feel comfortable.
 Native American Graduate Fellowships in Resource Management
advances the educational level and qualifications of Native American students so they might contribute to the better management of their own tribal lands and resources as well as planetary resources in general.
Saving Harp Seals
The Canadian government "plans to expand the baby harp seal hunt which would kill 1,000,000 seals over three years." Learn more about the seals and how you can protect them. Viewer discretion is advised for the hunting images.
Inspires young people to help generate worldwide Environmental Harmony by the year 2012.
The Independent Television Service ( debuts the companion website to the documentary THE GREAT AMERICAN FOOT RACE In 1928, Andy Payne, a 20-year-old Cherokee, won the Great American Foot Race stretching 3,422 miles from Los Angeles to New York. The documentary is broadcast on PBS through November
Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation
Encourages women veterans to share their stories in a documentary film by ArtReach International.
Contact: Angela Barney-Nez (928) 871-7160 or
Alice Carron at (703) 834-1880.


 The Master Artist and Apprenticeship program 
Supports and encourages the maintenance and development of the traditional arts of Alaska Natives.
UN Commission for Social Development
Delegates ages 26 or younger are needed to represent young people in the United Statesat the UN Commission for Social Development.
 Mix It Up Grants Program
Support youth-led projects focusing on identifying, crossing and challenging social boundaries in schools and communities.
MOnsters we met
A new BBC television series that looks at the moments when humans first arrived in North America, Australia and New Zealand. 
Online Resources:
Flash Promo:
In the Fray
Seeking college age Native American writers and artists to submit articles and art work for publication.   From Harvard University 
High-Achieving Schools Grant Program
A competition to award grants to public middle and high schools in the U.S.  that are extremely successful in educating low-income students.
Creative Connections Project 
Links US/world K-12 classrooms with partner classes across the world through E-mail, the Internet, art exchanges, music exchanges and Study Partnerships

Goldman Environmental Prize
The world's largest award for grassroots environmentalists. 

The Educational Foundation of America
For nonprofits working primarily in education, the arts, and Native American issues. Projects should have a broad impact and should be closely linkedto the funder’s objectives. Application deadline: ongoing.

Global Supplementary Grant Program
Enables qualified students to pursue doctoral studies in the humanities and social sciences at accredited universities in Western Europe, the Middle/Near East, Asia, Australia, and North America.

 Youth Venture Grant
$1000 start up grants are available for young people who want to create new civic minded organizations, clubs or businesses.
Orca Live
Images and sounds from a whale watching research station broadcasting from British Columbia during the summer and fall.
Oyate Okcuypi
Pine Ridge Reservation
Many diabetics must travel up to 200 miles 4 times a week for dialysis. To help, visit:

Tools for Educational Research and Development

Tribal Grant Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
$14,000,000 in federal grants designed to conserve and recover endangered, threatened and at-risk species and other wildlife.
An online telecollaborative school project for upper elementary and middle school students, that asks students to explore folklore from their community  in order to develop understanding of their similarities and appreciation of cultural differences.

Open CourseWare
MIT--- one of the premier tech schools in the world--- is publishing its course materials, for free, online

Free CD-Rom helps Hispanic students enter college 
Provides Hispanic American middle school and high school students with the tools they need to enter into college.

Traditional Thanksgivings
Tomaquag Museum, Exeter, RI  
The museum sponsors the following Thanksgiving ceremonies throughout the year. 
 Second Saturday in March Maple Sugar Thanksgiving 
Second Sunday in June Strawberry Thanksgiving
Third Sunday in July Green Bean Thanksgiving
October Cranberry Thanksgiving
 First Saturday in December Nickomo Festival

Native American Project View 
IBM diversity recruitment program that brings hiring managers and candidates together for a one-and-a-half day recruiting event

Anti-Defamation League Catalog  
Features books, videos, curriculum guides, posters and magazines used across the nation.

Student Aid on the Web
For grades K-Grad School estimate accurately the cost of college tuition

Indian Arts and Crafts Board starts toll free number 
A toll free number to handle inquiries and complaints about authentic Native art.

Center of Southwest Studies
Durango, CO and Four Corners Region
Recruiting Native American students and graduates for paid internships, both for undergraduate and for professional/ career-track positions

Program Opportunities
The CDC is recruiting American Indian/Alaska Native students for different programs and opportunities offered by the Centers for Disease Control and ATSDR. For information on student opportunities, contact:
Mike Snesrud at

Multicultural Advantage Opportunities
Includes scholarships, awards, grants, and more.

Network for Good
Network for Good is dedicated to using the Web to help people get more involved in their communities - from volunteering to speaking out on issues you care about.

Catching the Dream
Deadline: Varies
Available to high-achieving students who are at least 1/4 degree Native American and are enrolled members of a U.S. tribe 
Catching the Dream
Scholarship and Awards Program
8200 Mountain Road NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110 

The Survey on UN Civil Society relationships
Prepared and circulated by the Secretary-General's Panel of Eminent Persons on Civil Society.

Online Educational Catalog for Visionmaker Video
Browse Native American Public Television's new catalog, and see clips of our fantastic new educational releases:
The Great American Foot Race -

Mental Health and Community Safety Initiative (MHCSI) 
funds to develop new strategies focusing on mental health, behavior, substance abuse, and community safety needs of AI/AN young people and their families

Treasury unit seeks participants, federal grant money available
lions of dollars of funding for Indian Country which is NOT being claimed! Do you qualify?   

Grants available for tribal wildlife
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service program is the first specifically for tribes.

Adobe Software Donations:
Adobe provides software to K-12 schools and nonprofit organizations to improve student performance and fight hunger and homelessness.

Scholarships for minority students
Selected scholarships available to minorities are now online

Undergraduate Students 
Provides information on hundreds of summer jobs, fellowships and coursework.

nonprofit scholarship organization committed to promoting higher education and providing scholarship opportunities for students of Native American descent. 

Bruce Larkin will donate sets of 25 free books to every Kindergarten and First Grade classroom in the United States. Children will be given one book call their own.

VH1 Save the Music Foundation 
Purchases new musical instruments for music education programs cut or at risk to due budget cuts.   The foundation also conducts awareness campaigns, musical instrument drives and fundraising events.

Unmet Need Scholarship 
Financial aid packages for low-income students.

Vibrant Native Life" radio program
A new nationally syndicated health radio broadcast designed for First Nation peoples. To learn more about the show or listen to a couple of sample broadcasts, visit:

The NARCH initiative will support partnerships between American Indian or Alaska Native tribes or of tribal-based organizations such as the National Indian Health Board and Area Health Boards, and institutions that conduct intensive academic-level biomedical and behavioral research.

Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Provides grants and technical assistance to programs that concentrate on academic enrichment, college planning, advising, preparation and retention support for low-income, under-served students in grades 5 through 14, and adult learners.

Joyce Awards
Supports projects that commission artists of color to produce creative work.

Free Master's Degree in Teaching
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Tuition free and guarantees employment during and after the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program.

Volunteers Needed
The National Society for American Indian Elderly is looking for applicants for their national outreach program. to provides resources to tribal programs which serve American Indian elderly

View over 190 Career Fairs at:

Regional Community Grants Program
Addresses critical health issues and focus on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care. 

Mars Exploration Rover  
Summer 2003
Track the progress of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission mission, learn the technology and view mission video footage once it is in operational phase.

Attract minority students to math and science
A transcript of an online discussion about how educators at all levels can do more to attract minority students in math and science

Entertainment and Alienation: Assessing the Cultural Void
Timothy White was an Associated Press-trained journalist, the most prolific Rolling Stone feature writer, and lead the influential Billboard Magazine into its second hundred years. In this video interview he speaks to the mass alienation caused by the substitution of consumerism for genuine culture.

Asian Pacific American college leadership trainings for student organizers.


 Computers for Learning website.
K-12 Schools and educational nonprofit organizations can receive free computers. 

Federal Resource for Educational Excellence
Hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources.

Help find Stolen Pottery Vessels from Moundville 
Over 280 Moundville artifacts were stolen from the University of Alabama. Some could be for sale at online auctions. Please help find these items 
Stolen Artifacts Index: 
The Office of Archaeological Research at 205-371-2266.
Anonymous Tip Line - 205-371-8721 

Ten Trends: Educating Children for a Profoundly Different Future

Start Something Scholarship Program for Young People
Designed to help students identify their goals and choose and prepare for an Action Project based on one of those goals. For youth 8-17.

Catching the Dream Scholarship  
Available to high-achieving students who are at least 1/4 degree Native American and are enrolled members of a U.S. tribe 
Catching the Dream
Scholarship and Awards Program
8200 Mountain Road NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110 

The Institute for Community Leadership 
Internship and other opportunities for university students who want to challenge themselves and work for justice in education.

Join the Spirit of Shackleton expedition by reading daily, interactive updates from explorers  Conrad Anker, Bob Wallace, Dave German and the Fathom Explorer as they voyage into the ice.

College Opportunities On-Line
If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information about them all here.

The First Peoples' Project
The First Peoples’ Project allows indigenous students from around the world to work together on collaborative projects.

Operation RubyThroat: The Hummingbird Project
Encourages individuals and teacher/student groups in the U.S. and Canada to participate in "Hummingbird Super-stimulus Experiment 2003.

Program Opportunities
The CDC is recruiting American Indian/Alaska Native students for different programs and opportunities offered by the Centers for Disease Control and ATSDR. For information on student opportunities, contact:
Mike Snesrud at

The Indigenous Global Art Exchange
Students complete art work to send to other participating groups. Each community then holds an Indigenous Global Art Exhibition, featuring the art work they have received.

The International Education and Resource Network (iEARN)
iEARN is a non-profit organization of over 15,000 schools in 100 countries. Teachers and young people work together online using the Internet and other technologies. 750,000 - 1,000,000 students each day engage in collaborative project work worldwide.

Lou Torres Graduate Fellowships For Native American Students School of International Service
Part of larger efforts by the American University to add to the diversity of its student body through a fuller inclusion of Native Americans students and their cultural experiences.

A Native American youth magazine, published out of the Mission in San Francisco is seeking Native American talent aged 23 and under to publish art, photos, writing, poems, articles, essays, opinion pieces, reviews, rhymes and more.
For more info, email:

Cottonwood Foundation 
Grants to grassroots organizations that work to protect the environment, promote cultural diversity, empower people to meet their basic needs, and rely on volunteer efforts.

Send your thanks to the U.S. Military
Thank the men and women of the U.S. military services for defending our freedom.

Vandals target Canyons of the Ancients
Vandals are destroying Canyons of the Ancients National Monument with graffiti campfires, trash, and illegal digging. And the digs are increasing to meet the growing demand for Native Americans artifacts. Citizens are encouraged to help take care of Canyons of the Ancients. 
If you notice any suspicious or illegal behavior in your national monument, please contact the Anasazi Heritage Center, (970) 

The First Peoples' Project
The First Peoples’ Project allows indigenous students from around the world to work together on collaborative projects.

This petition addresses the number of UNSOLVED CASES OF MISSING/MURDERED FIRST NATIONS  WOMEN. It is estimated that 500 First Nations women have been reported missing or murdered in Canada.
To read the petition:

Women's Sports Foundation Education Internship
Open to undergraduates, college graduates and graduate students who are interested in interning in a non-profit sports foundation.

Indigenous Caucus video and study guide
In January 2000 the 21st. Century Indian America caucus was held at Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington. The purpose of the Caucus was to begin defining the research needs and agenda for the next decade in Indian country. A video and study guide for the use of teachers and faculty has now been produced by the NIARI divided into three parts:
Prog. One: Introduction and Expectation
Prog. Two: Protection of Cultural Property Rights
Prog. Three: Decolonization, Sovereignty and Traditional Governance
The video and study guide are available from the NIARI at:
Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW Seminar 3122
Olympia, WA 98505 USA

USA Funds Scholarship
Accepting applications for two scholarship programs to help lower-income students pay for higher education. Open to high-school seniors, currently enrolled college students or incoming college 
e-mail to

Give Kids Good Schools
Make sure that each and every child in America gets a good teacher.

Support for  Grassy Narrows People in Ontario
e people of Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario are suffering from mercury poisoning (pulp mill effluent), dams, flooding, herbiciding, clear cutting, and more in their traditional territory. To learn how you can assist Grassy Narrows email: 
Chief Steve Fobister -- or, 
Judy  or, 
Joe Fobister  

In one year, Aboriginal Voices Radio (AVR) should have a listening audience of 10,000,000 Canadians. All independent, signed and emerging Aboriginal talent can send their music and become part of the broadcasting schedule.
Send your demo, CD, photo, bio to:
Elaine Bomberry,
Director of Aboriginal Talent Development,
Studio City Building,
Suite 342, 
366 Adelaide St. E.
Toronto, Ontario   M5A 3X9

Reznet, a new online newspaper, will pay American Indian students to write for their school newspaper -- even if their colleges don’t have one."

Gifted high school students are nominated by teachers to be eligible for student research teams.

Summer Enrichment Program 
University of Montana
A 6-week program designed for disadvantaged h.s. junior/seniors in high school or freshman/sophomores in college who are interested in the sciences or a health science career

Scholarship support for preservice American Indian teachers
The University of Oregon will provide scholarship support for American Indians who want to enroll in Elementary Education, Middle School/Secondary School Education, Elementary School Special Education, and/or Middle School/Secondary School Special Education For more information, contact Pat Rounds at the University of Oregon.

The Student Conservation Association 
SCA  offers Volunteer, Internship and Employment opportunities--many for teens. To learn more, visit

Help Locate Stolen Artifacts
The museum at Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park in Georgia had 129 artifacts stolen in 1974. Only a handful have been recovered. Visit the park website to see pictures of the remaining stolen items and help officials locate them.

Congressional Internships
For ten weeks, Native American college students work in congressional offices and the White House to gain a firsthand understanding of the federal government.

Military Recruiting in Schools
The No Child Left Behind Act says schools must give your personal info to military recruiters. You can sign a form telling your school not to.

Adopt-A-Native Elder Program 
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program exists to create a bridge of hope
between Native Americans and other cultures. The Program supports the traditional Elders who live in the cultural and spiritual traditions of The Dine' People. Most live in remote portions of the Dine's (Navajo) reservation 

Wings of America searches for Native American runners
Footlocker's Wings of America program is searching for the most promising cross country runners in Indian Country. Five runners from each of the four Foot Locker Regions: Midwest, Northeast, South and West. The first eight finishers in each region will compete at the Foot Locker Nationals to be held in San Diego on Dec. 14.

Teaching Tolerance
Grants of up to $2,000 are available to K-12 teachers from Teaching Tolerance, a nonprofit group that fights discrimination. The grants are awarded for activities promoting diversity, peacemaking, community service, or other aspects of tolerance education.


Stanford Studies Online Help for Chronically Ill 
Stanford University Medical Center is hosting a six-week online for people with heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. The online workshop helps participants learn skills to manage their disease and maintain/increase their level of activity.
For more information visit:

Gabrielino/Tongva Springs Foundation Photos Stolen 
This photo display,
, was stolen from a member's car at the "Before Columbus" Day Celebration on Sunday October 7, 2001.The photographs are unique, copyrighted and have not been shown before this date. If you see any of these photographs or the display or if you have any knowledge as to their whereabouts you can leave a voice mail message at( 909) 621-0455

First Nations Curriculum Concentration 
Those wishing for careers as an information provider should consider this graduate program in library and archival studies, which takes into account a knowledge and understanding of First Nations cultural traditions.

Read to Feed Project
A new reading motivation and service learning program inspiring young students to read while raising money to help ease world hunger. 

The American Indian Scholarship Fund's Teacher Training Initiative 
Designed to recognize and support outstanding American Indian college students who are majoring in education or training to become certified teachers. The application & selection process is completed through individual tribal colleges 

Getting the Media Message
The purpose of this 3 year research project is to examine whether the content of media, experienced by 6th, 7th and 8th graders reinforces or hinders the development of gender and racial diversity in the IT workforce.

Invitation to Participate
A project to maintain a record of the professional interests of mathematicians and mathematics educators, including graduate students and K-12 educators

James Byrd Jr. Racism Oral History Project
The Foundation's goal is to gain knowledge about racism in the world, and encourage people to have more compassion for each other. The project is collecting interviews on racism in America.
The oral history project can be reached:

Wisdom of the Elders Radio
Producers Needed
In 2003, National Public Radio (NPR) and American Indian Radio on Satellite (AIROS) stations will air a new series, "Wisdom of the Elders Radio." They are looking for Native American Producers around the country who might have recorded Elders, story tellers or oral histories. They are also looking for short info-tags that reflects Native American wisdom and humor.

Grandmother and Me Project
Students from around the world share the word for "grandmother" in their language, what they call their grandmother, ways they spend time (or did spend time) with their grandmother, and why she is very special.

The Rosetta Project
Building a permanent archive of 1,000 languages with a growing collection of descriptions, texts, analytic materials and audio files. The organization accepts contributions and comments from linguists, native speakers, and interested members of the public.  In the end, the results will be available in three formats: a nickel disk with a 2,000 year life expectancy, a reference book, and the online archive.

American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program
To maintain and increase the number of underrepresented ethnic-minority students in the geosciences For use by students attending: Any four-year college or university 

Summer Programs for Indian Students
A list of summer programs for Indian high school students to start to learn their way around college campuses

First Voices Aboriginal Languages Resource 
FirstVoices is being designed to enable any Indigenous group anywhere in the world to cost-effectively archive their language and create the basis for the production of online language courseware.

Teen Writing Contest
The Next Step Magazine is seeking first-person accounts from teenagers about subjects like peer pressure, politics, friends, world events, culture, dating or other relevant topics.

Fellowships are available for K-12 teachers and high school students to participate on Earthwatch expeditions.

Announcing a new Discussion Forum on Aboriginal Issues hosted by "Contact," the live national call-in program of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. The Forum is open to anyone with web access, worldwide.

Captioned Media Program
The Captioned Media Program  provides free-loan, open-captioned videos to the deaf and hard-of-hearing. More than 4,000 titles including classic movies, educational videos, and special-interest videos are available. Open-captioned videos, like subtitles, provide the viewer all the information contained in the audio track. The Captioned Media Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is administered by the National Association of the Deaf.  

Center for World Indigenous Studies
A limited number of Internships and Fellowships are available at CWIS offices in the U.S. or on-site in Western Mexico.


Computing Olympiad - Programming Contest
he Computer Programming Olympiads operate both at the National and International levels. The USACO sponsors three Internet competitions a year and a spring proctored 5 hour US Open contest. Any pre-college student can sign up for the Internet contests but a local coordinator is required for the US Open. To receive weekly programming challenges, sign up for the mail list. There are also a variety of training materials available online at this site that students can use to gear up for the competitions. Captioned Media Program 

Youth Environmental News Desk
News reports on successful environmental endeavors written by youth up to the age of 19 will be published and distributed worldwide by the Environment News Service (ENS), online at and featured on the HORIZON Solutions Site at The reports will be translated and distributed in Spanish, English, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Mandarin, Swahili, French, Nepali, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu.
For details, visit:

Davidson Fellows Award
Students who've created a "significant piece of work" in science, technology, mathematics, literature, philosophy, and/or music are eligible to apply for the Davidson Fellows Award; a $50,000 or $10,000 scholarship. The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a non-profit dedicated to recognizing, nurturing, and supporting profoundly gifted young people.

Indian Education - Professional Development Grants 
Professional development grants provide financial assistance to: (1) increase the number of qualified individuals in professions that serve Indian people; (2) provide training to qualified Indian individuals to become teachers, administrators, teacher aides, social workers, and ancillary education personnel; and (3) improve the skills of qualified Indian individuals who serve in the capacities described in item 2, above.

The Alaska Native Curriculum and Teacher Development Project brings together teams of teachers, elders, and community members in various parts of Alaska with university-based specialists to develop curricula on Alaska Native studies and language that is available to all schools through the Internet or on CD. The project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education

IFCO-Pastors for Peace wrote
An updated application for full scholarship to study medicine at the Latin American School of Medical Sciences in Havana, Cuba is now available. Priority consideration will be given to African-American, Latino/a, Native American, Asian American and other youth from poor and underserved areas. Applicants must be US citizens between 18 and 25 years of age, and high school graduates.
HOMEPAGE of IFCO, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, Pastors for Peace


Earthwatch Education Awards
Earthwatch Institute fellowships is for K-12 educators and students 16 and over to join their two-week field expeditions. Earthwatch Institute aims to promote multidisciplinary science and social studies curriculum in schools nationwide as well as enrich teachers and enhance the academic experience of students. Applications are accepted on a
rolling basis.

New Pathways to College Network

A group of national education reform leaders announced the launch of the New Pathways to College Network. The Network is an historic alliance of major private and corporate foundations, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and the U.S. Department of Education, all joining forces to improve preparation for and access to higher education for under-represented students from low-income families. The Network's goal is to identify the most effective means of preparing under-represented youth for college success and helping them gain access to higher education. For more information, call the Pathways to College Network at (617)426-0681

The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF)
The School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) was enacted in 1994 to provide funds to develop programs that would provide students with real-world experiences, increase connections to adults and educational opportunities, and help students develop confidence and competence for future success. studies have demonstrated very positive outcomes for students involved in career academies and other school-to-work programs.



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