January 2011


Photograph by Leslie Schrock

"When our young people can no longer speak their language, then cultural genocide has taken place." 
Darlene Pipe-Boy, Sisseton–Wahpeton Oyate

Stop Asian Carp in the Great Lakes
January 20, 2011 St. Paul, MN: Thursday,
January 25, 2011 Green Bay, WI: Tuesday,
January 27, 2011 Traverse City, MI: Thursday,
February 1, 2011 Cincinnati, OH: Tuesday,
February 3, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI: Thursday,
February 8, 2011 St. Louis, MO: Tuesday,
February 10, 2011 Vicksburg, MS: Thursday,
Public meetings to support efforts to help stop invasive species, like Asian carp, from moving between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.

American Experience Seeks 40 Students for Freedom Rider
Deadline: January 17-27, 2011

Retrace the steps of the original civil rights activists.

LEAD Summer Business Institute
Deadline: January 20, 2011
Summer 2011
Dartmouth College, Northwestern University and Stanford University.
A college prep program that introduces Native American h.s. juniors to careers in business and finance.

Cultural Empowerment Workshops
January 27, 2011
Toronto, Ontario
Workshop for Native people who would like to learn about Native customs.
Wellstone Fellowship
Deadline: January 31, 2011
Open to American Indians students interested in social justice, health care policies, and racial and ethnic health disparities

Doing Good Scholarship
Deadline: January 31, 2011
For full - time students who are active in their communities and are making an impact.

The Eisner Prize for Excellence in Intergenerational Work
Deadline: January 31
Recognizes those uniting and using multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community.
January 29 - February 12, 2012
Tuscon, AZ
10,000 years of culture, 150 tribes, 14 days

International Indigenous Social Workers Wananga 2011
February 1-4, 2011
Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealan

Young Social Justice Innovators Prize
Deadline: February 1, 2011
Honors social change leaders under the age of forty from any country in the world
Great Lakes Habitat Restoration Program Project Grants
Deadline:  February 2, 2011
Support for habitat restoration projects within Great Lakes areas of concern

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award
Deadline: February 4, 2011
For community-campus partnerships

The Petra Foundation Fellowships for Social Justice Leaders
Deadline: February 11, 2011
Identifies grassroots leaders for their distinctive contributions to the rights, autonomy and dignity of others
The Bezos Scholars Program
Deadline: February 11, 2011
June 26 - July 2, 2011
Aspen, Colorado.
Helps cultivate the next generation of leaders.

Dell Social Innovation Competition
Deadline: February 15, 2011
For college students around the world who want to address a significant social problem.

The Indian Education Formula Grants
Deadline: February 14, 2011
Grants for educational agencies to reform and improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve Indian students
Habitat Restoration Projects
Deadline: February 14, 2011
Supports community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects throughout the United States

Support for Community Programs Serving Women and Girls
Deadline: February 15, 2011
For project led by and benefiting women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.

Deadline: February 16, 2011
$45.9 million in grants for cooperative agreements with state and tribal sponsored programs for preventing youth suicide
nominate best Companies Supporting the Arts in America
Deadline: February 18, 2011

STOP Hunger Scholarships
February 18, 2011
Open to K- graduate school students performing unpaid volunteer service related to hunger in the United States

Indigenous Peoples: Rights and Revitalization
2011 Social Science Conference
February 18-19, 2011
St Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant Program
Deadline: February 18, 2011
Grants to develop projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit.

Udall Scholarship
Deadline: February 25, 2011
For college students committed to careers in the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care

The Bush Fellowship Program
Deadline: February 25, 2011
For Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Native Nations within their borders..
Fellows will partner with people from all sides of a problem, seeking creative, innovative solutions that go beyond the status quo.
International Young Eco-Hero Awards
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Four self-directed efforts by young people, ages 8-16, to help protect and preserve the environment.

Leadership for Tomorrow's Career Preparation Program
Deadline: February 27, 2011
Build your career roadmap based on their passions, strengths, and industry interests.

The 2011 Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum
February 28 - March 1,  2011
Phoenix, AZ
Do Something Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2011.
Honors the nation's young world-changers who are 25 or younger.

Phillips Fund for Native American Research
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans,

Everyday Heroes Film Festival
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Toronto, Ontario
Make a silent-one-minute-mini-doc about your local eco-hero.
Native American Library Services Applications
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Supports existing library operations and maintain core library services in tribal communities.

Minority Access NATIONAL Internship Program
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Offers students experience in diversity and career opportunities in the federal government and other entities.

"Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 02, 2011 T
Leading For Equity Institute
March 10-13, 2011
Sonoma, CA
Work together to address the personal and technical challenges faced in educational equity efforts.

NCGLNAC One-Day Cultural Arts Class
March 14, 2011
Portland Indiana

We Can Change the World Challenge
Deadline: March 15, 2011
Student teams in K-12  create solutions to environmental issues in their schools, community. and world

Ben & Jerry's Foundation National Grassroots Grant Program
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports organizations bringing about progressive social and environmental change.

List of Tribal Colleges
 How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
Directory for university/college searches.
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
Tribal Grants Information How to Spot a Scholarship Scam
Opportunities Archives

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