Native Village Opportunities
December 15, 2011

"I never thought about my culture. But now I see. You always have to remember who you are, where you came from. "
Priscilla Makil, Akimel O'odham (Pima)


Online: EPA Region 8 Clean, Green and Healthy Tribal Schools
January 18 - February 22, 2012 3:30 MST
Free online sessions for personnel from tribal school, health, safety, environmental and more
Schools Chemical Clean Out & PCBs in Ballasts and Caulk
1/18/2012    3:30 PM MST
Asbestos & Lead  Paint, Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
1/25/2012    3:30 PM MST
Integrated Pest Management & Green Cleaning
2/1/2012    3:30 PM MST
Waste Reduction, Recycling, Composting & Gardening
2/8/2012    3:30 PM MST
Indoor Air – Asthma, Tools for Schools, Radon, Mold
2/15/2012    3:30 PM MST
Energy Conservation and Water Conservation
2/22/2012    3:30 PM MST
Deadline: December 16, 2011
A free, web-based STEM competition in which students gr. 9-12 compete against others for state, regional and national awards
The P3  Award  Program
Deadline: December 22,  2011.
Supports student investigations for the testing, research, and development of innovative  scientific projects or engineering designs in sustainability

Wood/Coal Stove Changeout
Deadline: December 31, 2011
Navajo/Apache Counties, AZ
For qualified homeowners who need to upgrade a coal or wood stove to a cleaner heating appliance.

Graduate Student Symposium
April 6 - 7, 2012
Deadline: December 28, 2011
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Research on the materials, literatures and locations of the early American and Atlantic world.

Bringing Back Native Ways of Discipline
January 16-17, 2012  Helena, MT
March 22-23, 2012  Denver, CO -
March 26-27, 2012  Denver, CO -
Topic: Teaching Teachers to Teach Native Students

Indigenous Spaces: Pushing the Boundaries of History, Bodies, Geographies, and Politics
Deadline: December 28, 2011
Event Date:  February 15, 2012

Columbia University NYC
A graduate student colloquium presented by The Collaborations on Indigenous Studies Project
HS-STEM Summer Internship Program
Deadline: January 5, 2012
2012 Summer Internships for Undergraduate Students in a large variety of STEM fields

EPA: Urban Waters Small Grants
Deadline: January 3, 2012
Funds  projects that will help restore urban waters by improving water quality

Sodexo Youth Grants
Deadline: January 7, 2012
Event Date: (April 20-22, 2012)
Supports youth-led projects addressing childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day
imagineNATIVE and the NFB Digital Media Partnership
Deadline: January 9, 2012
Inviting Canadian Aboriginal artists to submit proposals for innovative interactive digital media projects.

(LEAD) Summer Business Institute Scholarships
Deadline: January 9, 2012
Event: Summer, 2012 (Dates TBA)
Dartmouth College, NH
Duke University NC North Carolina
Stanford University CA
University of Pennsylvania- PA
AI/AN high school juniors live on campus and learn about careers in business, finance and more from the top professors in their fields.

Community Development Financial Institutions Program
Deadline: Deadline:  January 11, 2012
Supports economic revitalization in low-income communities
The Kerr Foundation
Deadline: January 13, 2012.
Supports nonprofits for youth opportunities which address education, health, arts and culture, and human services.

America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Grant Program
Deadline:  January 11, 2012
Supports humanities content and interactivity that focus on culture, identity,  and history

Every Day Grant
Deadline: January 13, 2012
Support to nonprofits focused on the improvement and responsible use of public land sites
AAUW Community Action Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Funds for programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls.

Protect Our Reefs Grants Program
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Funding for projects focused on coral reefs off the coast and throughout Florida waters

Captain  Planet Foundation
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Supports youth programs and hands-on projects that improve the environment
Sodexo Youth Grants
Deadline: January 17, 2012
Event Date: April 20-22, 2012
Supports youth-led service projects that address the issue of
childhood hunger on Global Youth Service Day .

The National Digital Newspaper Program
Deadline: January 17, 2012.
Supports  efforts to locate, catalog, and preserve historically significant newspapers published between  1836 -1922

National Forest Foundation Matching Grants
Deadline: January 17, 2012
Support National Forest and grasslands conservation and restoration projects by Native Americans and others.
Lexus Eco Challenge
Deadline is January 19, 2012
Empowers middle and high school students to learn about the Air and Climate and take action to improve it.

Corporation  for National and Community Service
Deadline: January 18, 2012
Supports areas where national service can make a major impact, including education, energy conservation, health, economic opportunity and more.

Xcel  Energy Foundation
Deadline: January 20, 2012
Grants for Education,  Environment, Arts and Culture, and Economic Sustainability

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Deadlines: Check website for your region
Students in grades 7-12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for scholarships and awards

Bring Back the Natives program
Deadline: January 20, 2012
Funds to help restore, protect, and enhance native populations of sensitive or listed fish species

Libri Foundation: Books for Children
Deadline: January 23, 2012
Donates new, quality, hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.
Ashoka Changemakers
Deadline: January 25, 2012
Share your ideas about helping First Nations, Metis, and Inuit learners succeed.

Wilderness Stewardship Challenge Matching Grant
Deadline: January 24, 2012
For nonprofits to help Forest Service Wilderness Areas meet baseline management standards by 2014.

January 25-27, 2012
Portland State University, Portland, OR
Native men’s, women’s, and family preservation. Includes a wide variety of topics.

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Recognizes and supports excellence in programs that open new pathways to learning, self-discovery, and achievement.

Udall Native American Congressional Internship
Deadline:  January 31, 2012
Event Date: Summer 2012
Washington, D.C.
for NA/AN students to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country


Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance Program
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Supports projects that preserve and maintain Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and  Native American languages.
Child Health Care Projects Supported
Deadline: January 31, 2012
Supports pediatricians and  community-based child health initiatives. Native American children a special focus.

Maximus Charitable Foundation Grants
Annual Deadlines: January 31, August 31
Creates opportunities for disadvantaged young people to achieve self-sufficiency and personal growth.

Smithsonian – Native American Awards Program
Deadline: February 1, 2012 for Summer (to begin after June 1):
Deadline: February 1, 2012  For Fall (to begin after October 1):

Three Native American awards: Community Scholar Awards, Visiting Student Awards, and Internship Awards
ExploraVision Awards
Deadline: February 1, 2012.
Encourages K-12 kids to explore future technology by combining their imaginations with the tools of science.

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
October 1, February 1, and June 1  annually
Grants for NA cultural areas including Intergenerational Leadership, and Women’s Leadership, Arts, Culture, Environment, Human Rights, and more.

Indigenous and American Studies Storytellers of the Americas Conference
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Event Date: March 23-24, 2012
University at Buffalo, NY
Topic: Challenging Settler Colonialism
The Big Read
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Open to tribes and schools, revitalize  literature and encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment

Walmart  Local Community Contribution Program
Opens Feb. 1, 2012  
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2012

Kresge Foundation's Arts and Culture Program
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Funding community building and artists' skills and resources.
13th Annual American Indian Studies Association Conference
February 2-3, 2012
Arizona State University, Tempe
Conference Theme: Making the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Work for Tribal Communities

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas
Ends: February 2, 2012
NMAI, Washington, DC
Focuses on the interactions between African American and Native American people

RBC Blue Water Project Leadership Grant
Deadline: February 3, 2012
Funding for projects related to watershed protection and access to safe drinking water.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation  Dissertation Fellowships in Education
Deadline: February 3, 2012
Fellowships for doctoral students whose work furthers the understanding of the educational experiences of high-achieving, low-income students....

College Horizons 2012
Deadline:  February 6, 2012
Event: June 10-15, 2012 -
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Event Date: June 24-29, 2012 -University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
For grades 10 - 11: People from 50 colleges/universities work one-on-one with students in the college application and financial aid process.

Graduate Horizons 2012
Deadline:  February 6, 2012
Workshop Dates:  June 16-19, 2012
Harvard University, Cambridge MA
For Native college students/graduates interested in applying to graduate or professional school in 1-3 years
”Teacher Education for Peace & Harmony”
Feb 11 - 13, 2012
New Delhi, India
Eminent educationists, experts in value education, and more will speak on value based teacher education.

BWB/NCFL Libraries and Families Award
Deadline: February 6, 2012
Recognizes library programs for families with a strong intergenerational approach to  helping parents and children learn together.

Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship
Ends: Feb. 12, 2012
Indianapolis. IN
Features the work of several artists. The  Eiteljorg Museum houses the world’s foremost collection of contemporary Native art.
Small Spirits: Dolls from the National Museum of the American Indian
Ends February 12, 2012
George Gustav Heye Center New York, NY
Over 90 dolls reflect different communities and traditions of Native peoples.

Leading for Equity Institute
February 9-12, 2012
March 22-25, 2012
Sonoma, CA.
Develops individual and group leadership at every level of schools, districts, or nonprofit organizations.

"Be the Challenge"
Deadline: February 14, 2012
For middle-high school students to create environmental programs that positively impact their communities.
International Association for Intercultural Education Conference
February 15-17, 2012
Veracruz, Mexico.

Fostering Sustainable Strategies to Create Healthy, Active Native Communities
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Event Date: March 13-14, 2012
San Diego, CA,

The Five Star Restoration Program
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Support community-based wetland, riparian, and coastal habitat restoration projects.
The  Coca-Cola Foundation
Deadline: Ongoing
Supports programs that focus on Water Stewardship, Healthy and Active Lifestyles Community Recycling, Education,

Rockefeller Foundation
Deadline: Various
Support for programs helping vulnerable people, the climate, food security, and more

FINRA Investor Education  Foundation
Provides underserved Americans with the knowledge,  skills, and tools necessary for financial success
Aboriginal Youth Excellence Program:
Enhances Aboriginal youth skills relating to community development and international cooperation.

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
Denver, CO
For college juniors, seniors and grad students interested in issues affecting Indigenous peoples.

International Aboriginal Youth Internships
Improves young Aboriginal women and men’s ability to engage in international development,
Global Learner Program
For ages 15 -up to enjoy a learning experience that combines life and volunteer work in an exchange country.
First Nations Development Institute - Internship Program
Summer; Fall or Spring Semester
For a college juniors, seniors and grad students interested in policy research and issues affecting Indigenous peoples.
Youth Leaders in Action
An exchange program for youth ages 17-29  which includes volunteer projects focused on health, environment or gender equity.

Do  Something Seed Grants
For those age 25 or under  to create a community action project or further the success of an existing program.

Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute
Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
Search for jobs across the world!
Foundation Funding for Native American Issues and Peoples
Guide to Native American Studies Programs List of Tribal Colleges Tribal Grants Information
How Can I Get an Indian Scholarship? How to Spot a
Scholarship Scam Scholarship Listings
A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
Minority and Diversity Opportunities BrainTrack
Directory for university/college searches
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