February 2011



Ceramic relief sculpture
 Roxanne Swentzell, Santa Clara Pueblo

 "Grandparents teach about the experience of life and share their mistakes in story while allowing the youth to decide their own path. Things they told me when I was young made no sense until I had 50 years to measure with my own life."
Scott Frazier, Santee/Crow

Call from the World Eskimo Indian Olympics
July 20 -23, 2011
Fairbanks, Alaska
Seeking all current WIEO world record holders and former Miss WEIO queens for ceremonies and celebrations at the 2011 WEIO 50th Anniversary

Indigenous Elders of America
Supports Indigenous Elders promote and protect Human Rights and Self-Determination, the environment, ecosystems, and indigenous Scientific Knowledge.

Aboriginal Storytelling Month in Saskatchewan
February 1 - 28, 2011
First Nations & Metis storytelling events will be held in schools, libraries and community organizations
Through Your Lens Photo Contest
Invites people to submit photos of what you see every day at school

AISES Google Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2011

NCCE Student Summer Employment Program
Helps AI/AN natural resources professionals and students achieve their educational and career goals. 
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STOP Hunger Scholarships
Deadline: February 18
Recognizes and rewards students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger in the United States.  

Key Deadline Approaches for Native American Farmers and Ranchers
To exclude yourself Deadline: February 28, 2011
To file a claim Deadline  December 24, 2011
For Native farmers and ranchers to receive part of $760,000,000 from the Keepseagle discrimination settlement>

Convening of a Fifth World Conference on Women"
February 22 -- March 4, 2011.
United Nations, NY
INTERSECTIONS – A Student Conference on Diversity
February 24-26, 2011
Purdue University, Indiana
Opportunities for students to engage in dialogue on relevant, current or emerging topics in diversity

Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Deadline: February 24, 2011
Supports literacy programs in communities served by Dollar General in 35 states.

EPA: Source Reduction Assistance Grant Program
Deadline: February 24, 2011
Support for environmental projects that reduce or eliminate pollution at the source.
Deadline: February 25, 2011
For those 13 and older, help the Humane Society by uploading a photo of your pet!

DOC IT!, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto
Deadline: February 25, 2011
A showcase for short documentary films by young filmmakers.

Sodexo Youth Grants
Deadline: February 25, 2011
Supports youth-led service projects that address the issue of childhood hunger. 
National Lacrosse League All-Star Game
February 27, 2011
Oneida Nation, Verona, NY
Featuring the world's best lacrosse players

National Youth Summit
February 26, 2011
Washington D.C..
To galvanize youth to help shape strategies that provide pathways for all youth

Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Supports tribal community programs that provide mentors and mentoring services to tribal youth populations.
Multi-State Mentoring Initiative
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Support for mentoring programs that target at-risk or high-risk populations younger than 18 years of age.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2011
For undergraduates with financial need and diverse backgrounds to study abroad.

Huggable Heroes Awards
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Recognizes young leaders doing extraordinary things to better the lives of others.
Native American Library Services Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Supports library operations and core library services.

Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages
Deadline: March 1, 2011
June 13-24, 2011
Washington, DC.
Helps Native Americans involved in language revitalization find and use materials in the National Anthropological Archives and Library of Congress.

Services to Advocate for and Respond to Youth Program
Deadline: March 1, 2011.
Support for services targeting youth from underserved populations.
Tony Hawk Foundation  Skatepark Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Funding for skate park projects in low-income areas and/or areas with a population of at-risk youth

Do Something Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Identifies youth who are tackling a problem and changing the world.

Kresge Foundation Facility Investments and Building Reserves Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Supports project costs, creation of a building reserve, renovations, repairs, maintenance and replacement.
Caring Institute: 2011 Caring Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2011.
For those ages 9-99 who exemplify caring and serve as worthy role models for others.

Rasmuson Foundation Alaska Artists Grants
Deadline: March 1, 2011
For artists in Alaska producing or performing work that reflects any of the state's diverse cultural and aesthetic communities; t

American Indian Journalism Institute
Deadline: March 1, 2011
The premier journalism training, scholarship and internship program for Native American college students.
Good Food Hero Comic Contest
Deadline: March 1, 2011
Create your own comic and enter it in the contest.

Mantis Awards for Community and Youth Gardens
Deadline: March 1, 2011
For garden projects that enhance the quality of life in their host communities.

New Mexico Indian Classic
Deadline: March 1, 2011
December 26-28, 2011
Rio Rancho, NM
Features 2 talented American Indian basketball teams from NM. Includes many other events and activities
Learn and Serve America
Deadline: March 3, 2011
Funds service-learning programs that improve AI children and youth academic achievement and civic engagement.

Service-Learning Funding Opportunity for Indian Tribes
Deadline: March 3, 2011
To enhance and expand service-learning programs and opportunities in tribal communities.

First Steps Toward Developing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency on Tribal Lands
Deadline: March 3, 2011
Native Youth and Culture Fund Grants
Deadline: March 4, 2011.
Provides grants for projects that focus on youth and use Native culture and tradition to address social problems

Next Generation Learning Challenges
Deadline: March 4, 2011
Awards of up to $500,000 will be given to organizations working to increase college readiness and completion through applied technology

National Park Service Tribal Preservation Program
Deadline: March 4, 2011
Provides support for heritage preservation projects in many categories. t
Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance Program
Deadline:  March 8, 2011
Supports projects that help preserve and maintain Native American languages

Plus 50 Completion Strategy Grants
Deadline: March 4, 2011
Grants to community colleges helping adults over age 50 build their skills and credentials/

Women World Wide: Leading Through Philanthropy
March 10 - March 11, 2011
Chicago, Illinois
More than 20 other speakers from six continents
Michigan Indian Education Council Conference
March 10 to 12, 2011
East Lansing, MI
Discusses challenges and strategies for respecting Native culture and honoring diversity.

Disney Friends for Change Grants
Deadline: March 10, 2011
Grants for youth-led projects around the world to help the environment on GYSD.   

Allstate Foundation Grants
Deadline: March 11, 2011
Grants for projects focus on safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment.
Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest!
Deadline: March 15, 2011
For K-12 youth to submit artwork, posters and pictures

YouthActionNet® Global Fellowship Program
Deadline: March 11, 2011
Recognizes young social innovators for their outstanding achievements

WEIO North American Basketball Tournament
March 15 - 19, 2011
Fairbanks, Alaska
Hosted by the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. Women's, men's, and masters divisions.
Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge
Deadline: March 16, 2011
Encourages teams of K-12 students to create replicable solutions to environmental issues in their schools

 Civic Justice Corps Grants
Application deadline: March 15, 2011
Supports  programs that enable young offenders to repair the harm they have caused in their community

Energy Efficiency Development and Deployment in Indian Country
Deadline: March 16, 2011
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 18, 2011
Scholarships for deserving students who will be evaluated on their leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.

Save the Child, Save the Teenager
March 17-18, 2011
Denver, CO
Intensive skills building sessions for those working with Native Youth.

NCGLNAC Scholarships
Deadline: March 18
March 26-27
Portland, IN
For youth to attend Native arts classes that include loom beading, stone tools, tobacco bags, and gourd-head dolls.
Deadline: March 18, 2011
Provide high school students and opportunity to cultivate their creativity and to experience invention.

Intertribal Timber Council Scholarship
Deadline:  March 18

Louis T. Delgado Distinguished Grantmaker Award
Deadline March 18, 2011
Nominate someone who advances philanthropy between Indigenous communities and mainstream philanthropy.
Flying Eagle Woman Philanthropy Award
Deadline: March 18, 2011
Nominate an Indigenous person guided by Indigenous thinking, philosophy, living, community, and giving.

Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program
Deadline:  March 21, 2011
Supports parental involvement to improve school readiness/success and Native American language instruction.

Conference on Illinois History
March 20, 2011
Springfield, Ill.
Canebrakes: A Most Indispensable Resource: Native Peoples Use of River Cane in Indiana.
March 26 - 27, 2011
Portland, IN
From the NCGLNAC's Lecture Series

Save the Child, Save the Teenager
March 21-22, 2011
Denver, CO
Intensive skills building sessions for those working with Native Youth.

Creating Culturally Responsive Relationships Conference
March 25-26, 2011
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
From the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education
Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 28, 2011

NCGLNAC Spring Cultural Arts Classes
March 26 - 27, 2011
Portland, IN
Youth classes include loom beading, stone tools, tobacco bags, gourd-head dolls, and Children’s Cherokee Culture

March 26, 2011
Portland, IN
Learn more about Great Lakes Native Americans.  Free and open to the public
IHS Summer Research Workshop for Graduate Students
Deadline: March 31, 2011
June 15-19 , 2011
Bryn Mawr University, PA
For graduate students to review contemporary research in history, philosophy, political science, and economics.

Pathways Within Roads to Reading Initiative
Deadline: March 30, 2011
Donates books to literacy programs in small. rural. and underserved low-income communities.

Indian Arts Research Center Internships
Deadline: March 30, 2011
For college grads, grad students, and others interested in museum studies.
Santa Fe, NM
Renewable Energy Development and Deployment in Indian Country
Deadline: March 31, 2011

IHS Summer Research Workshop for Graduate Students
Deadline: March 31, 2011
July 23-29, 2011
Bryn Mawr University, PA
Brings together graduate students review contemporary research in history, philosophy, political science, and economics.

2011 Native American Film and Video Festival
March 31 - April 3, 2011
Washington DC
From the Smithsonian
The Swackhamer Disarmament Video Contest
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Submit short videos about how the world would be different if nuclear weapons funding is spent on making this a more decent world.

Emergent Authenticity: Fakes, Copies, and the Real Thing in a Global Culture
March 31, 2011
British Columbia
How does a cultural product come to be accepted as authentic rather than a mere commodity

Acres for America
Deadline: April 1, 2011;
Funds for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants
Crazy Horse Journalism Workshop
April 1, 2011
Crazy Horse Memorial, SD
For Native American high school students curious about media careers

Nature of Learning Grant Program
Deadline: April 1, 2011.
Uses National Wildlife Refuges as classrooms for students regarding conservation and real world issues.

NASU Basketball Tournament
April 1-3, 2011
NW Christian College, Eugene, OR
To promote health and diabetes awareness in Native communities
American Indian Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Helps Native students striving to get an education.

Davis-Putter Scholarship 
Deadline: April 01, 2011
For students who are involved in fighting oppression, building justice, and creating peace.

Sea Turtle Conservation Projects
Deadline: April 1, 2011
For those working to increase the populations of Western Hemisphere turtle species.

Native Philanthropy Institute
April 4-5, 2011
Quil Ceda Village, Washington
Programs include leadership, health, environment, LGBT – Two Spirit, arts & culture, and children & family.

April 7-9, 2011
University Claremont, California

Place and the Production of Knowledge Conference
April 8, 2011
University of Hawaii, Manoa
Explores sites where place-based cultures and practices meet with scholarship.

Jamba Juice: It's All About the Fruit
Deadline: April 11, 2011.
Provides schools and youth community garden programs with fruit trees h

Taking Action: Leadership & Service
Regular Registration, Session 1 or 2: April 9
Late Registration, Session 1: June 4

Session 1 Jun 26, 2011 — Jul 15, 2011
Session 2 Jul 17, 2011 — Aug 5, 2011

Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
For students in grades 7-12, integrates academic study with meaningful community service

Taking Action: Leadership & Service
Late Registration, Session 1: June 4
Session 1:  Jun 26, 2011 — Jul 15, 2011
Session 2 Jul 17, 2011 — Aug 5, 2011

Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD
For students in grades 7-12, integrates academic study with meaningful community service
Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Honor distinguished media coverage of children, youth and families.

Endangered Environmental Laws Student Writing Competition
Deadline: April 11, 2011
For law students who have written a paper on recent trends in U.S. environmental law

ACEI Annual International Conference
April 13-16, 2011
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Right to Education:  Reaching Every Child
Pathways Out of Poverty Program
Identifies, tests and help sustain pathways out of poverty for low-income people and communities.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Available to American Indian high school seniors every year,

The "Diversity Of America" Monthly Photo Scholarship
For h.s. and college students to submit a photograph that represents what your country means to you.
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
For those ages 18-25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-


Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
For nonprofits that serve vulnerable children in the United States and around the world.
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
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