March 2011

Take Pride in being unique!
 Mary River Turtle, Australia
Photo by Chris Van Wyk

“When students are taught as respected human beings instead of being talked at --  and these are two different things -- students will respect you and want to work and understand more.” 
David Katzeek, Tlingit

The 9th Grandmothers' Council Gathering
May 18-21, 2011
Anchorage, Alaska
For the The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
The 9th Grandmothers Council Meeting

Earth Hour 2011
March 26, 2011, 8:30 PM
Join the hundreds of millions across the world and turn off the power!

Lowe's Classroom Grant Program
Deadline: Rolling
Provide K-12 students a hands-on opportunity to learn about natural resources through science education.
Sundra Foundation
Funds grants in the fields of climate change, green economies, and transportation and smart growth.

CHS Foundation College Club Mini-Grants program
Deadline: Open
For innovative leadership and professional development programs with an agriculture focus

Minority Business RoundTable
Ages 16-30: help identify the top Native American, Women, and others minorities CEOs.
Solutions for Today's Youth Behavior
March 16, 2011
Gallup, NM
Provides comprehensive answers and solutions to Tribal Youth behavior, interest, and ambition.

Football Indian Style:The Carlisle Story
March 17, 2011
Berkeley, California  
Learn how Carlisle Indian School's football players and coaches changed the game of football and federal Indian policy.

Summer Internship for Native Americans in Genomics
Deadline: March 15, 2011
July 10-16, 2011
University of Illinois, Urbana
Explore genetic research and have discussions with leading scientists about issues relevant to American Indian communities

DeforestAction: Project Borneo
Deadline: March 18, 2011
Submit a 90-clip addressing issues of deforestation, protecting the animals and plants, and more.

QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship
Deadline: March 29, 2011
Helps lower income students gain the knowledge needed to compete for college admission and financial aid.

Harold McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
Deadline: March 18, 2011
For those in educational programs that help students gain knowledge and skills needed to function in a global world.
Red Ink Call for Submissions
Deadline: March 20, 2011
The submission theme is: Native-Defined: Reclaiming Language & Power

National Inhalant Prevention Coalition Awareness Week
March 20-26, 2011
A successful program that promotes understanding about the use and risks of inhalant involvement

Defense of Academic Freedom Award
Deadline: March 21, 2011
Honor those who are defending and advocating the principles of academic freedom in specific controversies.
Building A Grad Nation Summit
March 21-23 
Washington, DC.

Words, Nations, and Race in the Era of Jefferson and Tecumseh
March 23, 2011
Clark University,Worcester, MA
Seminar includes Tecumseh's pan-Indian movement that challenged Jefferson by declaring  all Indians to be one people

Kick Butts Day 2011
March 23, 2011
More than 1,000 youth events taking action against tobacco!

2011 Young Explorer Workshop
Saturday, March 26, 2011
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
For students interested in pursuing grants from National Geographic to support their research or project.

Green Awards Contest
Deadline: March 27, 2011
Vote for "Green Giants" who are taking positive steps and inspiring others towards sustainability.

  Improving Literacy Through School Libraries
Deadline: March 28, 2011
Funding for schools with large proportions of underserved students or those living in poverty
 Pollution Prevention Grant Program
Deadline: March 28, 2011
Supports tribal assistance programs that help businesses find ways to prevent pollution and environmental concerns.

Internships with Stipend at Indian Arts Research Center
Deadline: March 30, 2011
Internship: September 1, 2011-May 31, 2012
Santa Fe, NM
For Native graduates or junior museum professionals to further their museum experience.

Freshwater Future Project Grant Program
Spring cycle: March 31, 2011
Grassroots organizations that  protect local lakes, rivers, wetlands, and other aquatic habitats
Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zones
Deadline: March 31
Provides funds to high schools, community colleges, and organizations which collaborate to help disadvantaged students succeed.

Writing Retreat & TCU Faculty Preparation Training
Deadline:  March 31,, 2011
Step 1 Summer Writing Retreat:June 13 – July 22, 2011 
Step 2 Faculty Preparation Training:July 25 – August 12, 2011
Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Montana
Helps AIAN graduate students in STEM fields complete their thesis or dissertation.

Freshwater Future Climate Grants
Deadline: March 31, 2011
For local communities to  engage in projects and promote decision making regarding climate change.
Technical Assistance Program for Sustainable Communities
Deadline: March 31, 2011
Supports technical assistance programs for local and tribal governments to implement smart growth and sustainable communities

Freshwater Future Insight Services Grant
Deadline: March 31, 2011
Provides assistance for freshwater projects or to organizations protecting our waters

Freshwater Future Special Opportunities Grants
Deadline: March 31, 2011
Provides assistance for freshwater projects or to organizations protecting our waters
2011 AIHEC Student Conference
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Conference: April 16-19, 2011
Bismark, ND
From the American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Craig Tufts Educational Award
Deadline: March 31, 2011
August 1-7, 2011
Ozark Mts, Missouri
For youth, ages 8-18, and parent to attend a week-long, summer outdoor educational adventure camp.

Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge
Deadline: March 31, 2011
For Métis, First Nations and Inuit youth to highlight “a defining moment in aboriginal history,”
Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection
Application deadline: April 1, 2011
Supports long-term habitat restoration, protection and conservation of native Great Lakes fish and wildlife populations

 AISES Regional Conference Region 6
April 1 – 3, 2011
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
By the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

AISES Regional Conference  Region 4 
April 1-2, 2011
University of Kansas,  Lawrence, KS
By the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Administration for Native Americans: Social and Economic Development Strategies
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Supports  projects that promote economic and social self sufficiency for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Native American Pacific Islanders

The Nature of Learning Grant Program
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Supports costs for implementing The Nature of Learning a conservation education program.

Boat Us Grassroots Grants Program
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Grants for new ideas to reach local recreational boaters with safety and/or clean water messages
Alaska Native Education  
Deadline: April 1, 2011.
Support educational projects for Alaska Native children and adults.

University Young Explorers Grants Workshop
April 2, 2011
Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas
For students interested in pursuing grants from National Geographic to support their research or project.

Alston Bannerman Fellowship Program
Deadline: April 1, 2011
Helps sustain activists of color whose lives are devoted to helping their communities organize for justice.

Seventh Annual Southeast Indian Studies Conference
Conference Dates: April 7-8, 2011
University of North Carolina, Pembroke

 The National-Service Learning Conference
April 6-9, 2011
Atlanta, GA.  

World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference: Education (WIPCE)
August 14-18, 2011
Cusco, Peru
The main theme is “Living our Indigenous Roots.”
2011 NAIN Connect Youth Scholarships
Deadline: April 15, 2011
July 24-26, 2011
Phoenix, AZ
From the North American Interfaith Network

AISES Regional Conference  Region 3
April 8-9, 2011
Colorado State University,  Fort Collins, CO
By the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Living our Indigenous Roots
August 14 -18, 2011
Cusco, Peru
AISES Regional Conference Region 7  
April  8-9, 2011
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
By the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

  Native Hawaiian Education Program
Deadline: April 11, 2011.
Funds educational projects and services for Native Hawaiian children and adults.

The imagineNATIVE  Film + Video Tour 2011
Ends: April 9,2011
Northern Ontario
this year the tour adds four exciting video-making workshops for youth.
Grants for serving Juvenile Offenders
Application deadline: April 12, 2011
Supports  long-term labor market prospects of juvenile offenders, ages 16 to 24, residing in high-poverty, high-crime communities.

AISES Regional Conference Region 1  
April 14-17, 2011
Portland State University,  Portland, OR
By the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Social Innovation Fund
Deadline: April 12, 2011
Helps community-based nonprofit organizations in areas of youth development, economic opportunity, and healthy futures.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
Deadline:  April 15, 2011
For AI/AN students interested in STEM careers

AISES Regional Conference Region 5
April 15-17, 2011
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
By the American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Books for Children Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Donates new hardcover children's books for small, rural, public libraries across the country.
NCGLNAC Academic Conference
April 16, 2011
Portland IN
Topic: Eastern Woodlands Major Battles.

Potlatch Fund: Community Building Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Support for NW Native tribes to promote community organizing, building, and celebration.

National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
April 17-20, 2011
Anchorage, Alaska

Save the Child, Save the Teenager
April 18-19, 2011
Riverton, WY
Academic Excellence Workshop regarding Native youth and education.

Captivity Narratives
April 20, 2011
San Antonio, Texas

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation
Deadline: April 21, 2011
Supports the development of a comprehensive approach to public safety and victimization issues with a focus on youth.

 InvenTeam Invention Grants
Deadline: 3/18/11 (early feedback);
Deadline: April 22, 2011 (initial application)
Grants for teams of students, teachers, and mentors who invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

Walmart Foundation State Giving Program
Deadline: April 22, 2011
Grants for education, workforce development. health and wellness, and environment sustainability..
Lighting the Fire: Indigenous Arts and Language in Indian Education
April 22-23, 2011    
Central Oregon Community College    Bend OR

Indigenous Well Being Conference
April 25-28, 2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Theme: "Planting our SEED of knowledge; honoring our healing and well being"

Narratives of North American Diversity, 1400-1700
April 22-23, 2011
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Save the Child, Save the Teenager
April 27., 2011
Albuquerque NM
Intensive skills building sessions for those working with Native Youth.

Workplace Communication
April 27, 2011
Albuquerque, NM

American Indian Alaska Native Climate Change Working Group
April 28-19, 2011
Salish Kootenai College. Pablo, MT
April 30, 2011 
Albany, NY

Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples and Adaption Symposium
April 30, 2011
University of Montana, Missoula

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Honors young people ages 8 -18 who have made a positive difference to people and our planet.
ING Unsung Heroes
Deadline: April 30, 2011
Funds for educators involved with innovative class projects.

2011 Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship
Deadline: May 1, 2011
Offered to wives of uniformed service members who want to attend vocational training programs in the medical field.

"Tell Me a Story" Contest for Kids
Deadline: May 1, 2011
Challenging students in grades 4-8 to write about what's happening in a Julie Buffalohead (Ponca tribe) painting.
Fund for Wild Nature
Deadline: May 1, 2011
Deadline: September 1, 2011
Grants to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, especially threatened wilderness and biological diversity. T

ING Run For Something Better
Deadline: May 1, 2011
Grants to schools planning to establish a school-based running program or expand an existing one.

American Honda Foundation: Grants for Education
Deadline: May 1, 2011.
For programs that benefit youth and scientific education.
State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants
Deadline: May 2, 2011
For youth, ages 17-20 to decide on grants for student-led service-learning projects

Save the Child, Save the Teenager
May 2-3, 2011
Albuquerque NM
Intensive skills building sessions for those working with Native Youth.

EPA: Office of Environmental Education Grants
Deadline: May 2, 2011
Supports environmental education projects that help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.
Communication and Leadership
May 4, 2011
Santa Fe, NM

100 Best Communities for Young People
Apply Now for the 2011 Competition!

VASA (Sacred Space) Conference
May 6, 2011
San Francisco, CA
To establish working networks and address social and educational issues that Pacific Islanders face.
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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