Native Village Opportunities

April, 2012




Artist: Raymond Thunder-Sky, Mohawk

"When we're through with this earth and all these problems, we don't have to come back. But as long as we're here we have a job to do and a purpose to fulfill, and that means dealing with the circumstances around us."   
Rolling Thunder, Cherokee


Tribal College Journal Digital Edition
Deadline: May 15, 2012
The most recent edition of TCJ  is available online, and FREE to everyone!

DANCING EARTH scholarships
Aug 1-12, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico.
A summer Indigenous contemporary dance training intensive. 

"I Will If You Will"
What you are willing to do to save the planet?
Small Business Administration Online Course
A free, self-paced online business course developed for Native American business owners.

AT&T Aspire
Deadline: April 18, 2012
Funds to strengthen high school success and college/career readiness programs that reduce dropout rates in their communities.

3M Young Scientist Challenge
Deadline: April 19, 2012
Create a brief science video that solves a problem about the way we move, stay healthy, or make a difference.

Green Your School Challenge.
Deadline: April 22, 2012
Lead projects that increase recycling, saves energy, promotes green agriculture, and more.

"The Art of Change: Climate Justice and Indigenous Solutions"
April 20-21, 2012

Teaching Tolerance Awards
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Honors K-12 educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching diverse students
CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Provides access and opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers.

Mentoring Best Practices Research
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Advances research about effective mentoring programs and practices.

Summer Institute 2012
Dates: July 23-27, 2012
Deadline: May 1, 2012
John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
For graduate students in the public health field
2012 Native Vision Scholarship
Deadline: May 4, 2012
For AI/AN college students committed to leadership, education, and athletics.

Tribal Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Programs
Deadline: May 2, 2012
Funds field-initiated research and evaluation efforts for tribal youth.

AAEPF Horse Health and Welfare Funds
Deadline: May 1, 2012
To improve the health and welfare of horses.
Crow Canyon Middle School Archaeology Camp
Deadline: May 4, 2012
Event Date: June 1723, 2012
Cortez, CO
Introduction to archaeology includes  activities, discussions, and opportunities to make new friends.

Crow Canyon High School Archaeology Camp
Deadline: May 4, 2012
Event Date: July 1521, 2012
Cortez, CO
Excavate a real archaeological site and work with ancient Pueblo artifacts in the lab.

Summer High School NABI Program
Deadline: May 4, 2012.
July 21-27, 2012
Michigan State University, MI
A free program for Native students, grades 10-11, to learn more about college and a career in business.
Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program
Deadline: May 4, 2012
Helps tribes strengthen the nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.

State Farm Service-Learning Projects
Deadline: May 4, 2012
Grants for schools, colleges, universities, and nonprofits conducting service-learning projects in the U.S. and Canada.

Arts Organization Leadership Program
Deadline: May 7, 2012
NMAI, Washington, D.C.
Organizations may apply in two areas: Youth Public Art and Artist's Community Workshop
YouthBuild Grants
Deadline: May 8, 2012
Grants to provide education, skills training, and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities.

Senior Community Service Employment Program Grants
Deadline: May 10, 2012
Supports employment and training initiatives for to low-income older individuals

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference
May 8, 2012 in
Calgary, Alberta
For youth in grades 9-12
Mentoring Enhancement Demonstration Program:
Deadline: May 14, 2012
Support efforts to improve mentoring programs that reduce risk factors for juvenile delinquency

Personal Hand Drum Class
May 12, 2012
Portland, IN
For ages 12 and up:  how to make a personal hand drum and drum beater.

Address Global Health and Development Challenge
Deadline: May 15, 2012
Grants for ideas that address some of the world's greatest health and development challenges.
American Historical Association Equity Awards
Deadline: May 15, 2012
For excellence in recruiting and retaining students and faculty from racial and ethnic groups within the historical profession

ESA Grants for Youth Programs
Deadline: May 15, 2012
Supporting geographically diverse projects and programs for American youth of all races and denominations.

Multi-State Mentoring Initiative
Deadline: May 16, 2012
Helps communities develop or improve mentoring programs for at-risk or high-risk populations
100 Best Communities for Young People
Deadline: May 17, 2012
Nominate a community that's committed to better serving its young people.

Summer Venture in Management Program
Deadline: May 16, 2012
Duration: June 16 - 22, 2012
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA
Training program for college seniors to help increase diversity and opportunity in business education.

Pulling Together Initiative
Deadline: May 18, 2012
Funds to help control invasive plant species
Native Plant Conservation Initiative
Deadline: May 25, 2012
Grants for projects that focus on the conservation of native plants and pollinators.

Healthy Eating Research & New Connections Grants
Deadline: May 22, 2012
Supports strategies for lower-income/ racial/ethnic children that promote healthy eating and prevents obesity.

Assets for Independence Demonstration Program
Deadline: May 25, 2012
For community-based organizations to help low-income individuals and families with their finances.
L'Oreal Women of Worth Awards
Deadline: May 31, 2012
Honors and celebrates women who make a difference in their communities.

2013 Community Spirit Awards
Deadline: May 31, 2012
A national fellowship award for American Indian artists.

Stacey Levitt Women And Sport Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 31, 2012
Awarded to a young woman, a girl's team, or a sport organization
Captain Planet Foundation Grants
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
For projects that empower youth to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.

Our Shared Past Grants
Deadline: May 31, 2012
Encourages new approaches to world history curriculum and curricular content design

Parent Group of the Year Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
For all parent groups and for public and private schools
Jim Thorpe Native American Games
June, 2012
Oklahoma City
Encourages Native youth to strive for excellence in sports, academics, and health and fitness.

Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
June 1, 2012
Grants for NA cultural areas including Arts, Environment, Health, Justice, Intergenerational Leadership, and more.

Al Qoyawayma Award For Excellence In Arts and Science
Deadline: June 1, 2012
Applicant must have applied for the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
27th Honoring of the Elders Gathering
June 1-3, 2012
Watsonville, CA

EPA Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship
Deadline: June 1, 2012
Juniors, seniors, or graduate students majoring in STEM and environmental disciplines.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 1, 2012
For Native Americans who are college undergrads/grads and AISES students.
Serving our People, Serving our Nations
Dates: June 3-8, 2012
Denver, Colorado,
Ninth annual national youth training program.

 Acres for America
Deadline: June 1, 2012
Funds for projects that conserve important habitat for fish, wildlife, and plants

Through the Eye of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children
June 1, 2012 - Sept. 30, 2012
Cape Cod Children's Museum
Mashpee, MA
Original watercolors from the CDC's ground-breaking diabetes awareness books for Native youth -- and everyone!
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference
June 3-6, 2012
Uncasville, Connecticut

AAIA 2012-2013 Scholarships
Deadline: June 4, 2012
Eight different scholarship programs for students in need.

Rio+20 Conference
June 4-6, 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mobilizing youth across the globe to support the UN conference on sustainable development.
Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors
Deadline: June 5, 2012
Supports research projects that promote positive, sustainable health behaviors in children and youth.

Catching Stories Oral History Institute
June 5, 2012
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Trains participants to plan and conduct successful oral history projects.

Digitizing Historical Records
Deadline: June 7, 2012
Supports projects that promote the preservation of America's history and cultural heritage
NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nation Powwow
June 9-10, 2012
Portland, IN
Hosted by the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture

Women's Sports Foundation Grants
Deadline: June 8, 2012
Assists serious female athletes with the coaching, training, equipment, and more to fulfill their potential.

Al Qoyawayma Award
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Awarded to undergraduate AI students studying Science, Engineering and Arts.
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2012
For AISES members pursuing academic degrees in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.

All Roads Film Project
June 15, 2012
Helps indigenous and minority-culture storytellers around the world showcase their works

imagineNATIVE 2012 Call for submissions
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Considers film, video, radio and new media works made by Canadian and international Indigenous artists
AISES Intel Scholarship
Deadline: June 15, 2012
For AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields

AISES Professional Awards
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Recognizes the accomplishments of AI/AN  individuals as leaders, innovators, and role models in the STEM fields.

Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship for Activists of Color
Deadline: June 15, 2012
 A sabbatical of three months or more for reflection and renewal.
California Indians: Making a Difference
Sacramento, CA
Exhibit of Native voices that represents over 100 tribes across the Golden State.

American Water Community Giving Program
Support for these categories: Water and the Environment,  Water and Healthy Living, Environmental Education, and Community Sustainability

active circle
For First Nations and Inuit youth.

Paying For College:
Native American version for high school students
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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
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A long list of scholarships from individual tribes.
Tribal Information from the Aspen Institute AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER Center for Native American Youth from the Aspen Institute
Catching the Dream
Formerly "The Native American Scholarship Fund"
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Directory for university/college searches
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