Hearst Native American Scholarship

Amount: If available, up to $5,000 distributed among one or more applicants.
Due Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

First priority for these funds goes to Native American students in the Master in Teaching (MiT) program. Native American students in the MPA program will be considered for any remaining funds.

No FAFSA is required for this award: financial need is not considered.

If there are remaining funds for MPA students, primary consideration will be given to Native American students with a documented commitment to a Native American community and the education of Native American youth, and secondary consideration given to Native American students with a documented commitment to a Native American community. Students must have an American Indian, Alaska Native or other tribal affiliation as defined below to apply:

  • There are more than 500 federally recognized and non-recognized tribes residing in the continental U.S. This category refers to the following groups: American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian.
  • A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.

In the MPA Financial Aid Awards Application, submit a 100 word essay that addresses this prompt:

  • First, state your *tribal affiliation*. Then, describe your commitment to the education of Native American youth as well as your commitment to a Native American community.