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National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program (S-STEM) addresses the need for a high quality STEM workforce in areas of national priorities. The program seeks to increase the success of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need who are pursuing associate, baccalaureate, or graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships, and to enhance and study effective curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, student success, and graduation in STEM. The S-STEM program encourages collaborations among different types of partners: Partnerships among different types of institutions, collaborations of STEM faculty and educational and social science researchers, or partnerships among institutions of higher education and business and industry.

The program seeks:

  1. to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the STEM workforce or graduate study;
  2. improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and
  3. advance understanding of the factors or curricular and co-curricular activities affecting the success of low-income students.

The S-STEM program particularly encourages proposals from 2-year institutions, Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and urban public and rural institutions.

Students who are interested in scholarships should contact their Institution's Office of Financial Aid to inquire about this and other scholarship opportunities. Students who are awarded S-STEM scholarships must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, nationals, or refugees.

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Notah Begay III Foundation

  1. "Seeds of Native Health" Promising Program Grants: The Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3F)'s national program, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures is pleased to announce its 2015 "Seeds of Native Health" Promising Program Grant Request For Proposals (RFP). Thanks to the generous support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) and their recently launched national campaign, "Seeds of Native Health", the NB3F will provide needed investment to tribes and native organizations working to improve nutrition and access to healthy foods for their children and communities.

    Seeds of Native Health is a comprehensive, national campaign to improve Native American nutrition through capacity building, education, and research, supported by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The campaign builds on localized efforts to solve the problems of Indian nutrition and hopes to raise awareness, spread knowledge, create capacity for change, and develop additional solutions on a broader scale.

    The application deadline is July 20, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. MDT. All applications must be submitted through NB3F's online system. NB3F plans to award grants up to $40,000 each to support projects that strategically target childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes prevention through healthy nutrition programs. Additional information including eligibility criteria, the full Request for Proposal (RFP) and the link to the online application can be found on NB3F's Promising Program Grant page Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

    Applications will be accepted from throughout the United States. However, preference will be given to applicants located in the following areas: Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota.

    An informational webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m. MDT. Participation is encouraged and registration is required. To access the registration link please click here Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving Deadline for registering is Monday, June 22, 2015.

Nike N7 Foundation

  1. Nike N7 Fund
    The N7 Fund is committed to creating early positive experiences in sport and physical activity for Native American and Aboriginal youth in North America. Organizations that support Native American and Aboriginal communities through sport and physical activity programming for youth can apply.

    The N7 Fund grant cycle is now open. The application will be available until November 15, 2015, 11:59PM PST.

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Native Youth in Agriculture Leadership Summit

  1. The second annual Summer Leadership Summit for Native Youth in Food & Agriculture at the University of Arkansas School of Law is being offered free to participants.

    The summit is looking for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian youth between the ages of 13 and 18 who are passionate about food and agricultural production who have the courage to lead their tribes and communities into the future.

    The summit will be held July 19 to 28 at the School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. All food, lodging, instructional materials, field trip costs, as well as travel costs are provided for the participants.

    Applications for first-time attendees and summit fellows are due by June 15. To download applications and read more about the summit here Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

Center for Native American Youth

  1. Summer 2015 Federal Government Opportunities for Native Youth
    The Center for Native American Youth is committed to serving as a resource platform for programs, services and opportunities that contribute to the development and success of young people in Indian Country. A list of 2015 summer opportunities with the federal government, specifically targeted toward engaging Native youth is available here Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving [PDF]

United States Department of Agriculture

  1. Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
    This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and solve community, reservation or regional problems. Awards are to be made on the basis of a competitive review process. Collaboration with 1862 or 1890 Land Grant Institutions is a requirement. Eligible institutions may propose projects in any discipline of the food and agricultural sciences.

    Who Is Eligible to Apply
    • 1994 Land-Grant Institutions
    • Other or Additional Information (See below)

    More Information on Eligibility
    Grant applications submitted under this program must certify that the research to be conducted will be performed in collaboration with at least one 1862 or 1890 Land-Grant college or university.

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Kellogg Foundation

  1. First Food Grants
    We support a broad-based approach to first food that seeks to accelerate a cultural shift in the acceptance of breastfeeding and recognition of its benefits to children and their mothers. Our approach emphasizes working with communities where health disparities are most prevalent, and where mothers and children will benefit the most from increased breastfeeding. By supporting community-based approaches to supporting breastfeeding moms, we help advocates learn what works in vulnerable communities.

    We support organizations that expand community supports for mothers and families, improve hospital and workplace environments to make breastfeeding easier, encourage new social norms for breastfeeding and strengthen the network of groups working together to increase breastfeeding rates. We invest in a number of national, state and local organizations across the United States and in tribal nations committed to supporting mothers who want to breastfeed. By funding local efforts, we improve breastfeeding rates in our priority places. And by seeding a national movement, advancing research and advocating for change, we create systems to support mothers in breastfeeding.

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Ventures Scholars Program

  1. The Ventures Scholars Program is a national membership program designed to help underrepresented and first-generation college-bound students interested in pursuing math- and science-based careers link to information, resources, and opportunities that will help them successfully pursue their career goals.

    The Program collaborates with colleges, universities, professional associations, and organizations nationwide (VSP Partners) and offers a variety of tools to link students to the partners' information, resources, and opportunities. The Program also invites parents/guardians and guidance counselors to receive these resources, too.

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Centers for Disease Control

  1. Funding Opportunity Announcement: Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) - financed in part by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1419PPHF14) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, focuses on racial and ethnic communities experiencing health disparities. This 3-year, $35 million/year project will support policy, system, and environmental improvements in those communities to improve health and reduce health disparities. Awardees will include local governmental agencies, community based non-governmental organizations, American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Health Programs, and tribal and intertribal consortia. They will work to reduce tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition, increase physical activity, and improve access to chronic disease prevention, risk reduction, and management opportunities. An estimated 15 to 20 organizations will be funded for basic implementation activities to strengthen their infrastructure, activate coalitions and partners, and prepare and implement a focused community action plan. An additional 30 to 40 organizations will receive comprehensive awards to support immediate implementation of activities addressing an expanded scope of work to improve health and reduce health disparities. CDC Website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving

  2. Funding Opportunity Announcement: A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country - financed solely by Prevention and Public Health Funding.
    (DP14-1421PPHF14): A Comprehensive Approach to Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country This 5-year, $14 million/year initiative aims to prevent heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and associated risk factors in American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages through a holistic approach to population health and wellness. The initiative will support efforts by American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages to implement a variety of effective community-chosen and culturally adapted policies, systems, and environmental changes. These changes will aim to reduce commercial tobacco use and exposure, improve nutrition and physical activity, increase support for breastfeeding, increase health literacy, and strengthen team-based care and community-clinical links. Funds will support approximately 12 American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages directly and approximately 12 Tribal Organizations (one of each in each of 12 IHS administrative areas) to provide leadership, technical assistance, training, and resources to American Indian tribes and Alaskan Native villages within their IHS Administrative Areas. CDC website Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving