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:
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.
"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 .
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 . Deadline for registering is Monday, June 22, 2015.
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.
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 .
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 [PDF]
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.
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.
For additional information, please visit Tribal Colleges Research Grants Program (TCRGP)
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.
For additional information, please visit the Kellogg Foundation .
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.
For more information, please visit the Ventures Scholars Program website .