The American Indian Graduate Center has announced it will accept applications for Cobell Scholarships for the 2015 fall term from now through June 1. The scholarships, open to American Indian and Alaska Native students, are intended to help pay the cost of attending post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education, such as colleges and universities, for students who demonstrate financial need.
The Cobell Scholarship Fund was established as part of the $3.9-billion settlement of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation resulting from the mismanagement by the federal government of moneys it held in trust for AI/AN individuals. So far, the Interior Department has transferred $17 million into the fund, which could eventually grow to $60 million.
Applications and eligibility criteria are available on the AIGC website.
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