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Native American Leadership Education Program

Scholarship Description

The Native American Leadership Education program (NALE) is for Native students who are paraprofessionals in Indian schools, and who plan to complete their degree in education, counseling, or school administration. Since only 7% of teachers in reservation schools are Indians, the need for more Indian teachers is huge.Scholarship Requirements   * Students must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe. “U. S. tribe” is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated.  * Students must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U. S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited. Study must be at the college level, and can range from bachelor’s degrees to postdoctoral study. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community.  * Students applying to the program are required to apply for all other sources of funds, write a comprehensive essay about themselves and their plans, and provide proof of high school completion, college admission, and tribal enrollment. “All other sources” includes federal financial aid, tribal scholarships, private scholarships, loans, and grants.

Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: Varies

Deadline: 2017-12-31

Website: http://www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm

Sponsoring Organization Catching the Dream
Scholarship Affairs Office 8200 Mountain Road NE., Suite 203,
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Contact Person:

Phone: (505)262-2351 ext. 116

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Web: http://www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm

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