NAFSA

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NAFSA meets the 2nd Thursday of each month @ 5:30 pm. 
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Scholarship Application


2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Student Scholarship Application
Stillwater Campus Only

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT – $1,500

Application Period and Deadline (No exceptions or extensions will be made)

  • Online applications and accompanied documents should be submitted by 5 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
  • Reference list with contact information for three personal references, personal statement and copies of Tribal enrollment should be emailed to: OSUNAFSA@gmail.com
  • Please include the applicant’s name in the subject field.

Attachments

Please review attachments section carefully! Only complete applications with attachments will be considered.

  1. Personal Statement – Please provide a one page, single-spaced, typewritten personal statement. Your statement should describe the following:
    1. Native American family background and/or community involvement
    2. Student leadership activities and academic involvement
    3. Honors and awards
    4. Educational and career goals
    5. Financial need
  2. One fully legible copy of Tribal Enrollment Card or Federal Certificate Degree Indian Blood (CDIB). Tribal enrollment is not necessary for scholarship eligibility.
  3. List of THREE personal references. References should be someone who is familiar with your Native American background and community involvement and/or your academic background and involvement, such as a professor or employer. Family members can not be a reference. Please list reference full name, phone number, physical address and email address.  We are not requesting letters of reference.  We are only requesting that you email to us the names, phone numbers, physical addresses, and email addresses of three personal references.  

Scholarship Purpose

The purpose of the Oklahoma State University - Stillwater Native American Faculty and Staff Association (NAFSA) Scholarship is to assist Native American students and those involved in the Native American community in completing their higher education and to recognize and reward academic performance, honors, leadership, and community involvement. Oklahoma State University Native American Faculty & Staff Association Scholarships are available on a competitive basis to undergraduate and graduate students with a Native American background or involvement and who are attending classes on the OSU Stillwater campus.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must have a Native American background or Native American community involvement, and be a United States Citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. The applicant must be attending Oklahoma State University (Stillwater campus only) as a full-time student and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. A full-time undergraduate student must take a minimum of twelve credit hours. Scholarship awardees will be invited to attend the 2017-2018 NAFSA scholarship ceremony at Oklahoma State University.

Awards and Selection Process

The Native American Faculty and Staff Association at Oklahoma State University sponsor the scholarship. A review committee will evaluate all applications using the following criteria:

  • Native American community involvement/contributions
  • Leadership
  • Academic Achievement
  • Financial Need
  • Letters of Reference

Candidates will be notified of their selection on or around March 1, 2017. For scholarship awardees, a total of $1,500 will be deposited into their Bursar account in two disbursements of $750 for the Fall 2017 semester and $750 for the Spring 2018 semester. Continuation of funding is dependent upon completion of a minimum of 10 total hours of community service each semester including at least 5 hours of Native American cultural community service.

Native American Faculty & Staff Association

The purpose of our organization is to:

  • Create an organization, receptive to the needs of all Native Americans at OSU (Stillwater campus only).
  • Provide an institutional forum, which will improve the education of Native American people.
  • Create a vehicle, which can advise the administration on issues affecting Native Americans at OSU.
  • Provide programs and services, which will assist in the recruitment and retention of Native American students, faculty and staff.
  • Support other appropriate minority organizations and services within the university.

Scholarship History

The Native American Faculty and Staff Scholarship was established in 1995. For 2017-2018, up to 6 undergraduate and one graduate student will be awarded $1,500 individually, based on availability of funds.

Contact Info

Dr. Justin Quetone Moss, 358 Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078: justin.moss@okstate.edu

 

Undergraduate Application  Graduate Application