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Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Applications Due March 1 at UW


January 5, 2012 — The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The scholarships are for the 2012 Summer Session and the 2012-2013 academic year.

The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, March 1.

All application packets must be complete at the time of submission to UW. Previous recipients are required to re-apply for continued support. Funding for the scholarships is provided by an endowment at UW created in 1987 by the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the state.

Northern Arapaho Endowment scholarships cover tuition and mandatory fees, a book allowance, a subsistence allowance, and for those with legal dependents, a dependents' allowance. Traditionally, five or more awards are given each year.

The scholarships are available to enrolled Northern Arapahos seeking a graduate degree, a bachelor's degree or a certification to retain a current position. Undergraduates should have junior or senior class status at the time the scholarship is used.

Applicants are asked to describe their involvement in American Indian activities and to explain how they plan to use their education to benefit the Northern Arapaho people.

Applications are available at the website at www.uwyo.edu/sfa/scholarships/misc/scholarship_apps.html and also from the Sky People Higher Education Program, Box 920, Ft. Washakie, 82514; Office of Student Financial Aid, University of Wyoming, 174 Knight Hall, Department 3335, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, 82071; UW Education Opportunity Center, 705 Fairgrounds Drive, Riverton, 82501; and UW Outreach Office 2660 Peck Ave., Box 58, Riverton, 82501.

Forms also are available at the Native American Programs Office, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, 82501; American Indian Studies Office, University of Wyoming, 114 Ross Hall, Department 3431, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie 82071; and Multicultural Affairs, University of Wyoming, 117 Knight Hall, Department 3168, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, 82071.

For more information about the application process, call John Nutter at (307) 766-5123 or email nutter@uwyo.edu.

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