While not guaranteed, NAIITS attempts to offer a tuition-directed award for Master program and the PhD program, which is made available through the generosity of faculty and friends, as well as the Elijah Harper Education Fund in Canada and the Richard Twiss Education Fund in the USA. If you believe you might qualify for an award, you are encouraged to apply according to the following guidelines.
In each case, awards will be determined on a on a case-by-case basis, and only through the application process.
Fund awards are directed primarily toward Native North American, and then other Indigenous peoples – in that order - enrolled in any of the Masters degree or PhD programs.
Students must be enrolled or accepted into one of the NAIITS Masters or the PhD degree programs.
Funds will be awarded solely at the discretion of the NAIITS award committee. The committee is comprised of one Indigenous NAIITS elder, two members of the board of directors, and one faculty member. The committee may make other awards as deemed appropriate.
Applications must be received by July 01 to be considered for an award, which will be decided and made August 01 each year.
Successful applicants are not prevented from applying for funds from other sources. However, students who are applying for other student aid in their country of residence must complete and file required documents personally – they will not be filed by NAIITS.