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October 1, 2018

UO/Otago Indigenous Studies Exchange–Call for Applications!

Indigenous Studies Exchange (ISE) Program Scholarship

The UO-Otago Indigenous Studies Exchange (ISE) program provides unique opportunities for select students from each campus to immerse themselves in Native American and Indigenous Studies academic and cultural activities in an international context. The Office of International Affairs will offer full scholarships* to two UO students to participate in the inaugural cohort during the Fall 2019 Semester (July – November) at the University of Otago.

Native American Studies (NAS) Minors at the University of Oregon will have the opportunity to explore Indigenous sovereignty and Native studies through the lens of the University of Otago’s Te Tumu School of Maori Pacific and Indigenous Studies programs, an experience designed to help students frame their understanding of Native American and Indigenous Studies topics in the United States within a broader international Indigenous Studies perspective. Similarly, University of Otago students will have the opportunity to live with, learn from, and work alongside Native American students, Native American Studies minors, and tribal communities in and around the University of Oregon.


Scholarship Details
The UO-Otago ISE Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, airfare, passport and visa application fees (if applicable), and additional fees associated with required course or extra-curricular activities (if applicable).


Click here for a scholarship application packet


Application Details

To apply for the UO-Otago ISE Scholarship, submit the following materials (in word or pdf format) in one email to by 5pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation from an employer, volunteer coordinator, or member of a tribal community (Your recommendation letter may be submitted separately by the recommender to:
  • A Personal Statement that explains your desire to participate in the UO-Otago ISE exchange (2-3 pgs max). Your personal statement should also address the following two topics:
  • Your academic goals and expectations for participation in this program.
  • Examples of your community engagement and/or extra-curricular activities that are relevant for this program.
  • Essay Question (1 pg max): In what ways has your NAS coursework and your experience in college prepared you to participate in the UO-Otago Indigenous Studies Exchange program


Application Deadline(s)

All application materials must be submitted to no later than 5pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2018.



GEO Advisor Kristen Kalbrener (

January 6, 2018

CAS Scholarships for Undergraduate Students!

The College of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting online applications for the following scholarships and fellowships for 2018-2019:

Mildred Braaten Archibald Scholarship Fund in Science and Mathematics
Mary Chambers Brockelbank Endowed Assistance Fund
Norman Brown Graduate Fellowship
Hazel Leonard Buck Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship
Clarence and Lucille Dunbar Scholarship
Henry V. Howe Scholarship
Hildegard Kurz Foreign Language Scholarship
John L. and Naomi Luvaas Graduate Fellowship
Miller Family Graduate Award in Technology & Science
Everett D. Monte Scholarship
Risa Palm Graduate Fellowship
Charles A. Reed Graduate Fellowship
Marthe E. Smith Memorial Science Scholarship
Clayton and Sheryl Steinke General Social Sciences Scholarship
Carolyn M. Stokes Memorial Scholarship
Susan A. Winn Memorial Scholarship

Please visit for more information on each scholarship’s criteria, average award amounts, and a link to the online application materials. The application deadline is Monday, February 26, 2018.

If you have any questions please contact the College of Arts and Sciences by e-mail at or by phone at 346-0045.

October 9, 2015

University of Oregon Future Stewards Program!!!

The Graduate School of the University of Oregon is pleased to announce the Future Stewards Program, designed in cooperation with the office of the Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations.  The program will provide an opportunity to work with the nine federally recognized tribes of Oregon to help to make graduate education more accessible for their members.  It is our hope that tribal members who have earned graduate degrees at the University of Oregon will be able to return home to become stewards of their communities who will support their traditional culture, foster educational opportunities, and promote economic development.

The University of Oregon Graduate School will provide up to two years (six regular terms) of tuition support for students in masters, or doctoral programs.  Doctoral students may use their waivers to support terms without teaching during the two year eligibility period.

To be eligible to receive a tuition waiver award (worth approximately $17,500), the student’s tribe will agree to pay mandatory student fees (about $600 per term) and provide health insurance and a stipend to support other costs of attendance.

In Academic Year 2015-16, waiver awards will be available only to current UO students (with the required tribal support).  Beginning in Academic Year 2016-17, priority will be given to new students to the University of Oregon. Tuition support will be awarded for three terms during the regular academic year. Up to five awards will be made each academic year.

To be eligible a student must be admitted to a graduate program at the University of Oregon.   To be considered, the student will need to submit a waiver award application and include both a statement of academic purpose (describing her or his interests and academic plan) and a letter of support from her or his tribe confirming tribal support (including the amounts to be provided for fees, insurance, and stipend).  Transcripts and letters of recommendation provided through the admission process will also be reviewed.  Review and selection will be conducted by a committee consisting of the Dean of the Graduate School, the Assistant Vice President, and one other faculty member.

In Academic Year 2015-16, applicants for support will be asked to submit their applications materials by December 1 for to request fall term tuition support.  Students may apply for winter tuition support by December 1 and Spring tuition support by February 1.  Students who receive an award for Academic Year 2015-16 may request up to three more terms of tuition support for Academic Year 2016-17.

Applications for Academic Year 2016-17 funding will be due on or before April 1.  If funding remains after initial awards are made, a second round of applications will be considered with a September 1 deadline.

For more information contact Jason Younker, Assistant Vice President ( or Scott L. Pratt, Dean of the Graduate School (

September 25, 2015

Udall Foundation Opportunities

April 23, 2015

Cobell Scholars Program

We are happy to announce the opening of the Cobell Scholars Program scholarship application. The American Indian Graduate Center will manage the Cobell Scholars Program which was established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation.  The Cobell Scholars Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of higher education, including graduate and professional schools.

ELIGIBILITY: Scholarships in various amounts are awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are vocational certificate-seeking or associate, bachelor, graduate and professional degree-seeking students in full-time, accredited, non-profit institutions in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial need through the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

A complete application will consist of:

1.      A completed General Application (deadline June 1); and,

2.      Completion of Cobell Scholars opportunity-specific questions (deadline June 1); and,

3.      Tribal Eligibility Certificate<> (due July 15) which is also available at in the Scholarships section titled Online Application Instructions<>; and,

4.       Financial Needs Form<> (due July 15) which is also available at in the Scholarships section titled Online Application Instructions<>.

All eligible students are highly encouraged to complete the Cobell Scholars application for funding consideration. Visit for information on other AIGC opportunities.

For more information and to order posters for advertising AIGC opportunities,<>, then select “AIGC Brochure/Poster”.

The deadline to submit an online application is June 1, 2015.

Best Regards,
AIGC Program Team

January 14, 2015

Sapsik’wałá (teacher) Education Project At The University Of Oregon

We are pleased to share with you an exciting opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue their teaching certificate through the Sapsik’wałá (Teacher) Education Project at the University of Oregon. We are currently recruiting prospective applicants (application deadline varies by program) for enrollment during the summer term 2015. We provide support to successfully complete a teacher licensure and Masters of Education program in our College of Education. Qualified applicants who are accepted can receive funding to cover tuition & fees, a monthly stipend, computer, and books, as well as participant in a cohort model of community support and important induction services during the critical early years of their teaching career.

For more information, contact Kelly LaChance, Academic Support Coordinator at or Phone: 541-346-2454. Send mail correspondence to Sapsik’wałá (Teacher) Education Project, 5277 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5277. Please visit our website at: and share our information with students interested in becoming a teacher. Thank you for your support!

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