NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
HISTORY: The Native American needs have been a concern of The King’s Daughters and Sons since 1934 when living conditions were in great need of improvement and treaty rights needed protection.
After World War II, the needs of the youth in the Native American community to receive post-secondary education became an opportunity for the IOKDS to lend a hand.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The IOKDS offers $1000 scholarships to Native Americans. There is no restriction as to tribal affiliation or Indian blood quantity. However, the student must provide a tribal registration number and fulfill other requirements. The scholarships are given for technical, vocational or college studies, but not granted for schooling beyond a bachelor’s degree.
HOW DO I APPLY?
E-mail: Please include your name, course of study and college, technical or vocational school. From November 1st through March 1st applications requests may be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By traditional mail: Please write a short description of your course of study, your name and e-mail address. Please submit your request no later than March 1st. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (regular business envelope) and mail to:
Native American Scholarship Director
PO Box 1040
Chautauqua, NY 14722
Completed applications including all required documents (letters of recommendation and official transcript) must be sent by traditional mail and postmarked on or before April 1st to be considered.
REQUIREMENTS: NAI Scholarship requirements can be viewed here: Native American Scholarships. The scholarship is not downloadable.
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR MORE THAN ONE ACADEMIC YEAR? When a continuing student reapplies, the student receives a new application to be completed with the addition of an updated resume and an official transcript. The application must be completed by April 1 with an official transcript mailed to the director as soon as possible, but no later than mid-June.
HOW DO I MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE IOKDS NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM? Prayerful support and financial gifts are very important to us in continuing our scholarship work with Native Americans. Your financial help supports today’s students and our citizens of tomorrow. For more information regarding making a tax-exempt financial contribution, click here or call (716) 357-4951.