STEM Opportunities for Alaskan Natives and Native Americans

4/14/2022

1.	Students learning about different types of solar panels and arrays during the July 2016 Ute Mountain Ute Youth Energy Day in Colorado

These resources were compiled by the U.S. DOE Tribal STEM Subcommittee. This page includes STEM resources and opportunities for Alaskan Native and Native American students, STEM professionals and educators. This is not an exhaustive list. To submit additional opportunities, please email them to tribalenergy@ncsl.org.

Please visit the hyperlink for each opportunity for the latest information on eligibility and application deadlines and requirements. For a list of U.S. federal agency STEM resources and opportunities for students, STEM professionals and educators, please visit this webpage.

  • AISES 3M Scholarship for incoming college freshman students pursuing any STEM degree. Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a decedent of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada.
  • AISES USAA Scholarship for undergraduate Native Veterans pursuing ANY STEM degree.
  • The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities.
  • American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship. View its list of additional scholarship opportunities here.
  • Association on American Indian Affairs awards undergraduate and graduate scholarships and posts job listings from tribes, entities, companies and other organizations.
  • Bureau of Indian Education lists multiple scholarship and grant opportunities.
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering scholarships for Native Americans.
  • Native American Women Scholarships offers a list of opportunities specifically for women.
  • Natives in Tech + Nucamp Scholarship: any person, 18 and over, who is a member of a federally recognized tribe is eligible for the scholarship which covers about 20% of the cost of any bootcamp.
  • Native Youth to College STEM Field Scholarships.
  • Souder, Miller & Associates Native American STEM Scholarship.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Native American Scholarships and Grants for College.
  • University of Oregon’s Indigenous Pre-College Academy (IPCA) for ninth-12th graders with priority to juniors and seniors who are members of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon. The opportunity is also open to other tribes in the state compact, which include some STEM member tribes. IPCA also accepts applications from other federally or state-recognized tribes and bands across the U.S.
  • University of Oregon’s Tribal Climate Change Funding Guide provides information on grants, programs and plans that may assist tribes in addressing climate change through a broad range of sectors. The guide includes funding and job opportunities.