Administered by AISES for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, this scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors who reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Washington. This award is for four years (for a maximum of 8 semesters) until baccalaureate degree is obtained, whichever occurs first. Those awarded must maintain a 2.0 GPA their freshman and sophomore years, and a 3.0 GPA their junior and senior years to receive full award. Awarded students do not have to reapply for this award each year.
$2,500 per academic year, up to 4 years.
5 awards made each year.
Eligible Degrees: Business, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine, or Health Administration
A) Must be a high school senior anticipating successful graduation in June or of the year application is submitted.
B) Must attend an accredited four-year college/university as a full-time student starting fall 2014.
C) Must have a 2.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA).
D) Must be an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed.
E) Must be a current AISES member.
The application opens on April 1, 2015.
The application deadline is May 31, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.