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Brief Description of The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Deadline: June
AISES Membership Link: http://www.aises.org/membership/
Disciplines Majored Include the following:
Scholarships are open to the following set of students:
- Sophomore students
- Junior students and
The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship program was introduced in memory of the AISES founder. A.T. Anderson was a Mohawk and also a renowned chemical engineer who worked with Albert Einstein in his lifetime. A.T. Anderson was one of the first executive directors in society.
The scholarships program includes the following awards listed below:
- Al Qoyawayma Award: This is specialized for applicants who majored in sciences or engineering. Applicants for this award are also expected to have developed a strong interest in the arts.
- Norbert S. Hill, Jr. Leadership Award
- Polingaysi Qoyawayma Award: This is for applicants who are pursuing a teaching degree in mathematics or other science-related courses to teach in a Native community or applicants pursuing an advanced degree for personal improvement or for teaching at the college level.
- Robert W. Brocksbank Scholarship
The A.T. Anderson scholarships are awarded annually to members of AISES who are natives of the American Indian tribe and Alaskan Natives college students pursuing an academic degree in any of the following disciplines – Sciences, Medicines, Mathematics, Engineering, and Natural Sciences.
The AISES Scholarship program has been in existence for more than 28 years and since its inception, the program has successfully awarded scholarship support whose estimated worth is over $8.7M to 4,924 American Indian and Alaskan Natives students.
This, however, is a competitive scholarship program. Only 80 students, out of over a possible 160 applicants were able to land the scholarship award in the 2022 session.
The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program is a merit-based award and its purpose is to help create leverage in finances for both graduates and undergraduates who majored in any of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) highlighted above.
An important data presented in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Education shows that only a handful of 185,000 (a negligible average score of only 0.6% of the overall enrollment) American Indian / Alaskan Natives students enrolled for higher education in the country prompted the idea of the designation of the A.T. Anderson Scholarship program.
This statistical record incorporated with the fast declining rates for the application of the STEM fields in comparison to applicants for other areas of study further contributes to the underrepresentation of American Indian / Alaskan Natives in higher education generally and most importantly, in the STEM fields.
The Eligibility Criteria for A.T. Anderson Scholarship Program:
Applicants for the program are expected to meet all of the following eligibility criteria listed below:
- Applicants must possess at least a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
- Applicants must have been enrolled in a full-time studying program pursuing an academic degree in either an accredited two years or four years college during the scholarship awarding year.
- Must be a majored in either of the following disciplines: Medicines, Technology Sciences, Natural Resources, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences.
- Must be an indigene American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of membership of the claimed tribe. Applicants are expected to have at least ¼ American Indian or Alaskan Native blood.
- Applicants Must be current members of AISES.
To obtain an AISES membership go to http://www.aises.org/membership/
The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship selection is based on the following criteria
- Academic achievement (your GPA score)
- Applicant’s Qualities to lead will be considered
- Financial need is not considered.
- Proof of citizenship
- The level of conviction in your essay: (Applicants will be asked to compose and submit a compulsory essay of at least 500 words.
The scholarship theme will be specialized in the following:
- Applicant’s educational and career goals.
- Applicants’ interests in higher education as well as their motivation to pursue a higher educational degree.
- Applicants’ understanding of the importance of college and completing their educational / career goals as well as applicants’ commitment to learn and give back to the community will be tested in the essay writing. Financial need is not considered.
Financial Data of Awarded Scholarships
The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarships incurs an annual stipend estimated at $1,000 for undergraduates and, an estimated stipend of $2,000 for graduate students.
Duration of the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarships
It is a 1-year non-renewable scholarship
June of each year
How to Apply for the A.T. Anderson Scholarship Program
Applications for the program are available and can be done online.
Courses Available for the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
The following courses are available:
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Engineering / Technology
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Engineering and Metallurgy
- Construction / Management Engineering
- Marine / Ocean Engineering
- Engineering-related technologies
- Energy and Power Engineering
- Pulp Engineering
- Marine Biology
- Health / Dental Services
- Environmental Health
- Food Science
- Sports / Exercises
- Meteorology Science
- Nuclear Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Horticulture / Floriculture
- Data Processing
- Business Services