The American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowship Program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 375 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students each year. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students who meet all eligibility criteria. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds, and unmet financial need among recipients.
To be considered, applicants must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.; be able to demonstrate financial need; and be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood).
Without exception, AIGC will not extend deadlines and strongly encourages candidates to not wait until the deadline date to begin an application, as applicants may need to locate supporting information that takes time to collect and submit.