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MESBEC (Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education, and Computers)

Native American SUNY: Western Consortium
E-116 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3170


Catching the Dream (CTD)


MESBEC (Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education, and Computers)


Dean Chavers, PhD
Catching the Dream
8200 Mountain Road NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110

phone: 505.262.2351 ext. 116     fax: 505.262.0534
     *Subject Line:  Scholarship Application Request


CTD seeks to improve the quality of life for Indian people by providing scholarships for high achieving American Indians in fields critical to the economic, social, environmental, educational, and business development of Indian Communities.


Application Form required; May be entering freshmen, undergraduate or graduate students, doctoral or postdoctoral candidates; At least 1/4 degree Indian blood and Member of a U.S. tribe; Attending or planning to attend a college or university within the US on a full-time basis; Maintain a high GPA; High ACT/SAT scores; and apply to all other funding sources.

General Information

Not need-based; Scholarships awarded on merit to students who have clear goals and will most likely improve the lives of Indian people; CTD provides supplementary scholarship funding for those who have received college funding from other sources.  Competition is very intense.


Range from $500 to $5,000 per academic year.


March 15

Summer Session

April 30

Fall Semester/Quarter

September 15

Spring Semester/Quarter


Required Documentation

Complete Application Packet, Including Certificate of Indian Blood; Essay; Three Letters of Recommendation; Financial Need Analysis form; Official Transcripts; Copy of Standardized Test Scores and Applications to Other Financial Aid Sources; Copy of Letter of Admission.

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