New York State Indian Aid


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

Sponsor

New York State Education Department

Title

NEW YORK STATE INDIAN AID (NYSIA)

Administrator

Adrian Cooke, Coordinator
New York State Education Department
Office of Native American Education
Room 876 EBA
Albany, NY 12234

phone: 518.474.0537     fax: 518.474.3666
e-mail: acooke@mail.nysed.gov

Purpose

To provide financial assistance to eligible Native Americans for study in approved undergraduate programs at institutions of higher education in New York State.

Eligibility

Residents who are officially enrolled members of the St. Regis Mohawks, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca Nation of Indians, Tonawanda Band of Senecas, Tuscaroras; the Shinnecock and Poospatuck; and children of such enrolled members. Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average for each semester.

General Information

Student must submit a request for funding each semester. Award check is sent directly to college. The maximum total awards per student are: $2,000 for two-year college students; $4,000 for four year college students.

Awards

Current:  $1000 per semester for full-time students; $85 per credit hour for part time students.

Deadlines

May 20 Summer (when available)
July 15 Fall Semester
December 31 Spring Semester

Required Documentation

Complete Application Form; Proof of High School Graduation; Official Tribal Certification Form; Letter of Acceptance from College; Letter stating your educational goals and objectives.

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