AIGC Opportunities for High School Seniors, Several Summer Internship
Opportunities, SAIGE Youth Program and AcademyHealth/Aetna ARM
2013 ACCENTURE AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMEach academic year, Accenture Corporation selects students who demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed.Eligibility requirements for Accenture include the following:
- Be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) form, found at aigcs.org;
- Be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including: various engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields;
- Be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking college undergraduate freshmen. High School transcript must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester.
- Demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed.The deadline is April 27, 2013. To apply online, click here. You may also visit the AIGC website at aigcs.org. To enter the Online Application System, click the APPLY NOW button found in various places on the AIGC website.All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to email@example.com.
The AIGC All Native American High School Academic Team (ANAHSAT) honors 10 American Indian and Alaska Native high school seniors each year. High school seniors with outstanding academic achievements, leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities and motivation to serve and succeed should apply.To be considered for the AIGC ANAHSAT, an applicant must:
- Be an enrolled member of a United States federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group or be able to verify ¼ descent from such;
- Have sustained an outstanding academic record based on the rigor available to them;
- Have proven leadership and demonstrated community service activities;
- Be enrolling at an accredited college or university as a full time degree seeking undergraduate student in the 2013 Fall term; and
- Be a high school senior at time of application.The deadline is March 16, 2013. To apply online, click here. You may also visit the AIGC website at aigcs.org. To enter the Online Application System, click the APPLY NOW button found in various places on the AIGC website.All inquiries regarding this program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Director for Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Appointed to State Board
By Hildy Medina for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
Nicolasa “Niki” Sandoval, Ph.D., education director for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, has been appointed to the California Board of Education.
Dr. Sandoval has led the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Education Department, a certified American Indian Education Center, since 2009.
“As a graduate of the public school system and a first-generation college graduate, I am committed to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for all California students,” Dr. Sandoval said. “I look forward to applying my academic foundations and professional experiences to the work of the State Board of Education.”
The 11-member State Board of Education is the policy body responsible for approving curriculum frameworks, textbooks, statewide assessments and standards for student performance. Dr. Sandoval was appointed to a three-year term, filling a position vacated by James Ramos, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.
“Niki’s passion and dedication to education is evident in the excellent work she does as director of the tribe’s education department,” said Vincent Armenta, chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. “She really cares about our children and making sure they are given the educational opportunities needed to ensure a brighter future.”
The appointment follows Armenta’s and fellow tribal leaders’ tireless efforts to seek Dr. Sandoval’s well-deserved recognition.
In addition to her work as director of the tribe’s education department, she is also a lecturer and has been a project evaluator at UC Santa Barbara. Dr. Sandoval previously held various positions at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Museum of Natural History. She earned her doctor of education degree from UCSB and a master of arts degree in museum studies from George Washington University.
Dr. Sandoval’s appointment is one of three that Gov. Jerry Brown announced earlier this week. The state Senate is expected to confirm Dr. Sandoval’s appointment within one year.
The Santa Ynez Reservation is located in Santa Barbara County and was established and officially recognized by the federal government on Dec. 27, 1901. The tribe is a self-governing tribal sovereign nation that follows the laws set forth in the tribe’s constitution, which is similar in text to the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution.
Click here for more information on the tribe and its education department.
The tribe owns and operates the Chumash Casino Resort, Hotel Corque and Root 246 in the nearby town of Solvang and two gas stations in Santa Ynez.
— Hildy Medina represents the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
Youth Application - Grad Nation Summit
I have attached the Call to Conference for the 36th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education. This year the conference is being held in Santa Barbara.
Please forward to all interested parties. If you need more information please let me know.