Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
The scholarship is available to American Indian high school seniors who reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies. Applicants must also pursue degrees in Business, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine or Health Administration.
- 1 award
- May 2021
- Scholarship Website
- Age/Grade Level:Must be a high school senior anticipating successful graduation in the current year
- Minimum GPA:2.50
- Financial Need:Not Mentioned
- Other Academic Requirements:Must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to apply and through their freshman and sophomore years; Continuing students must have a 3.0 GPA their junior and senior years to receive ongoing funding
- Residence:Must reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Washington
- College:Must attend an accredited four-year college/university as a full-time student
- Major/Career:Must pursue degrees in Business, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine or Health Administration
- Ethnicity:Must be an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe; Alaskan Native Village or be Native Hawaiian
- Organization:Must be a current member of American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
- Judging Criteria:Applications are scored based upon factors such as academic performance (GPA and academic record), the students personal essay (demonstrates character, commitment, goals), strength of recommendation letters, and other activities the student has undertaken including jobs, volunteer efforts, internships, extra-curricular activities, hobbies, etc.
- Resume/Activity List:Required
- Essay:Submit an essay up to 1,500 words. The essay is evaluated by reviewers and it is expected to address educational and/or career goals, decision for undertaking their area of study, interest in and motivation to continue higher education, demonstrate an understanding of the importance of college and the students commitment to complete the educational program undertaken, and demonstrate the students plan and/or desire to make a difference in or impact their community.
- Recommendation Letters:Must submit TWO (2) letters of recommendation. One letter from an individual familiar with your academic success (teacher, advisor, professor). The second letter may be submitted by a non-relative who is familiar with your academic and other achievements.
- Other Materials:Applicants may also provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card demonstrating at least 25% Native blood quantum; Submit a Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or proof of tribal enrollment. Native Hawaiians may submit a copy of their birth certificate showing descendancy.
- Phone: (505) 765-1052
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