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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


April 6, 2002 - Issue 58


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  Here you will find listings of:  
  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.
  • We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP).
  • To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button

Fully Funded Master's Degree for Indian Educators
Great Opportunity click on Project CLASS


A national applicant pool is being solicited for Project CLASS. Project CLASS is a Master's Degree program emphasizing curriculum and instruction targeting American Indians. It is offered by American Indian Research and Development, Inc. (AIRD, Inc.) through Cameron University (CU). Project CLASS is a federally funded program under the U.S. Education Department, Office of Indian Education, Professional Development Program.

THE PURPOSE: To provide American Indians who have earned degrees in non-teaching areas the opportunity to earn a secondary school licensure as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) through Cameron University's CAM-STEP (Cameron Secondary Teacher Education Program). This Master's degree program will be completed in one calendar year.

BENEFITS: Participants in the program can earn a graduate degree (MAT) within one year of enrolling at CU. Full tuition is provided by Project CLASS as well as a monthly stipend, a dependent stipend to qualified participants, and a book allowance.

OVERALL OUTCOME: A national pool of American Indians will be recruited to participate in Project CLASS at CU, and will have the opportunity to enhance their professional credentials to assist them in serving American Indian students as effective teachers. American Indian education professionals will enhance their professional credentials and become effective schoolteachers.

LOCATION: AIRD, Inc. is an Indian owned nonprofit organization that has 19 years of experience in Indian Education research and program development. Cameron University is located in Lawton, Oklahoma. CU is committed to specialized education in Teacher Education and Graduate Degree Programs.

Applications will be accepted until May 3, 2002 and are available on our website or to link directly to the application.

CLASSES FOR PROJECT CLASS WILL BEGIN IN EARLY AUGUST 2002. Applicants must be willing to relocate to Oklahoma for the training period.

Persons interested in applying for Project CLASS should contact: American Indian Research & Development, Inc., 2233 W. Lindsey, Suite 118, Norman, Oklahoma 73069. Telephone number: (405) 364-0656 or Fax Number: (405) 364-5464, E-Mail: or for more information.

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Community Grant Writing Trainings

The attached brochure announces Community Grant Writings Training that will taking place in six locations across Wyoming. Please send the word along to your partners, colleagues, councils etc. No registration fee will be charged, as the conference has been paid for by the National School to Work Office.

The focus of this training is to look at grant writing from a community need perspective rather than from an isolated need. The training will provide hands on tools and resources to help communities tackle the daunting task of grant writing. It has received excellent reviews from those individuals who have participated.

We hope to see a cross section of community members at this training.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Lori Morrow 777-7654 or
Sharon Mogard 777-6075



Lori Morrow
State School-to-Careers Coordinator
3120 Old Faithful Road, Suite 300
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7654 (phone)
(307) 777-6966 (fax)

This grant-writing workshop is for teachers, administrators, school boards, business/industry, chambers of commerce, economic development, community development, non-profits and community members.

The workshops provide:

  • Explanation of the grant writing process;
  • Checklist of the different pieces that make up a good proposal;
  • Worksheets to help you focus on what your proposal really is and a way to bring all members of your group to the same page;
  • Types of different funding sources;
  • Web sites to research available funds; and
  • Networking opportunities and contacts.
"Very knowledgeable and presented topics and subject so it was easily understood"
Our Presenters

Dean Monteith has over 25 years of grant writing experience with successfully funded grants ranging from $500 to $36 million, and he has designed, reviewed and implemented grant programs

Cher Smith approaches grant writing from her experience of reviewing grants and developing Requests For Proposals (RFP), and she has a high level of Internet grant resource experience.

Questionnaire: Please check response(s) as needed.

To RSVP for a grant writing training, complete the following information and fax or e-mail to:

Sharon Mogard

Fax: 307.777.6966

Phone: 307.777.6075

1. You are an

  • Educator
  • Administrator (ed)
  • Chamber member
  • Business
  • Economic development
  • Community development
  • Non-profit
  • Community member
  • Other _________________

2. Have you ever written a grant before?

___Yes ___No

3. What types of grants have you written? (Please check all that apply)

  • School-To-Work
  • State
  • Federal
  • Foundation
  • Corporation










Which location would you prefer?


___Rock Springs





Locations of Trainings    

April 19, 2002
Little America
Regency Room
Cheyenne, WY 82001

April 22, 2002
Western Wyoming College
2500 College Drive
P.O. Box 428
Rock Springs, WY 82902

April 24, 2002
Riverton High School
121 North 5th Street West
Riverton, WY 82501


April 26, 2002
Holiday Inn Buffalo Bill Village Resort
1701 Sheridan
Cody, WY 82414

April 29, 2002
Clarion Inn
2009 S. Douglas Highway
Gillette, WY 82716

May 1, 2002
Best Western Douglas Inn
Exit 140 off of I-25
1450 Riverbend Road
Douglas, WY 82633

  • Refreshments will be served
  • Lunch is on your own
  • No registration fee is required
Questions? Contact:

Lori Morrow 307.777.7654
Sharon Mogard 307.777.6075

Community Grant Writing Sponsored by Wyoming School to Careers

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