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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 29, 2002 - Issue 64


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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

Organic Way to Grow Essay Contest


The Organic Way to Grow Essay Contest is available to students over the age of 13. You must write an essay of 250 words or less on why organic agriculture is important to you and your family.

Entries must be postmarked by July 1 and received by July 8. Please visit the sponsor's Web site for additional information.

Award Amount Minimum: $1000


Mambo Sprouts Marketing Corporation
9 Tanner Street
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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Alaska Native Individual Education Scholarship Program


The Alaska Native Individual Education Scholarship Program is open to Alaskan Natives who are enrolled or are accepted for enrollment in an accredited college or university. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, as well as students in vocational/technical programs that will prepare them for a job with TAPS.

Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and graduate students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to be considered for this award. Along with your application, you must provide proof of your Native Alaskan heritage. The award also requires you to submit a resume and letters of recommendation, a high school diploma or GED and high academic standing.

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Attn: Alaska Native Program-MS #536
1835 South Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99512

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Dartmouth College Native American Fly-In Program
Thursday, October 3rd, 2002 - Sunday, October 6th, 2002


Dartmouth's annual Native American Fly-In program provides talented Native American high school seniors with an unparalleled opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of the College's academic resources, student services, and admission and financial aid criteria. Once a student is accepted into the Fly-In Program, Dartmouth will cover ALL EXPENSES associated with airfare and on-campus rooms and meals.

If you are interested in being a Native American Fly-In participant, some of the basic criteria include:

  • Membership in a Native American, Alaskan Native or Native Hawaiian tribe, nation or community;
  • A strong high school transcript;
  • Current junior status in a high school (students who will have high school senior status in the 2002-2003 school year)
  • A sincere interest in applying to Dartmouth College.

In order to apply for Dartmouth College's Native American Fly-In Program, please complete and send the following items:

  1. A completed application form. You can download the application form and instructions in PDF format at the Native American Program web site at
  2. An up-to-date high school transcript that has final grades for freshman through junior years in high school. Transcripts can be faxed to the Dartmouth Admissions Office at 603-646-1216.
  3. A well-developed essay of one to two pages, on one of the topics provided at the end of the application form. Whenever possible, please type your essay.

Each of the above documents must be sent to the following address:

Native American Fly In Program
c/o Cheryl Sprang
Dartmouth College Admissions Office
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

THE APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JULY 19th, 2002. Candidates selected for participation will be notified by August 30th.

If you have further questions, please call the Dartmouth College Admissions Office at 1-800-860-1294, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST.

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