Everyday Young Hero Award Nominations

Do you know an Everyday Young Hero at your Club? Thanks to support from Newman’s Own Foundation, Youth Service America (YSA) will be selecting 12 winners (one per month) to receive $250 grants to continue and expand their own service projects.

Everyday Young Heroes are youth between the ages of 5-25, who are working to improve their communities through service to others, as well as through making progress in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The YSA team selects one young person each week to receive this honor. Heroes chosen have the option to implement a project that is developed in or outside of the classroom, in conjunction with an organization, religious institution, and/or an organization they started on their own. Projects can include direct service, be philanthropic, or raise awareness around a particular issue in their community.

For more information and to submit your nomination, click here!


19th AAIP National Native American Youth Initiative

National Native American Youth Initiative (NNAYI) has provided a rigorous curriculum for American Indian and Alaska Native high school students to partake in over the summer. This summer program is designed to prepare and motivate students to pursue a career in health care or biomedical research. An intense summer program for these students will prepare them for admission to college and professional schools.

The Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) is now accepting applications for the 19th NNAYI program. The program will be held on the George Washington University campus in Washington D.C., from July 1-9, 2017. American Indian and Alaska Native high school students between the ages of 16-18 and have an interest in the health field or biomedical research should apply! Selected students will receive a scholarship that covers airfare, lodging, and more meals during the program. To apply for the 2017 NNAYI program click here!

Applications and supporting materials are due by Wednesday, May 31, 2017.


StrongHearts Native Helpline

StrongHearts Native Helpline was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). This helpline provides accessible safety planning, crisis counseling, and culturally relevant referrals for Native survivors of domestic and dating violence. Developed by FYSB’s Family Youth Prevention and Services Program, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, this hotline is the first to provide culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service specifically for Native survivors.

The helpline is 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) and is operational 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday.

Click here to learn more about the StrongHearts Native Helpline.


American Indian College Fund Scholarship

The American Indian College Fund is offering two scholarship programs through TCU and Full Circle Scholarships! In order to apply for these scholarships, you must complete an online application. They each have their own requirements, which can be found on their website under Eligibility Criteria.

To complete your application, you must create a profile on the American Indian College Fund Scholarship site. If you already have a profile with American Indian College Fund, click here to log in and get started! Be sure to have ready all documentation needed for the application. Please be aware that once you start your application, you will not be able to save it and finish later. You will have to be prepared to complete it all at once.

The following documents are needed to complete your application:

  1. Digital Photo
  2. Tribal Affiliation
  3. Transcripts (Full Circle applicants only)
  4. Financial Needs Analysis Form (Full Circle applicants only- optional)

The Full Circle Scholarship Program’s application deadline is May 31, 2017. The TCU Scholarship Program application deadlines are determined by your college. For more information about these scholarship opportunities, visit the American Indian College Fund website!


American Indian College Fund

For over 25 years, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education. The charity creates awareness for accredited tribal colleges and universities and offers students access to knowledge, skills, and cultural values. Since they began, American Indian College Fund has provided more than 100,000 scholarships to Native students! Today, 34 tribal colleges and universities are supported by the American Indian College Fund, providing affordable higher education to Native students.

The charity not only provides Native students access to scholarships and educational opportunities, but also to career development, self-assessment, employment opportunities, and more! For more information and to gain access to their resources, visit the American Indian College Fund website.

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Richardson, TX 75080

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