Isleta Higher Education

Higher Education

The Pueblo of Isleta (POI) Department of Education provides a variety of higher education support services to POI enrolled members. Support services include finding and applying to vocational schools, colleges and acquiring outside scholarships. In addition, we provide support with career advisement to include resume building, cover letters and interviewing techniques. The POI Department of Education also provides supplemental funding to support you in obtaining your post-secondary degree.

On this page find: Announcements, Scholarship Application, FAFSA, Request to schedule an appointment, Scholarship Opportunities, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the scholarships, and Other Opportunities & Scholarships

You may also find our forms using the forms/links tab to include the course verification form and financial needs analysis.

 

Revised Policies and Procedures

Pueblo of Isleta Scholarship Applications

Click here or use the following link to access the Department of Education Higher Education Scholarship Application.

https://isletapueblo.formstack.com/forms/poi_scholarship_application

Pueblo of Isleta Supporting Documents for the Scholarship Form

Click here or use the following link to access the Department of Education form to upload required supporting documents for your application.

https://isletapueblo.formstack.com/forms/scholarship_application_supporting_documents

 

Before each year of college, apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Your college uses your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges use FAFSA data to award their own aid. After submission, you’ll receive your Student Aid Report.

Learn more about the FAFSA here

To begin the FAFSA application process, click here or visit:

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

 

 

Other Scholarship Opportunities

 

BLM Arizona: Internship Opportunities

Internship program – Bureau of Land Management

Click here for more information

Deadline: February 25, 2022

 

Pueblo of Isleta Department of Cultural and Historic Preservation and Yonan An Cultural Center

Summer 2022 Mellon Foundation Community-Based Archives Intern Archivist Program

The Pueblo of Isleta Department of Cultural and Historic Preservation and Yonan An Cultural Center will host a paid ten-week Tribal Archival internship in Summer 2022.  Funded by a Mellon Foundation Community-Based Archives Grant, application to the Intern Archivist position is open to community college, undergraduate, and graduate students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited degree program in Museum Studies, Cultural Heritage Studies, Library and Information Sciences, Native American and Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline.  Priority will be given to qualified Pueblo of Isleta applicants and tribal members from other Pueblos and Native American tribes.

Priority will be given to qualified Pueblo of Isleta applicants and tribal members from other Pueblos and Native American tribes.

For more information on applying click here: (Raul, please insert PDF link to POI Cultural Preservation attached)

The application deadline is March 1, 2022.   Applicants will be updated of their status by March 31, 2022.

 

Tribal Agriculture Fellowship Accepting Applications

Opportunity for Native Students Seeking an Agricultural or Technical Degree

The Tribal Agriculture Fellowship was designed to aid Native students in achieving their educational goals leading to careers in agriculture. The fellowship program provides a generous benefits package that can include up to four years of fellowship status, with funding to earn agricultural degrees or technical certifications.

Applications for the fall semester are now open through March 4, 2022. To apply visit the Tribal Agriculture Fellowship webpage.

Deadline: March 4, 2022

 

Bridging Knowledge: Supporting Indigenous Scholars into the Field of Librarianship

The three-year Bridging Knowledge project will provide financial and scaffolded student support to 15 American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian graduate students to earn a fully online Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and an advanced certificate in strategic management of digital assets and services through San José State University, School of Information.

Applicants must meet the April 1 deadline for the Bridging Knowledge scholarship in advance of the SJSU admission deadline for Fall 2022. To apply visit: About Bridging Knowledge – Bridging Knowledge: Supporting Indigenous Scholars into the Field of Librarianship – Libraries, Archives, Museums at Alaska State Library

Deadline: April 1, 2022

 

Full Circle & Tribal College Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.

Application opens on February 1, 2022

To apply visit: https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/

 

2022 Region VIII
SWTHA Scholarship Now Available!

 The Southwest Tribal Housing Alliance (SWTHA) provides educational scholarship grants for Region VIII (Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas) funded under AMERIND’s Annual Scholarship Program. The application is now available! Click on the links below, the documents are also attached, or visit swtha.org.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 30, 2022.

 

The Cobell Scholarship

The academic year 2022-2023 undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications are now open. The deadline to apply is march 31, 2022. Apply by selecting the link below.

Deadline: March 31, 2022

The 2021-2022 vocational/trade application is open while funds remain available. The final deadline to apply for spring 2022 funding is the earlier of may 30, 2022 or until available funds are exhausted. Apply by selecting the link below.

Summer 2022 applications will be available February 15, 2022 through May 3, 2022.

To apply for any COBELL SCHOLARSHIP click on the following link: access_oasis (webportalapp.com)

 

AISES SCHOLARSHIPS – American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Open Scholarships

2022 Leadership Summit Travel Scholarships
Due Date: February 10, 2022

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is pleased to announce the availability of travel scholarships for students to attend the 2022 Leadership Summit on April 10-12, 2022, at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California! 

AISES 3M Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

In partnership with 3M, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is pleased to announce the 3M Scholarship for incoming college freshman students pursuing ANY STEM degree.

AISES A.T. Anderson Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program is funded through a variety of sources, including memorials, individual donations, AISES fundraisers, and other corporate grants. This scholarship fund was established to memorialize A.T. Anderson, one of the AISES founders.

AISES Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Foundation Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

Administered by AISES for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation (BNSF), this scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher who reside in one of the 23 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, Washington, Arkansas, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wisconsin, or Iowa.

AISES Chevron Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

Chevron scholarships are awarded to American Indian, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America who are students in higher education. The scholarship was developed by AISES and Chevron to support the advancement of students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the energy field. The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing STEM degrees.

AISES Environmental Science Associates (ESA) Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

AISES is pleased to offer a scholarship program in partnership with Environmental Science Associates (ESA) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Undergraduate Indigenous students pursuing a STEM or planning degree in the states of Washington, Oregon, California or Florida are welcome and encouraged to apply. Awards are $2,000 for the academic year.

AISES ExxonMobil Scholarship 2022-2023
Due Date: May 31, 2022

In partnership with ExxonMobil, AISES is pleased to announce its ExxonMobil Geosciences Summer Fieldwork Scholarship. Through ExxonMobil’s generous support, AISES will offer scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to assist undergraduate, MS, and PhD students in financing geosciences field work and research for summer 2022.

AISES GeoComply Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

GeoComply global headquarters is in Vancouver B.C. Canada. GeoComply will be supporting students pursuing a degree in a Canadian or United States institution that supports professional careers in the technology industry, including but not limited to Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering, Software Engineering/Development, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Analytics, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Business, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Human Resources and other related fields.

AISES Intel Growing The Legacy Scholarship Program (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

The Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program will support undergraduate and graduate students. This Program includes financial support, mentorship, paid internship opportunities, and, upon successful graduation, employment opportunities with Intel. Scholarships are $5,000 for undergraduate students and $10,000 for graduate students.

In response to several students’ concerns, AISES and Intel would like to reassure students who are thinking about applying for the Intel scholarships, that they do NOT have to complete nor agree to complete an Intel internship to be eligible/competitive in the selection process of the Intel Scholarships.  

AISES Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) Scholarship 2022-2023
Due Date: May 31, 2022

AISES is pleased to offer a scholarship program in partnership with Society of Professional Engineering in Aerospace (SPEEA) for the 2022-2023 academic year. Indigenous students interested in an aerospace career pursing an associates, bachelors, or graduate degree in the state of Washington are welcome and encouraged to apply. Awards are $5,000 for the academic year with additional assistance available for students with dependent children.

AISES Splunk Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

Founded in 2003, Splunk is a global company with over 7,500 employees, 850 patents and availability in 21 regions around the world and offers an open, extensible data platform that supports shared data across any environment so that all teams in an organization can get end-to-end visibility, with context, for every interaction and business process.

AISES USAA Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: May 31, 2022

In partnership with USAA, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is pleased to announce the USAA Scholarship for undergraduate Native Veterans pursing ANY STEM degree. Along with providing the critical financial support undergraduate Native Veteran students who need to successfully complete their STEM degrees, USAA is also sending some of their scholars to the 2022 AISES National Conference.

AISES Aristocrat Scholarship (2022-2023)
Due Date: August 31, 2022

AISES is pleased to offer a scholarship program in partnership with Aristocrat/VGT for the 2021-2022 academic year. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, and students in a field related to casino gaming (software development, technology, supply chain, etc.) are welcome and encouraged to apply

Frequently Asked Questions for Pueblo of Isleta Scholarships

We receive a number of questions regarding eligibility for our Pueblo of Isleta Higher Education Scholarship. Please review the following information or the online application instructions for full information about our scholarship. Due to a high volume of calls, staff may not be able to respond to your question(s) immediately. In the meantime, please review the following FAQ’s, descriptions or the application

Am I eligible?

We are not able to determine eligibility without a completed application. In order to apply you must be an enrolled Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Member as indicated on your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB).

Is my school eligible for funding?

We are not able to determine eligibility without a completed application. Your school must be an accredited Institution/University.

How much is the scholarship?

Undergraduate part time students (6-11 credit hours) or Graduate part time students (6 hours) may receive a maximum award of $4000.00. Full time Undergraduate students (12+ hours) or full time Graduate students (9+ hours) may receive a maximum of $9946.00. We strongly encourage you to apply for other scholarship opportunities.

I am a descendant of an enrolled Tribal member, do I qualify?

In order to qualify you must be an enrolled Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Member as indicated on your Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB). Your enrollment number should begin with an “I”.

 Have you received my documents?

The Pueblo of Isleta Department of Education (POI/DOE) utilizes an online application system that includes the ability to upload most required documents. The Financial Need Analysis Form and the Official Transcripts must be mailed/emailed directly to the Department of Education from the reporting agency. If your document(s) is/are not acceptable, you will receive an email from poischolarships@isletapueblo.com.

 

What are the deadline dates to submit my application and supporting documents?

The absolute deadline dates for the application are:

Fall Term/Semester – July 1st

Spring Term/Semester – November 1st

Summer Term/Semester – April 1st

 

The absolute deadline to submit supporting documents are:

Fall Term/Semester – August 31st

Spring Term/Semester – December 31st

Summer Term/Semester – May 31st

I missed the deadline, what do I do?

The Department of Education does not accommodate late submissions. Please refer to our website for open applications. Applicants who have started the application process but are having issues acquiring documents should remain in contact with the POI/DOE during the application process. The POI/DOE may accept late-completion appeals with extenuating circumstances.

Do I need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

In order to be eligible for funding you must fill out the FAFSA that corresponds with the academic year you are requesting assistance.

Can I fax my Financial Needs Analysis Forms (FNA)?

 FNAs may be faxed or scanned and emailed (preferred) by the reporting agency. Revisions to the FNA will be accepted ongoing.

 What if my schedule changes?

If your schedule changes, please work with your advisor to fill out a new course verification form. Submit the revised course verification form and your new schedule to the POI/DOE along with the reasoning. Be sure to immediately notify the Department of any changes.

What are your requirements?

You must be an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta, be accepted into an accredited Institution, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), submit a Student Aid Report (SAR), demonstrate proof of High School/GED/HiSET completion. You must submit a Financial Needs Analysis (FNA), your acceptance letter, a degree plan from your institution (advisor signature required), course verification form (advisor signature required), class schedule and official transcripts.

School is about to begin and they haven’t received the check yet; what do I do?

As difficult as it may seem to do, please be patient. The POI/DOE notifies offices of financial aid of student awards to alleviate late fees associated with the arrival of late funds from the Pueblo of Isleta Department of Education. Our staff works very hard to get checks disbursed to financial aid offices as soon as funds arrive to us. It is our intent to provide scholarships at the beginning of each term to assure you a smooth start to each semester.

You may email poischolarships@isletapueblo.com, or call our office to verify if the paperwork has been processed. We may be able to tell you when a check will be mailed, but that is not always the case.

What if I fail a class or fall below full-time status?

The Pueblo of Isleta does not pay to retake classes. Therefore, it is in the student’s best interest to work with their advisor and a tutor early in the semester to assure a passing grade or to drop the class. In either case, if you fail a class or do not complete the approved credit hours you will be placed on probation.

How much assistance can I receive for my degree?

Associates Degree: two academic years (four semesters or six quarters)

  • Bachelor’s Degree: five academic years (ten semesters or fifteen quarters)
  • Master’s Degree: two academic years (four semesters or six quarters).
  • Doctoral Degree: three academic years (six semesters or nine quarters).
  • MD, DO, Veterinary, Pharmacy or Pharmacology Degrees: four academic years including summers (twelve semesters or sixteen quarters).