$30,000 in Prize Awards Announced for Native Youth Business Plan Competition at RES 2020
Application Deadline January 8, 2020
Every year, 17 exceptional high school juniors and an educator from each school are selected as Bezos Scholars. Scholars are chosen from across the U.S. and the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. After spending a week immersed in learning at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Scholars return home and develop a community change project to make a positive difference in their communities. Once selected, Scholars join a global alumni network where they are offered opportunities to connect, collaborate, get inspired, and take action for the greater good. Read More
The American Indian College Fund and Pendleton Woolen Mills are challenging tribal college students to express their culture and identity through original designs for our next tribal college student blanket. Blanket sales will support College Fund scholarships. Textile design experience is not necessary to enter, and student winners will receive the following prizes: Grand Prize Winner – $2,000 cash, $5,000 scholarship, & 6 blankets; 2nd Place Winner – $500 cash & $2,500 scholarship; and 3rd Place Winner – $250 cash & $1,500 scholarship. Read More
Donate $250 or more to UNITY on this Cyber Monday and #GivingTuesday, and UNITY will send you an exclusive UNITY Pendleton blanket as a special thank you for your support (with shipping fees waived!)
Visit the College Fund’s Student Resources pages for additional information about scholarships and follow the links included in the following descriptions for additional information about the featured scholarships.
Cobell Graduate Fellowship: $5,000 is available for research supporting a Native student’s graduate thesis or doctoral dissertation research. Learn more
about this funding and apply HERE!
Are you getting ready to honor anyone in your community? Perhaps an elder, veteran, tribal royalty, retiree or special guest? Please consider purchasing a UNITY Pendleton Blanket for your gifting needs. The blanket is recognized as a unique fundraiser to help develop and grow Native youth leaders. UNITY, Inc., which stands for United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY), represents thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native youth involved in UNITY youth councils.
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development presented two students a $1,500 check during the National UNITY Conference in Orlando, Florida for winning the Business Plan Competition for Youth. The contest was held in partnership with UNITY. The competition required high school and college-aged participants to develop a business plan and pitch their idea to a panel of experts. We are pleased to announce that Joseph Davis from Gila River Indian Community and Rachel Arthur from Colville Confederated Tribes won the competition for their idea to create a coffee shop called Aesthetic Coffee Co.
Dear 2019 National UNITY Conference Attendee,
Thank you so much for taking part in the 2019 National UNITY Conference. This year’s conference certainly will be one to remember.Would you like a chance to win three complimentary registrations for the 2020 National UNITY Conference in Washington, DC?