Scholarships – UNITY, Inc.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 UNITY Earth Ambassadors Program

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc,. (UNITY) has announced that the application process is now open for the 2019 class of its Earth Ambassadors Leadership Program. The environmental stewardship program (which was started in the 1990’s) was re-established in 2015 with the support of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Read More

NEW Community Changemaker Grants for Native Youth-led Health Project

Community Changemaker Grants

Community Changemaker Grants are small amounts of money ($250) that can help supercharge a YOUTH-led and YOUTH-planned health event. Read More

It’s #GivingTuesday!


Help us reach our goal today of $5,000!

Will you help us provide scholarships for deserving Native youth to attend the 2019 National UNITY Conference?

Each year, UNITY is inundated with requests for financial assistance from deserving Native youth to attend the annual National UNITY Conference. These youth are looking for the opportunity to network, learn, and build on their inherent leadership skills. They are our future.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY!

Meet Raven, Joseph, Quenton and Richard

“As an Indigenous woman growing up in an area where I represented less than 1% of the population, I was constantly searching for my place. Being a part of the UNITY family has certainly reformed my life to embrace what makes me unique and to honor my heritage. As a Native American in today’s society, I feel that I have an obligation to preserve the integrity of my culture. By participating in UNITY events such as their annual conferences, Today’s Native Leaders (TNL), as well as the White House Tribal Youth gathering, I was able to gain so many useful resources to help not only myself but my people.”
– Raven Dial Stanley, 19, Lumbee

 

“UNITY has been life-changing, to say the least. It has helped me grow so much, and it has also given me so much hope for the future of Indian Country. Just to know that there are thousands of Native youth out there paving the way for future generations. UNITY is a huge driving force for that and I am beyond grateful for this organization.”
– Joseph Richard Davis, 23, Akimel O’odham

“I attended my first UNITY Conference in 2014, and ever since, I have been inspired to make a difference in my community. UNITY helped me realize that even though I was young, I could still make an impact on my fellow community members. In high school, I was elected student council president and I also began an internship at the tribe’s AhTahThiKi Museum on the Big Cypress Reservation. After I graduated, I continued my work at the museum part-time until I was hired as the Community Engagement Coordinator. I have been in this position now for a year and a half and I have made many achievements and made a name for myself among my people, with the goal of serving on our Tribal Council. I credit UNITY with my achievements and am excited for the National UNITY Conference to come to Florida in 2019, and for my Tribe to serve as the host!”
– Quenton Cypress, 23, Seminole Tribe of Florida

“The UNITY Organization has brought drastic change to my life. Surrounded by peers that understood the struggles and the successes, it allowed me to open up and become more involved in my community, tribe, and my culture. And for that I’m thankful.”
– Richard Blake Crook, 20, Poarch Creek

 

 

 

This year, on this #GivingTuesday, UNITY will collect dollars to create a scholarship fund to help youth who otherwise do not have the financial means to attend the 2019 National UNITY Conference taking place July 4 – 8 in Orlando, Florida.

CLICK HERE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! THANK YOU!

 

Nominations for Scholarship and Recognition Awards Now Open

Honor a deserving individual (including yourself!) by nominating them for one of the following awards:

  • JR Cook Youth Council Advisor of the Year
  • Eddie Wadda Alumni of the Year
  • Gold Cook $1,000 Scholarship (1 male and 1 female recipient)

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High School Juniors and Seniors: Apply for a Paid Summer Internship

Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better. Read More

Scholarships Available for Pre-College Summer Program

The INSPIRE program offers full scholarships to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian high school students to student applied American politics as part of a three (3) week summer program at George Washington University. Funded by a generous grant from AT&T, the scholarship includes tuition for one course in Native Politics and the American Political System, on-campus room and board, round-trip air travel, and all required textbooks. The deadline for the application is March 1, 2018. 
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Deadline for Scholarship Applications Extended!

UNITY has extended the deadline for the 2017 Golda Cook Memorial Scholarship and Cook Native American Ministries Scholarship
Application to Friday, June 16, 2017.

UNITY will award four individuals (two young women and two young men) $1,000 each, during the 2017 National UNITY Conference. Read More

Golda Cook Scholarship

GoldCookphotoIn honor of the life of Golda Cook (1913 – 2005) and her on-going support of UNITY, especially in the organization’s early years, Golda’s friends, family, and UNITY trustees have made contributions to establish the Golda Cook Memorial Fund. UNITY will award two individuals (one young woman and one young man) $1,000 each, during the 2016 National UNITY Conference.

Application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Click here for application and criteria.