The Intertribal Timber Council is offering $2,500 scholarships for college students and graduating high school students. The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a high education in Natural Resources. Picard served on the ITC Board from 1982-85.
There are five parts to the scholarship application including:
- Letter of application: The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email address if available, and phone number. It should be a maximum of two pages in length, and discuss the following: (a) interest in natural resources; (b) commitment to education, community and your culture; and (c) financial need. Students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA0 should attach the Student Aid Report or have the report sent to the ITC office. If it has not been completed, send last year’s report.
- Three signed letters of reference, on letterhead and dated within the last six month.
- Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) will suffice.
- Transcripts. All students must include transcripts. High school students must also provide documented proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education and a review of college class schedule to verify major before a check is release. College students must also provide proof of their declared major.
All request information must be received by the close of business (5pm PST) on Jan. 17, 2014 for consideration. Info: www.itcnet.org; fax (503) 282-1274 and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) submissions are acceptable as long as they are received by the date and time and the original is mailed and postmarked by Jan. 17, 2014. Inquiries and applications should be directed to: Attn: Education Committee, Intertribal Timber Council, 1112 N.E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4, Portland, OR 97232-2114, (503) 282-4296
– Intertribal Timber Council