State Aid to Native Americans

Application Procedures

Application forms can be obtained from the Office of Native American Education, New York State Education Department, Room 1075 EBA, Albany, NY 12234 or online at call (518) 474-0537. Required application materials must be submitted to the above address before July 15 for the fall semester, Dec. 31 for the spring semester, and May 20 for the summer semester.

Selection of Recipients and Allocation of Awards

The applicant must be a New York State resident, and be on an official New York State tribal roll, or be the child of an enrolled member of a New York State tribe.

Responsibilities of Recipients

Students are required to:

  1. submit their grades at the end of each semester for which funding is received, indicating satisfactory progress toward degree or certificate requirements
  2. notify the Native American Education Unit, in writing, of any change in student status, change in program, or institutional enrollment.

Funding Procedure

Eligible students may receive grant awards of up to $2,000 per year for four years of full-time study (up to five years for approved five year programs). Part-time students will be funded on a pro-rated basis.