The UNITY Earth Ambassadors know that the time to address Climate Change is Now. Our people have always been earth protectors and caretakers. What better way to revitalize our cultural environmental teaching than on the 50th Anniversary of National Earth Day! Your Earth Ambassadors passed a Resolution for the NUC each host a UNITY Day collectively celebrating Earth Day together this April 22, 2020! Learn more about UNITY Incentives for Youth Council and Individuals, contest details and project ideas amid social distancing.
On Friday, February 21st, 2020, UNITY moderated an online forum to discuss scholarship and student opportunities. With so many native students looking for available scholarships, UNITY partnered with the American Indian College Fund, American Indian Graduate Center, American Indian Science & Engineering Society and Cobell Scholarship, to bring the discussion to one place. In case you missed it, you can catch the Native Scholarship Forum here, where it is available to watch on UNITY’s youtube channel.
$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!