Native Americans, like many other minorities in the United Stated are a historically under-represented category in college campuses. But that’s not the case anymore. Today, Native Americans are finding it easier to enroll with a college on-campus or distance learning program.
With the advent of online education, minority students are now able to pursue higher education interests in greater numbers.
Why is that? Because online education offers a flexible, more affordable alternative to traditional higher education. That’s why a lot of minority students find that a distance learning program suits them better.
Online associate degrees are probably the cheapest form of higher education you can find. An associate degree online usually takes up to 2-years to complete, so obviously it will be a lot cheaper than a four-year bachelor programs.
Associate degrees online at online universities also come with a second advantage. Students can enroll in accelerated programs and graduate from their associate degree online within 12-to-16 months.
Online associate degrees are also great for those who want to switch careers. Bored of your standard 9-to-5 job? Then consider jumping on board with an associate degree online to learn some new skills.
Associate degrees online can help you get a brand new career in less than two years. And since you’ll be studying online, you will be able to hold down your current job too.
Online associate degrees aren’t the only options. Online colleges also offer bachelor programs, as well as masters. So you can study at any level and earn the certification you need.
Despite all these opportunities, perhaps you’re apprehensive about not being able to afford paying for a distance learning program. Don’t you worry.
As a Native American student, foundations and corporations have your back with a number of scholarships meant to help you pay for your traditional or online education.
Like the one offered by the American Indian Education Fund. Worth $2,000, the scholarship is available for an eligible Native American student each spring. The American Indian Fund Education awards more than 200 grants annually for undergraduate students including those enrolled with associate degrees online.
To be eligible to apply, you need to have and be able to maintain a GPA of 2.0. What documents you need to submit?
Well first and foremost, you need a completed Undergraduate Scholarship Application. Secondly you are required to send in documentation of tribal enrollment for yourself or a parent, as well as transcripts showing your ACT and GPA scores.
You have until April 4, 2018 to apply for this scholarship.