The UC Native American Opportunity Plan
Per the University of California’s commitment to recognizing and acknowledging historical wrongs endured by Native Americans, in the Fall of 2022 the UC System is introducing the UC Native American Opportunity Plan. Through this program, Native American students residing in California and members of a federally recognized Native American tribal government or Alaska Native village will be eligible for full systemwide Tuition and Student Service Fees. Additional funds are being set up funding through the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Scholarship Fund for Native American students from non-federally recognized tribes within California.
For questions regarding the UC Native American Opportunity Plan, please contact the Office of Financial Aid by calling 310-206-0400 or through the UCLA Messaging Center on the My UCLA website. Additionally, information on the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Scholarship will be forthcoming.
GIVING TO THE AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM
The American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program (IDP) at UCLA is one of the most well-known and revered programs in American Indian Studies throughout the nation. Current students and alumni of the program continue to make an important impact within Indian Country and in their respective communities. However, due to limited funding for the program, it has become increasingly difficult to maintain the level of quality expected from a program at one of the country’s premier research institutions. Charitable donations to the American Indian Studies Interdepartmental Program are both needed and welcomed. Your donation may help to support such things as additional faculty, visiting scholars, courses, brown bag lunches with community members, and student scholarships.
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SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS!
With state budget cuts and the rising cost of attending UCLA, it is becoming more difficult for our students to pay for the costs associated with tuition and fees, books, housing, transportation, and other basic needs. Your gift to one of our student scholarship funds will help to support students in the American Indian Studies IDP.
Fund for Graduate Students
A gift to the Yellowthunder II – Graduate Scholarship will help to support students in their first or second years of graduate level study for the masters degree (M.A.) in American Indian Studies. This scholarship was established to help M.A. students gain much-needed funding to support basic needed such as housing and transportation, as well as to assist students in completing research and/or thesis projects.
Fund for Undergraduate Students
A gift to the Yellowthunder I – Undergraduate Scholarship Fund will help undergraduates to pursue the bachelors degree (B.A.) in American Indian Studies. The Yellowthunder Fund was endowed in the early 1980’s and provdies scholarships ranging from $1250 to $5000 to undergraduate students.