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$96,300 in Scholarships available for Native American Graduate Students


8/5/2010

Montana Tech in Butte, Montana received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Indigenous Graduate Partnership program to offer scholarships to qualified Native American graduate students. Graduate students must attend Montana Tech and enroll in one of the following graduate programs: electrical engineering, environmental engineering, general engineering, geosciences (with options in geochemistry, geology/geological engineering, geophysical engineering, hydrogeology/hydrogeological engineering), industrial hygiene (on campus), interdisciplinary studies, metallurgical/mineral processing engineering, mining engineering, or petroleum engineering.

The recent funding is a 3-year continuation of support from the Sloan Foundation. The Sloan funding, coupled with Montana Tech funding, will provide three qualified students each year with a scholarship worth $32,100 to be used over their graduate career. As part of the funding, Montana Tech will provide each student with a tuition waiver.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership is designed to address the national need for academically prepared Native Americans who can help direct economic development in their communities and reservations and who will occupy future leadership positions in colleges and universities, government, and the corporate world.

This is the 6th year Montana Tech has partnered with the Sloan Foundation to provide the scholarships to Native American graduate students. "The Sloan Foundation has been a leader in investing in the diversification of the nation’s workforce. Montana Tech is pleased to have been an original member of the Indigenous Graduate Partnership and is very appreciative of the continued support by the Sloan Foundation. These scholarships are an excellent opportunity for Native American students to extend their education to the Master of Science level and to expand their career opportunities," said Joe Figueira, Dean of Montana Tech’s Graduate School.

For more information or to apply for admission, visit http://www.mtech.edu/gradschl/sloan.html or contact Cindy Dunstan at 406-496-4304.