Intertribal Timber Council/Native American Natural Resource Research Scholarship

The Intertribal Timber Council (ITC), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Southern and Pacific Northwest Research Stations is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities for Native American students who are planning or currently conducting tribally relevant research in a natural resource issue. Deadline: January 20, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PST Award: Up to $4,000 Purpose: The ITC Research Scholarship is designed to support tribally relevant, natural resource based, research being conducted by Native American scholars (graduate or undergraduate). Required Material: The ITC Research Sub-Committee will review and rank only those applications that completely address the following criteria: A. Letter of Application: The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email address and phone number. Discuss your current educational program and how the proposed research fits into both your degree in natural resources and your future plans. B. Resume C. Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. Government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) is sufficient. D. Mini Research Proposal: Please keep this concise (4 page maximum not counting budget and justification). Required elements include a) abstract stating research merit and explaining how this research is relevant to tribal natural resource interests b) timeline and methodology c) dissemination plan, including a tribal component d) budget and budget justification E. Letters of reference/support from an Academic advisor or committee member is required. Additionally, a second letter of support from a tribal resource manager or a tribal representative with tribal approval of the project or the relevancy of the project to the tribe is required. All requested material must be received by close of business (5:00 p.m. PST) January 20, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted electronically by email (, or (fax 503 282 1274). Questions regarding the application process can be submitted to ITC ( (phone 503-282-4296) or Adrian Leighton, chair of the ITC Research Sub-Committee ( Native American Natural Resource Research Scholarship.

Award Information

Award Amount
Number of Awards
Not reported
Application Deadline
January 20
Available to Class Level
Seniors, Graduate students
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
American Indian/Alaska Native
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
Natural Resources, Natural Sciences
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor

Education Committee
Intertribal Timber Council
1112 NE 21st Avenue, Suite 4
City, State, Zip
Portland, OR , 97232
(503) 282-4296

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