AISES-Apple Scholarship Program is for outstanding Indigenous college students majoring in STEM. A $15,000 scholarship, a MacBook, and a Development Experience will be awarded to selected scholars. Scholars will also have the opportunity to work with an Apple employee as a mentor.
|Scholarship Application Opening Date||January 31, 2023|
|Scholarship Application Closing Date||May 31, 2023|
|Scholarship Value||$15,000 scholarship, a MacBook|
|Study Level||Undergraduate, Graduate|
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) assists students in furthering their education by offering a variety of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships assist students in acquiring skills and training that will enable them to meet our communities’ unique STEM needs. We strongly advise you to apply for all of the scholarships for which you are eligible! You must be an AISES member to apply.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to significantly increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in STEM studies and careers.
Through Indigenous Education, Inc.’s Online Scholarship Application Information System (OASIS), AISES student members have easy access to scholarships for American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Indigenous peoples of Canada. In OASIS, students will complete a General Application Profile, which can be completed, revised, and submitted at any time of year, and which will automatically match students with only the scholarship opportunities for which they are eligible, as well as those that are open and available to receive. Making a General Application Profile is the first step toward completing other scholarship applications for which you are eligible.
The candidates that fulfill the following criteria are eligible to apply for the AISES-Apple Scholarship:
Degrees that are Eligible
AI/ML, Software Development, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, Cloud Computing, Computer Architecture and Engineering, Silicon Development, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering are all fields of study.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, students must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
Applicants must be an enrolled member or a descendant of an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or a Native Hawaiian or a descendant of a Native Hawaiian; or a Pacific Islander or a descendant of a Pacific Islander; or an Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of a birth certificate(s) demonstrating ancestry from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are accepted. Instead, applicants may submit a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card.
Membership in AISES
At the time of application, all applicants must be current AISES members. All applicants must provide a valid AISES membership number. Join AISES or retrieve your membership number through the AISES Membership Portal to obtain a membership number. Membership in AISES is now free for all pre-college and college students.
All students must create an account on the OASIS scholarship platform and fill out a Profile. AISES has switched to a new scholarship platform for the 23-24 school year, so all applicants must create a new account and complete a new profile. You can create a new account on the new OASIS portal using the same email address you used on the old OASIS platform. Set up your account on OASIS by clicking here. OASIS is distinct from the AISES membership portal and necessitates a separate username and password. Keep your OASIS login information handy because you may need to log in multiple times to upload documents and check to see if your recommenders have submitted their letters of recommendation.
To view the scholarship(s) for which they are eligible, students must fully complete the OASIS Eligibility Form. Students must answer the required questions and submit all requested documents in order to be considered for an eligible scholarship. Once completed, the AISES scholarships for which you are eligible will be listed for you to apply for. Each scholarship must be applied for separately, and each has its own set of requirements.
After the finalists are chosen, they will enter the post-acceptance phase, where they will be required to submit additional documents for final verification.
Required Documents for all Stages
- Resume: Submit your most recent resume via the OASIS platform. Resumes sent via email will not be accepted. If you need assistance creating a resume, your school’s Career Services office should be able to assist you. Many useful resources can also be found at https://careers.aises.org/jobseeker/resources. Apple WILL receive resumes for review.
- Transcript(s): Please upload your most recent academic transcripts. At this time, transcripts can be unofficial or official.
- Verification of Tribal Citizenship/Indigenous Natives: Enrollment documents and/or a copy of a birth certificate(s) demonstrating descent from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Instead, applicants may submit a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card.
- Letters of Recommendation: Allow enough time for your recommenders to complete their recommendation (at least three weeks). It is frequently beneficial to speak with them before submitting the form to ensure they can complete a positive recommendation for you in a timely manner. The OASIS platform is required for all recommendation letters.
- Essays: Students must submit essays of up to 300 words each. These essays are an essential component of the scholarship review process.
Additional Documents After Stage 3
- Academic Institution Enrollment Verification
- Recent Photo/Headshot
- Online Scholarship Agreement
- A thank you letter to the scholarship donor
- A signed AISES direct deposit form with accompanying bank information
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