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Advancing Agricultural Science Opportunities for Native Americans (AASONA) Scholarship (2020-2021)

Eligible Degrees:

  •  Must be majoring an an agriculture related STEM degrees.
  • Applicants must be: an enrolled citizen or a decedent of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicant may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card.

How to Apply:

  • Essays: Students are required to submit 3 essays, up to 500 words each.  These essays are an important part of the scholarship review process.
    • Essay Prompt 1: Please share a personal statement highlighting your background, academic achievements, and interests. Include information on courses taken and any honors or advanced placement courses. Talk about what motivates and challenges you intellectually and what impact you hope to have in your community and/or profession.
    • Essay Prompt 2: What stimulated your interest in your chosen major or area of study?
    • Essay Prompt 3:  What activity or activities (cultural, community-related, occupational, academic, athletic, etc.) most clearly reflect your character?  Please describe your participation. Why is participation in this activity or these activities important to you?

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website. Scholarship Program


  • Candidates must be majoring in a Life Science field.
  • Candidates must be enrolled as a freshman, undergraduate, or graduate student.
  • Candidates must answer all questions in the application form.
  • Applications must be submitted by the 1st August 2020.

Further Details:

  • Go to the scholarship website and fill out the online application.

Further submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.

Aviva Systems Biology Scholarship


  • Open to life science students enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • No minimum GPA required. If selected, we will require a copy of your latest transcript (official or unofficial) to confirm enrollment
  • Domestic and international students may apply

Application process checklist:

  1. Fill out scholarship application form found on the companies website.
  2. Write a personal statement discussing your career goals and how you hope to contribute to your community.
  3. Email form and personal statement to with subject “Scholarship Application – Fall 2019” in attention to Delia Rowan.


Betty Higinbotham Fellowship


  • Graduate student
  • Major in Botany
  • Preference given to:
    • Grad students wishing to study marine algae at Friday Harbor Oceanographic Lab
    • Grad students completing research in an off campus location

More Details

  • Complete a WSU General Scholarship Application on or before Jan 31st

Gertrude R Harman Native Plant Award


  • Graduate student
  • Major in Botany

More Details

  • Complete a WSU General Scholarship Application on or before Jan 31st


NSHSS STEM Scholarship


  • Open to students studying in a STEM field, including computer science
  • Underrepresented minority background
  • High School senior
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrates a desire in any area of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics are eligible

More Details

All applications must be submitted by April 1, 2018.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.

The application and submission guidelines can be found on the scholarship’s website.