This handbook (download here) is about the types of financial aid you may be eligible for as a student in this program, and how to apply for them. This booklet is meant only as a general primer. The authority on most of the information included is the UCLA Financial Aid Office, located in Murphy Hall, http://www.fao.ucla.edu/
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.
If you are interested in contributing, please contact Prof. Paul Kroskrity, Chair of the American Indian Studies IDP by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 310 825-6237. Your donation is tax deductable.
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 Scholarship Fund will help to support students in their first or scecond years of graduate level study for the masters degree (M.A.) in American Indian Studies. This scholarship was recently established to help M.A. students gain much-needed funding to support basic neesd 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 Arianna & Hannah Yellowthunder 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 provides scholarships ranging from $1250 to $5000 to undergraduate students.