PURPOSE: To provide assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) federal employees holding Term, Seasonal, Career Conditional, or Career appointments for attendance to the SAIGE Annual National Training Conference.
BACKGROUND: SAIGE has created a scholarship fund for our members so that we can increase our educational qualifications, and by doing so, enable AI/AN employees to rise in the professional and/or managerial ranks in Federal service. Recent OPM statistics show that AI/AN personnel have the lowest average grade level among all Federal employees and fewer Native American employees have college degrees. Through our scholarship program, we can do something positive to improve these statistics and the lives of the Native employees they represent. Subject to the availability of funds, scholarships will be awarded for attendance to the SAIGE Annual National Training Conference. Scholarship will include registration, travel and lodging for attendance at the SAIGE conference by a current SAIGE member.
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS: Permanent, term, or career seasonal Career Conditional, or Career Federal American Indian and Alaska Native employees who are members of SAIGE.
For the National Training Conference (NTC) Scholarship, an Individual Development Plan (IDP) signed by applicant’s supervisor identifying the National Training Conference.
* Letter of Recommendation (character reference)
* Narrative of extracurricular and community service activities
* Essay – Topic: Describe your educational and workplace advancement goals and how this scholarship will assist you in meeting these goals.
* Applications will be evaluated strictly on the merit and integration of the items listed above that comprises the application package. The merit of the applications will be determined on the basis of how the subject-training course will serve to advance and/or develop the employee’s career in the federal government.
For SAIGE NTC scholarship, SAIGE will pay for travel and lodging and provide $35/day for meals. Arrangements will be made and/or the amount will be awarded to the recipient prior to the National Training Conference. If recipient does not attend after receiving funds, reimbursement to SAIGE will be required.
Applications packages with enclosures must be post marked by the April 29, 2011.
Please send Application packages to:
SAIGE Southern California Chapter/Scholarship Committee
1340 So. Ventura Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93033
Or by email to: