John Rainer Fellowship

John Rainer Fellowship

Deadline: June 1

Each year,  the John Rainer Fellowship will be awarded to one male and one female American Indian/Alaska Native graduate student. The awards are each $1000.


  • Be an enrolled member of a United States federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess one-fourth degree Indian blood from a federally-recognized tribe.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a Masters, doctoral or professional degree program at an accredited college or university within the United States.
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) from the United States Department of Education and the office of the university you plan to attend.

Application Procedure

Note: Application for the John Rainer Fellowship additionally provides eligibility for other AIGC-administered graduate/professional awards, especially the AIGC Fellowship. The possibility of an applicant being granted multiple awards by AIGC also exists, especially as regards smaller-amount awards. You need only complete one application.

  • A completed AIGC Fellowship Application. Application forms can be downloaded at:
  • A 250-word typed essay as described in the application packet.
  • A Financial Need Form (FNF) completed by the college or university financial aid office.
  • A Tribal Eligibility Certification (TEC).

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(last checked 1/2/17)

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