White Antelope Memorial Scholarship Program

The White Antelope Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people who lost their lives during the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. The intent of this scholarship, together with the First Nations Scholarship, is to promote, encourage and support academic success and to cultivate a thriving Native American community on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. It is primarily for in-state undergraduate students, but out-of-state students may be awarded if funds are available. 

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White Antelope, a courageous leader of the Southern Cheyenne, died at Sand Creek in 1864 while attempting to negotiate peace with the Colorado militia. In the spring of 1988, the University of Colorado established the White Antelope Memorial Scholarship (WAMS), and it has been instrumental in assisting Native American students toward the completion of their baccalaureate degrees. This is accomplished by coming together for activities, events and by interacting with the Native American community. These activities/events will be at the heart of building the community, so it is imperative that you make the commitment to participate if selected for the scholarship.

Awards are based on quality of application including academic qualifications and demonstrated interest in being a positive, supportive and contributing member of the Native American community on campus; and geographic diversity. Eligible students must submit acceptable Proof Of Tribal Affiliation, at the time of application and prior to being offered the White Antelope Memorial Scholarship.

Documentation may include:

  • Proof of enrollment in a U.S. State or Federally recognized Nation/Tribe or,
  • Enrollment verification of parent and/or grandparent in U.S. State or Federally recognized Nation/Tribe with proof of blood relation or,
  • CDIB Certificate Degree of Indian Blood

Consideration may be given to those whose enrollment status has been affected by a federal Native American program, i.e., Relocation Program, Indian Child Welfare, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Incoming freshmen, transfers, and continuing undergraduate students
  • Resident or non-resident
  • Undergraduate

First Nations Scholarship Program

The First Nations Scholarship was created in 2006 for out-of-state, tribally enrolled, freshmen and transfer Native American students. The intent of this scholarship, together with the White Antelope Memorial Scholarship, is to promote, encourage and support academic success and to cultivate a thriving Native American community on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. This is accomplished by coming together for activities, events and by interacting with the Native American community. These activities/events will be at the heart of building the community, so it is imperative that you make the commitment to participate if selected for the scholarship.

Awards are based on quality of application including academic qualifications and demonstrated interest in being a positive, supportive and contributing member of the Native American community on campus; and geographic diversity. Eligible students must submit acceptable Proof Of Tribal Affiliation, at the time of application and prior to being offered the First Nations Scholarship.

Documentation may include:

  • Proof of enrollment in a U.S. State or Federally recognized Nation/Tribe or,
  • Enrollment verification of parent and/or grandparent in U.S. State or Federally recognized Nation/Tribe with proof of blood relation or,
  • CDIB Certificate Degree of Indian Blood
  • Consideration may be given to those whose enrollment status has been affected by a federal Native American program, i.e., Relocation Program, Indian Child Welfare, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Incoming freshmen and transfers students
  • Non-resident
  • Undergraduate

Catherine and George Favareau Fund

The Catherine and George Favareau Fund is to provide a partial or scholarships to students from the St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana, the Little Sioux St. Francis Mission School in St. Francis, South Dakota and/or the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.