ERIC Number: ED066283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Financing College Education for Indians.
McKinley, Francis; Kingsbury, Warren T.
Financing college education for American Indians is the topic of this report on a short-term institute conducted at Arizona State University, Tempe, by the University of Arizona's Division of Indian Affairs and the National Indian Training and Research Center. The objectives of the program were to enable the participants to (1) improve their ability to work effectively and constructively with Indian students and to find possible sources of financial aid in relationship to vocational-occupational aspiration, (2) develop strong organizations to service Indian students, (3) establish a common philosophy and standard practices with reservation and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) area offices, (4) coordinate financial resources in the institution and the community aimed at Indian students with educational or socio-economic barriers to higher education. The problems Indian students encounter in obtaining financial aid were uncovered and used in planning the program. Approximately 300 persons who worked in the areas under discussion were invited; 44 accepted. The 44 participants were divided into 4 groups to discuss questions in 6 areas: Indian education coordinators, Indian education committees, college financial aids officers, college Indian advisors, BIA scholarship officers, and high school counselors. Discussions ranged into community involvement, problems of both students and financial aids officers, student needs, educational reforms, and the problems of communication and coordination. A field study follow-up and recommendations--that the criteria for financial aids awards need to be revised, that counseling should be more effective, and that additional training should be provided--are included. (FF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Training and Research Center, Tempe, AZ.
Note: Report of Short Term Institute for Coordination of Financial Aid to Indians, Tempe, Arizona, August 24-26, 1971