ERIC Number: ED190266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
"...The Necessity of Education Is Admitted...".
National Center for American Indian Alternative Education and Training, Inc., Denver, CO.
Lack of access to information has been one of the most difficult problems Native Americans have faced in trying to obtain a college education. Attempting to meet the need for more information on the rights and opportunities for Indian students, this report explores the funding sources available to Indian students, describes problems confronting students when they attend universities, and makes recommendations on procedures for meeting financial needs of Native American students. Extensive description is devoted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs role in higher education because many college and government officials operate under the mistaken assumption that BIA aid is available to all Indian students and they often deny Indian applicants other types of aid. Procedure for applying for BIA grants, qualifications, and addresses of scholarship representatives are given. The role of the Office of Education is described, as well as the benefit programs it provides, its past shortcomings in helping needy Indian students, and legislative commitments that may correct past OE program abuses. Educational assistance programs of colleges and universities is discussed along with a listing of schools, the number of Native American students attending, aid sources available, and amounts of monies received from each source. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for American Indian Alternative Education and Training, Inc., Denver, CO.