ERIC Number: ED474756
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Scholarships and School Improvement: Annual Report of Catching the Dream.
Chavers, Dean, Ed.
Native Scholar, Fall 2001
This issue of "The Native Scholar" is comprised entirely of the annual report of Catching the Dream (CTD), an organization that awards scholarships to Native American students and grants for improving Native American schools. CTD scholarship programs are described, as are scholarships in general and how to find them. Fourteen scholarship websites are listed. Summer programs for Indian students are listed with contact information. CTD operates six grant programs for schools--a reading award program, Native educator scholarships, math and science teaching, golden star attendance, southern California school improvement program, and the Mead Foundation scholarship directory. The outcomes of each of the five programs operated in 2001 is described, and program descriptions and applicant requirements are given for those applying for the next round of grants. Casino, tribal, foundation, and corporation supporters of CTD are listed, and a new endowment is announced. Past winners of CTD's exemplary program award are listed, and nomination procedures are described for it and CTD's other two awards--principal of the year and counselor of the year. The CTD's seventh annual Exemplary Institute, which showcases exemplary educational programs for Indian students is announced. CTD directors, scholarship students who graduated, endowed scholarship winners, and the 227 current scholarship recipients are listed. Research reports published by CTD, 16 exemplary programs in Indian education, and professional programs for Indian students are briefly described. Financial statements are presented, and 57 scholarship directories and books about the college application process are listed. (TD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Annual Reports, College Bound Students, Demonstration Programs, Grants, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Internet, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Summer Programs, Tribally Controlled Education
Catching the Dream, 8200 Mountain Road, N.E., Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Tel: 505-262-2351; Fax: 505-262-0534; e-mail: Nscholarsh@aol.com.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Catching the Dream, Albuquerque, NM.
Note: Formerly, "The Native American Scholarship Fund, Inc."