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Announcing the SAIGE Training Program Attendance Scholarship

April 1, 2015Loriblog

2015 SAIGE Training Program Attendance Scholarship

BACKGROUND: Recent OPM statistics show that AI/AN personnel have the lowest average grade level among all Federal employees and fewer Native American employees have college degrees. Through our scholarship program, we can do something positive to improve these statistics and the lives of the Native employees they represent.

PURPOSE:  To provide assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) federal employees for attendance to the SAIGE Annual National Training Program. Scholarship will include registration fee, travel and lodging for attendance at the SAIGE National Training Program by a current SAIGE member.

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS:  Permanent, term, or career seasonal Career Conditional, or Career Federal American Indian and Alaska Native employees who have been members of SAIGE for at least one year. You may not apply if you have received this scholarship previously.

For the National Training Program (NTP) Scholarship, include an Individual Development Plan (IDP) signed by applicant’s supervisor identifying the National Training Program. Also required are:

*           Letter of Recommendation (character reference)
*           Narrative of extracurricular and community service activities
*           Essay – Topic: Describe your educational and workplace advancement goals and how this scholarship will assist you in meeting these goals.

*           Applications will be evaluated strictly on the merit and the items listed above that comprise the application package.  The merit of the applications will be determined on the basis of how the subject-training course will serve to advance and/or develop the employee’s career in the federal government.

For SAIGE NTP scholarship, SAIGE will pay for travel and lodging and provide a registration fee waiver which includes all meals offered at the SAIGE NTP.  Arrangements will be made with the recipient prior to the National Training Program.
Please send completed Application packages by April 15, 2015 deadline. to:

SAIGE Colorado Front Range Chapter
c/o Lori Windle or by fax at 303-293-5058

Download the Application by clicking here. 

Application can also be accessed by going to the tab on this website called Member Resources and clicking on Scholarships.

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