Awards & Scholarship

Oregon Indian Education Association

The deadline for Award Nominations is April 14, 2017.

Email nominations with the heading: OIEA Award Nomination to oiea.secretary@gmail.com

Download the Nomination Form

AWARD CATEGORIES

OUTSTANDING INDIAN ELDER OF THE YEAR:

  • Must be an OIEA member or must have shown support of Indian Education
  • Must have made a significant contribution of benefit to Indian Education and/or improved the image of American Indian people during the past year

OUTSTANDING INDIAN EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR:

  • Must have demonstrated commitment to Indian Education during the past year
  • Must be an OIEA member
  • Must be American Indian
  • Must document previous experience in the field of Indian Education

OUTSTANDING INDIAN PARENT OF THE YEAR:

  • Must have made significant contributions to Indian Education
  • Must be an OIEA member or must have shown support of OIEA or local parent committee during the past year
  • Must be American Indian

OUTSTANDING TEACHER OF THE YEAR:

  • Must have made significant contributions to Indian education locally/statewide
  • May be Indian or non-Indian
  • Must have state certification or teach at a community college or university

OUTSTANDING STUDENT OF THE YEAR:

  • Must be American Indian
  • Must be enrolled full-time (high school, post-secondary)
  • Must have contributed time and effort into Indian education

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR:

  • May be Indian or non-Indian
  • Must be an OIEA member or must have shown support of OIEA or local parent committee during the past year
  • Must have contributed time and effort into Indian Education

OUTSTANDING HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT OF THE YEAR:

  • Must be American Indian
  • Must be enrolled full-time (AA, BA, Master’s or Doctorate level)
  • Must have contributed time and effort into Indian education
  • Must demonstrate excellent academic standing

The deadline for Award Nominations is April 14, 2017.

Email nominations with the heading: OIEA Award Nomination to oiea.secretary@gmail.com

Download the Nomination Form

2017 Pepper Memorial Student Achievement Award

These awards are limited to 2017 Oregon American Indian high school seniors who will be attending a post-secondary institution. The purpose of the five $200 awards is to encourage American Indian students to continue their education beyond high school and to help defray some of the numerous expenses involved in attending a higher education institution. It is not intended to serve as a scholarship; therefore, it would not be included as “other sources of income” on a financial aid application.

Students must complete this application and provide all necessary information requested to become eligible for award consideration. Recipients will not receive the monetary award until they provide OIEA with verification of enrollment at a post-secondary institution.

Download the application