Texas's longest-running Native Student college group

Application Call: Ida V. Hall and George Kohfeldt Endowed Scholarship in Southwestern Studies

The Ida V. Hall and George Kohfeldt Endowed Scholarship to Southwestern Studies is intended to assist students whose studies focus on the Native American Southwest. The $500 scholarship is intended to help qualified students defray their expenses at UTA. Eligible students will be in Southwestern Studies and/or the numerous related disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, anthropology, political science, art, music, geography, Spanish, English, art history, and the history of cartography.
For more information about this scholarship, please contact the Center at Box 19497, UTA, Arlington, 76019-0497, (817) 272-3997, or email: swcenter@uta.edu.

The UTA Native American Student Association 2015-16 Scholarship

This $1,200 scholarship ($600/Fall, 2015; $600/Spring, 2016) will be awarded to a student attending UTA at least half-time. Applicants must have demonstrated a measurable commitment to a Native American community through volunteerism, philanthropy, or other involvement, and indicate how he or she will participate and contribute to the UTA Native American community. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. All recipients must maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA each long semester to continue the scholarship as well as a commitment to UTA‘s NASA.

Deadline: Completed application materials must be mailed to Dr. Riding-In and postmarked by May 1, 2015.

The Application

Download the scholarship application in Adobe PDF.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must be attending UT Arlington at least half time (six hours per full semester) with a GPA of at least 2.5. The applicant must demonstrate commitment to and strong interest in the Native American community. Please note that American Indian descent is NOT necessary to be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship is available to High school seniors, UT Arlington students, and transfer students are welcome to apply.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Statement from applicant briefly describing his or her commitment to Native American communities. This statement should reflect both past efforts and future efforts as a student at UT Arlington. (500 words maximum)
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • A letter of support from a member of the Native Community
    • A letter of support from anyone the applicant believes will be helpful.

Mail all application materials to:
Dr. Les Riding-In
UT Arlington College of Liberal Arts
Box 19617
Arlington, Texas 76019-0617

Or drop them off in-person at 210 University Hall.

Please contact Dr. Riding-In for current scholarship opportunity deadlines. All materials must be received by May 30, 2013.

Recipient decisions are made during the Summer II semester.

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2012-2013 Robert Caldwell
2011-2012 Robert Caldwell
2010-2011 Micah Johnson
2009-2010 Jenny Blankenship and Maggie Lunday
2008-2009 Jenny Blankenship and Elijah Wahkinney
2007-2008 Michael D. Twidal and Elijah Wahkinney
2006-2007 Elijah Wahkinney and Keisha Newton
2005-2006 Venetta Lynn Davis
2005-S&F Phyllis Behrens
2004-2005 Nalita Sandoval
2003-2004 John Ihnfeld
2002-2003 Chad Lovett. He is a biology major who works with American Indians in a federal correctional institution.
2001-2002 Melissa Hassell. That year the scholarship increased to $750!
2000-2001 Jesse James. He is a NASA member who plays in the UTA band.
1999-2000 Davanna Whitehead Keller
1998-1999 Barbara Payton


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