Greater Portland’s Training and Scholarship Applications Due on 12/15/17

Growing Small Businesses Globally

Greater Portland Inc expects to offer 15 scholarships to help cover training and travel expenses for entrepreneurs who want to be well prepared for international sales. As part of this program, Greater Portland will work with each firm to develop a customized program that meets the needs of each potential exporter preparing for international sales.

Program FAQs

Who can apply for this training scholarship?

Entrepreneurs interested in reaching new customers through international sales with an existing business in the Greater Portland region should complete the scholarship form. Sign up here.

What will I learn from export training?

This customized spectrum of services will offer you a range of export focused trainings. You only need to take the trainings that are relevant to you.  Trainings themes include export finance, lead prospecting, exporting and shipping, and market analysis.

What happens if I don’t complete a training?

We will only cover 50% of the cost of the training and advising you complete. If you don’t complete a training, we can’t reimburse you.

What if I already export to other international markets?

That’s fine. We’d still love to help you access a new market. Sign up.

Can I substitute training or course work from another service provider?

Yes, but we can only cover training costs when you work with one of our partners (Global Trade Center, SBDC, SBA, Business Oregon or U.S. Commercial Service) listed in the training passport book we give you.

Do I have to do the full Export Pathways training (all seven steps)?

Probably not. It depends upon what the export readiness assessment says. The export readiness assessment is the first step in the process, after you are notified of your scholarship.

How long does each training last?

It depends. Several are 2 hour one-one-one meetings. One is a 30 hour class. And one training option varies based upon how many scholarships we award.

Where does the training scholarship money come from?

Greater Portland Inc was awarded grant funding from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the Oregon Community Foundation.

How do I know if I’m a good candidate for this program?

If you’re interested in reaching new customers in international markets, you’re a good candidate for this export training scholarship.

Why is Greater Portland Inc organizing this program?

Greater Portland Inc is a public-private partnership working as a regional economic development entity. We want to see firms in the Portland metro region succeed by accessing new overseas markets – it’s good for the economy.

New Scholarship Opportunity

Udall Scholarship — Purpose: Provide scholarships to native students pursuing careers related to tribal public policy, self-governance, native health, or the environment. Eligibility: Native American or Alaska Native students that are undergraduate sophomores or juniors and working toward positive solutions to environmental challenges or issues impacting Indian country. Funding: Individual scholarships of up to $7,000; 50 scholarships are expected. Application DeadlineMarch 8, 2018.

Native Student Travel Scholarships: Connecting STEM And Justice

Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native student in science, tech, engineering, or math (STEM)?

Apply now for sponsorship to visit Philadelphia and attend the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference (IACP) onOctober 21-24, 2017.

The National Institute of Justice is looking for five qualified undergrad or grad students to attend this conference, which brings together thousands of professionals from federal, state, local, and tribal organizations.

Attendance will aid you in exploring applications of your STEM training to issues of criminal justice and public safety. You will have the opportunity to interact with scientists and attend panel discussions on the most urgent issues facing communities and innovative, evidence-based solutions.

Learn more about the conference.

Eligibility

  • American Indian or Alaska Native, at least 18 years of age.
  • Full-time undergrad or grad student at an eligible academic institution, in a STEM field.
  • Commitment to the entire conference and travel days.

Logistics

Funding includes registration, airfare, lodging, ground transportation, baggage, meals, and incidental expenses. You would fly from your home airport to Philadelphia on October 20, 2017, and return on October 25, 2017. Decision notices will be sent to all applicants by August 30, 2017.

Application

Please submit the following items to NIJ_STEM@ojp.usdoj.gov by June 30, 2017:

  • Completed application form (see page 2).
  • Verification of current enrollment and standing.
  • Transcripts (unofficial accepted).
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
  • Statement of Interest in public safety and/or criminal justice.
  • Academic Advisor’s Statement of Support.

For more information on this opportunity, email us at NIJ_STEM@ojp.usdoj.gov.

AIANTA’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program

Apply for AIANTA’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program. Established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance to earn a degree or certificate in the hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. AIANTA will award three (3) individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria. AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.
Award Amount:
$1,000 per academic year (Fall/Spring semester only), $500 per semester
Deadline for applying:
July 28, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester
December 1, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester
Applicant Requirements:
  • Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student must show documentation).
  • Must be a high school senior or or an existing student accepted into an accredited higher institution at time of application.
  • Must submit a letter of acceptance from college/university or technical /vocational institution.
  • Must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA 2.5 or above (ALL current or future undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply).
  • Scholarships are available for certificate and associate programs, undergraduate and graduate students – online colleges are acceptable.
  • Scholarships must be used for books and/or tuition.
  • Must fill out scholarship application completely to be considered.
  • Awardee agrees to authorize AIANTA to use their photograph and any information provided in advertising, fundraising, or publicity in any media.
  • Awardee agrees to return to AIANTA 12 volunteer hours to AIANTA, a tribe, national park, or public lands institution within the awarded year to be eligible for the following year. A letter of proof must be submitted by August 18, 2017 to the AIANTA office
 Click here for Application 
For More Information
Contact: Sherrie Bowman
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
2401 12th St NW
Albuquerque, NM  87104

TAMKALIKS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

TAMKALIKS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

(Taz Conner and Terry Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship)

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by the Tamkaliks Celebration committee. One of these will be awarded to a local student and one will go to a Native American. One of the purposes of our event is to promote cultural understanding. We hope that these scholarships will help further our cause.

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NPTF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

NPTF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Duane Heglie and the Nez Perce Trail Foundation

Two scholarships, each in the amount of $500.00, will be awarded to two Native Americans.

These NPTF Scholarships will be awarded at the Tamkaliks Celebration & Friendship Feast this

coming summer, July 22-24, 2016. We hope that these scholarships will help further our cause

of promoting cultural understanding, appreciation, pride, education, scholarly advancement,

and success.

NATIVE AMERICAN applicants: ($500.00 Scholarship)

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Sigma Chi Youth Movement Scholarship

Sigma Chi Youth Movement Scholarship will be awarding two $1250 scholarships to high school seniors of Native American or Aboriginal descent this year.

Our event is Friday, April 22nd, at the University of Oregon, where the winners will be invited to participate as team leaders for the middle school participants, and will be awarded their scholarship at the closing ceremonies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Dustin Valdez

Executive Coordinator- Youth Movement 2016

Email: dvaldez3@uoregon.edu or dvaldez64@gmail.com

Phone: 315-222-3366

YM Scholarship Application

Scholarships for Native American Students

Greetings! The Oregon Community Foundation annually awards over $9.7 million in scholarships to Oregon students through our statewide scholarship program.  Two of these scholarship programs are designated for Native American students.

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