2020-2021 Scholarship Application Form
APPLICATION AND ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 12TH TO BE CONSIDERED.
You may request a physical application by calling (406)673-3031
The Island Mountain Development Group Scholarship Fund was established to support educational opportunities for the Aaniiih (Gros-Ventre) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) People of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. IMDG’s mission is dedicated to creating a self-sustaining economy by striving to create opportunities for the Aaniiih and Nakoda Nation through business, jobs, and resource development. IMDG recognizes that in order to do so, we must invest in our future leaders. Our scholarship fund is one way we can accomplish that and promote our values of generosity, sustainability, and resilience.
Scholarship available through the Island Mountain Development Group Scholarship Fund
IMDGSF Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarship: Scholarships are for $1,500 for the full
***(Does not include Summer semester)***
(Double spaced, typed, 12 pt. font only)
The application requires essay questions that are listed below. This is an opportunity to tell your story and demonstrate your writing skills. Answer the following questions in a separate document and include the question in each essay answer:
üIntroduction – Introduce yourself in the Aaniiih or Nakoda language (not mandatory) and in English. Include information about your family and community. (minimum of 100 words)
üWhat steps are you taking to reach your short and long-term educational goals? (minimum of 100 words)
üWhat is your definition of leadership? What important values does a good leader demonstrate? Describe current or past leadership experiences that you have or have had, including any lessons learned about leadership. (Minimum of 300 words)
üWho past or present has taught you, been a role model, or inspired you to become a leader? How have they done so?(Minimum of 300 words)
üIn what ways have you contributed to your community? What has been your most significant contribution?(Minimum of 300 words)
üDescribe a personal challenge(s) you have faced in your life? How did you overcome this challenge? (Minimum of 300 words)
üDescribe your life five years after completing your degree. What is your vision for the future? How will the IMDGSF scholarship help you attain your goals? (Minimum of 300 words)
I certify that the information contained in this applicationis true to the best of my knowledge and is my own work. I understand thatmisrepresentation or fraudulent information may be grounds for loss ofscholarship funds and repayment. By accepting a scholarship from IslandMountain Development Group Scholarship Fund, I authorize them to use my nameand photograph or any information I have provided in advertising or publicityin any and all media. I understand that if I am awarded a scholarship, the mailingaddress and email address information that I’ve provided is correct and I willbe contacted through email and mail. I understand that if I am awarded ascholarship, I will provide any additional information requested from IMDGSF.