American Indian College provides a full-tuition academic scholarship to a first-time student who has consistently demonstrated commitment to Christ and to high academic achievement. This award, known as the President’s Scholarship, is the highest academic scholarship offered by AIC.
- Plan to be a full-time, first-time student (12 credits/semester or more) at AIC and live on campus
- A minimum 3.8 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
- An ACT composite score of 26 or above.
- Demonstrated Church, school or community-related involvement.
- Demonstrated a strong Christian character.
- U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
- Scholarship is renewable provided that the student maintains a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.6 on a 4.0 scale. Progress is reviewed at the end of each academic year, and eligibility is determined by the cumulative grade point average.
- Applies to the first 150 total credit hours earned at AIC or a completed baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.
- President’s Scholarship is institutional aid and therefore not available for us in off-campus study opportunities. The transfer of institutional aid to another semester is not allowed unless a written appeal is approved by the Board of Administration.
- Student must maintain full-time status to continue to be eligible for the scholarship.
- A recipient of a President’s Scholarship will be required to live on campus to maintain eligibility.
- Available only to incoming freshmen. Transfer students are not eligible.
- There can be a delay between high school and college of one year only for purposes such as a short-term mission trip, Master’s Commission, or study-abroad opportunities. Scholarship deferral is not allowed. Application for the scholarship must be made for the fall semester in which they intend to enroll at AIC.
- Homeschooled students are welcome to apply. Choose instructors or coaches from sports, music, or other organized activities as references.
- If you have questions about the President’s Scholarship, please contact your admissions counselor.
- American Indian College reserves the right to change scholarship eligibility and continuation requirements and other details without advance notice should conditions so warrant.
- The selection process is assigned to the Scholarship Committee. After its review of all applications, the committee will select finalists to be given interviews.
- An interview is intended to give information to the Scholarship Committee beyond what is possible on the application.
- The individual interview is 15-20 minutes and can take place over the phone with the VP for Academic Affairs and a faculty member.
- The finalists are required to let the Financial Aid Office know if they accept the invitation to interview for a scholarship.
- President’s Scholarship will be awarded based on both the committee’s evaluation of the application material and the interview.
- The selected recipient is asked to accept or decline the scholarship. Declined scholarships will then be offered to alternate finalists.
Sample Interview Questions
- What do you feel are your greatest strengths, and how do you see yourself using these strengths uniquely to reflect the mission and purpose of AIC?
- Why do you believe, as a student who will represent AIC on an ongoing basis, we should choose you to receive the President’s Scholarship?
- List three words that best describe you.
- What are your strongest leadership qualities?
- What are some areas in your life where you would like to improve?
- What qualities do you look for in a friend?
- Who has impacted you the most during high school and in what way?
- What do you feel God has called you to do?
- What’s your greatest passion in life?
- If you could do anything or have any job, what would it be and why?
- How do you see yourself making an impact on AIC’s campus?
- What is your favorite book and why?
- What current events most intrigue you and why?
- What activity that you’ve been involved in best describes who you are? Why?
- What opportunities/activities do you plan to be involved in as an AIC student?