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New Mexico Community Foundation: Native American Preparatory Scholars (NAPS) Fund

Deadline: March 5, 2018

The Native American Preparatory Scholars (NAPS) Fund was established to increase the number of New Mexico Native American students who aspire to, are prepared for, and graduate from college. The NAPS Fund supports Native student mentoring and support programs and initiatives at the secondary, pre-collegiate, and college level so Native students will be far more likely to enroll in, persist, and graduate from college.

The 2018 NAPS Fund grant cycle is specifically focused on efforts to support Native student persistence and completion of college. The NAPS grant is intended to fund organizations that support strategies and programs that encourage and prepare Native students to attend college and/or increase the likelihood that Native students’ complete college.

Priority will be given to programs doing work in the following areas:

  • School-based programs in the public, BIE, tribal, private, and/or nonprofit secondary education level preparing students academically, emotionally, and socially for college or university
  • Programs geared toward college preparation through academic and other mentoring
  • Programs within higher education institutions that provide student mentoring and other support services in order to increase the likelihood that students will graduate from college

Amount: A total of $100,000 is available to award grants that range from $15,000-$25,000.

Eligibility: New Mexico nonprofits, tribal programs, and institutions. The use of fiscal sponsors is permitted.

Link: http://nmcf.org/for-nonprofits/naps/

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