NextEra Energy- Ford Dry Lake Scholarship Program

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society administered this scholarship on behalf of the NextEra Energy Foundation. NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc. is a private foundation organized as a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of financially assisting charitable, scientific, literacy and educational organizations. Nextra believes that through this scholarship, additional skill sets will be brought back to impacted tribal communities and ensure that these communities benefit from the growing trends in clean energy.This scholarship aims to benefit members of 11 participating Arizona and California Indian Tribes pursuing educations at accredited four-year colleges/ universities, two-year colleges, or vocational schools.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • College:
    Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college/university, or a full-time student at a two-year college
  • Major/Career:
    Eligible Degrees: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Material Science.
  • Ethnicity:
    NextEra Energy is committed to solving our energy needs now and in the future with clean technologies, and to encouraging and assisting Native Americans
  • Organization:
    All scholarships require that applicants be current AISES membership at the time of application
  • Miscellaneous:
    Applicants for this scholarship MUST be a member of one of the following 11 participating tribal communities in the Ford Dry Lake Area:Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla IndiansCahuilla Indian TribeChemehuevi Indian TribeCocopah Indian TribeColorado River Indian TribesFort Mojave Indian TribeMorongo Band of Mission IndiansQuechan Indian TribeSoboba Band of Luiseno IndiansTorres Martinez Desert Cahuilla IndiansTwenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indian

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    1,500-word Essay. The essay is evaluated by reviewers and it is expected to address educational and/or career goals, decision for undertaking their area of study, interest in and motivation to continue higher education, demonstrate an understanding of the importance of college and the students commitment to complete the educational program undertaken, and demonstrate the students plan and/or desire to make a difference in or impact their community.
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Letters of Recommendation: Students must submit TWO (2) letters of recommendation. We require one letter from an individual familiar with your academic success (teacher, advisor, professor). The second letter may be submitted by a non-relative who is familiar with your academic and other achievements. Students will utilize the scholarship application platform to request recommendations. Be prepared with recommenders email information and be sure to allow them time to submit before the deadline.
  • Other Materials:
    - A completed online application- Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) or proof of tribal enrollment.

Contact Information

  • Phone: (505) 765-1052