Native Education For All Scholarship Essay Contest

Summary and Purpose

The Native Education For All project is provided by a partnership of Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. and National Indian Education Association. The project is developing strategies to ensure quality Native Education is being delivered in the educational system of Public/Charter Schools in Arizona. The Native Education For All scholarship essay contest aims to increase the knowledge of Native American History for the graduating high school class of 2022 as they pursue higher education.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be residing and living in state of Arizona
  • Must have graduated from an Arizona public/charter high school in spring 2022
  • Incoming/first-year students attending a community/tribal college, college/university or vocational/technical school in the state of Arizona for Fall 2022-2023 Academic Year

Support

Financial support will be provided for Fall 2022 for three (3) students to receive a one-time award of $2,000.

Application Required Documents

  • Scholarship Application (form)
  • Allan Paxson Winning Essay

  • Complete the “Native Words, Native Warriors” lesson plan and respond to essay questions
  • Submit a photo and a brief bio written in the third person (no more than 5 sentences)
  • Proof of Fall 2022 enrollment (Enrollment verification or class schedule accepted)

Submission

Application must be emailed by Friday, July 29, 2022 to Ms. Monique Tsosie at Monique.Tsosie@itcaonline.com with subject line: NEFA Essay Contest 2022

Deadline

Applications must be completed and received by Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:59 PM (MST).

Notification of award will be sent no later than Friday, August 19, 2021.

The Frank Harrison and Harry Austin Voting Rights Scholarship Essay Contest – 2022

The Frank Harrison and Harry Austin Voting Rights Essay Contest serves to recognize American Indian youth who are determined to uplift the voices of their peers and community members by participating in civic engagement efforts. On July 15, 1948, a court decision by the Supreme Court of Arizona granted American Indians the right to vote due to the commitment of Frank Harrison and Harry Austin. Today, we celebrate their achievements by participating to local and federal elections. In Arizona, Tribal communities were amongst those who showed up to the polls in record numbers during the 2020 General Election.

Your vote does not stop after Election Day. It is a new beginning towards the future of your community. The legislature continues to meet on issues that directly impact our family and friends. As citizens it is our duty to follow our vote and ensure local and federal officials are acting on the issues that are most important to you. Please answer the prompts listed below to show how you will honor the legacy of Frank Harrison and Harry Austin by remaining civically engaged in your community during this off-election year.

Scholarship Application

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Applications are due June 24th, 2022

Native Vote Social Media Influencer Tournament

Native Vote Social Media Influencer Tournament

The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona presents the Native Vote Social Media Influencer Tournament.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH, 2022!

16 American Indian college students will be selected to compete in a social media tournament. Each selected applicant will receive $200 and trainings for Native Vote outreach and social media, including the process of creating a social media plan. Each participant will be required to develop a social media plan to support them while they are in the tournament. A panel of judges will score each social media influencer’s content based on accuracy, originality, cultural relevancy, and breadth. The tournament will run from April, 2022 through July, 2022 and the champion will receive a $5,000 scholarship.

For questions, contact cassandra.robinson@itcaonline.com.

To apply*, visit: https://forms.gle/vb9eDkn6EeWqH8Ut7

*By applying, you are ensuring that you can commit to the tournament in its entirety.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Tax Year 2021

INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Updated January 30, 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing public health emergency, this location is not able to serve as a tax return preparation site for the tax year 2021.

This action is taken in accordance with state and federal public health guidelines and on behalf of concern for the safety of all community members and volunteers.

To assist with your income tax filing needs, the following websites have information on how to complete and file your federal and state income tax returns:

Free File: Do your Federal Taxes for Free | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)
For information on how to prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers
For information on locating a VITA Site near you. Please note: Due to COVID-19, a number of VITA sites are closed.

www.myfreetaxes.com
Free filing for every household with a simple return. Please visit the website for additional information.

City of Phoenix – VITA

For Tax Year 2021, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites located within the city of Phoenix that will be open will be providing tax preparation services by appointment only.

To make an appointment at a VITA site within the City of Phoenix, please visit the website at https://phoenix.gov/eitc. Please see flyer for additional information and what to bring to an appointment. For questions or to make an appointment, you can also call 602-534-8359.

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For information on how to “do it yourself”, please send email to vita.taxhelp@phoenix.gov or call 602-534-8359.

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  • Wash Your Hands
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