Truman D. Picard Scholarship

DeadlineFriday, March 11, 2022 at 5 PM PST

Award: $2500 for college students (numbers of awards varies per year)

Purpose: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation and evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U.S. government (i.e. a photocopy of an enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood) (CIB). Applicants must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need.

Required Materials:
The Education Selection Committee will review and rank only those applicants who completely address each area. Please be specific. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Letter of Application: The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email address, and phone number. It should be a maximum of two pages in length, and discuss the following:
    • Interest in natural resources.
    • Commitment to education, community and your culture.
    • Financial need.
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference:
    • On letterhead. (If no letterhead is available through the reference’s organization, the referrer should create their own).
    • Signed. (Digital and electronic signature accepted).
    • Dated within the last six months.
    • Open sealed documents, if applicable.
    • Reference letters will not be accepted directly from references. (They should be included in complete application, step 7).
  • Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U. S. Government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) will suffice.
  • Transcripts: ALL students must include transcripts. Unofficial or official both accepted. Please open sealed transcripts.
    • High school students must also provide documented proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education and a review of college class schedule to verify major before a check is released.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA): ALL students must complete the FASFA and attach the Student Aid Report. If it has not been completed, include last year’s report.
  • Delivery of application, (3) steps:
    • First, create one complete email (PDF attachment preferred) including: letter of application, resume, three letters of reference, evidence of validated enrollment, transcripts, college acceptance letter (high school) or declared major, current class schedule (college), and FAFSA student aid report.
    • Second, submit via e‐mail (intertribaltimbercouncil@gmail.com) up until the close of business (5:00 p.m. PST) March 11, 2022.
    • Last, mail the originals to be postmarked by March 11, 2022. Be sure to check your local post office hours. ITC staff will be working remotely and will not be onsite at the ITC office to sign for deliveries.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council office:
ATTN: EDUCATION COMMITTEE
INTERTRIBAL TIMBER COUNCIL
1112 N.E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4
Portland, Oregon 97232‐2114
(503) 282‐4296 phone