Grade Point Average (GPA): 3.3
Up until the end of the 2008-2009 school year, Indian Education Support Program honored all Native American Indian students who had maintained a GPA of 3.0, who had consecutively made the honor roll during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd quarters and who had not obtained a letter grade of a "D" or lower, at both the middle and high school level. At the start of the 2009-2010 school year, IESP increased the GPA to 3.3. Why the increase? Some scholarships, such as the Gates Millennium Scholarship, that are available for post secondary school, have a requirement that the student maintain a GPA of 3.3 or higher in high school. Because of the increased GPA, we would like our Native American Indian students to be prepared when they graduate from high school. We want them to take advantage of every scholarship that is out there and continue their education.
At the end of this school year, IESP will be honoring all Native American Indian students who have maintained a 3.3 GPA, who have consecutively made the honor roll during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters and who have not obtained a letter grade of a "D" or lower.
To learn more about the availability of scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students, log onto http://www.aigcs.org/.