Master’s Degree Scholarship for Climate Adaptation Science targets Tribal Students

If you are thinking graduate school, seek the solid options that will pay for your graduate degrees.  The University of Colorado-Boulder has funding for 5 Native American students who hope to pursue Masters degrees in subject areas related to climate change and natural resource management.  Full funding is available for a two-year Master’s program for up to 5 eligible students between Fall 2020 and 2022.


  1. Are you interested in a graduate degree exploring how climate may impact natural and cultural resources and resilience?
  1. The NC CASC is seeking applications from students affiliated with the 31 federally-recognized tribes in the North Central region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado) who are interested in completing a Master’s degree at the University of Colorado Boulder on a topic related to climate adaptation science.

How does the program work? 

Over the 2 years, each student will take graduate courses in their department and complete a Master’s thesis on their chosen research topic. In addition, the NC CASC staff and collaborators from the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance (GPTWA, ), CU Boulder’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS, ), and the Student Academic Success Center (SASC, ) will offer:

  1. supplemental activities,
  2. support and mentoring for the cohort;
  3. designated space to gather and spend time outside of the academic department setting;
  4. professional development opportunities; connection with Native American and Indigenous groups and organizations on- and off-campus; and
  5. assistance finding resources for needs or issues outside the university such as housing, family, health, and community.