>In selecting the recipients of scholarships, ASSET considers a wide range of factors to obtain a holistic view of the circumstances faced by each applicant. We consider such things as academic performance, educational and career goals as well as personal experiences in dealing with life challenges. All applicants are given a chance to show why they believe they are best qualified to receive assistance and how this assistance will help them meet their stated goals. It is important to note however, that ASSET does not select the recipients of scholarships on the basis of tribe or gender. What we seek to identify are students who are genuinely interested in finishing their studies and whose performance indicates a promise of solid returns on the investment made by ASSET and its partners.