For more information about and assistance applying for scholarships, contact your High School Counselor or Indian Education Coordinator Karlie Cooper.
Ford Motor Company/American Indian College Fund Corporate Scholars Program Deadline: See website Summary: Applicant must be a Native American, Alaskan or Hawaiian student seeking to earn college credentials in math, technology, business and science at tribal colleges and universities or other institutions of higher learning. A minimum cumulative GPA standard of 3.0 is required for program participation. Awards worth $10,000 each, based on financial need and academic performance.
The Bureau of Indian Education Higher Education Grant Program Deadline: June 1 Summary: Applicants must be American Indian or Alaska native students seeking a bachelor's degree and be a current member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or American Indian descendant with at least one-fourth Indian blood. Graduate student scholarship available. Requires application. Scholarship amounts vary.
Adolph Van Pelt Foundation Deadline: June 1 Summary: Offers grants of $500 to $1,500 to American Indian and Alaska native undergraduate students who have economic need and are seeking a degree in any discipline.
The Cobell Scholarship Deadline: See website Summary: Applicant must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, and a degree-seeking full-time student.
American Indian Graduate Center/AIGC Scholars Scholarships Deadline: See website Summary: Cobell, Wells Fargo and Accenture scholarships and STEM loan offered. Applicants must be enrolled members of an American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group. Requires application. Scholarship amounts vary.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Deadline: See website Summary: Funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the program removes financial barriers to education for high-performing, low-income students of certain ethnic backgrounds. Applicants must be citizens, legal permanent residents or nationals of the United States and have a cumulative GPA of 3.3, among other requirements.
American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarships Deadline: See website (priority deadline March 1) Summary: Either the applicant or the applicant’s parent must have documented membership as a Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian. Requires application, essay, transcript and documentation of membership. $2,000 scholarships awarded.
American Indian Services Grants and Scholarships Deadline: See website Summary: Provides grants and scholarships to full- or part-time students enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school. Applicants must have at least 1/4 Northern-Native American Indian blood and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.
American Indian Scholarship Fund Association Deadline: Contact association at American Indian Scholarship Fund Association, 1508 Crossroads of the World, Los Angeles, CA 90020. Summary: Provides scholarships and loans to American Indian students.
Indian Health Service Scholarship Deadline: See website or contact Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service at 605-226-7343. Summary: The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs.
American Indian College Fund Deadline: See website Summary: Scholarships are awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students attending tribal ornon-tribal colleges; generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.