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Scholarships for Native American Students

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Many of the scholarships listed below have been compiled by representatives of several Native American tribes. Please note that eligibility for many of these scholarships is not limited exclusively to American Indians. Remember to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope when mailing inquiries.

 

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All Indian Pueblo Council Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 3256
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Deadline: 3/1 and 11/1
Scholarship Amt: $3000 to $6000
Requirements: Must be enrolled at Southern Pueblo agency as member of
Cochiti, Jemez, Sandia, or Santa Ana
Pueblos. Must first apply to school for aid and have a 2.0 GPA.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
5656 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Deadline: Applications available after December 1
Scholarship Amt: $500 to $1500
Requirements: Recommendations, Transcript

 

American Indian Heritage Foundation Scholarship
6051 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22044-2788
(603) 237-7500
Deadline: No
Requirements: Write for more information

 

American Indian Scholarships
4520 Montgomery Blvd. N.W. #1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Scholarship Amt: Varies
Requirements: Write for information (supported in part by Bureau of Indian Affairs)

 

American Indian Scholarships
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

1776 D. Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-5392
(202) 628-1776
Deadline: 7/1, 11/1
Scholarship Amt: Varies
Requirements: GPA: 2.75, transcript, 3 letters of recommendation, proof of Indian blood, letter giving family history, financial status and aims.

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program

1630 30th Street, Suite 301
(303) 939-0023
Deadline: 6/30 and 8/1
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: AISES Student membership, tribal enrollment, engineering or business major, 2.0 GPA

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Al Qoyawayma Award for Excellence in Art and Engineering

1630 30th Street, Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80301-1014
(303) 939-0023
Deadline: 6/15
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Tribal enrollment, majoring in engineering and visual arts or present evidence of significant accomplishment in visual arts

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
American Indian Development Foundation Scholarships

1630 30th Street, Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80301-1014
(303) 939-0023
Deadline: 6/15
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Tribal membership

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
CERT Scholarships

1630 30th Street, Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80301-1014
(303) 939-0023
Deadline: 6/14
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Tribal membership, entering college freshman who attended
T.R.I.B.E.S., CERT's summer program, minimum 2.0 GPA

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Norbert S. Hill, Jr. Leadership Award

5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80301
Deadline: 6/15 (winners notified by 10/30)
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Personal essay, 2 letters of recommendation, tribal
enrollment document (Alaskan Native, American Indian), Business/Engineering majors

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Robert Brocksbank Scholarships

5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80301
Deadline: 6/15 (winners notified by 10/30)
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Personal essay, 2 letters of recommendation, tribal enrollment document (Alaskan Native, American/Canadian Indian), Business/Engineering majors

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Santa Fe Pacific Foundation Grant

1630 30th Street, Suite 301
Boulder, CO 80301-1014
(303) 939-0023
Deadline: 3/31
Scholarship Amt: up to $2500 for each of four years
Requirements: Resident of AZ, CO, KS, NM, OK or San Bernadino County CA, 2.0 GPA.

 

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Schuyler Meyer Jr. Scholarship

5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80301
Deadline: 6/15
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Personal essay, 2 letters of recommendation, tribal enrollment document (American Indian, Alaskan Native) , single parent with at least 1 minor child at home

 

American Indian Services
1900 N. Canyon Road
Provo, UT 84604
(801) 375-1777
Deadline: 8/30, 11/15, 2/15, 5/15
Scholarship Amt: Varies
Requirements: Cum GPA 2.25, financial need, certificate of Indian blood, transcript, less than 130 semester credits

 

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Minorities
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036-8775
Deadline: 7/1, 12/1
Scholarship Amt: $2000
Requirements: U.S. citizen or permanent visa, Accounting major

 

American Legion Auxiliary
Silver Eagle Indian Scholarship

1718 Statz Street
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 642-4002
Scholarship Amt: $200 for undergraduates
Requirements: Must have been born in Nevada and be the child of an American Indian veteran

 

Arizona Council of Black Engineers and Scientists
P.O. Box 21163
Phoenix, AZ 85036-1163
(602) 517-3871
Deadline: 4/30
Scholarship Amt: $250 minimum
Requirements: Application, letter of recommendation, personal statement, transcripts, 3.0 GPA. For engineering and science majors . Write for more information.

 

Arizona State Student Incentive Grant
contact school Financial Aid Office
Phoenix, AZ
Scholarship Amt: $100 - $2500
Requirements: financial need, resident of Arizona

 

Arrow Supplemental Scholarship Program
Arrow, Inc.

1000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 401
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-0685
Deadline: No
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Associate on American Indian Affairs
95 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Scholarship Amt: $100 - $300
Requirements: American Indian or Alaska Native, apply after enrolling in school

 

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships

Box 268
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3998
Deadline: 6/1 (notified by 6/30)
Scholarship Amt: $500 - 800
Requirements: Minimum 2.0 GPA

 

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Displaced Homemaker Program

Box 268
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3998
Deadline: 9/1 (notified by 10/15)
Scholarship Amt: $500 - $1000
Requirements: Returning adult student; award assists with child care, transportation and some basic living expenses.

 

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Emergency Aid & Health Professions Scholarships

Box 268
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3998
Deadline: From 9/1 to 6/1, no summer programs
Scholarship Amt: $50 - $300
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Blackfeet Tribal Education Grant
ATTN: Scholarship Officer
P.O. Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
(406) 388-7539
Deadline: 3/1
Requirements: Member of Blackfeet Tribe, need-based.

 

Bureau of Indian Affairs - Oklahoma Area Education Office Scholarship
4149 Highline Blvd., Suite 380
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Deadline: 1/15 (notified 6/1), 6/15 (notified 9/1)
Scholarship Amt: $510 - $4500
Requirements: Recommendations, transcript, minimum 2.0 GPA and 12 credit hours/term, Alaskan Native or American Indian, financial need

 

Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Program
1849 C. Street, N.W. - MS 3530-MIB
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-4871
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Cherokee Indian Scholarship
Unto These Hills Educational Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 398
Cherokee, NC 28719
Scholarship Amt: $500
Requirements: Parents or self must be enrolled member of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, of Cherokee, NC.

 

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Higher Education Grants Program
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
Deadline: 4/1
Scholarship Amt: up to $1500
Requirements: Member of Cherokee Nation, eligible for Pell grant and have a 2.0 minimum GPA.

 

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma/Adult Education Scholarship
Department of Education
P.O. Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
(405) 262-0345
Deadline: 6/1, 11/1
Scholarship Amt: $400
Requirements: Enrolled member of Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe

 

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma/Higher Education Scholarship
Department of Education
P.O. Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
(405) 262-0345
Deadline: 6/1, 11/1
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Enrolled member of Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe

 

Chippewa Tribe Grant, Minnesota
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Education Division
P.O. Box 217
Cass Lake, MN 56633
(218) 335-8584
Deadline: 6/1
Scholarship Amt: up to $3000
Requirements: Member of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe

 

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Higher Education Grant
Higher Education Department
Drawer 1210
Durant, OK 74702-1210
Deadline: apply 1/1 - 3/15, notified 9/1
Scholarship Amt: $1600 maximum
Requirements: Enrolled member of Choctaw Tribe and have Certificate
Documenting Indian Blood or tribal membership card, transcript, financial eligibility

 

Choctaw Tribe, Mississippi Band
Choctaw Tribal Office, BIA Higher Education
Route 7, Box 21
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Colorado River Indian
Higher Education
Rt. 1, Box 23-B
Parker, AZ 95344
(520) 669-9211
Requirements: call extension 271 or 272.

 

Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma
Education Director, Education Division
P.O. Box 908
Lawton, OK 73502
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Continental Society, Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarships
206 Springdale Dr.
LaGrange, GA 30240
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Creek Nation of Oklahoma
Education Director, Higher Education
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Fleischmann Indian Program
Chairman, Scholarship Committee, Nevada State Dept. of Education
400 W. King Street, Capital Complex
Carson City, NV 89701
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Resident of Nevada, or be a member of a Nevada Indian Tribe

 

Gila River Indian Community
Division of Student Services/Scholarships
P.O. Box 97
Sacaton, AZ 85247
(800) 448-6918
Scholarship Amt: Varies, can include living expenses
Requirements: Contact tribal office

 

GMAC-AACSB Minority Summer Institute
11601 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 760
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 478-1433
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Grand Met Essay Contest
The National Urban League Education Department
500 East 62nd
New York, NY 10021
Deadline: 4/15
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Any DeVry program, 500-word essay on contest theme (write for information)

 

Hana Scholars Program
United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 871
Nashville, TN 37202-0871
(615) 340-7342
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Headland Indian Health Careers Grants
Headlands Indian Health Careers Grants
P.O. Box 16901
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-9968
(405) 271-2250
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Helen Gough Scholarship Foundation
Nancy Wisness
P.O. Box 503
Waterford City, ND 58854
Deadline: 6/1 (notified 8/1)
Scholarship Amt: $100 - $500
Requirements: Proof of membership in Three Affiliated Tribes (Fort Berthold Reservation), 3 recommendations, proof of college acceptance

 

Hopi Tribe
Grants and Scholarship Programs

P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
(800) 762-9630
Deadline: 4/30, 7/31 and 11/30
Scholarship Amt: Varies with program and financial need
Requirements: GPA: 2.0 - 3.3 GPA depending upon program, financial needs analysis, application and proof of tribal enrollment. Several different programs offered

 

Incentive Grant Program
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME)
3 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001-2281
(212) 279-2626
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Indian Education - Colleges and Universities
ATTN: Office of Indian Education Programs
1849 C Street, N.W. MS3530-MIB
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-4871
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Indian Employment Assistance Grants
Division of Job Placement and Training
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-3570
Deadline: No
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Indian Fellowship Program
Office of Indian Education
400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Room 2177
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 401-1887
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons North Indian
Scholarship Program

Headquarters Office
P.O. Box 1017
Chautauqua, NY 14722
(716) 357-4951
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

James B. Black College Scholarship
Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America
1505 Riverview Road, P.O. Box 297
St. Peter, MN 56082
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Menominee Adult Vocational Training Scholarship

P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135
Deadline: 10/30 and 3/1
Scholarship Amt: $100 - $2200
Requirements: Enrolled or eligible Menominee, freshmen and sophomores only

 

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
Menominee Higher Education Scholarships

P.O. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135
Deadline: 10/30 and 3/1
Scholarship Amt: $100 - $2200
Requirements: Enrolled or eligible Menominee

 

MESBEC Program
Native American Scholarship Fund

8200 Mountain Rd., N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351
Deadline: 3/15, 4/15, 9/15
Scholarship Amt: Varies
Requirements: Engineering, Business and CIS students; enrolled member of a recognized U.S. tribe, high GPA.

 

Mescalero Apache Tribe
Education Director, Education Department
Box 176
Mescalero, NM88340
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Miss Indian USA Scholarship Program
6051 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 273-7500
Deadline: No
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Moapa River Paiute Tribe Higher Education Scholarship
Chairman
Moapa Band of Paiutes
Moapa, NV 89025
Requirements: Write for more information

 

NAACP Honeywell Engineering Scholarship
Attn: Department of Financial Aid
4805 Mt. Hope Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21215-3297
(410) 358-8900
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

NAJA Scholarships
ATTN: College Scholarship
Campus Box 287
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 492-7397
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

National Basketball Association Scholarship
645 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Deadline: Write for application in mid-November
Scholarship Amt: $1000
Requirements: Academic achievement, extracurricular activities, ACT/SAT, high school transcript, 500-word essay. Good for any DeVry curriculum (not an athletic scholarship)

 

Native American Education Grants
Office of Financial Aid for Studies
100 Witherspoon St
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
(502) 569-5776
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Native American Leadership in Education (NALE)
802 Mountain Rd., N.E., Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Navajo Nation
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Programs
P.O. Box 1870
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(800) 243-2956
Deadline: 4/1, 5/1, 10/1 for CIB and application
Scholarship Amt: up to $2500/semester depending upon availability
Requirements: Minimum 2.0 GPA, financial need, fully admitted with letter of admission, Certificate of Indian Blood, official transcript, Navajo Scholarship application

 

Navajo Nation--Chief Manuelito Scholarship
Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Programs
P.O. Box 1870
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(800) 243-2956
Deadline: 4/1, 5/1, 10/1 for CIB and application
Scholarship Amt: $5000/year
Requirements: Maintain 3.0 GPA, financial need, fully admitted w/letter of Admission, CIB, official transcript, Navajo Scholarship app., min ACT 21 w/3.6 GPA, write for info

 

Navajo--Annie D. Wauneka Scholarships
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 2360
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Requirements: For students ineligible for Navajo tribal funding

 

Navajo--Education and Scholarship Foundation
P.O. Box 3209
Window Rock, AZ 86515
(520) 871-3385
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Navajo--Office of Navajo Economic Opportunity Scholarships
ONEO Scholarship Trust
P.O. Box 2547
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Requirements: Write for more information

 

NSF Incentive for Excellence Scholarship Prizes
P.O. Box 3010
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
(615) 483-3344
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

NSPE Minority Scholarships
1420 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-2800
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Oglala Sioux
Chairman, Oglala Sioux Tribal Council
Higher Education Program
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Osage Tribal Education Committee (OTEC)
Bureau of Indian Affairs - Oklahoma Office
4149 Highline Blvd. Suite 380
Oklahoma CIty, OK 73108
Deadline: 5/1, 7/1, 12/31
Scholarship Amt: $300-$600
Requirements: Recommendations, personal essay, transcript, enrolled member of Osage Indian Tribe

 

Outstanding Indian Youth Program
6051 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22044
(703) 273-7500
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Presbyterian Church Native American Education Grants
ATTN: Office of Financial Aid for Studies
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
(502) 569-5000
Deadline: 6/1
Scholarship Amt: $200 to $1500
Requirements: Member of Presbyterian Church, completed at least 1 semester at an accredited institution of higher education and have applied there for financial aid

 

Research Assistantships For Minority High School School Students
Senior Staff Associate for Cross Directorate Programs
1800 G Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20550
(202) 357-9549
Deadline: No Requirements: Write for more information

 

Research Experiences For Undergraduates
Senior Staff Associate for Cross Directorate Programs
1800 G Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20550
(202) 357-9549
Deadline: Yes
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Seneca Nation Higher Education Program
Higher Education Program
P.O. Box 231
Salamanca, NY 14779
Deadline: 5/20, 7/15, 12/31
Scholarship Amt: $5000 maximum
Requirements: Enrolled member of Seneca Nation of Indians, minimum GPA 2.0

 

Spokane Tribe of Indians
Chairman
P.O. Box 100
Wellpoint, WA 99040
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Chairman
Tribal Higher Education Program
Fort Yates, ND 58538
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Stockbridge-Munsee Education Department
Drawer 1
Bowler, WI 54416
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Techforce Scholarship
3 West 35th St.
New York, NY 10001-2281
(212) 279-2626
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Tohono O'Odham Nation
Higher Education Services
Box 837
Sells, AZ 85634
(520) 383-2221
Requirements: call extension 228

 

TRY Scholarship Grant
c/o Native American Student Program
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521
(714) 787-4143
Deadline: No
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Umatilla Tribe
Chairman, Umatilla Indian Reservation
P.O. Box 638
Pendleton, OR 97801
Requirements: Write for more information

 

United South & Eastern Tribes, Inc.
USET Scholarships

1101 Kermit Dr., Suite 302
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 361-8700
Deadline: 4/30
Scholarship Amt: $500
Requirements: Enrolled member of a USET tribe

 

United States Department of Education Indian Fellowship Program
Office of Indian Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 544-7699
Deadline: varies
Scholarship Amt: $600 - $2400 (incl. tuition and monthly stipend)
Requirements: Seeking undergraduate degree in business administration or engineering

 

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Chairman, Tribal Council
Higher Education Office
Towaoc, CO 81334
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Washoe Tribe--Richard E. Barrington Educational Fund
Education Department
919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
(702) 205-4191
Deadline: 8/15 and 12/15
Scholarship Amt: up to $1250
Requirements: Enrolled member of Washoe tribe and applied for Pell Grant

 

Yakama Indian Nation Scholarship
P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
Deadline: 7/1
Scholarship Amt: $1500 maximum
Requirements: Personal essay, transcript, enrolled member of Yakama Indian Nation

 

Yavapai-Apache Tribe
P.O. Box 1188
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
(520) 567-9207
Requirements: Write for more information

 

Zuni Higher Education Scholarships
Director
P.O. Box 338
Zuni, NM 87327
(505) 782-2191
Deadline: 6/1, 10/1 and 4/1
Scholarship Amt: varies
Requirements: Enrolled member of Zuni tribe and have 2.0 GPA

 

 

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For More Information Contact:
Indian Ed. Center
1607 Fifth Street
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: 707.464.3512
Fax 707.464.7462