American Indian Scholarships


A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program

Amount: $1000 for undergraduates, $2000 graduate
Deadline: June 1
Criteria: Applicant must be a full-time student at the undergraduate or graduate level, attending an accredited 4-year college or university or a 2-year college leading to a 4year degree, a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society who can furnish proof of tribal enrollment and majoring in health sciences, engineering, science, natural resources, mathematics, business, or math and science secondary education. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership potential, financial need, and commitment to helping other American Indians.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Scholarship Department
5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 939-0023

Email: mailto:%20ascholar@spot.colorado.edu


Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships

Amount: $500-$800
Deadline: May 1
Criteria: Applicants must be Native American students interested in undergraduate or graduate education. Applications include an essay (1-2 pages) describing educational goals, a budget of educational costs and resources, a copy of a certificate of at least one-quarter Indian blood or of registration with a federally-recognized Indian tribe, and the most recent transcript. Scholarship amounts are $500 for the first year, $600 for the second, $700 for the third, and $800 for the fourth. Monies are paid directly to accredited educational instiutions to be used for tuition, books, and other academic-related expenses.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Association of American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Scholarship Coordinator
P.O. Box 268
Sisseton, SD 57262
(605) 698-3998


AISES Scholarship Award

Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Must be at least one quarter Native or Alaska Native, an AISES member, and a high school senior or college undergraduate with interest in science, math, or engineering disciplines.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Science & Engineering Society
1310 College Avenue
Suite 1220
Boulder, CO 80302


Al Qoyawayma Award

Amount: $2,000 per year
Deadline: June 15
Criteria: Awarded to undergraduate, American Indian students studying Science, Engineering and Arts.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

George Bird Grinnell American Indian Children's Fund
Box 47H
RD #1
Dover Plains, NY 12522
(914) 877-6425


Al Qoyawayma Award For Excellence In Arts and Science

Amount: $1500 stipend
Deadline: June 1
Criteria: Applicant must have applied for the A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program and have met the following requirements: be a full-time student at the undergraduate or graduate level, a member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, at least one-quarter Indian, in financial need and pursuing a double major in science or engineering and a degree in the arts.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Scholarship Department
5661 Airport Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80301
(309) 939-0023

Email: mailto:%20ascholar@spot.colorado.edu


Alaska Native Brotherhood Association

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Awarded to Alaskan Native undergraduate students in General Education.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Alaska Native Brotherhood Association
318 Willoughby
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 474-7256


All Indian Pueblo Council Scholarship Grant Program

Amount: Varies
Deadline: February 1
Criteria: Enrolled and verified members of the following Indian Pueblos: Cochiti, Jemez, Sandia, and Santa Ana. Applications must be accompanied by an official transcript of the last school attended (high school/college). A letter of admission from an accredited college or university, 2 letters of recommendation, a certificate of Indian blood, a certificate of tribal verification, and a copy of the student's eligibility for a federal Pell Grant that shows financial need and that the applicant has exhausted all other possible sources of aid. Deadlines are February for the summer/fall terms and October for the spring term.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

All Indian Pueblo Council Scholarship Grant Program
Scholarship Program
3939 San Pedro NE, Suite D
PO Box 3236
Alburquerue, NM 87190
(505) 884-3820
Fax: (505) 883-7682


All Nations Alliance for Minority Participation (AMP)

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Awarded to members of federally recognized tribes working toward a BS in Science, Engineering or Math.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Salish-Kootenai College (phone1) or Montana State University (phone2)
(406) 675-4800 or ( 406) 994-5553


American Indian Heritage Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies up to a maximum of $1000
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Native American high school graduates are eligible to apply if they have been accepted by an institution of higher education, are U.S citizens, demonstrate financial need and provide information on tribal affiliation and grade point average.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Heritage Foundation
6051 Arlington Boulevard
Falls Church, VA 22044-2788
(202) 463-4267
Fax: (703) 532-1921


American Indian Scholarship

Amount: varies
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Awarded to undergraduate tribal members pursuing the areas of: Forestry, Journalism, Law Pharmacy, Indian Studies.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Studies Program
600 University Avenue
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-5832


American Indian Scholarships

Amount: $500 stipends
Deadline: July 1
Criteria: Native American high school graduates with at least a 2.75 G.P.A. Graduate students are eligible, but preference is given to undergraduates. Deadlines are July for fall term and November for spring term.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
Scholarship Committee
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5392
(202) 628-1776


American Indian Special Education Teacher Program

Amount: Tuition, Fees and Stipend
Deadline: May 15
Criteria: Awarded to American Indian Graduate students pursuing a degree in Special Education. Deadlines are May 15 for fall term and November 15 for spring term.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Special Education Teacher Program
227 Cedar Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802-3109


American Indian Teacher Training Program

Amount: Full tuition, Living and Stipend
Deadline: May 15
Criteria: Awarded to Federally recognized tribal members in the following fields: Undergraduate, Master-Gifted Education for Teachers Education, Masters education.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Teacher Training Program
2424 Springer Drive
Suite 200
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 364-0656


Arrow Inc. Scholarship

Amount: $100
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Awarded to federally recognized tribal members. Must be an undergraduate in general education (emergency funds).

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Arrow, Inc.
1000 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Suite 1206
Washington, DC 20036


Association of American Indian Physicians, Inc.

Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Awarded to Federally recognized tribal members.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Association of American Indian Physicians, Inc.
1235 Sovereign Row
Suite C-7
Oklahoma City, OK 74401
(405) 946-7072


Cert Scholarships

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 1
Criteria: Indian high school graduates who are preparing to enter college may enroll in the Tribal Resource Institute in Business, Engineering and Science (TRIBES) program, an intensive 7-week summer college-level math, science, and Indian studies program. TRIBES graduates are eligible to receive these scholarships throughout their undergraduate and graduate education. Also eligible are participants in the Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) Summer Internship Program.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Council of Energy Resource Tribes
Student Services Coordinator
1999 Broadway, Suite 2600
Denver, CO 80202-5726
(303) 297-2378
Fax: (303) 296-5960


Cherokee Nation Higher Education Grant

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Criteria: Must be a Pell eligible Cherokee Nation Member. Awarded to undergraduate students.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Cherokee Nation Higher Education Grant
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
(918) 456-0671


Chicksaw Nation Education Foundation

Amount: $200-$350 per semester
Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Awarded to Chicksaw Tribal Members with CDIB. Available at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Chickasaw Nation Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1548
Ad, OK 74820
(405) 436-2603


Chief Manuelito Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies
Deadline: April 1
Criteria: Enrolled members of the Navajo Nation are eligible to apply if they are graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited college or university. Selection is based solely upon college entrance test scores and high school grade point average. Applicants must have the following minimum combinations of ACT score and GPA: 20 and 3.6, 21 and 3.5, 22 and 3.4, 23 and 3.3, 24 and 3.2, 25 and 3.1, or 26 and 3.0.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Navajo Nation
Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program
P.O. Drawer 1870
Window Rock, AZ 86515-1870
(520) 871-7640 or ( 800) 243-2956


Eli Lilly Graduate Scholarships

Amount: $1,250 stipend
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Chicano and Native American students who are junior or senior undergraduate students accepted to enter graduate school planning to pursue a research degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in biology or organic chemistry

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
University of California at Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(408) 489-4272
Fax: (408) 459-3156
Email: mailto:%20sacnas@cats.ucsc.edu


EPA Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship

Amount: $4,000 per year
Deadline: June 1
Criteria: Applicants must be full-time juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 majoring in biochemistry biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, environmental economics, environmental science, entomology, hydrology, or related environmental disciplines. *Certificate of Indian blood is not required, but applications must include a 250 word essay on the candidate's personal commitment to environmental protection on tribal lands and a brief statement explaining how and when knowledge of tribal culture was acquired.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Scholarship Department
5661Airport Boulevard
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 939-0023

Email: mailto:%20ascholar@spot.colorado.edu


Florida Employment and Training Program

Amount: Tuition and other services are offered
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Unemployed, underemployed, or economically disadvantaged Native Americans (Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, American Indians)

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Florida Governor's Council on Indian Affairs
P.O. Box 10449
Tallahassee, FL 32302-2449
(800) 322-9186


Francis C. Allen Fellowships

Amount: Varies
Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Awarded to Federally recognized tribal members who are female and studying at the graduate or Ph.D. in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Francis C. Allen Fellowships
History of the American Indian Newberry Library
60 West Walton
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 943-9090


Health Professions Pre-graduate Scholarship/Indian Health Service Scholarship

Amount: Contact agency
Deadline: April 1
Criteria: Alaska Native/Native American students pursuing a degree in pre-professional areas such as pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-dentistry, pre-engineering, pre-pharmacy and pre-physical therapy with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Alaska Area Native Health Services
250 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 257-1408


Knight-Ridder Scholarship for Native American Journalists

Amount: $5,000 stipend
Deadline: March 1
Criteria: Native American students interested in pursuing a newspaper journalism career. Recipient must work as a paid intern during the summer at a Knight-Ridder newspaper, and is eligible to apply for other Knight-Ridder scholarships

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Knight-Ridder, Inc.
Linda Fullerton St. Paul Pioneer Press
345 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-1057
(612) 228-5465


Mae Lasley/Osage Scholarship Fund

Amount: $250-$1,000
Deadline: June 30
Criteria: Awarded to Osage Indian at the graduate and undergraduate levels

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Mae Lasley/Osage Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 2009
Tulsa, OK 74101
(918) 587-3115


Miccosukee Indian Scholarship

Academic Year: 1999-2000
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: An applicant must be a member or eligible for membership in the Miccosukee Indian Tribe of Florida, meet the State of Florida's general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid, enroll as either an undergraduate or graduate student at an eligible Florida public or private college or university, demonstrate financial need as determined by the standards established by the tribe, submit an application for this program to the appropriate tribal higher education committee by the deadline specified by the tribe, not owe repayment of a grant under any state or federal grant or scholarship program, and not be in default on any federal Title IV or state student loan program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Miccosukee Indian Tribe of Florida
Higher Education Coordinator
P.O. Box 440021
Tamiami Station
Miami, FL 33144
(305) 223-8380


Migzi Communications

Amount: $100
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Awarded to Freshmen American Indians in Media Communication

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Migzi Communications
3123 East Lake St.
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 296-6458


Native American Education Grant

Amount: $200-$1,500
Deadline: June 1
Criteria: Awarded to Presbyterian Indian; Aleut or Eskimo at the undergraduate level

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Native American Education Grant
Presbyterian Church Financial Aid
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
(502) 569-5760


Native American Scholarship Fund

Amount: Varies
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: NASF will fund up to 220 Native American Indian students in the fields of math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. In order to receive a scholarship from NASF, students must apply to all other sources of funding for which they are eligible.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Native American Scholarship Fund, Inc.
8200 Mountain Road N.E.
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351
Fax: (505) 262-0534
Email: mailto:%20LucillDine@aol.com


Seminole Indian Scholarship

Academic Year: 1999-2000
Amount: Unknown
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: An applicant must be a member or eligible for membership in the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida, meet the State of Florida's general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid, enroll as either an undergraduate or graduate student at an eligible Florida public or private college or university, demonstrate financial need as determined by the standards established by the tribe, submit an application for this program to the appropriate tribal higher education committee by the deadline specified by the tribe, not owe repayment of a grant under any state or federal grant or scholarship program, and not be in default on any federal Title IV or state student loan program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Seminole Tribe of Florida
Higher Education Coordinator
6300 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33028
(954) 966-6300


Seminole Scholarship

Academic Year: 1999-2000
Amount: n/a
Deadline: Unknown
Criteria: Be a member or eligible for membership in either the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida or the Miccosukee Indian Tribe. Enroll as either under grad or graduate student at eligible Fl. Needs to demonstrate financial need. Not owe repayment of a grant under any state of federal grant/scholarship program or be in default on any federal Title IV or state student loan program.

To request an application or for more information please contact:

Seminole Tribe of Florida
Higher Education Coordinator
6300 Stirling Road
Hollywood, FL 33024
(954) 966-6300


Last updated: Thursday, June 08, 2000