Here are some scholarship opportunities:
American Indian College Fund
AICF is accepting online applications for special scholarships for American Indian students attending mainstream and tribal colleges pursuing undergrad, graduate and professional degrees for 2018-2019 academic year. Applications are available on our website January of each year and the application Deadline is always May 31st for the upcoming school year. Award/Denial Letters are sent out in September.
American Indian College Fund (Tribal College Scholarship)
Tribal College General Scholarship Program:
The tribal colleges and universities, not the American Indian College Fund, determine student eligibility and award the scholarships. If you are a tribal college student or high school senior interested in applying for this program, please go to the website and proceed to log on and start a
new General Fund Scholarship Application.
American Indian Services
AIS is a non-profit charity located in Salt Lake City. Something that sets us apart from many other non-profits is that all of our administrative expenses are covered by our generous board members. This means that every donation we receive goes directly to a Native American seeking an education.
American Nuclear Society
The American Nuclear Society believes in rewarding its members for their academic, services and leadership excellence. To do so, scholarships are granted to qualified student members of ANS who have demonstrated a high commitment to the standards set by the Society. All scholarships are funded by contributions from the ANS Board, professional divisions and individual donations. The number and amount of scholarships granted are based upon the funds available each year, which varies each year.
Scholarships are awarded to high school, undergraduate and graduate students alike, and will be distributed at the beginning of each school year. Evaluation is based upon numerous factors, including: academic preparation (GPA and test scores), leadership within the ANS, references, career goals and objectives, and financial need.
Association of American Indian Affairs
AAIA is a national Indian organization headquartered in Maryland. We are governed by an all-Native American Board of Directors from across the country. Our programs fall into three main categories: youth/education, cultural preservation and sovereignty. AAIA’s Scholarship Recipients are awarded a scholarship twice per year until they graduate, as long as the student maintains a strong GPA and status as a full-time student. The AAIA scholarship focuses on students who wish to serve their communities and Indian Country as a whole. Look for AAIA’s Scholarship Program Application in mid-May of every year on our website. AAIA will open up the application process for 30 days.
Catching the Dream
The mission of Catching the Dream, founded in 1986, is to help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through the higher education of Indian people. We provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. We assist Indian schools in preparing students for success in college.
Catching the Dream works in collaboration with other groups concerned with improving Native American education. For example, we work cooperatively with two-year tribal colleges by helping qualified graduates further their education. We provide supplementary scholarship funding for those students who have received financial assistance from other sources. We ask students to apply for all sources of funding for which they are eligible. Once we select students, they are guaranteed funding for four years and beyond should they go on to graduate degrees. They never have to apply again. We ask students to contact us early in their senior year of high school or even as early as their freshman year.
Daughters of the American Revolution’s American Indian Scholarship
The American Indian Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans and is intended to help Native American students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Specify that you want information on the American Indian Scholarship when you send the self-addressed, stamped envelope for
Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, established in 1999, is a 1.6 billion dollar initiative funded by grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need. Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented.
Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP)
The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS Scholarship Program, many qualified health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their careers as well as help
their own communities.
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Founded in 1973 by Rachel Robinson, the Foundation has advanced higher education by providing generous, multi-year scholarship awards coupled with a comprehensive set of support services to highly motivated JRF scholars and Extra Innings Fellows attending colleges and universities throughout the country.