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The following are available scholarship opportunities:

This is an updated list of Scholarship Opportunities. As of 6/21/2016. Some are also in the list below.
  • The Tom Rodgers O-tee-paym-soo-wuk Ethics in Government Stipend provides a $50,000 living stipend to one incoming law student of Native American descent who demonstrates academic merit, financial need and a commitment to continued engagement with the Native American community.

    In addition to the living stipend, the recipient will also receive a full-tuition Robert Yegge Scholarship from the Denver Law. For more information

  • The Quapaw Education Fund offers $150 per credit hour up to a 10 credit hours for Spring/Fall semesters and up to 6 credit hours for Summer semesters to students of good academic standing enrolled in accredited college, university, technical or vocational educational institutions. Monies awarded through the Quapaw Education Fund do not have to be paid back to the Tribe.

  • Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships
    Given by: Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
    Amount: $500-$800
    Contact Phone: 240.314.7155
    Website: http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/adolph_van_pelt.htm
    Requirements: Applicants must be full-time students and determination is based upon merit or need.
    Deadline: July 20

  • AISES Google Scholarship
    Given by: AISES, Google
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 505.765.1052
    Website: http://www.aises.org/scholarships
    Requirements: The AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarships awards to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian AISES members pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and management information systems. AISES and Google support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native students working towards obtaining a degree in the fields computer science and technology so they can obtain the necessary skills to compete in today’s global society.
    Deadline: Feb. 29

  • AISES Intel Scholarship
    Given by: AISES, Intel
    The AISES Intel Scholarship will fund scholarship awards to American Indian/Alaska Native AISES members pursuing degrees in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This scholarship was developed by AISES and Intel to support the advancement of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the computer science field. Intel Scholarships are non-renewable, and will only be awarded to a student once during their academic career.
    Deadline: June 15, 2012

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation Scholarship
    Given by: Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation
    Amount: $500-$1500
    Website: http://www.akaeaf.org/publications/
    Deadline: April 15

  • American Indian/Alaska Native Employees Association for NCRS Scholarship
    Given by: American Indian/Alaska Native Employees Association for NCRS
    Amount: $150-$500
    Contact Phone: 208.478.3778
    Website: http://www.aianea.com/scholarship.htm
    Requirements: Two Scholarships will be awarded to American Indian/Alaska Native students pursuing a degree in a natural resources field.
    Deadline: April 1

  • American Indian College Fund Scholarships
    Given by: American Indian College Fund
    Amount: Varies
    Contact Phone: 303.426.8900
    Website: http://www.collegefund.org/scholarships/main.html
    Requirements: Provides scholarship support to each tribal college. The College Fund also administers several scholarship programs offered to American Indian students attending tribal colleges and state and private universities.
    Deadline: May 31

  • American Indian Education Foundation Scholarships
    Given by: American Indian Education Foundation
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 866.866.8642
    Website: http://www.aiefprograms.org
    Requirements: varies
    Deadline: May 15

  • American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
    Given by: American Indian Graduate Center
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 505.881.4584
    Website: http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/
    Requirements: Pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. graduate School; demonstrate financial need; and be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or be able to demonstrate ancestry of 1/4 degree Indian blood.
    Deadline: June 1

  • American Indian Services Scholarships
    Given by: American Indian Services
    Amount:
    Contact Phone: 801.375.1777
    Website: http://www.americanindianservices.org/students.html
    Requirements: Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school One-Quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian Blood. Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. Full-time or part-time status - excluding non-credit courses. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25
    Deadline: Aug. 30

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship
    Given by: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 212.443.1513
    Website: http://aicpa.org/members/div/career/mini/smas.htm
    Requirements: See website for scholarship options
    Deadline: Apr. 1

  • American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Programs
    Given by: American Legion Auxiliary
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 702.642.4002
    Website: https://www.alaforveterans.org/scholarships/
    Requirements: Applicant must be a member of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, or Sons of The American Legion and shall have paid dues for the two preceding years and for the calendar year in which application is made. 2. Applicant must be: a. a non-traditional student returning to the classroom after some period of time in which his/her formal education was interrupted; or b. a non-traditional student who is just beginning his/her education at a later point in life.
    Deadline: June 5


  • A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
    Given by: American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    Amount: $1000 for undergraduate, $2000 for graduate
    Contact Phone: 303.939.0023
    Website: http://www.aises.org/scholarships
    Requirements: AISES’ own scholarship program was established in 1983 in memory of A.T. Anderson (Mohawk), a chemical engineer who founded AISES with six other American Indian scientists. Scholarships are awarded to members of AISES who are American Indian/Alaskan Native college students pursuing academic programs in the sciences, engineering, medicine, natural resources, and math.
    Deadline: June 15

  • BIE Student Scholarship & Internship Opportunities
    Given by: Bureau of Indian Education, U.S. Department of the Interior
    Amount: Varies
    Contact Phone: 202.208.6123
    Website: http://www.bie.edu
    Requirements: Varies
    Deadline: April 30

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
    Given by: American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 505.765.1052
    Website: http://tinyurl.com/mzvtu9
    Requirements: Administered for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation, this scholarship is made available to American Indian high school seniors every year, who reside in states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies: Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington.
    Deadline: April 15

  • Bruce T. and Jakie Mahi Erickson Grant
    Given by: Ke Ali’I Pauahi Foundation
    Amount: Varies
    Contact Phone: 808.534.3890
    Website: http://www.pauahi.org/scholarships/
    Requirements: See website for details.
    Deadline: May 1

  • Catching the Dream Scholarship - Native American Leadership Program
    Given by: Native American Scholarship Fund
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 505.262.2351
    Website: http://catchingthedream.org/category/find-and-win-scholarships/
    Requirements: for Native students who are paraprofessionals in Indian schools, and who plan to complete their degree in education, counseling, or school administration. Since only 7% of teachers in reservation schools are Indians, the need for more Indian teachers is huge.
    Deadline: April 15

  • Catching the Dream Scholarship - MESBEC Program
    Given by: Native American Scholarship Fund
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 505.262.2351
    Website: http://catchingthedream.org/category/find-and-win-scholarships/
    Requirements: The six priority fields of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. Science includes all the medical fields. These fields are the ones in which tribes need graduates the most, and the fields in which there are the fewest Indian graduates.
    Deadline: March 15

  • Catching the Dream Scholarship - Tribal Business Management Program
    Given by: Native American Scholarship Fund
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 505.262.2351
    Website: http://www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm
    Requirements: for students in business, finance, management, economics, banking, hotel management, and related fields who plan to work in economic development for tribes.
    Deadline: March 15

  • Charles Crockett ‘Ohana Scholarship
    Given by: Ke Ali’I Pauahi Foundation
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 808.534.3966
    Website: http://www.pauahi.org/scholarships/
    Requirements: GPA range 2.0-3.2, demonstrated commitment to make a difference in the community and participation in school activities.
    Deadline: Apr. 1

  • Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) Scholarships
    Given by: Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT)
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 303.297.2378
    Website: http://www.certredearth.com/tribaladvance-education-college.html
    Requirements: The CERT Scholarship Program was created to meet the unforeseen need of today’s American Indian college students. CERT Scholarships may be used for books, living expenses, clothing, or other similar needs to assist students in defraying the high costs of education. The award is a gift from the Council of Energy Resource Tribes and should not be counted toward any financial aid the student is currently receiving. A CERT Scholarship is not based on financial need.
    Deadline: Feb. 15, Sept. 15

  • Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarships
    Given by: Continental Society
    Amount: $1000
    Contact Phone: 918.479.5670
    Website:
    http://www.free4u.com/continental_society_daughters_of_
    indian_wars_(scholarship).htm

    Requirements: Open to Native American, certified tribal members with plans to work on a reservation. Must be an undergraduate junior or senior accepted to or already attending an accredited college/university, be carrying at least eight semester hours, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be US citizen and demonstrate financial need. One award annually. Renewable. Contact Mrs. Ronald Jacobs for an application
    Deadline: June 15

  • Francis C. Allen Fellowships
    Given by: History of the American Indian
    Amount: up to $8,000 for Fellowship research stipends
    Contact Phone: 312.255.3666
    Website: http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/special.html
    Requirements: Awarded to Federally recognized tribal members who are female and studying at the graduate or Ph.D. in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Deadline: March 1

  • Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship
    Given by: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 202.628.1776
    Website: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm
    Requirements: The American Indians 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 information. This scholarship is intended to help Native American college/university and technical school students of any age, any tribe, in any state at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduate students are eligible; however, undergraduate students are given preference.
    Deadline: July 1

  • George Hi’ilani Mills Scholarship
    Given by: Ke Ali’I Pauahi Foundation
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 808.534.3890
    Website: http://www.pauahi.org/scholarships/
    Requirements: For graduate students only
    Deadline: May 1

  • Grand Canyon University Scholarships
    Given by: Grand Canyon University
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 800.800.9776
    Website: http://www.gcu.edu/tribal
    Requirements: In an undergraduate program, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress(minimum 2.0 GPA) as indicated in the University catalog throughout your program, and be enrolled in the minimum required hours for your program; in a graduate program, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (minimum 3.0 GPA) as indicated in the University catalog throughout your program and be enrolled as a half-time student (minimum 5 credits per semester). The students must be an enrolled or a principal member of a Federally Recognized Tribe
    Deadline: Dec. 30

  • IHS Scholarship Program
    Given by the Indian Health Services
    The IHS Scholarship Program is accepting new and continuation applications for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
    Deadline: ?New Applications — March 28, 2012
    Continuation Applications — February 28, 2012
    Amount: varies
    (see link below for information) http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/DHPS/Scholarships/

  • Indian Health Services Health Professionals Programs
    Given by: Indian Health Services
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 218.444.0486
    Website: http://www.scholarship.ihs.gov/
    Requirements: Enrolled in a federally recognized tribe Preparatory scholarship can be 1st or 2nd degree descendant of a tribal member (see application) 2.0 GPA or higher Pursuing a degree in a health related profession OR a junior or senior in college planning to get a masters in social work or physical therapy Service obligation upon completion
    Deadline: June 15

  • Hana Scholars Program
    Given by: United Methodist Church
    Amount: Varies
    Contact Phone: 615.340.7344
    Website: http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/Admissions/financial/outside/FinancialResources/hanascholars
    Requirements: Must be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least three years prior to application and be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and be born of Hispanic, Asian, Native American, or Pacific Island parentage (at least one parent). Be able to identify with his/her particular ethnic community. Able to verify academic ability and demonstrate financial need.
    Deadline: March 1, 2015


  • International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons North Indian Scholarship Program
    Given by: International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons North Indian
    Amount: $650
    Contact Phone: 716.357.4951
    Website: http://www.iokds.org/scholarship1.html
    Requirements: No restriction as to Tribal affiliation or Indian blood quantum. The student must provide a Tribal Registration number and fulfill the other requirements. The scholarships are given for technical, vocational or college studies but not granted for studies beyond a Bachelors degree.
    Deadline: April 1

  • Morris K. Udall Foundation Internship
    Given by: Morris K Udall Foundation
    Amount: ongoing internship program
    Contact Phone: 520.670.5529
    Website: http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/NACInternship/
    NACInternship.aspx

    Requirements: The Native American Congressional Internship Program provides Native Americans and Alaska Natives with an insider’s view of the federal government. Our ten-week internship in Washington, D.C., places students in Senate and House offices, committees, Cabinet departments and the White House, where they are able to observe government decision-making processes first-hand.
    Deadline: May 1

  • Native American Finance Officers Association Scholarship
    Given by: Native American Finance Officers Association
    Amount:
    Contact Phone:
    Website: http://www.nafoa.org/education_3.html
    Requirements: NAFOA is dedicated to supporting Native people pursing their education. Our scholarship program assists Native American and Alaska Native students working towards a degree within a financially related field.
    Deadline: Nov. 1

  • Native American Junior Auxiliaries Scholarship
    Given by: Native American Junior Auxiliaries
    Amount: $350-$1250
    Contact Phone: 662.332.3076
    Website: http://www.najanet.org
    Deadline: June 1

  • Native American Political Leadership Program (Ongoing Internship)
    Given by: The George Washington University
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 202.994.8908
    Website: http://tinyurl.com/lyna7d
    Requirements: Open to Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian college students. Students study applied politics in the spring semester as part of GW’s Semester In Washington Politics program. Scholarship includes tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of undergraduate work, housing, books, transportation to and from Washington, and a stipend. For application, go to ww.gwu.edu/~siw/politics/admission/online-application.cfm.
    Deadline: Oct. 15

  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Scholarships
    Given by: National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 480.545.1298 x244
    Website: http://www.ncaied.org/scholarships.php
    Requirements: Eligible students must be enrolled full-time at the junior, senior or gradate level. Applicants must submit the application below, as well as a statement requesting consideration and stating their reasons for pursuing higher education, their plans following completion of their degree and any other relevant information such as activities and commitment to the community.
    Deadline: Aug. 6

  • Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative Scholarship
    Given by: Patty Iron Cloud National Native American Youth Initiative
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 405.946.7072
    Website: http://www.aaip.org/?page=NNAYI
    Requirements: American Indian/Alaska Native high school students age 16 – 18 that are planning to enter a health profession are eligible to apply. Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA (A = 4.0). Students are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated interest in the fields of health sciences or biomedical research, leadership skills, and personal attributes. Scholarship pays for lodging, most meals, and travel expenses
    Deadline: April 18

  • Presbyterian Native American Education Grants
    Given by: Presbyterian Office of Financial Aid for Studies
    Amount: Varies
    Contact Phone: 502.569.5776
    Website: (right-mouse-click to download and "Save As") www.pcusa.org/financialaid/pdfs/nativeamerican.pdf
    Deadline: June 15


  • SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship or NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training
    Given by: Society for American Archaeology
    Amount: Varies
    Website: http://tinyurl.com/lzanfk
    Requirements: The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders
    Deadline: Dec. 15

  • Washington Indian Gaming Association Scholarships
    Given by: Washington Indian Gaming Association
    Amount: $1,000-$2,000
    Contact Phone: 360.352.3248
    Website: http://www.washingtonindiangaming.org
    Requirements: Students pursuing degrees at community and technical colleges, four-year colleges, and post-graduate and professional schools are eligible.
    Deadline: March 31

Graduate Students:

  • American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships
    Given by: American Indian Graduate Center
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 505.881.4584
    Website: http://www.aigc.com/02scholarships/scholarships.htm
    Requirements: Pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. graduate School; demonstrate financial need; and be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or be able to demonstrate ancestry of 1/4 degree Indian blood.
    Deadline: June 1, 2012

  • Francis C. Allen Fellowships
    Given by: History of the American Indian
    Amount: up to $8,000 for Fellowship research stipends
    Contact Phone: 312.255.3666
    Website: http://www.newberry.org/research/felshp/special.html
    Requirements: Awarded to Federally recognized tribal members who are female and studying at the graduate or Ph.D. in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
    Deadline: March 1, 2012

  • George Hi’ilani Mills Scholarship
    Given by: Ke Ali’I Pauahi Foundation
    Amount: varies
    Contact Phone: 808.534.3890
    Website: http://www.pauahi.org/scholarships/
    Requirements: For graduate students only
    Deadline: May 1, 2012