For more information about and assistance applying for these scholarships, contact Lara Nelson, American Indian Circle Program director and academic advisor, in Mewaldt-Jensen 109; call 605-626-3573; or email email@example.com.
The Cobell Scholarship
Deadline: Visit Cobell Scholarship
Summary: Applicant must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe enrolled full time in a degree-seeking program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship awards and amounts vary.
Application: Visit Cobell Scholarship
Ford Motor Co./American Indian College Fund Corporate Scholars Program
Deadline: Visit Ford Blue Oval Network American Indian College Fund
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.
Application: see website
Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: Visit Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship
Summary: Applicant must be an enrolled member of an American Indian tribe who graduated from an accredited South Dakota high school and apply within 5 years of high school graduation or 1 year after release from active duty (if release is within 5 year of high school graduation). Requires application, two letters of recommendation, official high school and college transcript, verification of tribal enrollment, essay, listing of high school/college activities and ACT scores (if applicable). Award amounts vary from $1,000 each to $2,500 (see program detail).
Application: Visit Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship
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.
Application: Visit Indian Higher Education Grant Program
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.
Application: Visit Peterson's Scholarship Search
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.
Application: Visit American Indian Graduate Center/AIGC Scholars Website
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.
Application: see The Gates Millennium Scholars Website
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.
Application: Visit American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarships
American Indian Services Grants and Scholarships
Deadline: See website
Summary: The AIS Scholarship program is to help undergraduate Native American students with financial support to attend college, maintain enrollment, and graduate. Scholarship awards are based on up to one-half of tuition and need for the term the student is applying for and are allocated directly to the school for the student. Students will need to have their own email account to apply.
Application: Visit American Indian Services Grants and Scholarships
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.
National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Deadline: See National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Website
Summary: Several scholarships, including the DAR American Indian Scholarship and Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship.
Application: Visit National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
Deadline: Visit Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
Summary: Several scholarships for undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes. One application ensures consideration for all scholarships.
Application: Visit Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
Dakota Indian Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: See website
Summary: Renewable $500 scholarships available to sophomore, junior or senior American Indian students with preference given to those of Lakota, Dakota, Nakota heritage.
Application: Visit Dakota Indian Foundation Scholarship
Ethel and Emery Fast Scholarship Foundation
Summary: American Indian applicants who have completed one year of college (graduate or undergraduate) may apply. For an application,write to the Ethel & Emery Fast Foundation, 12620 Rolling Road, Potomac, MD 20854 or phone 301-762-1102.
North Dakota Indian Scholarship
Deadline: July 15
Summary: Must be resident of North Dakota from a federally recognized Indian tribe and a full-time student with GPA of 2.0 or above. $800-$2,000 scholarships.
Application: Visit North Dakota Indian Scholarship
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.
Application: Visit Indian Health Service Scholarship
American Indian College Fund
Deadline: Visit American Indian College Fund
Summary: Scholarships are awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students attending tribal ornon-tribal colleges; generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.
Application: Visit American Indian College Fund
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships
Deadline: Visit The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships
Summary: Several scholarships up to $10,000 are offered to American Indian students.
Application: Visit The American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarships
Native American Scholarship Fund - Catching the Dream
Deadline: Visit Native American Scholarship Fund - Catching the Dream
Summary: Resources for and links toscholarships and grants for American Indians.
Application: Visit Native American Scholarship Fund - Catching the Dream
Graduate Student Scholarships
American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships
Deadline: Visit American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships
Summary: Students pursuing a graduate degree at any eligible college may apply. Awards are based upon merit or demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Application: Visit American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships
S.D./N.D. Tribal Programs
Yankton Sioux Tribe Higher Education Scholarships
Sisseton/Wahpeton Oyate Tribe Higher Education Program
P.O. Box 689 Sisseton, S.D. 57262
Phone: 605-698-3966 ext. 704
Phone: 605-867-5338, 1-800-832-3651