Minority, Ethnicity And American Indian Scholarships

SOME WONDERFUL SCHOLARSHIPS YOU CAN APPLY FOR

General Scholarships:

• American Indian College Fund

Info: AICF is accepting online applications for special scholarships for American Indian students attending mainstream and tribal colleges pursuing undergrad, graduate and professional degrees. Applications are available on our website in January of each year.

 American Indian College Fund (Tribal College Scholarship)

Info: 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 ScholarshipApplication.

• American Indian Education Foundation

Contact: 2230 Eglin Street Rapid City, SD 57703 (866) 866-864 Scholarship Amount: $2,000 for the full year  Requirements: Native American or Alaska Native descent Attending an accredited 2 year college Full-time, undergraduate studies only Application Essay Official transcripts Letter of admission Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) and a photo.

• American Indian Services

Eligibility: Minimum GPA of 2.25. Can be enrolled in university, college or technical school, full or part time. Must be 1⁄4 Indian blood.

Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships

Contact: Association of American Indian Affairs Attn: Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Programs 966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B Rockville, MD 20850 Requirements: Application Certificate of Indian blood (1/4) Essay Two letters of recommendation Current financial aid letter Complete transcript Class schedule Printout of course catalog which shows credits for freshman / sophomore status.

Catching the Dream

Contact: Catching the Dream –The Native American Scholarship Fund (505) 262-2351
8200 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 203 Albuquerque, NM 87110 Amount: $500-$5,000 Requirements: Must be at least 1⁄4 Indian blood. Must plan to be full time student in an accredited college or university. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, a strong commitment to their Indian community, and are required to apply for a minimum of forty (40) other sources of funding.  “U. S. tribe” is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated.

Center for Student Opportunity Scholarship

Eligibility: Opportunity Scholars are exemplary 9th-12th grade students generally characterized by the following:  First-generation college-bound [students whose parents did not go to or graduate from college]; and/or Limited financial resources [students who seek financial aid and scholarship support for college]; and/or Underrepresented/minority groups *students who identify as African-American/Black, American Indian/Alaska native, Hispanic/Latino/a, Asian/Indian Subcontinent/Pacific Islander, and/or rural]  Students taking a college preparatory curriculum at their high school. Students demonstrate high engagement in extracurricular and leadership programs. Opportunity Scholars are not defined by minimum academic qualifications, as CSO college partners reflect a spectrum of selectivity to accommodate a diverse pool of student achievement and needs.

Daughters of the American Revolution’s American Indian Scholarship

Eligibility: All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Applicants must be Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) in financial need and have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

Gates Millennium Undergraduate Scholars Program

Contact: Gates Millennium Scholars, P.O. Box 10500 Fairfax, VA 22031-8044, 877- 690-4677, email: contactus@gmsp.org Eligibility: Applicants must be a low-income minority student either graduating from high school or a college student continuing college courses. Applicant must have at least a 3.3 GPA and demonstrate community involvement. Although there are, no restrictions on major, nominators are asked to consider academic performance in math and sciences.

International Order of the King’s Daughters and Sons-North American Indian Scholarship

Eligibility: The student must request their own application by mail, 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.

Subject Specific

Booker T. Washington Scholarships

 Eligibility: This program is open to graduating high school seniors. Applicant must be a minority Future Farmers of America (FFA) member planning to pursue a four-year degree in agriculture. The following ethnic groups may apply: African-Americans, Asian-Americans or Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Alaska Natives, or American Indians. They may be residents of any state, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the District of Columbia.

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program (IHSSP)

Info: 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. Should be planning entry to health professional schools after undergrad. 

J.P. Morgan Launching Leaders Undergraduate Scholarship

Eligibility: For Black, Hispanic and Native American students interested in financial services careers. Awards: up to $15,000.

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Founder’s Scholarship

Contact: NAWIC Founder’s Scholarship Foundation, 327 South Adams, Fort Worth, TX 76104 Eligibility: Must be a minority student enrolled in a construction related degree program.

Native American Finance Officers Association

Eligibility: Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing Associates, Bachelors, Masters, PhD and other degree programs at accredited universities. Students must be working toward a degree within a financially related discipline including (but not necessarily limited to): Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance and Marketing. Students will be required to provide proof of tribal enrollment, proof of university enrollment, a transcript, one letter of recommendation, a personal statement, a list of honors and awards received a list of community involvement and volunteer activities, and a photograph. Students will be awarded scholarships based upon academic merit, interest in business and finance and evidence of demonstrated commitment to their Native community.

NCR Foundation Minority Scholarship

Eligibility: Open to Black and other minority students who exhibit outstanding academic performance and who plan to major in accounting, finance, business, computer-science engineering or related fields.

Oncology Nursing Foundation Scholarships

Contact: Bonnie Revo, brevo@ons.org Oncology Nursing Foundation, 501 Holiday Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15220, 412-921-7373, Fax: 412-921-6565 Eligibility: The candidate must be a registered nurse with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to cancer nursing. The applicant must also be enrolled in an undergraduate nursing degree program at an National League of Nursing (NLN)-accredited school of nursing (the program must have application to oncology nursing), have a current license to practice as a registered nurse, and be of an ethnic minority group. Past recipients of a bachelor’s scholarship from the Oncology Nursing Foundation are not eligible for an award.

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

Info: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

World Studio Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility: The World Studio Foundation awards scholarships to students majoring in an art career. Students must show exceptional promise in their chosen field, have an interest in using their profession to give back to society, and be prepared to examine issues of cultural identity in submitted work. Applications from current high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students are accepted.

Tribal/University Specific:

Arizona Public Service – Four Corners Power Plant Navajo Scholarship

Contact: AAPS – Four Corners Power Plant Attn: Scholarship Committee P.O. Box 355/MS 4918 Fruitland, NM 87416 Requirements: Member of the Navajo Nation Cumulative GPA 2.50 Minimum GPA 2.00 Full-time status Application Two letters of recommendation Official transcript, ACT/SAT scores for freshman students Letter of acceptance Certificate of Indian blood Responses to three essay questions Majoring in a utility-related field of studies, including, but not limited to, accounting, business administration, chemistry, computer science, engineering, human resources, nursing/medical, occupational safety, vocational programs (automotive, electrical, instrumentation, machinist, welding, etc.).

Humboldt State University

Info: NSF Scientific Leaderships Scholars Program: Thirty scholarships at $3,623 each will be awarded each year for 4 years to assist in covering costs of education, including living expenses. Native American students and students that are first generation to attend the university will be priority applicants (2 of the 3 scholarships specify Yurok, Karuk, & Hoopa Valley. Also specific to Humboldt State.)

Southern Utah University Native American Scholarships

Eligibility: Complete the admissions process These funds are available to census-numbered members of various tribes. You may contact your tribe or contact your financial aid counselor for additional information. $1,500 for graduating high school seniors.


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