Scholarships for Native Americans

While some organizations award scholarships for students’ academic or athletic success, others use them to celebrate cultural or ethnic heritage. There is a wide variety of such scholarships available to students of Native American heritage. Some of these scholarships are open to members of all minority groups, while others are specifically for Native American students. The awarding organizations may consider other factors besides ethnic background, such as attaining a certain GPA (often above a 2.5), pursuing a specific course of study, having a financial need, or demonstrating an interest or involvement in Native American cultural heritage. Applications for many of these scholarships require potential recipients to provide academic transcripts, complete federal financial aid forms and submit a personal essay. Ready to find some help to pay for college? Start your search with the list of scholarships for Native American students below.

Showing 41-60 of 91 scholarships
View Details NWSA Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Middle East Asian|Asian-American|
  • Organization: National Women's Studies Association (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|
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This award was established by the National Women's Studies Association to discover, encourage, and promote the intellectual development of emerging scholars. Scholars must engage in critical theoretical discussions and/or analyses about feminist/womanist issues concerning women and girls of color in the United States and the diaspora. This award is open to women of color currently enrolled in graduate or professional programs.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Four-year|
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PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship is provided to full-time undergraduate students through the PRSA Foundation. The program was established in 1989 to support young men and women for their outstanding achievement in academics and involvement in public relations. The program awards two grant of $1,500.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Newberry Library Fellowships Organization of American Historians
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  • 2,500 - 4,200
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The Newberry Library Fellowships is awarded to student hold a PhD at the time of application. Applicants must be American Citizen of Indian heritage
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ph.D. Science Fellowship The National GEM Consurtium
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|Computer Science|Chemistry|Physics|Geology/earth sciences|Biological Science|
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This fellowship program was established for the purpose of increasing the number of minority students pursuing doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines such as chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Stipend and a cost of instruction grant will be remitted to the institution where the fellow is enrolled during the first academic year of the award. Thereafter, financial support will be supported by the GEM University up to the fifth year of the doctoral program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship California Teachers Association (CTA)
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: California Teachers Association (CTA) (Professional Organization)|Student California Teachers Association (SCTA) (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |California|
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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial scholarship was established to promote professional growth for ethnic minority teachers and ESP members, and to support them in becoming educators, school nurses, school counselors or school therapists.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Oct-20-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Major: Study |Mathematics|
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The Mutual of Omaha Actuarial Scholarship for Minority Students is awarded to a student pursuing an actuarial or mathematics-related degree. Applicants must be member of one of the following minority groups African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Alaskan Eskimo
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 90 awards
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • Organization: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
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This scholarship was established in 1969, to increase the representation of ethnically diverse CPA professionals. Funds from the AICPA Foundation, with contributions from the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the Accounting Education Foundation of the Texas Society of CPAs, Virgin Islands Society of CPAs and Robert Half International, made this scholarship possible. It aims to benefit outstanding minority students pursuing study in the field of Accounting and encourage their entry into the profession.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Colgate "Bright Smiles, Bright Futures" Minority Scholarships American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health
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  • 1,250
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Dental Hygienists' Association (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Minority Scholarships is offered by ADHAs Institute for Oral Health. It is sponsored by the Colgate Palmolive Company. This scholarship is awarded to members of minority groups currently underrepresented in dental hygiene programs at the Certificate educational level. Two scholarships are given to those who are pursuing a certificate program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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  • 21,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Organization: American Society For Microbiology (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
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The ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship is awarded to a student admitted to a doctoral program in the microbiological sciences. Applicants must be a member of American Society for Microbiology.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Dr. Charles and Phyllis Seward Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas| as a |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |West Texas A&M University (TX)|Amarillo College, Amarillo, TX|
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Dr. Charles and Phyllis Seward Scholarship is provided to graduating high school seniors from counties of Texas Panhandle. The scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Charles Seward. The program aims to benefit the Native Americans.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Organization: Society of Women Engineers (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |New Mexico|
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This scholarship was established to benefit a female college and graduate students pursuing study in the field of engineering at the University of New Mexico or New Mexico State University. Applicant must be a permanent resident of New Mexico.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |University|College|Engineering|Engineering University|
  • Career: Pursue a career in |Science|
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The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) is awarded to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering programs. Applicants must be demonstrated academic excellence, leadership skills, and a commitment to science and engineering as a career
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
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The Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship is awarded to ethnic, racial groups of African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Indian Student Assistance Grant Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
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  • 250 - 1,100
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
  • School (College): |University|College|Tribal Colleges and Universities|University of Wisconsin (WI)|Wisconsin Technical College (WI)|
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The Indian Student Assistance Grant is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students studying at the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, independent colleges and universities, tribal colleges, or proprietary institutions based in Wisconsin. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and at least 25% Native American
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Minnesota Indian Scholarship Minnesota Office of Higher Education Division of Student Financial Aid
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  • 4,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Residence: Live in |Minnesota|
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|Accredited Vocational|
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The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident. Applicants must be an Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Oct-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Appraisal Institute|
  • Major: Study |General Appraiser Report Writing & Case Studies|Advanced Income Capitalization|Advanced Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use|Advanced Concepts & Case Studies|Quantitative Analysis|Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach|Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches|Residential Report Writing and Case Studies|Residential Market Analysis and Highest & Best Use|Real Estate Finance, Statistics, and Valuation Modeling|Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies/Part 1|Advanced Residential Report Writing/Part 2|
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This scholarship was established to benefit Minorities and women Candidates for Designation who are active in appraising and need financial assistance to take Appraisal Institute courses leading to the MAI or SRA designations. The award must be used within the year in which it is awarded and can't be applied to courses an applicant has already taken.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details NACME Scholars (Block Grant) Program National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), Inc.
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  • 12,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Two-year|NACMEE Partner Universities|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|
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This program was established to provide block grants to colleges and universities. These eligible colleges and universities will in return award the money to talented African American, American Indian, and Latino students enrolled in engineering. Educational Institutions who would like to apply for this program must demonstrate a commitment to minority student success and shown through their recruitment, admission, retention, education, and graduation (RAREG) of African American, American Indian, and Latino engineering students. For students to be eligible for this program, they must be high school seniors that have been accepted by the universitys college of engineering, or currently enrolled students that have completed a calculus, physics, or chemistry course, earning at least a B, and be accepted into engineering, or two-year community college transfers that have been accepted for their third year of engineering study.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details AWG Minority Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
  • Major: Study |Geology/earth sciences|Geoscience|Geophysics|Geochemistry|Hydrology|Meteorology|Physical Oceanography|Planetary Geology|
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This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to young minority women, pursuing an education and later a career in the geosciences. The student will be matched with a mentor in the same field for guidance and support. Applicants must be a contributor to the larger world community through her academic andpersonal strengths.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
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  • 250 - 2,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|
  • Organization: Associated with the |Black Americans|
  • Residence: Live in |Wisconsin|
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The grant provides financial assistance to undergraduate minority students of Wisconsin (excluding first-year students) who are enrolled at least half-time in independent, tribal, or Wisconsin Technical College institutions.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Adolf Van Pelt Scholarship Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
background
The Adolf Van Pelt Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate student of Native Indians or Alaska Native. Applicants must be enrolled members of their respective tribe from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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