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.

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NWSA Women of Color Caucus-Frontiers Student Essay Award National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)
key information
  • 500
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship Public Relations Society of America
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  • 1,500
  • 2 awards
  • May 2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
Newberry Library Fellowships Organization of American Historians
key information
  • 2,500 - 4,200
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
Ph.D. Science Fellowship The National GEM Consurtium
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • November 2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship California Teachers Association (CTA)
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  • 1,000 - 6,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Oct-20-2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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  • 1,000 - 5,000
  • 90 awards
  • April 2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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 2020
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
ASM Watkins Graduate Research Fellowship American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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  • 21,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2019
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
Dr. Charles and Phyllis Seward Scholarship Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF), Inc.
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • February 2020
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|
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • February 2020
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Organization: Society of Women Engineers (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |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|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2019
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
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)|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 2.0
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Oct-1-2019
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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|
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
AWG Minority Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2019
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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
key information
  • 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|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
Adolf Van Pelt Scholarship Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
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