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 21-40 of 91 scholarships
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  • 2,500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|Community College|
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ACS Scholars Program is a scholarship provided to African-American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian student. The scholarship provides an up to $5,000 depending on the awardees financial need and availability of funds. The applicant must demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science and financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|African American/Black|Hispanic American|
  • Residence: |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established in 1999 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help outstanding students of various ethnicities who are planning to pursue an undergraduate degree.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Jackie Klinesteker Minority Scholarship Grand Rapids Community Foundation
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  • 500 - 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|West Michigan, MI|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to benefit students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander) residing in West Michigan. Applicants must be majoring in a mental health-related field of study at an accredited college/university within the state of Michigan. Graduate students are given first preference and those students who demonstrated financial need.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details HANA Scholars General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|Doctoral-level study|
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The HANA Scholars is awarded to a student with Hispanic, Asian, or Native American ethnicity. Applicants must be member of The United Methodist Church
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details ACS Scholars Program American Chemical Society (ACS)
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |Community College|Accredited College or University|
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The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to outstanding underrepresented minority students who are pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology in an accredited college, university, or community college.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Josephine Forman Scholarship General Commission on Archives and History, The United Methodist Church
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  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • Major: Study |Archival Science|
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Founded in honor of Josephine Forman, the scholarship aims to provide financial support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue a career as an archivist, and to promote the diversification of the American archives profession. The scholarship is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Minority Scholarship Ohio Newspapers Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian-American|
  • Residence: Live in |Ohio|
  • Major: Study |Marketing|Journalism|Communications|Advertising|
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This scholarship was established by the Ohio Newspapers Foundation to benefit minority high school seniors in Ohio planning to pursue study relevant to the newspaper industry. Students must be majoring in journalism, advertising, marketing, or communications degree program at an Ohio college or university.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Minority Student Scholarship American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
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  • 5,000
  • 2 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African American/Black|Ethnic Minority|
  • Major: Study |Clinical Audiology|Audiology|Speech Pathology|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Sponsored by ASHFoundation, the scholarship is available to racial/ethnic minority students who are U.S. citizens and who are accepted for graduate study in audiology or speech-language pathology.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details AAAE Foundation Scholarship for Native Americans American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Mar-31-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Major: Study |Aviation|
  • Extracurricular: |School Activities|Community Activities|
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This scholarship was funded by a grant from the estate of Pete Hill, A.A.E. to benefit Native American college or university students majoring in an aviation program. Students must be in their college junior year or higher. An American Association of Airport Executives membership is not required to be eligible for this scholarship. Financial need is required.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Minority Scholarship (NSCA) National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|Asian Pacific American|
  • Organization: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Minority Scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a degree in a field of strength and conditioning. AApplicant must be a member of National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Women of Color Scholars Program General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 3,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Hispanic|African|African American/Black|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
  • Major: Study |Religious Studies|
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This scholarship was established in 1988 to give financial, intellectual, and personal support to United Methodist women of color in theological and religious education. The lack of women of color faculty at United Methodist seminaries and theological schools was discussed and resulted in a recommendation that the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry develop strategies to address this imbalance. To be eligible applicants must be females born of African, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American parent (at least one parent). Students must be pursuing a PhD or ThD within the field of religious studies who desires to serve on the faculty or in an executive administrative position at a UM-related Theological School.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Native American Seminary Scholarship General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 3,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Religion: |United Methodist|
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This scholarship was established to support Native American students pursuing a degree at a University Senate approved seminary. Applicants must be a member of the United Methodist church for a minimum of 3 years.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 3,045
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Alaska Native|African American/Black|Native Hawaiian|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|Lawfully present in the United States|
  • School (College): Attend a college in |Missouri|
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The scholarship was established to provide support to academically talented minorities and underrepresented individuals whose pursuing a bachelor or masters degree in environmental related course of study.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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  • 1,000 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|Native Hawaiian|
  • Organization: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|
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The scholarship is established in honor of A.T. Anderson, one of the founders of AISES. It is open to full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing degrees in one of the following fields Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources. Applicants must also be enrolled members of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe; Alaskan Native Village or be Native Hawaiian.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details AISES Intel Scholarship American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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  • 5,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Alaska Native|
  • Organization: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The AISES Intel Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate or graduate student degrees in computer science fields. Applicants must be member of a federally or state recognized American Indian Tribe.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details NextEra Energy- Ford Dry Lake Scholarship Program American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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  • 30,000
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Organization: American Indian Science & Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College or University|
background
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society administered this scholarship on behalf of the NextEra Energy Foundation. NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc. is a private foundation organized as a not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of financially assisting charitable, scientific, literacy and educational organizations. Nextra believes that through this scholarship, additional skill sets will be brought back to impacted tribal communities and ensure that these communities benefit from the growing trends in clean energy.This scholarship aims to benefit members of 11 participating Arizona and California Indian Tribes pursuing educations at accredited four-year colleges/ universities, two-year colleges, or vocational schools.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
key information
  • 10,000
  • 1 award
  • September 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|Native Hawaiian|
  • Organization: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): Attend an |University|Four-year|College|ABET Accredited College|Minority Serving College/University|
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The scholarship is designed to reach out to the next generation of scientists and engineers by providing financial assistance to students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degrees. The scholarship provides a one-time $10,000 scholarship awarded the freshman year of college and an opportunity to apply for summer employment, which provides valuable technical work experience and continued tuition assistance.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|Native Hawaiian|
  • Organization: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Kansas|Washington|
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The scholarship is available to American Indian high school seniors who reside in one of the 13 states serviced by the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Pacific Corporation and its affiliated companies. Applicants must also pursue degrees in Business, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine or Health Administration.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
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  • 12,000
  • 22 awards
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Career: |Certified Public Accountant (Career)|Accounting (Industry)|
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AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students aims to increase the minority CPA who will serve as role models and mentors to the young generation. The program provides a $12,000 award to the eligible scholars. The fellowship is open to full-time doctoral minority students.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Indian Education Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 200
  • 10 awards
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|
  • Organization: Ventura County Indian Education Consortium (Educational Services)
  • Residence: Live in |Ventura, CA|
background
The Indian Education Scholarship Fund is a textbook scholarship, awarded to assist the student in purchasing necessary textbooks as they pursue their educational goals. This scholarship benefits graduating high school seniors from high schools in Ventura County who are of Native American and/or Alaskan descent and are participants in the Ventura County Indian Education Consortium.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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