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 81-91 of 91 scholarships
View Details Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship American Library Association (ALA)
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  • 20,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Michigan (MI)|University of Pittsburgh (PA)|University of Arizona (AZ)|University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA|Rutgers University, NJ|Simmons College, Boston, MA|Syracuse University (NY)|University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN|University of TexasAustin (TX)|University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI|
  • Major: Study |Library Science|
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This fellowship was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to increase racial and ethnic diversity among our professions next generation of LIS leaders. Applicants must have been accepted into a PhD program in library science at any of the ten participating schools.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship Michigan Society of Professional Engineers
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Major: Study |Engineering|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship is given yearly to an incoming ABET-accredited engineering college or university student who is part of an ethnic minority.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
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  • 3,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African/Caribbean-American|
  • Organization: American Psychological Association, Division 14 (Professional Association)
  • School (College): |Accredited College|Accredited University|
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The Goldstein & Schneider Scholarships by the Macey Fund is awarded to student affiliate of American Psychological Association Division 14. Applicant must be a Ph.D. student in psychology at a regionally accredited university or college.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Native American Seminary General Board of Higher Education & Ministry
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  • 3,000 - 10,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Organization: Associated with the |United Methodist Church|
  • School (College): |University Senate Approved Seminary|
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This scholarship is for the members of United Methodist Church who are Native American students.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Minority Scholars Award American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation
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  • 10,000
  • 13 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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This scholarship was established through the collaboration of AMA foundation and AMA Minority Affairs Section (MAS) and support from Pfizer Inc. to provide tuition assistance to medical students. The scholarship honors exceptional academic achievements and commitment to removing health care differences.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Health Professions Scholarship Indian Health Service/U.S. Department of Health & Human Service
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|
  • Organization: Federally Recognized Tribes (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|College|
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The Health Professions Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate-level students pursuing study in health profession degree program. Applicants must be student of American Indian and Alaska Native origin and member of federally recognized Tribes
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details NAJA Scholarships Native American Journalists Association
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  • 500 - 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|
  • Organization: Native American Journalist Association (Organization)
  • School (College): |Any Institution of Higher Education|
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This scholarship program was established to benefit graduating high school seniors, college or graduate students pursuing a career in media. Students must be current NAJA members to be eligible. Students must be of a Native American descent and must be in good academic standing.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Retail Real Estate Diversity Scholarship International Council of Shopping Centers
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Asian / Asian American / Pacific Islander|Hispanic|Caribbean|African American/Black|
  • Organization: International Council of Shopping Centers (Professional Organization)
  • School (College): |Accredited University|
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This graduate level scholarship was established to increase the ethnic diversity within the community of highly skilled retail real estate professionals. Applicants must be a U.S citizen with ICSC and belongs to an underrepresented minority group to be eligible.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Preparatory Scholarship Indian Health Service/U.S. Department of Health & Human Service
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|
  • Organization: Federally Recognized Tribes (Professional Organization)|State Recognized Tribes (Professional Organization)|Terminated Tribes (Professional Organization)
  • Major: Study |Health|
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The scholarship provides financial assistance to minority undergraduate students who are members or descendants of federally recognized, state recognized or terminated Tribes and enrolled in a preparatory study leading to an eligible health professions degree program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details AISES ExxonMobil Geosciences (Field Work) Scholarship Program American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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  • 3,000
  • 7 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Alaska Native|Native Hawaiian|
  • Organization: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • Major: Study |Geoscience|
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This scholarship was established by AISES and ExxonMobil to benefit students pursuing degrees in the geosciences in financing field work and research. The program was designed to enable Native American/Alaskan Native/Native Hawaiian students gain actual experience in the geosciences field. Scholarships are intended to directly support geology mapping / geological field-based analysis, or geophysical fieldwork.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Certified Federal Surveyors scholarship American Indian Science and Engineering Society
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  • 1,200
  • 5 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Pacific Islander|
  • Organization: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (Professional Organization)
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The scholarship is open to registered/licensed land surveyor in at least one state, territory, or the District of Columbia; or land surveyor in training, that has passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying examination. Applicants must be current AISES members or must become members within 30 days of award.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.5
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