Scholarships & Opportunities

American Indian College Fund – Student of the Year Award

PURPOSE: To recognize and award one outstanding student from Diné College and to create an initiative for student excellence.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Complete/Submit
  • Complete Financial Aid File (FAFSA)
  • Full time (12 credit hours and above)
  • 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. (minimum)
  • Tribal Enrollment information (copy of Certificate of Indian Blood or tribal verification)
  • Must not have a previous Associate degree
  • Color photograph (headshot only – no hats, no sunglasses, no bandanas, no gestures)
  • Must have demonstrated community service and volunteer work
  • Submit a COMPLETED packet to Financial Aid by deadline date

Deadline: To Be Announced

American Indian College Fund

Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship Program and the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program.

Minimum general eligibility requirements for both scholarships include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Enrolled in an accredited tribal college or university.  Full-time enrollment is required for the Full Circle Scholarship Program, but not for the TCU Scholarship Program
  • Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. (Alaska Natives may also use Native Corporation membership) Trace Indian Ancestry
  • Submission of a completed on-line application
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 is required for the Full Circle Scholarship Program, but not for the TCU Scholarship Program

Check eligibility requirements for the Full Circle Scholarship Programs here. Download a [PDF 96KB] listing of Full Circle Scholarships or view Full Circle Scholarships Listings on-line.

To learn how to apply for either scholarship, click here.

Additional Scholarship Resources

ACS Scholars Program
ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply.

The Actuarial Foundation Scholarships
The Actuarial Foundation supports the future of the actuarial profession and fosters the best and brightest students through its scholarships.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
The American Indian Graduate Center provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States. They also offer undergraduate opportunities for Native scholars.

American Indian Research and Education Initiative (AIREI)
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) solicit proposals for tribal community-based energy research, technology transfer, economic development, and public education projects. More information to come.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase the representation of American Indians and Alaskan Natives in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. They offer a variety of STEM-related scholarships and professional development opportunities.

American Indian Services Scholarships
The mission of the American Indian Services is to assist Native Americans in developing their human and natural resources in order to help them make a contribution to society without detracting from the culture and background from which they have emerge through a variety of scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion Scholarships
The American Legion offers a number of scholarships and other resources to assist young people (veterans) in their pursuit of higher education. There are opportunities for everyone, including kin of wartime veterans and participants in Legion programs.

American Meteorological Society (AMS)
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships to help further the education students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

American Planning Association Scholarships
American Planning Association awards are made to students currently enrolled in degree programs in planning or a closely related field.

American Society for Engineering Education
ASEE administers a number of fellowship and research opportunities with funding provided by the Federal agencies including the Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Arizona Dream Scholarship Program
The scholarship offered by the Arizona Dream Scholars Program provides funding for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. There is no residency requirement to apply.

Association on American Indian Affairs
AAIA provides scholarships to graduate (including PhD, Medicine and Law) and undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes and tribes that are not recognized by the federal government.

Association of American Indian Physicians
A major goal of AAIP is to motivate American Indian and Alaskan Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research, thereby increasing the number of American Indian and Alaskan Native medical professionals in the workforce. They also offer scholarship, internship, and fellowship listings.

Avvo Scholarship Program
Avvo has created this program to help inspire future generations of lawyers to innovate and impact change in the industry and local communities. The program consists of two annual scholarships; one for JD Law Students and one for Undergraduate & Pre-Law Students.

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Best Medican Assistant Program
This scholarship provides $500 for one student pursuing a degree in the medical field.

Boren Awards
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship
This scholarship aims to support minority STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students who are applying technology to their fields.

Carolina Rice (New York- New Jersey Metro Area)
Since 1987, Carolina Rice in partnership with Univision Communications offer high school seniors in the New York – New Jersey area who wish to attend college the chance to win a two thousand dollar prize by writing an essay.

Carol Jorgensen Scholarship for Environmental Stewardship
This scholarship provides $2,000 to two full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an environmental stewardship discipline, including environmental studies, natural resource management, the natural sciences, public administration, public policy, and related disciplines.

Catching the Dream
Catching the Dream, formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund, makes grants to Native college students and works to improve Indian schools through a variety of scholarship programs.

Cherokee Nation Education Corporation
The Cherokee Nation’s College Resource Program awards scholarships to selected Cherokee Nation Tribal Citizens pursuing degrees at a colleges or university accredited with Carnegie units.

The CoachUp Scholarship Program
The CoachUp Scholarship Program awards $2,000 plus a $500 CoachUp Gift Certificate to student-athletes who demonstrate leadership, integrity, and excellence on and off the field.

College Prep Scholarship Program
QuestBridge’s College Prep Scholarship provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high school juniors prepare to apply to top colleges.

Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship
The Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship Award is for $3,000 available to both undergraduate and law school students who are either members of an ethnic/racial minority or have shown a strong commitment to diversity issues throughout their education.

Fisher House Foundation Military Scholarships
Fisher House offers funding opportunities for veterans and families of military personnel, including children and spouses, through multiple scholarship programs.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman or Marine who has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident, killed in action, or has been classified as a Prisoner of War (POW) or Missing in Action (MIA).

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Gates Millennium Scholars is a scholarship program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For Native American students, this program is administered through the American Indian Graduate Center.

George Washington University Native American Political Leadership Program
The Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. Please mention that you learned about this from the American Indian College Fund.

The Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarships
The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to train health professionals to staff Indian health programs.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. They also offer scholarships for students transferring from a 2-year to a 4-year program.

LAGRANT Foundation
The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) provides 15 scholarships annually to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations.

Mahatma Rice Scholarship (Florida and California)
This scholarship award program is dedicated to college-bound high school seniors residing in south Florida, Southern California or Northern California.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
To be eligible, the student must be the child of an active duty or reserve U.S. Marine or Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program
The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides post-secondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award.

Native Agriculture and Food Systems (NAFSI) Scholarship Program
First Nations will award six $1,000 scholarships annually to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields, including but not limited to: agribusiness management, agriscience technologies, agronomy, animal husbandry, aquaponics, fisheries and wildlife, food production and safety, food-related policy and legislation, horticulture, irrigation science, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable agriculture or food systems.

The National GEM Consortium
GEM’s fellowship programs span the entire recruitment, retention, and professional development spectrum. GEM’s principal activity is the provision of graduate fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants & Funding
The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is the official publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

National Medical Fellowships
National Medical Fellowships offers a number of scholarship programs that are awarded on the basis of need and merit to Native American and other underrepresented minority students.

Native American Finance Officers Association
This scholarship program assists Native American and Alaska Native students working towards a degree within a financially related field.

Native American Journalists Association
Each year, NAJA offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Native American students pursuing journalism degrees at a higher learning institution.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
This organization provides financial assistance, through competitive processes, to students and Minority Serving Institutions that support the training of students and research in NOAA mission sciences.

Native Science Fellows
This program allows Native American undergraduate and graduate students to participate in community-based science organizations in an effort to increase their engagement in higher education and geosciences careers.

The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship
The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is available to Osage students, with an Osage tribal membership card, attending a college or university.

The Udall Foundation
This foundation awards scholarships to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.

Truman D. Picard Scholarship – Intertribal Timber Council
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Scholarship America
Scholarship America Scholarships include renewable scholarships for STEM students and the Scholarship America’s Dream Award which is a renewable scholarship fund targeted toward completion.

Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) Scholarships
SAIGE offers a number of different scholarships for American Indian or Alaska Native government employees for professional development, annual training, or continuing education.


Miscellaneous Scholarships


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The Chrissy Weems Scholarship

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TheVilla Escape

The scholarship program held by TheVilla Escape is open for all the students who are passionate about traveling.

For this scholarship, applicants need to make a personalized travel story (1000 words essay with images and/or video) of any destination where he/she has traveled, and the best one will be the awarded with 500$.

There are no limits aside from your creativity for this. We are calling all college and university students who love to travel to apply.

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