Resources for Native American Students
Native American Village @ IMDiversity.com
Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships
American Indian or Native Alaskan students who are members of tribes, based on academic merit and financial need. One application online and student will be considered for up to six different scholarships.
2 letters of recommendation
Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native
For more information please visit: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catching the Dream
member of a U.S. Tribe. Students must have excellent grades, high test scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community. Must be enrolling in college full time.
Students must apply for all other sources of funds including federal financial aid, tribal scholarships, loans and grants.
Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund's motto is educating the mind and spirit. We achieve this by providing Native students with scholarships and providing financial support for the nation's 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which incorporate American Indian culture and language into their curriculum to honor our students' heritage and Native identity.
Established in 1989, the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest and highest-rated American Indian scholarship organization. Your support helps us to provide: more than 3,500 scholarships and other support for American Indian students; capital support for the nation's tribal colleges, the vast majority of which are located on or near reservations; funding for cultural and language preservation courses and activities;
Funding for intellectual capital development at the tribal colleges; fellowships for tribal college faculty development; early based in cultural learning at the tribal colleges; and leadership for Native students. Every dollar makes a difference to our students.
In 2010-11, the Fund distributed nearly $4.9 million in scholarships and program support, which directly translated into scholarships for more than 3,500 American Indian students.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic success, financial need, community involvement, and commitment to their tribal communities. Visit collegefund.org for more information.
American Indian Education Foundation
No matter how smart and deserving they are, most young Native Americans do not have the chance to attend college. Even if they are fortunate enough to earn a high school diploma, poverty and lack of access to educational opportunities force many to abandon the dream of higher education. The mission of our Scholarship service is to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to learn and succeed. By harnessing the power of knowledge, these future leaders can bring about positive changes in their own lives and in their communities. To help college-bound Native Americans, we provide a free guide: Tools for Success — A Guide for High School Seniors, Families, Counselors and others…. Visit the NRC programs website more information.
Native American Summer Congressional Internships
The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance. Visit the Udall website for more information.
Young Native Writers Essay Contest
Must be Native American high school student, grades 9-12, who have a significant and current relationship with a Native American tribal community. 1200 word essay, based on personal knowledge and research information. See website for writing prompt and rules. Website also has writing tips and suggestions for research sources; Merit-based; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native; Essay Required. For more information please visit the contest website or email: email@example.com.
Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship Program
This scholarship is offered to students who want to pursue a career in health care or public health, and to increase the number of health professionals from underrepresented populations. While all qualified students may apply, preference will be given to students who identify as one or more of the following: African-American, Asian Pacific, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Native American and/or Person with a Disability.
Must submit letter of recommendation and official transcript; Need-based; Merit-based; Min GPA: 2.7; Ethnicity: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian,Black/African American, Filipino, Hispanic/Latino, Multiracial, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian; Essay Required; Service Required. For more information please visit the scholarship website or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIGC American Indian Scholarship Program
Senior who is a member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group and can provide a Tribal Eligibility Certificate. For a student who intends to seek a degree and career in engineering, computer science, or business related field. Student must demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Application on website; Need-based; Merit-based; Min GPA: 3.25.