American Indian Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$2,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

April 4

Thursday
Awarded By:

American Indian Education Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. In past years, 150 scholarships were awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be of Native American or Alaska Native descent. The student or one parent must be enrolled in a tribe and have documentation.
  2. Must enroll as a full-time student.
  3. Preference given to students with an ACT score of 14 or higher (or the SAT equivalent).
  4. Preference is given to students with a grade point average of 2.0 to 3.4; however, all qualified students are encouraged to apply.
  5. This award is for U.S. students.
  6. Must be a graduating high school senior or current undergraduate student. Students must attend an accredited two- or four-year college/university or technical/vocational school.
  7. Must be a U.S. citizen.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is for U.S. students who are attending or planning to attend an accredited college/university or technical/vocational school as a full-time undergraduate student. The student must be of Native American or Alaska Native descent.

Application requirements for the American Indian Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship are:

  • Essay
  • Application form
  • Transcript
  • Photo
  • Tribal Document
Additional Information: The American Indian Education Foundation was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application. Awarded students will be notified by mail no later than July 7. These students will be required to provide a letter of admission to their college, university, or technical schools.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, non-renewable. The scholarship may only be used for tuition and books. Please note: AIEF does not offer funding for summer programs/studies or online colleges.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 4

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, April 4

Applications are available online at the American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF) website. To apply, the student must complete all sections of the application and include the following materials: a Community Involvement Form (included with the application); an essay of four pages (double-spaced) or less in 12-point font that follows the guidelines listed on the application; a 4 x 6 color photograph of himself/herself that is signed on the back; a copy of his/her tribal enrollment document/card; recent transcripts (unofficial accepted); GED documentation (if applicable); and ACT and/or SAT scores if an incoming freshman who took the test. Application materials must be securely clipped together (no staples) and placed in a large envelope in the order listed on the application. The application packet must be mailed to AIEF at the address provided, postmarked by the deadline date. Please note: Completed applications received before March 1 will be given an extra point towards the overall selection assessment.
Contact: Onna LeBeau
Address: 2401 Eglin St. Rapid City, South Dakota 57703

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