Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

American Indian College Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  3. Must be registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, OR be a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. (Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.)
  4. Must be enrolled full time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university or an accredited tribal college or university.
  5. Must be pursuing a graduate or professional degree.
  6. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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

Description: This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate and professional students who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Application requirements for the Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Photo
  • Proof/tribal affiliation
  • Fin. need form
  • Transcript
Additional Information: All applicants must have demonstrated financial need. The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. Award and denial notices will be mailed out to all applicants by August each year to the address listed on the application.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 31

Applications are available on the American Indian College Fund (AICF) website and are accepted beginning Jan. 1. Students should complete the Full Circle Scholarship Program application to be considered for this award. Only one application is necessary to apply for all AICF scholarships for which the student is eligible. In addition to the appropriate completed online application(s), the student must submit the following materials: a digital photo (at least 1.5 MB in size); proof of tribal affiliation (detailed instructions available on AICF website); his/her most recent college transcript, or high school transcript/GED score report if just starting college (unofficial accepted); and a 'Financial Needs Analysis' form (available on the AICF website). Applications must be submitted by the deadline date.
About American Indian College Fund:
Contact Information: Debra Reed, Sr. Director of Programs and Scholarships
Address: 8333 Greenwood Blvd. Denver, Colorado 80221

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