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Native Americans may have less representation in U.S. public schools. The minority group comprises less than one percent of students. The drop out rate among American Indians and Alaskan natives is high and rising.  Many colleges and organizations, such as the American Indian College Fund, offer Native American scholarships. They hope to help with the cost of tuition and inspire more Native American students to continue their education. Many of these Native American scholarships are based on a student’s heritage, family background, residency status, tribe affiliation, and many other characteristics. If you know that your grandparents or parents are a part of a specific American Indian tribe, there very well may be free college dollars available to you in the form of Native American scholarships.

Minority & Women’s Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

The Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through graduate scholarships. The NCAA awards $10,000 to 13 ethnic minorities and 13 female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of graduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or a career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics.

Total: $26000

Awards: 26

Deadline: February 04, 2023

CTA Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This award is available for undergraduate minority students in California who plan to pursue a career in education.

Total: $6000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 11, 2023

Dr. Charles and Phyllis Seward Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who reside in the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle and are currently employed are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to Native Americans.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 12, 2023

AMS Minority Scholarship

Minority U.S. students entering their freshman year of college in the fall who are planning to major in an atmospheric science, oceanography, or hydrology are eligible to apply for this award. Marine biology is not an eligible field of study.

Total: $6000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 12, 2023

Rama Scholarship for the American Dream

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in hospitality management at select AH&LEF-affiliated schools and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference is given to students of Asian-Indian descent and other minority groups, as well as JHM Hotel employees.

Total: $3000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15, 2023

Lonnie Lee & Maria Elena Abernethy Scholarship – Undergraduate & Graduate Students

This scholarship is open to female U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are Native Americans majoring in engineering or computer science with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must reside in New Mexico and attend the University of New Mexico or New Mexico State University.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: February 15, 2023

ACS Scholars Program

U.S. high school senior and undergraduate minority students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plan to enroll full time are eligible for this award. Students must be planning to pursue a career in the chemical sciences and majoring in an appropriate chemical science field.

Total: $5000

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2023

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Illinois resident undergraduate and graduate students who are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin and planning to become preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $5000

Awards: 558

Deadline: March 01, 2023

LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship in Library and Information Technology

U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned no more than 12 hours towards a Master of Library Science degree by June of the award year are eligible for this award. Students must be members of a principal minority group; attend an ALA-accredited school; and plan to enter the library automation field.

Total: $2500

Awards: 1

Deadline: March 01, 2023

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $30000

Awards: 15

Deadline: March 01, 2023