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Native Americans may be one of the least represented minorities in U.S. public schools, comprising 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 scholarships for college in hopes 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.

FIU Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship

This award is for U.S students who are residents of Florida and plan to attend FIU. The applicant must be a minority student who has completed an A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited Florida community college.

Total: $1600 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 29
2019

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

The AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from an under-represented population group who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

This award is available to Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students who are of one-quarter or more American Indian ancestry and are attending accredited institutions in Minnesota. The student must demonstrate financial need by being qualified for a Pell or state grant.

Total: $6000 Awards:  700
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program

This award is available to Florida resident undergraduate students who are enrolled as upper division undergraduates in a state-approved teacher education program at an eligible Florida institution. Students must be of African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native descent, and plan to teach in a Florida public school upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  135
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for American Indian and Alaskan Native undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing a degree in health or science curriculums.

Total: $1500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

This award is for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe. Students must be pursuing a degree in art, law, or medicine.

Total: $1500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Adoph Van Pelt Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are from the continental United States or Alaska. Students must be members of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe.

Total: $1500 Awards:  28
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Owanah Anderson Scholarship

This scholarship is open to female U.S. students who are entering their junior year of college. Students must be members of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe.

Total: $1500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are from the continental United States or Alaska and are enrolled in a federally-recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe. Students must be enrolling in school after taking a break to raise their families, or have other family responsibilities that affect their education.

Total: $1500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate and graduate students who are members of an American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe that is not recognized by the federal government.

Total: $1500 Awards:  8
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian or Alaskan Native tribe. Students may be pursuing a master's, doctoral, medical, or law degree.

Total: $1500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  July 1
2019

North Dakota Indian Scholarship Program

This award is for North Dakota students who are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe and attend a North Dakota institution of higher education to pursue an undergraduate or graduate program. Students who qualify for the merit-based award must be the valedictorian of their high school graduating class or have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher; students who qualify for the need-based award must demonstrate financial need and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  175
Deadline:  July 15
2019