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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.

Hershey Company Tribal Scholarship - Tribal College Students

U.S. undergraduate American Indian or Alaskan Natives attending a tribal college are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must major in math, technology, science, engineering, and/or business.

Total: $1250 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award

This scholarship is available for minority students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the profession and potential for leadership.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award

This scholarship is available for members of the Public Relations Student Society of America who are entering their junior or senior year of college. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 and contribute to ethnic diversity in the field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2019

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

This award is offered to U.S. college juniors or seniors who are of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native, or Pacific Islander ancestry. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and it is preferred that they major or minor in public relations (or are in a communications degree program if a public relations program is not offered at their school).

Total: $1500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Anonymous Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native ancestry and are permanent residents of California or members of a California-based tribe. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $4600 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Anthony A. Welmas Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students pursuing an associate's, bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree who are enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Arizona Public Service Navajo Scholars Program - Tribal College Students

U.S. undergraduate students majoring in a STEM course of study at Diné College, Navajo Technical College, or Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute who have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must be members of the Navajo Nation tribe and have membership in a Shiprock Agency Chapter.

Total: $6000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Arizona Public Service Navajo Scholars Program - Undergraduate (Non-Tribal Colleges) Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are members of the Navajo Nation tribe (any Shiprock Agency Chapter) and attend school in Arizona or New Mexico. Students must major in any STEM field and have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Austin Family Scholarship Endowment - Tribal Colleges Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are enrolled at a tribal college/university and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must be residents of Oklahoma and an enrolled member or descendant of an Oklahoma tribe.

Total: $1000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Austin Family Scholarship Endowment - Undergraduate (Non-Tribal Colleges) Students

U.S. undergraduate students who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and are residents of Oklahoma and enrolled members or descendants of an Oklahoma tribe.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Claire Booth Luce Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. female students who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent and enrolled at Navajo Technical University in the B.S.-Information Technology or Industrial Engineering programs. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $18750 Awards:  1
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. college freshmen who are American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of enrollment or descendancy. Students must be the first in their immediate family to attend college, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and plan to attend a tribal college.

Total: $5000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019