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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.

IHS Health Professions Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for American Indian and Alaskan Native undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a full- or part-time study program leading to a degree in a health-related profession for one of the health career priority categories as determined by Indian Health Services. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $48004 Awards:  245
Deadline:  March 28

IHS Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship

This scholarship is available for American Indian and Alaskan Native undergraduate students. Students must enroll in a program of study for the following priority career programs: pre-clinical psychology (junior and senior years only); pre-nursing; pre-pharmacy; and pre-social work (junior and senior years only).

Total: $31919 Awards:  40
Deadline:  March 28

Bruce Lee Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are 16 years of age or older at time of application. Students are NOT required to be of Pan-Asian American heritage for this award. Students must: have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher; be involved in community service; and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 29

AAJA Seattle Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship

This award is for Washington state high school seniors and undergraduate students who are pursuing a journalism career. Students must attend a Washington college or university.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 29

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian students who reside in Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, or Washington. Students must be planning to major in business, engineering, education, math, medicine, health administration, natural/physical sciences, or technology.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 31

AISES Intel Scholarship

American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduate students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must major in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or materials science.

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  March 31

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Strategic Systems Programs Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are American Indian, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian and enrolled at a minority-serving institution (as designated by the U.S. Department of Education) that is ABET-accredited. Students must be pursuing a Navy-relevant Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $10000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  March 31

CANFit Culinary Arts Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for students who are enrolled in a California culinary arts school. Students must be of African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic ethnicity.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31

CANFit Graduate Scholarship

This award is available for minority students currently enrolled in a graduate program for nutrition, public health nutrition, physical education, or an American Dietetic Association-approved pre-professional practice program at an accredited California college or university. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have completed 12 to 15 units of graduate course work at the time of application.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 31

CANFit Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is available for minority students who are currently enrolled in a fitness or nutrition program at an accredited California college or university. The applicant must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and have completed at least 50 credit hours toward his/her degree at the time of application.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 31

SREB Doctoral Scholarship for Georgia Residents

This scholarship is available for minority students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program at one of the following universities: Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Medical College of Georgia, and the University of Georgia. Applicants must demonstrate high academic achievement, intent to pursue a career in academia, and must be residents of Georgia.

Total: $20000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  March 31

SREB Doctoral Scholarship for South Carolina Residents

This award is available for U.S. minority students who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program and planning to pursue a career as a professor. Applicants must be residents of South Carolina and must attend one of the following institutions: Clemson University, Medical University of South Carolina, or University of South Carolina at Columbia.

Total: $20000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  March 31