Native American Scholarships

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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.

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 16

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 16

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 16

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 16

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 16

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 16

Annual Diversity Scholarship

This award is for first-year law school students who are members of a diverse population that has been historically represented in the legeal profession. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or authorized to work in the U.S. and have demonstrated excellent academic performance at their undergraduate school.

Total: $15000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  August 15

Rangel Graduate Fellowship

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship is available to minority students who are pursuing a graduate degree in foreign affairs. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $30000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  September 17

UNCF-Dell Corporate Scholars Program

This award is available for U.S. college sophomores and juniors who are African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic, or Native American/Alaskan Native. Students must major or have an academic focus in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, accounting, finance, marketing, business, business operations, computer information systems, computer science, or software development.

Total: $5000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  September 22