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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.

Holly A. Cornell Scholarship

The Holly A. Cornell scholarship is available for female and/or minority students in pursuit of advanced training in the field of water supply and treatment. Applicants must be accepted to or currently enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited college or university.

Total: $7500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 9
2019

Time Customer Service HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for minorities students who are currently enrolled as high school seniors in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must qualify for free or reduced school lunches.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2019

Brian M. Day Scholarship

This award is for Puget Sound area gay men of color who are U.S. citizens and have significant financial need and demonstrate activism in the gay/lesbian community and communities of color.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Deloris Carter Hampton Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. women of color who have a demonstrated history of activism and/or leadership in the LGBT community and are pursuing a degree in education, women's health, or dance. Applicants must be residents of Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Phoenix Benner Native & First Nations Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students of Native American or First Nations heritage who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Applicants must demonstrate leadership and a commitment to community service and LGBT advocacy.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Fifth Third Bank of Central Indiana Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America, represent an ethnic minority group, and have participated in community service. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a resident of an eligible Indiana county and plan to attend an Indiana college/university.

Total: $1125 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 1
2019

OCU American Indian Scholarship Program

American Indian graduating high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR an ACT/SAT score of 22/1020 or higher and rank in the top 50 percent of their graduating class are eligible for this award. Students must attend Oklahoma City University.

Total: $31816 Awards:  30
Deadline:  February 1
2019

EDSA Minority Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are in the final two years of undergraduate program or a graduate program in landscape architecture. Students must be of African American, Hispanic, Native American, or other cultural/ethnic minority heritage.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 1
2019

AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Award

This award is for U.S. medical students who are from a racial or ethnic group that is traditionally under-represented among American physicians.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  February 2
2019

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 9
2019

GRC Master's in Microelectronics Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for women and minority students who are pursuing a graduate degree in microelectronics research.

Total: $37000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 10
2019

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: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15
2019