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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.

Monsignor Philip Kenney Scholarship

New Hampshire residents who are minorities will be considered for this award; preference is given to Hispanic students. Students must enroll in undergraduate or certificate programs of study.

Total: $2500 Awards:  5
Deadline:  April 13
2019

NAJA Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is available for Native American high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a career in radio, television, or print journalism. Students must be members of NAJA to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  April 30
2019

Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

This award is available to Kansas undergraduate minority students who are planning to enroll at a Kansas college or university. Students must demonstrate financial need and must be identified as members of any of the following ethnic/racial groups: African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian or Pacific Islander; or Hispanic. Awarding priority is given to eligible renewals and freshmen students.

Total: $1850 Awards:  250
Deadline:  May 1
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

Doc and Barbara Cartwright Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is available for male U.S. undergraduate students who are American Indian or Alaskan Native with proof of enrollment or descendancy. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and attend a tribal college.

Total: $3000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019