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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.

APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Students

This award is available to minority students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents majoring in physical therapy and maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  December 1
2019

APTA Minority Scholarship for Physical Therapist Assistant Students

This award is available to U.S. citizens and permanent legal residents who are an ethnic minority and are studying in their final year of a physical therapist assistant program.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 1
2019

UPS Diversity Scholarship

This award is for U.S. college juniors who are pursuing a degree in occupational safety and health or a closely related field. The applicant must be of a minority ethnic or racial group and must be a United States citizen. The applicant must enroll full time and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5250 Awards:  3
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Eklutna, Inc. Scholarship Program

This award is for original enrollees and descendants of original enrollees of Eklutna, Inc. Applicants must be Alaskan natives and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  December 1
2019

Kathy Johnson Outreach Scholarship

This award is for a non-traditional undergraduate or post-baccalaureate student. Applicants must attend an Oregon school and pursue a degree in a field of study related to wildlife science.

Total: $600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 7
2019

SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduate students of Native American (all Native peoples anywhere in the Americas), Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and/or Indigenous Pacific Islander ancestry. Students must be pursuing studies in archaeology.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15
2019

SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students of Native American (defined as all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas), Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and/or Indigenous Pacific Islander ancestry. Students must pursue studies in archaeology.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15
2019

American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program

The American Psychology Association Minority Fellowship awards are available to minority students pursuing pre-doctoral or post-doctoral education in psychology.

Total: $25000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Whitman College Lomen-Douglas Scholarship

This award is available to U.S high school seniors who are planning to attend Whitman College. Students must demonstrate the ability to contribute to increasing socioeconomic and multicultural diversity awareness at Whitman.

Total: $55000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 15
2020

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enter Missouri State University as freshmen and pursue a major leading to a bachelor's degree in education or music education. Students must rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations.

Total: $3000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  January 30
2020

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  February 1
2020

Fund for Theological Education Doctoral Fellowship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. or Th.D. program and preparing a dissertation. Students must be of African American, Hispanic, Asian, or First Nation heritage.

Total: $20000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  February 1
2020