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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.

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship - Non-Tribal College Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled in California or Oregon institutions and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Students must be majoring in natural resource management, environmental studies, public health, economic development, or social sciences.

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

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship - Tribal College Students

U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled at Ilisagvik College in Alaska or Northwest Indian College in Washington are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and major in natural resource management, environmental studies, public health, economic development, or social sciences.

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

Ford Motor Company Scholarship

This scholarship is for U.S. students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descendancy who plan to pursue a degree in accounting, computer science, engineering, finance, marketing, or operations management. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; preference will be given to students enrolled in a Michigan college.

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

Ford Motor Company Tribal College Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaska Natives descent who have declared a major in math, science, engineering, business, teacher training, or environmental science. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and attend a tribal college; preference will be given to students enrolled at a Michigan tribal college.

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

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Scholarship

U.S. undergraduate American Indian or Alaskan Natives who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need are eligible for this award. Students must be Colorado residents or members of the Southern Ute tribe or Ute Mountain Ute tribe.

Total: $2400 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Hershey Company Tribal Scholarship - Non-Tribal College Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and are majoring in math, technology, science, engineering and/or business. Priority is given to students who are studying in or residents of Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Total: $2500 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Lannan Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent and enrolled at a tribal college/university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated leadership and commitment to an American Indian community

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

Lilly Endowment, Inc.: Woksape Oyate: "Wisdom of the People" Keepers of the Next Generation Award

U.S. undergraduate American Indian or Alaskan Natives who are single parents are eligible for this award. Students must attend a tribal institution and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $8000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Lilly Endowment, Inc: Woksape Oyate: "Wisdom of the People" Distinguished Scholar Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent and are enrolled in a tribal college/university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, and must have been the valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school class.

Total: $8000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Morgan Stanley Tribal Scholars Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate students who are American Indian or Alaskan Native with proof of enrollment or descendancy and have a declared major in business or a related field. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

NBC Universal Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students of American Indian or Native Alaskan descent who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must be interested in a career in media, either in front of or behind the camera; major preferences are journalism, media, broadcasting, entertainment, film, and telecom.

Total: $5250 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Nissan North America, Inc. Scholarship

This scholarship is available for current 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 2.5 or higher.

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