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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.

Minot State Cultural Diversity Award

This scholarship is available for minority students who are attending Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.25 or higher.

Total: $2400 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Cedarville University One Campus Scholarship

U.S. Christian high school seniors who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds are eligible for this award. Students will be considered upon full-time admission to Cedarville University in Ohio.

Total: $4000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Hyatt Hotels Fund for Minority Lodging Management Students

U.S. undergraduate students who will be juniors or seniors in the upcoming fall semester and are currently enrolled in a hospitality management program are eligible for this award. Students must be a minority (African-American, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan, or Asian/Pacific Islander).

Total: $2000 Awards:  24
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Rama Scholarship for the American Dream

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in hospitality management at select AH&LEF-affiliated schools and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference is given to students of Asian-Indian descent and other minority groups, as well as JHM Hotel employees.

Total: $3000 Awards:  21
Deadline:  February 15
2020

Ardell Bjugstad Scholarship

This award is available to North and South Dakota high school seniors who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian tribe whose reservation is located in North or South Dakota. Students must major in agriculture, natural resources, or a related field.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 22
2020

Grace College Grace Diversity Scholarship

This award is available to U.S. students who plan to attend Grace College & Theological Seminary as freshmen. The student must be a member of a minority group.

Total: $2000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. and international high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher (emphasis on math and actuarial courses); high school seniors must also have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600. Students must intend on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession, and must have at least one birth parent who is a member of an eligible minority group (black/African American, Hispanic, Native Nor...

Total: $4000 Awards:  29
Deadline:  March 1
2020

ACS Scholars Program

U.S. high school senior and undergraduate minority students who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and plan to enroll full time are eligible for this award. Students must be planning to pursue a career in the chemical sciences and majoring in an appropriate chemical science field.

Total: $5000 Awards:  165
Deadline:  March 1
2020

University of Iowa Advantage Iowa Award

This award is available for U.S students who are planning to attend the University of Iowa as first-year students. Students must contribute to a diverse learning environment at the University of Iowa. Awards are based on academic achievement.

Total: $8000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  March 1
2020

AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are members of an underrepresented ethnic minority group and are enrolled in an accounting-related program are eligible for this award. Students must have an overall and major grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  90
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E. Scholarship

This award is for a U.S. minority high school senior who plans to pursue an engineering degree at a four-year college or university.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

P. O. Pistilli Scholarship

This award is available to current high school seniors planning to major in electrical engineering or computer science from underrepresented groups (women, African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and disabled students). Eligible applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be U.S. residents, and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $4000 Awards:  7
Deadline:  March 1
2020