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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.

United Health Foundation Scholarship - Non-Tribal College Students

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, San Juan College-Farmington, the University of Arizona, the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, or Western New Mexico University. Students must major in health or a health-related field, have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and have demonstrated financial need.

Total: $5000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

United Health Foundation Scholarship - Tribal College Students

U.S. undergraduate American Indian or Alaskan Natives enrolled at Dine College, Tohono O'odham Community College, Navajo Technical College are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and pursue a health-related career.

Total: $5000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. graduate and professional students who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrated financial need.

Total: $1000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tribal College Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college freshmen who are of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent and are the first generation in their family to attend college. Students must be enrolled at a tribal college/university and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $2750 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Winners for Life Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate students of American Indian or Alaskan Native descent who are enrolled at a tribal college/university. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  May 31
2019

Accenture American Indian Undergraduate Scholarship

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in various fields of engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing, and other business-oriented fields. The student must be of Native American or Alaska Native descent and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  7
Deadline:  June 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:  June 1
2019

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

The AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship is available to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students from an under-represented population group who are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Total: $500 Awards:  4
Deadline:  June 30
2019

Florida Minority Teacher Education Scholarship Program

This award is available to Florida resident undergraduate students who are enrolled as upper division undergraduates in a state-approved teacher education program at an eligible Florida institution. Students must be of African, American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan Native descent, and plan to teach in a Florida public school upon graduation.

Total: $4000 Awards:  135
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program

This award is available to Minnesota undergraduate and graduate students who are of one-quarter or more American Indian ancestry and are attending accredited institutions in Minnesota. The student must demonstrate financial need by being qualified for a Pell or state grant.

Total: $6000 Awards:  700
Deadline:  July 1
2019

Visto Bill Caspare Memorial Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. college students who are rising juniors and seniors at select New England institutions and are African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American, multiracial, or LGBTQ. Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher and interested in pursuing a career in new media/digital advertising and/or data science.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  July 31
2019

HBCU Connect Minority Student Scholarship

This award is for minority students attending a historically black college or university. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior, transfer student, or a student currently enrolled full-time.

Total: $1000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  August 1
2019