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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.

Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science

This award is available for U.S. students who from historically under-represented groups who are majoring in the atmospheric and related sciences.

Total: $8000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 01

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Scholar Award

Graduating high school seniors who are minorities or economically disadvantage are eligible for this award. Students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an ACT/SAT of 25/1150 or higher.

Total: $6000 Awards:  11
Deadline:  February 01

UW-Eau Claire Diversity Achievement Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who are minorities or economically disadvantage are eligible for this award. Students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have an ACT/SAT of 25/1150 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  February 01

Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

Native American or Native Alaskan students who are high school seniors or current undergraduates are eligible for this award. Students must be pursuing higher education in the field of natural resources.

Total: $2500 Awards:  28
Deadline:  February 07

Minority & Women's Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

This award is for U.S. minority and female graduate students who are pursuing an advanced degree in a sports-related field.

Total: $7500 Awards:  26
Deadline:  February 15

CTA Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

This award is available for undergraduate minority students in California who plan to pursue a career in education.

Total: $6000 Awards:  27
Deadline:  February 16

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

This award is available for international and U.S. minority high school seniors who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in journalism.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

SREB Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship for Tennessee Residents

This scholarship is available for minority students who are residents of Tennessee. Applicants must be working on a doctoral dissertation at one of the following institutions: Meharry Medical College, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, Vanderbilt University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Total: $20000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  March 31

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 01

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 01

Florida Library Association Minority Scholarship Fund

This award is available for minority students who are currently attending FSU or USF. Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student in a program of library science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 10

SAA Arthur C. Parker Scholarship/NSF Scholarship for Archaeological Training

This scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, graduate students, and current employees of tribal or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation programs who are of Native American descent. Students must be pursuing training in archaeological methods and cultural resource management, including fieldwork, analytical techniques, and curation.

Total: $5000 Awards:  6
Deadline:  December 17