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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

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

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

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

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

UNF Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Florida students who are planning to transfer to the University of North Florida and are members of a minority group. Awarding is based on financial need and/or merit and other select criteria.

Total: $1600 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 15

AISES A. T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is open to American Indian/Alaska Native students who are pursuing degrees in mathematics, medical sciences, physical science, technology, science, engineering, or natural resources. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must be a current AISES member (or join AISES before applying).

Total: $2000 Awards:  40
Deadline:  March 31

Montana American Indian Tuition Waiver

This award is for Montana undergraduate students who are at least one-quarter American Indian blood or are enrolled members of a state- or federally-recognized tribe. Students must attend a Montana University System institution and demonstrate financial need.

Total: $3900 Awards:  832

AISES Certified Federal Surveyors Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to U.S. students who are registered/licensed land surveyors in a least one state, territory, or the District of Columbia; or land surveyors in training, that have passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying examination. Students must enrolled member of a federally-recognized Native American tribe, a member of an Alaskan Native Village, or a Native Hawaiian; or have an official Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood card in...

Total: $1200 Awards:  5

Dr. Gertrude Dunsworth Scholarship

The Dr. Gertrude Dunsworth Scholarship is available for first-time students at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Applicants must be of Native America, African American or Latin American descent, and must have a grade point average of 2.7 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  5

Time Customer Service HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for minorities students who are currently enrolled as high school seniors in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must qualify for free or reduced school lunches.

Total: $3000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10

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