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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.

La Raza Foundation Scholarship

This award is available for minority law school students who live in or attend law school in the San Fransisco Bay Area.

Total: $2500 Awards:  3
Deadline:  September 29

CT Minority Teacher Incentive Grant Program

This award is for Connecticut upper-level undergraduate students who are enrolled in an undergraduate teacher preparation program at an eligible college or university in Connecticut. The student must be a minority student (African, American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American or Native American heritage) and intend to teach in a Connecticut public school after graduation.

Total: $5000 Awards:  54
Deadline:  October 15

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:  November 01

Missouri State University Diversity in Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enter Missouri State University as freshmen and pursue a major leading to a bachelor's degree in education or music education. Students must rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and must have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations.

Total: $3000 Awards:  25
Deadline:  December 01

SAA Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship

This scholarship is open to graduate students of Native American (all Native peoples anywhere in the Americas), Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and/or Indigenous Pacific Islander ancestry. Students must be pursuing studies in archaeology.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15

SAA Native American Undergraduate Archaeology Scholarship

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students of Native American (defined as all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas), Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and/or Indigenous Pacific Islander ancestry. Students must pursue studies in archaeology.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 15

Esther Ross American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Native American students who are currently enrolled in a law school in the U.S. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  December 20

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

Bucknell University Campus Enrichment Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. students enrolling at Bucknell University. First generation college students, students from outside the university's traditional geographic area, and those who bring cultural and intellectual diversity to the campus will be considered.

Total: $6000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  January 15

Whitman College Lomen-Douglas Scholarship

This award is available to U.S high school seniors who are planning to attend Whitman College. Students must demonstrate the ability to contribute to increasing socioeconomic and multicultural diversity awareness at Whitman.

Total: $55000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  January 15

University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. high school seniors who plan to attend the University of Maine at Orono as an out-of-state student. Eligible applicants must be in the top 40 percent of their class and have an SAT score of 1120 or higher.

Total: $16490 Awards:  100
Deadline:  February 01