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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.

Missouri State University Inclusive Excellence Leadership Scholarship & Recognition Award

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who plan to enroll at Missouri State University as incoming freshmen. Students must: rank in the top 50 percent of their class or have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations. Students with disabilities and/or historically underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Total: $5000 Awards:  100
Deadline:  January 30

Royce Osborn Minority Student Scholarship

This award is for U.S. minority undergraduate students who are enrolled in an entry-level radiography, sonography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine program. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; the student's program director must verify the grade point average based on one or more semesters of study.

Total: $4000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  January 31

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

This award is available for minority students who are currently enrolled in and have completed at least one year of a graduate program in sociology and are working toward a Ph.D. in the field.

Total: $18000 Awards:  12
Deadline:  January 31

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

U.S. minority high school seniors with an SAT score of 1000 or higher or an ACT score of 21 or higher are eligible for this award. Students must demonstrate leadership potential, commitment to community service, and financial need.

Total: $7500 Awards:  51
Deadline:  February 01

EDSA Minority Scholarship

This scholarship is open to international and U.S. students who are in the final two years of undergraduate program or a graduate program in landscape architecture. Students must be of African American, Hispanic, Native American, or other cultural/ethnic minority heritage.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 01

OCU American Indian Scholarship Program

American Indian graduating high school seniors who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR an ACT/SAT score of 22/1020 or higher and rank in the top 50 percent of their graduating class are eligible for this award. Students must attend Oklahoma City University.

Total: $31816 Awards:  30
Deadline:  February 01

Colgate 'Bright Smiles, Bright Futures' Minority Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. students who are studying in a certificate or associate's program for dental hygiene and are professional or student members of ADHA. Students must be an underrepresented minority in the dental hygiene profession (e.g., African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and males).

Total: $1250 Awards:  2
Deadline:  February 01

Fifth Third Bank of Central Indiana Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are members of the Future Farmers of America, represent an ethnic minority group, and have participated in community service. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and be a resident of an eligible Indiana county and plan to attend an Indiana college/university.

Total: $1125 Awards:  4
Deadline:  February 06

AMA Underrepresented in Medicine Award

This award is for U.S. medical students who are from a racial or ethnic group that is traditionally under-represented among American physicians.

Total: $10000 Awards:  13
Deadline:  February 07

Dr. Charles and Phyllis Seward Scholarship

Graduating high school seniors who reside in the 26 northernmost counties of the Texas Panhandle and are currently employed are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to Native Americans.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 08

GRC Master's in Microelectronics Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for women and minority students who are pursuing a graduate degree in microelectronics research.

Total: $37000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  February 10

Anne Trevarthen Memorial

This award is for U.S. high school seniors who will be attending the College of William and Mary. Applicants must have a personal connection to American Indian culture and traditions.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15