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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.

Washington American Indian Endowed Scholarship

This award is available to Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are currently attending or planning to attend a postsecondary institution in Washington. The student must have close cultural and social ties to an American Indian community in Washington.

Total: $2000 Awards:  12
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

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

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: $7000 Awards:  51
Deadline:  February 01

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

AMS Minority Scholarship

Minority U.S. students entering their freshman year of college in the fall who are planning to major in an atmospheric science, oceanography, or hydrology are eligible to apply for this award. Marine biology is not an eligible field of study.

Total: $3000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  February 02

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

Cedarville University One Campus Scholarship

U.S. Christian high school seniors who come from diverse ethnic backgrounds are eligible for this award. Students will be considered upon full-time admission to Cedarville University in Ohio.

Total: $4000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 15

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

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

NSDAR American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is available for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are Native Americans (preference is given to undergraduate students). Students must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15