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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.

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
Deadline: 

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

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

Fund for Theological Education Doctoral Fellowship Program

This scholarship is available for U.S. graduate students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. or Th.D. program and preparing a dissertation. Students must be of African American, Hispanic, Asian, or First Nation heritage.

Total: $20000 Awards:  9
Deadline:  February 01

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

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

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