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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.

Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Illinois resident undergraduate and graduate students who are African American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native American origin and planning to become preschool, elementary or secondary school teachers. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $5000 Awards:  500
Deadline:  March 01

Paul H. Robbins, P.E., Honorary Scholarship

This award is for U.S. minority students who are entering the junior year of their engineering program.

Total: $5000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Ruth Peterson Fellowship for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

This award is available for U.S. graduate students who are pursuing a doctorate in criminology. Applicants must be a member of an underrepresented minority population.

Total: $6000 Awards:  3
Deadline:  March 01

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship for Native Americans/Alaskan Natives

Current college sophomores and juniors who are Native American or Alaskan Native are eligible for this award. Students must be enrolled in a health care or tribal public policy course of study.

Total: $5000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  March 07

VSGC Undergraduate STEM Bridge Scholarship

This award is for U.S college sophomores who are enrolled full time in a program of study in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) at one of the five Virginia Space Grant institutions. The student must be federally recognized as a minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander).

Total: $1000 Awards:  24
Deadline:  March 11

Notah Begay III Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend a New Mexico high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be Native American with a blood quantum of 25 percent or more, and participate in high school varsity-level sports.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 13

American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship

The American Anthropological Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship is available to minority students who are pursuing a doctorate in anthropology.

Total: $10000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 14

Catching The Dream Scholarship

This award is intended for American Indian students of any age, from any U.S. tribe, within any state, striving to get an education. Applicants must plan to major in one of the following fields: math, engineering, science (includes all medical fields), business, education, computers, finance, management, economics, banking, and hotel management.

Total: $5000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  March 15

Dorothy Ruth Ellis Endowed Scholarship

Undergraduate students attending Prescott College in Arizona planning to pursue a course of study in writing, literature or journalism are eligible for this award. Preference will be given to a student whose legal place of residence is southeast Texas (Jefferson, Orange, Tyler, Newton, and Hardin counties) and/or a student who is a member of an ethnic minority group.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 20

NABA Atlanta Chapter Scholarship

This scholarship is open to U.S. undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students who are pursuing an undergraduate accounting, finance, or related business degree or master's-level business degree at a Georgia college/university or are Georgia residents. Applicants must be student members of NABA and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.

Total: $2000 Awards:  8
Deadline:  March 24

Toigo MBA Fellowship

This award is available for U.S. minority graduate students who are planning to attend a full-time MBA program. The student must also be planning a career in financial services.

Total: $5000 Awards:  60
Deadline:  March 27

IHS Health Professions Pre-Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship is available for American Indian and Alaskan Native undergraduate students who are studying pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, or pre-podiatry. Students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $31919 Awards:  40
Deadline:  March 28