NYS Aid to Native Americans

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

December 31

Awarded By

New York State Higher Education Services Corporation

Award Amount

Up to $2,000 annually for up to four years of full-time study (five years for specific programs requiring five years to complete degree requirements). Students enrolled in institutions on the trimester or quarter system must be enrolled for at least 24 credit hours per years. Students registered for less than 12 credit hours per semester or 24 credit hours per year will be considered part-time and will be funded on a prorated basis. If funding is available, eligible students may receive aid for summer course work. Any aid a student receives for summer school study is deducted from the student's maximum entitlement for four years of full-time college study. Awards are not automatically renewable. The student must complete an aid request for each semester for which he/she wishes to receive aid.


The number of awards offered varies based on the number of applicants. In the 2012-2013 academic year (the most recent for which data is available), there were 589 scholarships given.

Additional Information

The NYS Aid to Native Americans is a state program, administered through the Native American Education Unit, established to provide financial assistance for American Indian students from tribes located within the State of New York. Eligible American Indian students can receive grant awards for attending any approved, accredited postsecondary institution in New York State. Students must be enrolled in an approved program offered by a college, university, technical school, school of nursing, business, or trade school located in New York State. Approved programs include collegiate and non-collegiate program which are registered by the New York State Education Department. New York State Indian Aid will not be paid toward enrollment in the following types of courses: remedial, noncredit-bearing, or college preparation courses. Aid also will not be paid when students are repeating or auditing courses. There are no age restrictions on eligibility for New York State Indian Aid.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the New York State Education (NYSED) website. In addition to the completed application, the student must submit the following materials: official high school t ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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