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Scholarships for American Indian Students
The Actuarial Foundation
Scholarship Name: Actuarial Diversity Scholarship Description: The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes diversity through an annual scholarship program for Black/African American, Hispanic and Native North American students. The scholarship award recognizes and encourages academic achievements of full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: May
The American Chemistry Society
Scholarship Name: ACS Scholars Program Description: ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000* are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: March
The American Indian College Fund
Scholarship Name: Full Circle Scholarships Description: The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian students attending mainstream universities who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here.

Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: Yes Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: May
American Indian Graduate Center
Scholarship Name: Multiple Description: The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States. Since the founding in 1969, AIGC has awarded more than 16,000 scholarships totaling over $44 million to graduate students in all fields of study.. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: Yes Due Date: June
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
Scholarship Name: Multiple Description: This merit-based scholarship program plays an important role in helping remove financial barriers to higher education among Native undergraduates and graduates majoring in the STEM fields. This is significant in light of U.S. Department of Education 2009 data shwoing that only only 185,000 AI/AN students were enrolled in higher education (a mere 0.6% of overall student enrollment). This fact, coupled with high drop-off rates from STEM to other areas of study contribute to underrepresentation of AI/ANs in higher education overall and specifically in the STEM fields. This is a competitive scholarship program with strict eligibility criteria including 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: Yes Federal Recognition Required: Yes Due Date: June
American Indian Services
Scholarship Name: American Indian Services Scholarship

Description: Mission is to assist Native Americans in developing their human and natural resources in order to help them make a contribution to society without detracting from the culture and background from which they have emerged. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: February, May, August, November
American Physical Society
Scholarship Name: APS Minority Scholarship Description: The APS Minority Scholarship helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics. The scholarship provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students, helping them enhance their education and for successfully prepare for a variety of careers. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: February
Association on American Indian Affairs
Scholarship Name: Various Description: The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students who are enrolled citizens of tribes that are not recognized by the federal government. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: Yes Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: June
Catching the Dream
Scholarship Name: Various

Description: The MESBEC program is the oldest of CTD's programs. The six priority fields of study are math, engineering, science, business, education, and computers. Science includes all the medical fields. These fields are the ones in which tribes need graduates the most, and the fields in which there are the fewest Indian graduates. The Native American Leadership Education program (NALE) is for Native students who are paraprofessionals in Indian schools, and who plan to complete their degree in education, counseling, or school administration. Since only 7% of teachers in reservation schools are Indians, the need for more Indian teachers is huge. The Tribal Business Management program (TBM) is for students in business, finance, management, economics, banking, hotel management, and related fields who plan to work in economic development for tribes. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: Yes Federal Recognition Required: Yes Due Date: April Notes: Students are required to apply for at least 40 other scholarships through FastWeb before applying for one of these.
Center for Student Opportunity
Scholarship Name: I’m First! Description: The Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) Opportunity Scholarship is a $2,000, four-year renewable scholarship awarded to first-generation, low-income, and/or minority high school seniors enrolling at a CSO College Partner. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: May
Corporation for National and Community Service
Scholarship Name: Segal Americorps Education Award Description: As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences—and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here.

Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: Ongoing
DAR National Society
Scholarship Name: DAR American Indian Scholarship Description: This scholarship is intended to help Native American college/university and technical school students of any age, any tribe, in any state at the undergraduate or graduate level. Graduate students are eligible; however, undergraduate students are given preference. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: April
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Scholarship Name: The Gates Millenium Scholars Program Description: The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by: •Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need; •Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented; •Developing a diversified cadre of future leaders for America by facilitating successful completion of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees; and •Providing seamless support from undergraduate through doctoral programs, for students selected as Gates Millennium Scholars entering target disciplines. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: January

Holland and Knight Charitable Foundation
Scholarship Name: Young Native Writers Description: The Young Native Writers Essay Contest is a writing contest for Native American high school students and is designed to encourage young Native Americans to think about the critical issues impacting their tribal communities today. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: April
Indian Health Services
Scholarship Name: The IHS Scholarship Program Description: The mission of IHS is to raise the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level. Because of the IHS Scholarship Program, many qualified American Indian and Alaska Native health professionals are given the opportunity to pursue their careers as well as help their own communities. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: March
International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons
Scholarship Name: North American Indian Scholarship Description: The IOKDS offers $650.00 scholarships to North American Indians. There is no restriction as to tribal affiliation or Indian blood quantity. However, the student must provide a tribal registration number and fulfill other requirements. The scholarships are given for technical, vocational or college studies, but not granted for schooling beyond a bachelor's degree. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: March

JP Morgan
Scholarship Name: Launching Leaders Program Description: For sophomores and juniors, the Investment Bank offers the J.P. Morgan Launching Leaders Undergraduate Scholarship, which includes a position in our Summer Analyst internship program and awards of up to $15,000 – money that goes directly to you. There are programs in Asset Management and Investment Banking. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: December
Lagrant Foundation
Scholarship Name: Multiple Description: In 2012, The LAGRANT Foundation will provide 20 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending accredited institutions and are pursuing careers in the fields of advertising, marketing or public relations. Program Description: Scholarship winners will receive a trip to Washington, DC where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, a day-long career development workshop and a scholarship recognition reception and awards program. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: Yes Federal Recognition Required: Yes Due Date: Late February
Microsoft
Scholarship Name: Microsoft Scholarship Program Description: A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines. You’ll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence. It all adds up to achieving your primary goal— making a real difference in the software industry. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here.

Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: February
Native American Journalists Association
Scholarship Name: Full Circle Scholarships Description: Each year NAJA offers scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500 to Native American students pursuing journalism degrees at a higher learning institution. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: March
National Press Club
Scholarship Name: The National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Description: The National Press Club, one of the oldest and most prestigious journalism organizations in the country, wants to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The scholarship consists of a $2,000 one-year scholarship, which can be renewed for up to three years at $2,500 per year. The first scholarship includes an additional $500 book stipend to be called the Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship. The Persina Scholarship will be awarded to the recipient of the NPC Scholarship, making the total amount of the first-year award $2,500. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: March
National Relief Charities
Scholarship Name: The American Indian Education Foundation Scholarships Description: The Undergraduate Scholarship service* supports educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students by awarding more than 200 scholarships annually.

Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: Yes Federal Recognition Required: Yes Due Date: April
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Scholarship Name: The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Description: Through its Education and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: March
The Triangle Community Foundation
Scholarship Name: North Carolina American Indian Fund Scholarship Description: Established in December of 2001, the North Carolina American Indian Fund is a collaborative effort of North Carolina American Indian tribes and organizations. It was established in response to an understanding that resources for meeting the human and economic needs are limited, including scholarship assistance, funding for community based health, human services, education programs, and tribal organization infrastructure. Recognizing that gaps in funding for education needs put Indian communities at risk in many areas, education was selected as the first priority to address these critical gaps. The North Carolina American Indian Scholarship Fund will assist American Indian students in obtaining higher education by providing scholarships to selected applicants each year. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the funds available for distribution each year. Scholarships are for full-time students pursuing post-secondary education (two- or four-year degrees only) at any accredited college, university, community college, or trade school. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: Yes Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: September

Udall Foundation
Scholarship Name: Udall Scholarship Description: In general, the Foundation expects to award 80 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: March Notes: Faculty Representative for UNCP is Elizabeth Froeba. All applicants need to go through her.
The Xerox Foundation
Scholarship Name: The Xerox Foundation Technical Minority Scholarship Description: Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That’s why we offer a Technical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 and $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at the bachelor level or above. Main Scholarship Web Address: Click Here. Requirements Web Address: Click Here. State Recognition Required: No Federal Recognition Required: No Due Date: September
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Scholarships for American Indian Students