Additional Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships:

The online application is available January 1 – May 31 each year for the following school year. For example, online applications are that are accepted January 1 – May 31 are considered for the school year starting in the fall of that year. Applications may be submitted for a limited time period after May 31, but will only be considered if additional funds become available at a later date. Apply here.

American Indian Education Foundation:

The Undergraduate Scholarship from AIEF supports educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students by awarding more than 200 scholarships annually.

The American Indian Graduate Center:

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. For more information: aigcs.org/scholarships/anahsat.

Augsburg College Partnership Grant Program:

Augsburg College offers a tuition discount of roughly 10% (in the form of a grant) and an application fee waiver to employees of the Mille Lacs Band Government Center using a simple form and recent pay stub as proof of employment. To receive the discount, one form is filled out yearly throughout a student’s studies, usually in the fall term. For more information, visit www.augsburg.edu/grad/partnership-grant/.

Bold.org:

Bold.org, a scholarship and grants platform, offers a $1,000 scholarship to current students registered as tribal members. You can find more information about our scholarship award here: bold.org/scholarships/buck-beneschott-native-american-scholarship.

Catching the Dream:

Catching the Dream works in collaboration with other groups concerned with improving Native American education; for example, with two-year tribal colleges by helping qualified graduates further their education. CTD provides supplementary scholarship funding for those students who have received financial assistance from other sources. Once we select students, they are guaranteed funding for four years and beyond, should they go on to earn graduate degrees. catchingthedream.org

The Cobell Scholarship:

The Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any full-time and degree-seeking American Indian or Alaska Native post-secondary (after high school) student attending any nationally, regionally, and industry-accredited non-profit, public and private, institution while pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, or professional degree or certificate. All applicants must demonstrate an unmet need. cobellscholar.org

Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship:

The Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students provides three awards of up to $5,000 each. To apply for the Egghart Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students, download an application at egghart.com/scholarship.

Lagrant Foundation Scholarships:

This scholarship is open to any citizen or legal resident who meets the following criteria: Is a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/American Indian; is enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited institution and earns at least 12 credits per semester/quarter; and has a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. The scholarship is valued at $2,500. Online programs are eligible. www.lagrantfoundation.org/Scholarship%20Program.

Minnesota scholarships & grants programs:

Residents of Minnesota are eligible for a number of scholarships and grants to finance their education. Click here to learn more.

Any U.S. citizen or legal resident who is registered with a recognized tribal group may apply for this scholarship. Additionally, candidates must be enrolled as full-time, junior- or senior-level undergraduates who are currently pursuing a degree in tribal public policy or health care at an accredited four-year university. Recipients will be given a scholarship award of up to $5,000 that is to be used to cover tuition costs, books and supplies, room and board, and other educational expenses. Online programs are eligible. udall.gov/OurPrograms/Scholarship/Scholarship.aspx.

The Native American Leadership in Education (NALE):

The Native American Leadership in Education (NALE) program is for Native students who are paraprofessionals in Indian schools, and who plan to complete their degrees in education, counseling, or school administration. home.fredonia.edu/naconsortium/financialaid.

NativeVision Scholarship:

This award is available to all U.S. citizens or legal residents who are currently enrolled as members in a recognized tribe. Additionally, applicants must: Be accepted and plan to enroll in an accredited two- or four-year U.S. college or university; provide transcripts showing a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; and demonstrate a background in both community service and extracurricular activities. The amount of this scholarship award will vary; the money is to be used solely to cover college-related expenses. Online programs are eligible. nativevision.org/scholarship_recipients/scholarship_recipients.html.

The Refrigeration School:

The Refrigeration School offers several scholarships for Native Americans, high school students, GED recipients, and those looking for careers in HVAC. www.refrigerationschool.com/financial-aid/scholarships/.

OnlineColleges.net:

OnlineColleges.net includes a Minnesota College and University Guide. The site also has information on scholarships. onlinecolleges.net.

University of Minnesota Morris tuition waiver:

The University of Minnesota-Morris will admit American Indian students qualified for admission free of charge for tuition, as mandated in federal law and state statute: policy.umn.edu/morris/amindianwaiver