About the Scholarship

Students who are of one-fourth or more of Indian ancestry are awarded the Minnesota Indian Scholarship to help them meet their educational expenses.

The scholarship is awarded to students who are planning to pursue postsecondary education and are in dire need of financial assistance by the Office of Higher Education of Minnesota.

The scholarships are awarded solely based on the financial need demonstrated by the applicant.


Minnesota Indian Scholarship Awards

The scholarship amount varies for undergraduate and graduate students.

  • The undergraduate degree students receive an amount of $4000 per year for up to 5 years.

  • An amount of $6000 is awarded to students who are pursuing graduate degree courses for 5 years.

The scholarships can be received only once in the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Minnesota Indian Scholarship Application

  • The applicant must be enrolled for a three-fourth-time as an undergraduate student or half-time as a graduate student.

  • The applicant must be of one-fourth or more of Indian roots.

  • The applicant must be a permanent resident of the state of Minnesota.

  • The applicant must be enrolled for postsecondary education in an accredited university, college or any institution in the state of Minnesota.

  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need and be eligible to receive a Pell or State grant.

  • The applicant must have completed FAFSA and other required application processes.

  • The applicant must complete all the details in the application form available on the official website.


Minnesota Indian Scholarship Deadline

The application form and the required documents for the scholarship program are to be submitted to the scholarship committee by July 1st. Any application received past the deadline is considered invalid.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be one quarter or more American Indian.

  • Applicant must be a Minnesota Resident.

  • Applicant must be a university student or college student in the state of Minnesota.

  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.