After years of being under-represented and facing prejudice and exclusion, the students who belong to the Native American community are given massive opportunities to pursue their higher education. As the population of Native American students is less comparatively, the group is considered the minority. Various colleges, universities and other trade and vocational institutions provide higher education to these students as a part of improving the diverse atmosphere in the college campus. The Native American students are provided with myriad financial aids to relieve them of the financial burden of educational expenses while having to overcome the other challenges. These financial aids include loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.

Among the various financial aids, scholarships are the most common among the minority groups as there are numerous state and private organizations, groups, agencies and other associations who work for the welfare of the people belonging to such communities that provide scholarships that have enough amount to cover all expenses such as the tuition and fees, accommodation, books, and other supplies and the rest of the college costs. Unlike loans and grants, the students are not obliged to pay back the money received as scholarships unless stated as the money is awarded on the basis of different factors like the academic status, ancestral background, and achievements of the student.

The majority of the scholarships are awarded to Native American ancestral students who are undergraduate students irrespective of the major of study. The students receive based on the major they have chosen to pursue their educational program as well. Although different organizations and associations offer scholarship funds based on different eligibility criteria, the basic qualifications are the same. Some of the basic eligibility criteria to be a recipient of one of the Native American scholarships are as given below:

  • You must be a Native American descent.

  • You must be a citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the U.S.

  • You must be a permanent resident of one of the American states.

  • You must be enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited university, college or any other educational institutions.

Application Deadline

January 31st, 2020

Award Amount

$1,500

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

January 31st, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Email Address

info@thecollegemonk.com

Contact Number

(720) 789-2907

Application Deadline

April 04, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

200

Website

Link

Email Address

cacker@nativepartnership.org

Contact Number

866-866-8642

Application Deadline

May 31, 2019

Award Amount

$4,600

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@collegefund.org

Contact Number

303-426-8900

Application Deadline

May 31, 2019

Award Amount

$6,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@collegefund.org

Contact Number

303-426-8900

Application Deadline

May 31, 2019

Award Amount

$2,250

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

craigw@hafoundation.org

Contact Number

707-442-2993

Application Deadline

May 31, 2019

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@collegefund.org

Contact Number

303-426-8900

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$72,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

admissions@macalester.edu

Contact Number

800-231-7974

Application Deadline

March 01, 2019

Award Amount

$500 - $1,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

umscholar@gbhem.org

Contact Number

615-340-7344

Application Deadline

January 05, 2019

Award Amount

$1,000 - $4,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@actfnd.org

Contact Number

847-706-3535

Application Deadline

February 15, 2019

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

leeann@saginawfoundation.org

Contact Number

989-755-0545

Application Deadline

October 30, 2018

Award Amount

$4,000

Awards Available

12

Website

Link

Email Address

apsa@apsanet.org

Contact Number

202-483-2512