Native American Scholarships

University of Arizona Funding Opportunities

One-Time Special Circumstance Funding Includes information about Temporary Loans, Last Mile Grant Program Application, Balance Forgiveness Application, and General Aid Appeal Application.

Graduate College Funding Opportunities

UA Richard H. Tyler Student Emergency Fund Application All students enrolled for Spring 2021 are eligible to apply.

Student Emergency Fund Application The fund is intended to assist UA students by providing subsidies solely for unexpected emergency expenses. This directly includes expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Approval for funds is determined by completing the application. Students can re-apply for funding per semester enrolled. Contact DOS-SEF@email.arizona.edu if you have questions about the Student Emergency Fund.

NASA Scholarship is available on Scholarship Universe*2020-2021 Academic Year funding cycle is closed*

TRIBAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Hopi Tribe - Department of Education & Work Force Development

Hopi Education Endowment Fund 

Navajo Nation - Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA)

SCHOLARSHIP LIBRARIES 

Scholarships for Native American and Alaskan Native Students

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS  

American Indian College Fund Scholarships

Requirements: American Indian College Fund provides scholarship support to each tribal college and university and administers several scholarship programs to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduates students attending tribal colleges and state and private universities.

American Indian Education Foundation Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Undergraduates students must be of American Indian or Alaska Native descent (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation) and be enrolled full-time in an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university or technical/vocational school. Graduate students must be of American Indian or Alaska Native descent and attending an accredited graduate school (online college is not applicable).

American Indian Graduate Center Wells Fargo Undergraduate Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered an applicant must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe and be a junior or senior pursuing a career and degree in fields related to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.

American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Pursuing a master's or doctoral degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. graduate School; demonstrate financial need; and be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or be able to demonstrate ancestry of 1/4 degree Indian blood.

American Indian Services Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian Blood. Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. Full-time or part-time status - excluding non-credit courses. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Amount: Varies

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

Amount: $4,000

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Student must be enrolled in a tribe from the Continental US or Alaska. There is no minimum blood quantum requirement. Student must be enrolled full time both fall 2015 and spring 2016 at an accredited institution of higher learning. 

Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT) Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: The CERT Scholarship Program was created to meet the unforeseen need of today’s American Indian college students. CERT Scholarships may be used for books, living expenses, clothing, or other similar needs to assist students in defraying the high costs of education. The award is a gift from the Council of Energy Resource Tribes and should not be counted toward any financial aid the student is currently receiving. A CERT Scholarship is not based on financial need.      

Indian Health Services Health Professionals Scholarship Program

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Enrolled in a federally recognized tribe Preparatory scholarship can be 1st or 2nd degree descendant of a tribal member (see application) 2.0 GPA or higher Pursuing a degree in a health related profession OR a junior or senior in college planning to get a masters in social work or physical therapy Service obligation upon completion

Intertribal Timber Council Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

Amount: Up to $2,500

Requirements: The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000

Requirements: The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

Native American Political Leadership Program

Amount: Tuition, housing, transportation

Requirements: The Native American Political Leadership Program at George Washington University is a full scholarship for Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian undergraduate and graduates students who want to take part in Semester in Washington Politics. Scholarship includes tuition and fees for 6 credit hours of undergraduate work, housing, books, transportation to and from Washington, and a stipend.

Native Vision Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Scholarship

Amount: $5000

Requirements: Native Vision gives scholarships to outstanding American Indian students with a commitment to education, athletics and leadership. Eligibility Candidates must: 1. Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; 2. Demonstrate a sustained involvement in the community and an applied concern for American Indian issues and initiatives; 3. Maintain a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 at the time of application; 4. Demonstrate involvement in extracurricular and/or athletic activities; 5. Be admitted to an accredited community college or four year undergraduate.

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Requirements: Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and majoring in a business filed. Students must be a junior, senior or graduate student and enrolled full time at an accredited university.

National Native American Youth Initiative

Amount: Lodging, meals and travel expenses

Requirements: The National Native American Youth Initiative is an intense enrichment program funded by the Office of Minority Health and the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. NNAYI is designed to better prepare American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) high school students ages 16-18 to remain in the academic pipeline and pursue a career in the health professions and//or biomedical research.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Scholarships

Amount: Travel, lodging and registration

Requirements: The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) funds travel scholarships to attend the SACNAS National Conference. SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists – from college students to professionals – to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.

The Transgender First Scholarship

Amount: $2,500

The first national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education. 

Travis Watkins

Amount: $1,000.00

Requirements: For those who are interested in tax controversies studies, scholarship is for any high school or university student in the United States.

BIE Higher Education Grant Program-Scholarship Information Packet (.pdf) 

 

FELLOWSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS

Morris K. Udall Congressional Internship Program

National Congress of American Indians Fellowship/Internships

Presidential Management Fellowship

McNickle Center Fellowships

Association on American Indian Affairs - Native Youth Summer Camps

Resources

Ordell Joe - Project coordinator – Native American Outreach

ojoe@arizona.edu

Telephone: 520-621-2481

Fax: 520-621-9473