Scholarships

This is not a comprehensive list of all scholarships. A search on the web is a good idea to find out if there are more sholarships available to you. Please see applications for each indiviudual scholarship for a complete listing of the materials you will need to complete the application process.

AISES Scholarships

Date: April and June 2017. Check website for more info.

For students majoring in Business, Math, Natural/Physical Sciences, technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine/Health Administration. Need official transcript, personal essay, CIB, 2 letters of recommendation, Current Resume.

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AISES A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Date: March 31, 2018

Students must be in either degree Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Technology, Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources.Applicants must be: an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicant may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card. All scholarships require that applicants be current AISES members at the time of application. All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number. To get a membership number join AISES or retrieve your membership number through AISES Membership Portal.

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AISES Burlington North Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship

Date: March 31, 2018

Business, Finance, Mathematics, Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Education, Medicine or Health Administration are welcome to apply.Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA) in order to apply. Continuing students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to receive ongoing funding.Applicants must be: an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicants may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card.

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AISES Chevron Corporation Scholarship

Date: March 31, 2018

Must be pursuing a degree that is beneficial to Chevron business. This may include STEM degrees as well as business related studies. Students must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four-year college/university for the 2018 - 2019 academic year.Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.Applicants must be: an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicants may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card. Please note, AISES may not always have scholarships available for non-citizens of the United States. All scholarships require that applicants be current AISES members at the time of application. All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number. To get a membership number join AISES or retrieve your membership number through AISES Membership Portal.

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AISES Intel Growing The Legacy Scholarship Program

Date: March 31, 2018

Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Chemical Engineering and Material Science will also be considered.Students must be a full-time student at an accredited college/university. As Intel will provide opportunities for paid internships, students will also be evaluated based on their interest in participating in an Intel internship in Summer 2018 (students express this interest through a Cover Letter—see Application Tab).Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.Applicants must be: an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicants may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card. Please note, AISES may not always have scholarships available for non-citizens of the United States. All scholarships require that applicants be current AISES members at the time of application. All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number. To get a membership number join AISES or retrieve your membership number through AISES Membership Portal.

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AISES Oracle Academy Scholarship

Date: March 31, 2018

Must be pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering or Computer Science. Must be a full-time undergraduate student (Junior or Senior) at an accredited four-year college/university or graduate student.Must have a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.Applicants must be: an enrolled member or a decedent of an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaskan Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or decedent from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or decedent from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. Enrollment documents and/or a copy of birth certificate(s) showing descendancy from an enrolled citizen, Indigenous group of Canada, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander are acceptable. Applicants may also, instead, provide a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB) card. Please note, AISES may not always have scholarships available for non-citizens of the United States. All scholarships require that applicants be current AISES members at the time of application. All applicants will be required to enter a valid AISES membership number. To get a membership number join AISES or retrieve your membership number through AISES Membership Portal.

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American Indian Arts Council

Date: October 1 for Spring, March 15 for Fall

2.5 GPA, Official Transcript, Letter from Financial Aid Officer to verify financial need, Arts program, 3 letters of recommendation

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American Indian Education Fund

Date: April 4, 2018

Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or parent must be enrolled and able to provide documentation). Attending an accredited university, tribal college, graduate school, or technical/vocational school as a full-time student. Able to provide most recent transcripts and ACT/SAT/GRE/LSAT scores if taken.

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Azazie Scholarship

Date: May 31, 2018

AZAZIE Scholarships are available to high school seniors (graduating before July 1, 2018) and college freshmen and sophomore students in the U.S. and Canada.

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American Indian College Fund (Full Circle)

Date: May 31, 2018

Transcripts, Tribal enrollment,Financial Needs Analysis Form

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American Indian College Fund (Student of the Year)

Date: Feb.1, 2017

Signed Nomination Form from College President, Completed typed student application (word format), Recipient's Transcript-can be unoffical, Tribal enrollment verification, Digital color photograph(headshot only). Application Available in Student Services

 

American Indian College Fund (TCU Scholarship Program)

Date: Fall 2018 October 21, 2018

Digital photo and Tribal Affiliation if appicable

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American Indian College Fund (Toyota Stem)

Date: April 14, 2017

Students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics can apply.

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American Indian Services Scholarship

Date: Award I Feb 10th Classes starting Apr / May, Award II May 10th Classes starting Jun, Award III Aug 10th Classes starting Aug / Sep, Award IV Nov 10th Classes starting Jan

Submit an online application. Official Tuition Billing Statement from your school. The statement must reflect the semester you are applying for and must also list the number of credit hours (full-time/part-time status), semester attending, year in school, and tuition amount or a letter from your financial aid advisor with the estimated cost of tuition.

Official copy of current transcript. It can be issued to the student, or the school can send it directly to AIS.

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Association of American Indian Affairs

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Be enrolled members within their respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from continental US tribes or Alaska Native. Submit a copy of tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student's tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the tribe. Be enrolled as full-time students for both fall and spring semesters. Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.Attend an accredited institution and be seeking an Associate's Degree or higher (AAIA does not fund certificate programs or seminaries).

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Automotive Educational Fund

Date: Feb. 1 and June 30

The program has specific scholarships for incoming freshmen and upper-level undergraduate students. All of the scholarships are based on financial needs and with the usual minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.

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Catching the Dream

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Type all material, 3 Letters of recommendation, financial needs analyisis, 1040 Federal Tax Return, copies of all applications and responses from all other sources, official transcripts, ACT test scores, letter of admission.

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Cobell Scholarship

Date: Fall & Spring March 31, 2018 Vocational Program- May 31,2018 Summer - May 4, 2018

Must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe, transcripts, financial needs analysis.

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Continental Society, Daughter's of Indian Wars Scholarships

Date: June 15

Be enrolled tribal member, plan to work with a trobe or nation in the field of education or social service. Career goals should involve working with Native Americans. Be acceptaed in or already attend an accredited college or university, enrolled in an undergraduate program and prefebly entering or in his /her junior year. Maintain a 3.0 average and carry at least 10 quarter hours or 8 semester hours. This allows for a work/study program and is required for consideration.

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Dakota Indian Foundation

Date: August 1st for Fall & January 15th for Spring

Only offered to Soph, JR or Sr, GPA 2.0, 12 credits, Official Transcript, Recommendation from counselor or advisor.

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Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Date: April 30th

Applicants will be judges on ability to provide evidence of tobacco related community service in support of an undeserved population disproportionally affected by tobacco. Community Service or work must reflect one of the focus area listed below.

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Ethel and Emery Fast Scholarship Foundation

Date: August 10th for Fall, January 10th for Spring

Official transcripts, letter confirming enrollment, copy of income tax returns, statement of financial need from Financial Aid Officer, course verificiation form.

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Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

Date: Feb. 15

This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at a two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool.

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Healthline Stronger Scholarship

Date: March 1st – May 1st, 2018

  • Funds distributed August 2018
  • Eligibility
    • Enrolled in an accredited U.S. program for Fall 2017
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA from most recent transcript
    • Demonstrate leadership and community involvement
    • Demonstrate a connection to rare and/or chronic disease

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Helen Gough Scholarship

Date: May 25 & notified August 1st

Proof of membership in Three Affiliated Tribes (Fort Berthold Reservation), 3 recommendations, proof of college acceptance. Write to Helen Gough Foundation Trust:

Helen Gough Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 69
Stanley, ND 58784
(701) 628-2955
 

Higher Education Resource Organization for Students (HEROS)

Date: Septmeber 1st

3.0 GPA, Most recent academic transcript.

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Indian Health Service (IHS)

Date: June 1, 2018

Health related fields

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International order of the Kings Daughters and Sons, Inc.

Date: November 1st - March 15th

Open to Native students, must request own application between Nov 1 - March 1, 2 letters of recommendation, college acceptance letter, official transcript, enrolled full time.

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Intertribal Timber Council

Date: Applicatons accepted until January 18, 2017

Natural Resource, Copy of current Student Aid Report, 3 letters of reference, Transcripts.

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Jeannette Rankin Womens Scholarship Fund

Date: Application cycle opens November 2018

Open to women age 35 or older

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John R. Hamann Memorial Scholarship

Date: This scholarship is Fall 2016 to Fall 2020 (five years). Deadline: October 16th

The candidates eligible for the scholarship must be a junior/senior enrolled in the United Tribes Technical College Tribal Environmental Science or Criminal Justice bachelor degree program. The applicant must hold a career GPA of 3.5 or higher. Consideration will be given to current academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership roles.

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Kim and Harold Louie Family Foundation

Date: March 31, 2018

This scholarship is for high school seniors and students who will be attending a college or university in the United States as a freshman during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants who are currently not seniors in high school (e.g., students who are taking a gap year or adults returning to school), but applicants who will be considered incoming freshmen are eligible to apply.

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Knights Templar Educational Foundation

Date: March 15th

ND Residents, 12 credits or more, Official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation.

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Louie Foundation Scholarship

Date: The deadline for this scholarship has already passed. Please see the Louie Family Foundation website after January 1, 2017.

Must be a high school senior, email for an application.

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Massachusetts Indian Association

Date: September 1st and January 1st

Application and financial aid verification form completd by the financial aid officer

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National Association of Women in Construction

Date: March 15th

A woman enrolled in a construction-related degree program, desire for a career in a construction-related field. Full time, GPA 3.0, transcripts, financial need, employment history.

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North Dakota Conference of Social Welfare

Date: May 31, 2018

A 1000 word essay on social wlefare issue that is important to you.

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North Dakota Indian Education Association Scholarship

Date: October 12, 2018

ND tribal member, Transripts, and Proof of college enrollment.

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North Dakota Indian Scholarship Board

Date: July 15

Applicants must be North Dakota residents and enrolled members of federally recognized Indian tribe. They must be accepted for admission by a North Dakota institution of higher learning or state vocational education program and be enrolled as full-time students. Scholarships are based on unmet need as well as merit. Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 - 3.499 must show unmet need to qualify. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher can qualify based on merit. Students may not receive more than the equivalent of full funding for six academic years.

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North Dakota Space Grant

Date: Varies

Science, Math, Nursing, Computer Information Technology, Tribal Environmental Science, Engineering. Must attend UND or NDSU after their graduation, and 2) pursuing a STEM degree at UND/NDSU, 1 Letter of recommendation.

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Nyal Brings Scholarship

Date: January 15th and August 1st

Students must be a Sophomore, Junior or Senior to be eligible and must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours. Scholarships are for any approved course of study at an accredited college, university. Students must be a college level athlete in track; other sports will be considered. Recipients must major or minor in Native American studies/issues, Lakota in particular. Scholarships will be limited to $1,000 per semester. DIF does not fund summer semesters. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA and demonstrate academic potential. The Foundation will determine the number of awards available.

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Opportunites in the Making Scholarships

Date: Varies

Copy of current billing statement, 2.5 GPA, Unmet need, 12 credits or more.

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Planet of Baseball Scholarship Program

Date: Fall- March 1st Spring- Sept. 1st

Essay of 500-700 words in a Microsoft doc. answering the questions “What do you love about baseball in high school?”

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SAA Native American Scholarships

Date: December 16th

The Native American Scholarships Fund is an endowment established to foster a sense of shared purpose and positive interaction between archaeologists and Native Americans. Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

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St. Joseph Indian School Scholarship Program

Date: August 21st for Fall & January 12th for Spring

A letter of request from applicant, Proof of tribal enrollment, a letter of acceptance, needs analysis, official high school/college transcript, 2.0 GPA

Scholarship packets can be obtained in student services or by calling the Alumni Office at (605) 234-3454

 

Tribal Funding/ Higher ED/ Scholarships

Date: Varies

See Application or tribal webpage.

 

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

Date: February 7, 2018

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

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U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Date:January 2, 2019

Must be an Army woman or a lineral descendant, 2.5 GPA, Official Transcript, 2 recommendations, comander's verification of active duty or documentation of the sponsor or woman's service.

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USDA/1994 Tribal Scholars Program

Date: February 1st

For students majoring in careers in Food, Agriculture and Natual Resource Sciences and/or related disciplines. Two letters of recommendation, personal essay, and official transcripts.

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