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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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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Azazie Scholarship

Date: 31-May-18

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: online applications are accepted January 1, 2017–May 31, 2017, for the 2017–18 school year.

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 unofficial, Tribal enrollment verification, Digital color photograph(headshot only). Application Available in Student Services


American Indian College Fund (TCU Scholarship Program)

Date: Spring Jan. 1st.-Jan. 31st

Digital photo and Tribal Affiliation if applicable

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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 Scholarships

Date: Funding for this school year is closed. Check their website Feb 2017

Displaced homemakers, Students majoring in public health or science, emergency aid, or education majors are invited to apply for this scholarship. Need application, CIB, essay.

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Automotive Educational Fund

Date: Applications accepted Feb 1- June 30

Automotive, Official transcript, letter of acceptance into the program, 3.0 GPA, 2 letter of recommendation.

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Catching the Dream

Date: The deadline for this scholarship has already passed. Check their website after January 1, 2017 for the new deadlines.

Type all material, 3 Letters of recommendation, financial needs analysis, 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: Deadline March 3, 2017

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: Applications accepted April 1- June 15, 2017

Need to be majoring in Education or Science. 3.0 GPA, official transcripts, see website for more information.

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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: The deadline for this scholarship has already passed. Please see the Legacy of Health website after January 1, 2017, for next year's deadlines.

SAR Report, preference given to minority groups, studying public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts or related field, 3.0 GPA.

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Ethel and Emery Fast Scholarship Foundation

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

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

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Ethel Curry Scholarship

Date: Applications accepted until May 31, 2017

Official transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, Minnesota Indian Scholarship Application filled out.

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Francis Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

Date: Feb.15, 2017

Must provide proof of American Indian Blood, demonstrate financial need & academic achievement, 3.5 GPS or higher, U.S. citizen, enrolled full-time at a 2 or 4-year college/university.

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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

Date: This scholarship is closed for this year and will re-open next year with a deadline of September 1, 2017

3.0 GPA, Most recent academic transcript.

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I.H.S. Scholarship

Date: This scholarship is closed for this year and will re-open next year with a deadline of March 28, 2017, for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Health-related fields

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International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, INC.

Date: Applications accepted November 1, 2016-March 1, 2017

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: Applications accepted until January 18, 2017

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

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Jeannette Rankin Foundation

Date: The application cycle for 2016 is now closed. The 2017 application cycle is now available.

Open to women age 35 or older

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The 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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Knights Templar Educational Foundation

Date: This scholarship is closed for this year. After January 1 it will reopen with a deadline of March 15, 2017.

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: August 25th & December 25th

Financial aid verification form filled out by financial aid officer.

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National Association of Women in Construction

Date: Must be postmarked by March 15

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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National Indian Education Association John C. Rouillard and Alice Tonemah Memorial Scholarship

Date: The deadline for this scholarship has already passed. See the NIEA website after January 1, 2017.

One page statement written by a nominee, highlighting education and Community achievement One-page biography, highlighting nominee's work or resume, Two letters of recommendation (one from an instructor) and other supporting documentation, Letters from family members will not be accepted Photo of nominee (color, headshot only) as a high resolution (300dpi) jpg file, a signed letter from the institution's registrar or appropriate administration verifying nominee's student status.

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National Relief Charities American Indian Education Foundation

Date: The deadline for this scholarship has already passed. Check their website after January 1, 2017, for the new deadline.

Full-time student, GPA 2.0, ACT score 14 or above, Can only be used for tuition and books, Recent transcripts, letter of admission.

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Date: February 15, 2017

Official copy of last semester transcript or last transcript obtained and sent by the previous school. Three letters of recommendation from persons such as teachers, clergy or others who have personally known applicant for a minimum of two years. GPA 3.25 required.

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Native American Health Education Fund

Date: The deadline for this scholarship has already passed. Please check their website for more information.

Financial needs analysis, transcripts, letter of recommendation, current semester grades.

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ND Conference of Social Welfare

Date: May 31, 2017

Written Essay of 1000 words or less about a social welfare issue that is important to you, professional goals, and what information about NDCSW interests them.

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ND Indian Education Association Scholarship

Date: First week of March 2017

ND tribal member, Transcripts, Proof of college enrollment

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North Dakota Indian Scholarship Board

Date: This scholarship is closed for this year. After January 1 it will reopen with a deadline of July 15, 2017

Full-time student, 2.0 GPA, Recent Transcript, A budget completed by a financial aid officer.

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North Dakota Space Grant Consortium

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 15 for the Spring semester

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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Office Of Education Programs

Date: Varies


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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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Possible Woman Foundation Scholarship

Date: The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please visit the Possible Woman Foundation website after January 1, 2017

Applicant must be at least 25 years old.

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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.


U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship

Date: The deadline is Feb 1, 2017

Must be an Army women or a lineal descendant, 2.5 GPA, Official transcript, 2 recommendations, commander's verification of active duty or documentation of the sponsor or woman's service.

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USDA/1994 Tribal Scholars Program

Date: The deadline is Feb 1, 2017

For students majoring in careers in Food, Agriculture and Natual Resource Sciences and/or related disciplines. 2 letters of recommendation, personal essay, official transcripts.

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