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Scholarships for Native Americans

In celebration of the Native American Heritage Month, Scholist App has highlighted some scholarships for Native Americans.

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In partnership with USAA, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is pleased to announce the USAA Scholarship for undergraduate Native Veterans pursing ANY STEM degree. Along with providing the critical financial support undergraduate Native Veteran students who need to successfully complete their STEM degrees, USAA is also sending some of their scholars to the 2022 AISES National Conference.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: N/A


  • Students must be a Native American U.S. Veteran. Students must be full-time undergraduate at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

  • Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a state or federally-recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or descendant from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or descendant 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 applicants be current AISES members at the time of application

  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Any STEM courses

AIS offers an excellent scholarship program for undergraduate Native American and Native Alaskan students. The awards are based on up to one-half of a student’s tuition and financial need for the term. Financial assistance is allocated directly to the college or university on the student’s behalf.

Award: $500-$2,000

Deadline: February 1, 2023


  • Must be enrolled at or planning to enroll at an accredited U.S. college or technical school

  • Must be a member of a Federally-recognized Alaska Native or American Indian Tribe

  • Must be an undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits

  • Must be either a full or part-time student taking a minimum of six credits

  • Must establish and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.25

  • Must apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA form

The APF Queen-Nellie Evans scholarship funds a scholarship to a graduate student from underrepresented groups who has a demonstrated financial need and is committed to improving the disparities in societal structures and issues that negatively impact communities of color.

Award: $4,000

Deadline: January 31, 2023


  • Applicants must be minority graduate student enrolled in accredited masters or doctoral program.

Preference is given to those who:

  • Are preparing for a career in academia, clinical service delivery, or public policy

  • See their work as helping to improve the condition of marginalized communities after the completion of their graduate studies

  • Are members of the communities they seek to serve or

  • Have demonstrated experience serving marginalized communities.

This scholarship is awarded once a year to a Native American college and technical student of any age, any tribe and in any state who has financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scaled used by the applicable educational institution.


Award: $4,000

Deadline: January 31, 2023


  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

  • Applicants must attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States.

  • All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance.

  • Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to the field of study, and/or financial need, or other restrictions on specific scholarships.

  • Awards are placed on deposit with the recipient’s college or university and any unused portion shall be returned to the DAR.

  • Applicants are only eligible to receive one scholarship from the DAR.

Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. Applicants must be Native Americans and proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers. Students must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.

Award: Varies

Deadline: January 31, 2023


  • must be enrolled full time at a two- or four-year college or university.

  • must be Native Americans and must be able to prove enrollment in a tribe that is recognized at a state and/or federal level.

  • Students must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA on the scale used by the applicable educational institution.

The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program (MISP) provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible American Indian Minnesota Resident Students. The annual award is up to $4,000 per academic year for undergraduate students and up to $6,000 per academic year for graduate students. Eligible students may receive awards in up to 3 semesters, 4 quarters, or the equivalent during an award year.

Award: $4,000-$6,000

Deadline: July 1, 2023


Students must:

  • Possess one-quarter or more American Indian ancestry or be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized

  • American Indian tribe or Canadian First Nation;

  • Be enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in Minnesota;

  • Complete the FAFSA or Minnesota Dream Act Application to apply for other state and federal financial aid;

  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled at least 3/4 time or a graduate student enrolled at least 1/2-time;

  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as defined by the institution;

  • Not be in default on a state or federal student loan; and

  • Demonstrate financial need.

IOKDS had a concern about Native Americans’ living conditions, treaty rights, and post-secondary education. IOKDS began lending a hand for education to Native American youth and awards $1000 college tuition scholarships for study in the recipient’s field of choice.

Award : $1,000

Deadline: March 1,2023.


  • Must have documented, Tribal Registration Number; no restriction as to tribal affiliation or degree of Native American blood

  • Enrolled in a technical, vocational, or college undergraduate program for a minimum of nine credit hours each semester or quarter

  • Receiving no other IOKDS scholarship and no other family member receiving a scholarship in the same year

  • Have a copy of acceptance letter from the school

The Scholarship for Journalism Diversity Honoring Julie Schoo consists of a $5,000 one-year scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship, named for the former executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, is to recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. The award can be renewed for up to three years, for a total of $20,000 toward educational expenses.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: March 27, 2023


Applicants must

  • Be a high school senior planning to attend college.

  • Have a 3.0 grade-point average or higher

  • Applicants must be planning to have a career in journalism.

  • Students do not have to be a US citizen to apply.

The Native American Scholarships Fund (NASF) 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.

Award: Up to $6,000

Deadline: January 31, 2023


  • Scholarships are open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

  • Must be an undergraduate

  • Should reside in the US

The TLF Undergraduate Scholarships are open to minority students studying advertising, marketing, public relations, or a related field. This scholarship is funded by The LAGRANT Foundation, an organization dedicated to increasing diversity in the above mentioned fields.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: February 28,2023


  • Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient

  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/American Indian

  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution in the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter

  • *Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)

  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis in advertising, marketing, public relations

  • MUST have AT LEAST ONE YEAR to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in May 2023

The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is available to full - time college sophomores and juniors. You must be a Native American or Alaska Native student pursuing a career in tribal policy, Native health care, or an environmentally related field to be eligible for this award.

Award: $7,000

Deadline: N/A


  • are enrolled in a state or federally recognized tribe or band;

  • One or more of your parents or grandparents was an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or band

  • You are a permanent U.S. resident or U.S. citizen who is a member of the First Nations of Canada.

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