$ Varies 
Opens: December 15

The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to educate and train health professionals to staff Indian health programs. Eligible applicants must have a 2.0 GPA, be a high school graduate or equivalent, and males must register for Selective Service. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

$ Varies
Opens: Jan-March

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at any nonprofit, accredited college, university or tribal college. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty, enrolled in a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university as a full-time student, be registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member (Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership), and have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

$ Varies
Deadline: January 31

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian ScholarshipThis scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a two- or four-year college or university. Applicants 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. A recipient may reapply for this scholarship and be considered along with other members of the applicant pool. The amount of scholarship is based on total return of the endowment, and may vary year to year.

Deadline: February 15

The DAR American Indian Scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels (preference is given to undergraduates). Applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a grade point average of 3.25. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

$ 2,000 
Deadline: April 1, 2021

The American Indian Education Fund was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students. Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application.

Deadline: June 1, 2021

The American Indian Nurse Scholarship Award Program was started to give students of American Indian descent the opportunity to pursue careers in nursing. The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America has provided a small number of scholarship awards to assist students of American Indian heritage who are pursuing degrees in nursing or in the field of health care and health education. Eligible students receive per semester and the money is to be used strictly for tuition, books or fees applicable to the student's approved program. To be eligible for a scholarship, the candidate must be at least 1/4 Native American; a high school graduate or have equivalent education; enrolled in pre-nursing, nursing, or healthcare-related; recommended by their counselor, teacher, or other school official; not receiving an Indian Health Service Scholarship; and, should have a career goal directly related to the needs of the Indian people. Applications are accepted twice annually in June and December. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

$ Varies                                
Deadline: Varies

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities. A free student membership is required for application. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

$ Varies                                 
Opens: December 1, 2020

American Indian Service Scholarship. Enrolled or will enroll as a matriculated student in a university, college, junior college or technical school (incoming freshman accepted).  At least One-Quarter (1/4) enrolled member of a U.S. Federally Recognized Native American Tribe, or descendant of an enrolled member, with possession of at least one-fourth degree Indian blood. Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. First bachelor’s degree only. Graduate studies NOT eligible.  Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses (minimum of 6 credits).  Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 must be established and maintained after the first 

$ Varies                                   
Opens: December 15, 2020

Cobell Scholarship. Applicant must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe enrolled full time in a degree-seeking program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship awards and amounts vary.

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American Indian Graduate Center offers funding opportunities for undergraduate students including AS, BA and BS degrees in all majors, with special scholarships for STEM majors. 

$500 to $5,000

Deadlines: 3/15, 4/30, 9/15

Catching the Dream has three separate scholarship programs, the MESBECNALE, and TBM program.

  • 100% of the CTD students who have graduated with a degree in math, engineering, science, business, education or computers is working- over 85% of them for tribes or tribal organizations.
  • The range of CTD scholarships is from $500 to $5,000 per year, based on merit. Over 95% of students who applied have been awarded a scholarship.

$ Varies

Gates Millennium Scholarship funded by a $1.6 billion grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the program removes financial barriers and was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American**, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

$ Varies
Deadlines: February 1st, 2021 to May 1st, 2021

The Association of American Indian Affairs. Several scholarships for undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes. One application ensures consideration for all scholarships.


Contact: nicole@muia74.org for application

Montana Urban Indian Association is now able to assist Native American students with tuition and textbook reimbursement up to $500 per semester for each.  Also,MUIAcan provide rent assistanceto students, which may be a valuable asset during the difficult times of the pandemic conditions.

The list contains over 100 scholarships, grants, and internships for Native American students.