Scholarships

There are scores of college scholarships, many of them specifically geared
toward American Indians and some for American Indians in specific fields of
study. A sample of some of these scholarships and eligibility criteria are
listed here.

ABC New Talent Development

Scholarship/Grant Program

American Indian Artists (AMERINDA), Inc. and ABC, Inc.

c/o AFSC Diane Fraher-Thornton

15 Rutherford Place, New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 598-0968

Fax: (212) 529-4603

E-mail: amerinda@amerinda.org

Amount: $20,000 for 12-month period. Airfare and accommodations in Los
Angeles.

Criteria: Emerging artists who show promise in their respective media, have
a strong vision, originality, creative energy and perseverance.
Scholarships available to high school and full-time undergraduate and
graduate college students. Grants available to constituents of nonprofit
arts institutions.

Academic Scholarships & Don Leonard

Memorial Scholarship

National Native American Law

Enforcement Association

Academic Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 171, Washington, DC 20044

Phone: (800) 948-3863

E-mail: info@nnalea.org

Web site: www.nnalea.org/

Amount: (1) Don Leonard Memorial $2,500, (4) Academic Scholarships $2,000.

Criteria: Applicants must be of American Indian heritage; 2.5 GPA.

Adolph Van Pelt Special Fund for Indian Scholarship

Association of American Indian Affairs Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $500 — $800.

Criteria: Full-time American Indian/Alaska Native students, based upon
financial need and merit; at least degree Indian blood from a federally
recognized tribe.

AIAC Scholarship Program

American Indian Arts Council, Inc.

Scholarship Committee

725 Preston Forest Shopping Center, Suite B

Dallas, TX 75230

Phone: (214) 891-9640

Fax: (214) 891-0221

E-mail: aiac@flash.net

Amount: $250 — $1,000

Criteria: Currently enrolled in a degree program leading to an
undergraduate or graduate degree in the study of fine art, visual and
performance arts, communication arts, creative writing, arts administration
and/or management. Must be able to provide official tribal documentation.
Maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA (based on 4.0 GPA). Demonstrate academic
performance and/or financial need.

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

Association of American Indian Affairs Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $1,500.

Criteria: American Indian/Alaska Native students who are members of
state-recognized tribes that are seeking federal recognition. Full-time
students, based upon need and merit. Disbursement is made to the college
during the fall semester. This scholarship does not automatically renew.
Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis. Certificate of Indian
blood is requested, but not required, for this scholarship only due to the
nature of the tribal status.

American Indian Education Foundation

AIEF Scholarships

10029 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Suite 200

Beaverton, OR 97008

Phone: (866) 866-8642

E-mail: scholarships@nrcl.org

Web site: www.aiefprograms.org

Amount: $1,500 — $3,000.

Criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native descent and enrolled full-time
in an accredited two- or four-year college/university/technical school.
Other criteria, depending on the scholarship that will be applied for.

American Philosophical Society

Phillips Fund Grant

for Native American Research

American Philosophical Society

104 S. Fifth St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106-3387

Phone: (215) 440-3400 or (215) 440-3429

(Phone requests for forms cannot be honored)

E-mail: eroach@amphilsoc.org

Web site: www.amphilsoc.org

Program: Grant supports research in American Indian linguistics and
ethnohistory (continental United States and Canada).

Alabama Indian Affairs

Commission Scholarship

Alabama Indian Affairs Commission

770 S. McDonough St.

Montgomery, AL 36104

Phone: (334) 242-2831

Fax: (334) 240-3408

Web site: www.aiac.state.al.us

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: American Indian undergraduate students of all areas of study who
are members of one of seven state/federally recognized Alabama Indian
tribes and reside in the state of Alabama.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Native American Partnership

University of Arizona

Maria Teresa Velez, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Graduate College

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Phone: (520) 621-7814

E-mail: mvelez@grad.arizona.edu

Web site: http://grad.arizona.edu/multi/sloanna/sloanindex.php

Amount: 15 Fellowships per year; $30,000 for Master’s Program ($15,000/yr);
$36,000 for Ph.D. Program (use as needed).

Criteria: Individuals interested in pursuing science, engineering,
mathematics and agricultural master’s or Ph.D. degrees at the University of
Arizona (UA).

Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational

Advancement Foundation

5656 S. Stony Island Ave.

Chicago, IL 60637

Phone: (773) 947-0026

Fax: (773) 947-0277

Web site: www.akaeaf.org

Amount: $500 — $1,500.

Criteria: Recommendations and transcript. Application only available
beginning of November from Web site (no phone, fax or e-mail requests
honored). Deadline is Jan. 15.

American Indian Education Foundation

Scholarships for Native American Students

10029 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Suite 200

Beaverton, OR 97008

Phone: (866) 866-8642

E-mail: scholarships@nrcl.org

Web site: www.aiefprograms.org

Amount: $200,000 awarded each year.

Criteria: Available for all majors, two year, four year and vocational
schools.

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Scholarships

4520 Montgomery Blvd. N.W., Suite 1B

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: (505) 881-4584

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Supported in part by the BIA. Write for information.

American Indian Heritage

Foundation Scholarship

6051 Arlington Blvd.

Falls Church, VA 22044-2788

Phone: (202) 463-4267

Fax: (703) 532-1921

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Write for more information or an application.

American Indian Library Association

Joan S. Howland, Treasurer

American Indian Library Association

University of Minnesota Law Library

229 19th Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: (612) 625-9036

E-mail: howla001@tc.umn.edu

Amount: $500.

Criteria: Enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe who demonstrates
sustained involvement in and commitment to an American Indian community,
concerns and initiatives, and who is admitted to a graduate program in
library/information sciences accredited by the American Library Association
and enrolled a minimum of 6 hours each semester of the year the scholarship
is awarded.

American Indian Fellowship in Business Scholarship

National Center for American Indian

Enterprise Development

NCAIED Scholarship Committee

Tracey Jennings

953 E. Juanita Ave.

Mesa, AZ 85204

Phone: (800) 4NCAIED, ext. 234

Fax: (480) 545-4208

E-mail: events@ncaied.org

Web site: www.ncaied.org/fundraising/scholar.html

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Full-time American Indian junior, senior or graduate level
student majoring in business.

American Indian Studies Program

University of Montana

600 University Ave.

Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: (406) 243-5834

Fax: (406) 243-6432

Web site: www.nativenet.org

Amount: Varies (19 different scholarships).

Criteria: Attending Montana students only, undergraduate tribal members and
in the departments of forestry, journalism, law, pharmacy or psychology.

Arizona Professional Chapter of American Indian Science And Engineering
Society Scholarships

AISES, Arizona Professional Chapter

P.O. Box 2528

Phoenix, AZ 85002-2528

Web site: www.azpcofaises.org

Amount: $500 each.

Criteria: Student must be a full-time undergraduate (at least 12 hours per
semester) attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university;
must reside in the state of Arizona; must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative
GPA; must major in one of the following: math, physical science,
engineering, medicine, science or natural resources; must be a member of an
American Indian tribe or Alaska Native; must be a member of AISES.

Arthur C. Parker Scholarship and NSF Scholarship for Archaeological
Training for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians

Society for American Archaeology

900 Second St. N.E. #12

Washington, DC 20002-3557

Phone: (202) 789-8200

Fax: (202) 789-0284

E-mail: info@saa.org

Web site: www.saa.org

Amount: Four awards of $3,000 each.

Criteria: American Indians and Native Hawaiians from the United States who
are currently students, including high school seniors, college
undergraduates and graduates enrolled in accredited colleges or
universities; or tribal or Native Hawaiian cultural preservation program
personnel.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Heather Landreth, program officer

P.O. Box 9828

Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828

Phone: (505) 765-1052, ext. 105

Fax: (505) 765-5608

E-mail: heather@aises.org

Web site: www.aises.org

Amount: $1,000 undergraduate; $2,000 graduate.

Criteria: Native or Alaska Native, AISES member, full-time undergraduate
or graduate student at an accredited four-year college/university or a
full-time student at a two-year college enrolled in a program leading to an
academic degree, majoring in one of the following: math, physical science,
engineering, medicine, science or natural resources.

BIA — Oklahoma Area Quapaw Tribe Scholarship Grant

BIA — Oklahoma Area Educational Office

4149 Highline Blvd., Suite 380

Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Phone: (405) 605-6051, ext. 303

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Must be an enrolled member of the Quapaw Tribe. For any
undergraduate study, applicant must demonstrate proof of eligibility and
maintain 2.0 GPA. Contact BIA — Oklahoma Area Education Office for
application and additional information.

BIA — Osage Tribal Education Committee

BIA — Oklahoma Area Education Office

4149 Highline Blvd., Suite 380

Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Phone: (405) 605-6051, ext. 304

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Must be an enrolled member of the Osage Tribe. Award may be used
for full-time or part-time study, any undergraduate or graduate study, or
any post-secondary institution in the United States. Applicant must
demonstrate proof of eligibility and have a minimum 2.0 GPA. Contact the
BIA — Oklahoma Area Education Office for application and additional
information.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship

American Indian Science & Engineering Society

Heather Landreth, program officer

P.O. Box 9828, Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828

Phone: (505) 765-1052, ext. 105

Fax: (505) 765-5608

E-mail: heather@aises.org

Web site: www.aises.org

Amount: $2,500 per year.

Criteria: AISES member; minimum GPA of 2.0 majoring in the fields of
business, engineering, math, medicine/health administration,
natural/physical sciences, technology or education; at least American
Indian or Alaska Native, or is a member of an American Indian tribe or
otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe in which
affiliation is claimed. Student must also be a resident of Arizona,
California, Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota,
Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota or Washington.

Catching the Dream

8200 Mountain Road N.E., Suite 203

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 262-2351

Fax: (505) 262-0534

E-mail: nscholarsh@aol.com

Amount: $500 — $5,000.

Criteria: Students must apply to all other funding sources for which they
are eligible. Must be at least Indian blood and member of a U.S. tribe,
attend an accredited college/university and show an above-average GPA and
ACT/SAT score. Deadlines are April 15 for fall semester, Sept. 15 for
spring semester and March 15 for summer semester.

Chavez/Eastman/Marshall Dissertation Fellowships

Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs

Office of Graduate Studies

Dartmouth College

6062 Wentworth Hall, Room 304

Hanover, NH 03755-3526

Phone (603) 646-6578

Web site: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~gradstdy/funding/fellowships/

Amount: Three fellowships each provide a stipend of $25,000, office space,
library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund.

Criteria: Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic achievement
and promise; membership in a racial or ethnic group that is currently
underrepresented among faculty in the applicant’s academic field;
demonstrate commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented
minorities and increasing cross-racial understanding; and potential for
serving as an advocate and mentor for minority undergraduate and graduate
students. Fellows are expected to complete the dissertation during the
tenure of the fellowship.

Cherokee Nation Higher Education

Grants/Scholarships

P.O. Box 948

Tahlequah, OK 74465

Phone: (918) 456-0671

Web site: www.cherokee.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Must be a Cherokee Nation member. Grant awarded to undergraduate
students and graduate students. Applications are available every February.

Chickasaw Foundation Scholarship Program

P.O. Box 1726

Ada, OK 74821-1726

Phone: (580) 421-9030

Fax: (580) 421-9031

Web site: www.chickasaw.net

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: 20 scholarships range from $500 — $3,000 per year and cover a
large amount of academic areas including a general purpose education,
Native American studies, social work, accounting, finance, banking,
education, health care, business, history, law and others. Deadline for
applications is June 1.

Chief Manuelito Scholarship Program

Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program

P.O. Drawer 1870

Window Rock, AZ 86515-1870

Phone: (800) 243-2956

Web site: www.navajo.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Enrolled members of the Navajo Nation are eligible to apply if
they are graduating high school seniors planning to attend an accredited
college or university. Selection is based solely upon college entrance test
scores and high school GPA.

Choctaw Nation Higher Education

Program/Scholarships

Choctaw Nation Higher Ed Program

16th and Locust

Durant, OK 74702

Phone: (580) 924-8280

Fax: (580) 924-1267

Web site: www.choctawnation.com

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: This program will expend funds appropriated by Congress for the
education of eligible Choctaws by providing financial assistance to attend
an institution of higher learning, such as junior colleges and
universities. Applicants must be Choctaw with a CDIB. Funding is available
for students in and out of state. Deadline is March 15.

Citigroup Scholarship and Career Exploration Program

American Indian College Fund, Citigroup

Scholarship and Career Exploration Program

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Phone: Rick Waters (800) 776-3863

E-mail: rickwaters@collegefund.org

Amount: $2,500 need-based scholarships.

Criteria: Students will attend one of the tribal colleges in South Dakota.
Student must be American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of enrollment
or descendancy; enrolled in college full-time; maintain a 3.0 GPA;
committed to organizing and participating in Citigroup Career Exploration
Day; and demonstrate leadership, service and commitment to the American
Indian community.

Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Scholarship Program

1601 S. Gordon Cooper Drive

Shawnee, OK 74801

Phone: (405) 275-3121, ext. 1235 or (800) 880-9880

Fax: (405) 878-4653

Criteria: Open to enrolled Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal members.

Consuelo W. Gosnell Memorial Scholarship

National Association of Social Workers Foundation Executive Office

750 First St. N.E., Suite 700

Washington, DC 20002-4241

Phone: (202) 408-8600, ext. 504

E-mail: naswfoundation@naswdc.org

Amount: 10 scholarships ranging from $1,000 — $4,000.

Criteria: NASW member, accepted/enrolled in an accredited master in Social
Work program, potential for completing an MSW and 3.0 GPA.

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarship

Mrs. Donald Cecil Trolinger, scholarship chairman

61300 E. 110 Road

Miami, OK 74354-4726

E-mail: ottawahillpt@neok.com

Amount: $1,000.

Criteria: Applicant must be an enrolled tribal member, accepted in or
attending an accredited school, enrolled in an undergraduate degree program
(preferably entering or in the junior year), maintain a 3.0 GPA, carry a
minimum of 10 quarter or eight semester hours and plan to work on a
reservation in education or social service.

Council of Energy Resource Tribes Scholarships

CERT Education Director

University of New Mexico

Office of the Provost

322 Hokono Hall, MS C02 1590

Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-2651

Fax: (505) 277-0228

E-mail: tippecon@unm.edu

Amount: $1,000.

Criteria: Participants in Tribal Resource Institute in business,
engineering and science and participants in the CERT Summer Internship
Program.

David Risling Emergency Aid Scholarship

Adolph Van Pelt Special Fund for Indian Scholarships

Association of American Indian Affairs Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $100 — $400.

Criteria: Full-time American Indian and Alaska Native students who have a
true emergency (outstanding tuition is not considered an emergency).
Scholarship disbursement is based on availability of funds.

Displaced Homemaker Scholarship

Association of American Indian Affairs Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $1,500.

Criteria: Targets the needs of mid-life male and female homemakers who
would not otherwise be able to fulfill their educational goals due to
family responsibilities; degree Indian blood from a federally recognized
tribe; and a full-time student.

Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship Fund

Association of American Indian Affairs Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $3,000 each.

Criteria: Two scholarships are available to graduate and undergraduate
students pursuing a major in public health. Disbursement is made in the
amount of $1,500 per semester, with subsequent disbursements requiring a
copy of the first semester’s grades and a second semester class schedule.
This scholarship does not automatically renew. Students are eligible to
apply on a yearly basis.

Emilie Hesemeyer Memorial Scholarship

Association of American Indian Affairs Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $1,500.

Criteria: Full-time American Indian and Alaska Native students with
preference given, but not limited to, students pursuing a major in
education. Must have certificate showing Indian blood and proof of tribal
enrollment, essay and two letters of recommendation.

EPA Tribal Lands

Environmental Science Scholarship

American Indian Science & Engineering Society Heather Landreth, program
officer

P.O. Box 9828

Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828

Phone: (505) 765-1052, ext. 105

Fax: (505) 765-5608

E-mail: heather@aises.org

Web site: www.aises.org

Amount: $4,000 per year.

Criteria: Full-time junior, senior or graduate student enrolled at an
accredited four-year college or university or graduate college or
university, minimum GPA of 2.5, majoring in environmental studies, science
or engineering fields leading to an environmentally-related career.

First Americans in the Arts Scholarship

P.O. Box 17780

Beverly Hills, CA 90209-3780

Phone: (310) 270-5388

Fax: (818) 506-3043

E-mail: sandrafaita@aol.com

Web site: www.firstamericans.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: American Indian student who has at least blood, U.S. citizen,
enrolled full-time, pursuing a career in film, television, dance, theater
or music.

First Nations Environmental Law Fellowship

Environmental Law Center

Vermont Law School

P.O. Box 96, Chelsea Street

South Royalton, VT 05068

Phone: (800) 227-1395, ext. 1201

Fax: (802) 763-2940

E-mail: elcinfo@vermontlaw.edu

Web site: www.vermontlaw.edu

Amount: Waiver of tuition for two tribal members.

Criteria: Membership in a federally recognized tribe, proof of financial
need, a personal statement describing how the Master of Studies in
Environmental Law or LL.M. in Environmental Law degrees will further the
applicant’s career goals, community service and two letters of
recommendation (one of which must come from the applicant’s tribal
community).

First Nations University of Canada Scholarships

First Nations University of Canada Scholarship Committee

1 First Nations Way

Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 7K2

Phone: (306) 790-5950, ext. 3109 or 3100

Fax: (306) 790-5996

Web site: www.auc.ca

Amount: Varies

Criteria: First Nations University of Canada students are eligible for all
awards offered by the university in addition to those offered by the
University of Regina. Application forms for the awards are available from
the registrar’s office.

Florence Young Memorial Scholarship

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $5,000.

Criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native student pursuing a major in the
arts. Applicants must be full-time students and determination is based on
merit and need. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis.

Florida Governors Council on Indian Affairs, Inc.

Florida Employment and Training Program

1341 Cross Creek Circle

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: (904) 488-0730

Fax: (904) 488-5875

Web site: www.fgcia.com

Amount: Tuition and other services.

Criteria: Unemployed, underemployed or economically disadvantaged American
Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians.

Francis C. Allen Fellowships

History of the American Indian

Newberry Library

60 W. Walton

Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (312) 255-3564

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Female enrolled tribal members, graduate, Ph.D. or
pre-professional candidates in humanities and social sciences.

Freshman Scholarship, Undergraduate Scholarship and Memorial Scholarships
for undergraduate students

American Indian Education Foundation

Belle Cantor, program director

10029 S.W. Nimbus Ave., Suite 200

Beaverton, OR 97008

Phone: (503) 641-5786 or (866) 866-8642

Fax: (503) 641-0495

E-mail: scholarships@nrcl.org

Web site: www.aiefprograms.org

Amount: Freshman: $3,000; Undergraduate: $1,500; Memorial Scholarships:
Varies.

Criteria: American Indian/Alaska Native, full-time undergraduate students
attending an accredited two- or four-year college/university or vocational
technical school. ACT score of 14 or above. Memorial Scholarships: All
finalists become eligible for review for this scholarship.

Gates Millennium Scholarship

American Indian Graduate Center

4520 Montgomery Blvd. N.E., Suite 1B

Albuquerque, NM 87197

Phone: (866) 884-7007 or (505) 884-7007

Fax: (505) 884-8683

E-mail: aigc@aigc.com

Web site: www.aigcs.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: American Indian/Alaska Native; citizen or legal resident of the
United States, cumulative high school GPA of a 3.30; will enter an
accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking incoming
freshman; has significant financial need; and has demonstrated leadership
through participation in community service and extracurricular activities.

General Mills Tribal College Scholarship Program

American Indian College Fund

General Mills Foundation Tribal College

Scholars Program

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Phone: (800) 776-3863

E-mail: rickwaters@collegefund.org

Web site: www.mcf.org

Amount: 25 scholarships of $2,000.

Criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of enrollment or
descendancy who is enrolled full time in either an associate or bachelor’s
degree program at any accredited tribal college or university in
California, Minnesota or New Mexico and who demonstrates exceptional
academic achievement, financial need, leadership, service and commitment to
the American Indian community and who filed a 2004 — ’05 Free Application
for Federal Student Aid.

General Motors Engineering Scholarship

General Motors, Inc. and American Indian

Science & Engineering Society

Heather Landreth, program officer

P.O. Box 9828

Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828

Phone: (505) 765-1052, ext. 105

Fax: (505) 765-5608

E-mail: heather@aises.org

Web site: www.aises.org

Amount: $3,000 per academic year

Criteria: Student must be a members of AISES, enrolled American Indian or
at least blood or considered American Indian by the tribe with which
affiliation is claimed. Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate
student at an accredited college or university, seeking a bachelor’s or
graduate degree in an engineering field; minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Grand River Post Secondary Education

Grand River Post Secondary Education Office

P.O. Box 339

Ohsweken, ON, Canada NOA 1MO

Phone: (519) 445-2219 or (877) 837-5180

Fax: (519) 445-4296

E-mail: grpseo@worldchat.com

Web site: www.grpseo.org

Amount: Various scholarships.

Criteria: For First Nations students who are enrolled or enrolling in
post-secondary programs.

Health Professions Preparatory/Pre-Graduate/Health Professions Programs

Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Service Scholarship
Program

Arnissa Vallo (New Mexico, Colorado, Nashville area and all East Coast
states)

5300 Homestead Road N.E.

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 248-4739; (505) 248-4513 or (800) 382-3027

Fax: (505) 248-4744/4807

E-mail: avallo@abq.ihs.gov

Web site: www.ihs.gov

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: American Indian/Alaska Native (federal/state recognized);
accepted/enrolled in a full- or part-time health-related course of study to
prepare for admission to an accredited medical, dental, engineering
(limited) program to meet priority needs identified by IHS. Changes in
funded programs may vary year to year. Payback obligations may be required
upon acceptance of scholarship funding. Applications available around
October; submission deadline is February for annual funding.

Helen Roberti Scholarship Fund

University of Arizona

Karen Francis-Begay, Native American Student Affairs

Nugent Building, Room 209

Tucson, AZ 85721

Phone: (520) 621-3835 or (520) 626-2067

Web site: http://nasa.web.arizona.edu

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: American Indian undergraduate, graduate and professional students
pursuing degrees at the University of Arizona. Applicants must show unmet
financial need as reported from a current UA Financial Aid Award letter,
have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates and 3.0 for graduates,
entering freshmen, a minimum high school GPA of 3.0. Students must file a
Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Henry Rodriquez Reclamation Scholarship

U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation and American Indian
Science and Engineering Society Heather Landreth, program officer

P.O. Box 9828

Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828

Phone: (505) 765-1052, ext. 105

Fax: (505) 765-5608

E-mail: heather@aises.org

Web site: www.aises.org

Amount: $5,000 per academic year.

Criteria: Member of AISES; U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrolled as
a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university
seeking a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science, relating to water
resources or an environmentally-related field; minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Higher Education Scholarship

Sponsored by the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

Department of Education

P.O. Box 38, Concho, OK 73022

Phone: (405) 262-0345 or (800) 247-4612

Fax: (405) 262-3872

Amounts: Varies up to $1,000

Criteria: Must be an enrolled member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe of
Oklahoma, certified by the Concho Agency to be or more degree
Cheyenne-Arapaho. Award may be used for full- or part-time study, any
undergraduate or graduate study at any accredited two- or four-year college
or graduate school. This award is renewable.

Indian Health Service Scholarship

801 Thompson Ave., Suite 120

Rockville, MD 20852

Phone: (301) 443-6197

Fax: (301) 443-6048

Web site: www.ihs.gov

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native,
accepted/enrolled in a full- or part-time study program leading to a degree
in a health-related profession identified as a priority by IHS, agree to
service obligation and payback requirements as condition of award; 2.0 GPA
required for continued eligibility.

Indian Health Service Scholarship

Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service

Vina Bohling

Federal Building, Room 309

115 Fourth Ave. S.E.

Aberdeen, SD 57401

Phone: (605) 226-7531

Fax: (605) 226-7321

E-mail: vinabohling@ihs.gov

Web site: www.ihs.gov

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: American Indian undergraduate or graduate student wanting to
continue their education in health.

Indian Health Service Scholarships

(Predatory Scholarships, Health Professions Pre-Graduate Scholarship)

Alaska Area Native Health Services

Angel Dotomian, Alaska area scholarship coordinator

3925 Tudor Centre Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

Phone: (800) 684-8361

Web site: www.ihs.gov

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Alaska Native/American Indian student pursuing a degree in a
health or engineering-related field; GPA of 2.0.

John C. Rouillard Memorial Scholarship & Alice Tonemah Memorial Scholarship

National Indian Education Association

Awards Committee Chair

700 N. Fairfax St., Suite 210

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 838-2870

Fax: (703) 838-2620

E-mail: niea@niea.org

Web site: www.niea.org

Amount: $1,500 — $2,500.

Criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native currently enrolled full-time,
pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree; must be a
member of NIEA to nominate and be nominated.

Knight Ridder Minority Scholars Program

Office of Diversity

Suite 1200, 50 W. San Fernando St.

San Jose, CA 95113

Web site: www.knightridder.com

Amount: Four scholarships totaling $40,000.

Criteria: For graduating high school seniors from communities in which
Knight Ridder companies operate. Knight Ridder scholars in business and
journalism are selected.

Le Moyne Native American Scholarship

1419 Salt Springs Road

Syracuse, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-4300

Web site: www.lemoyne.edu

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Financial aid to help cover tuition for full- and part-time
students working toward their bachelor’s degree at Le Moyne.

Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education and Computers

Catching the Dream

8200 Mountain Road N.E., Suite 203

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Phone: (505) 262-2351

Fax: (505) 262-0534

E-mail: nscholarsh@aol.com

Amount: $500 — $5,000.

Criteria: Application form required; may be entering freshman,
undergraduate or graduate students; doctoral or postdoctoral candidates
with at least degree Indian blood and member of a U.S. tribe; attend a
two- or four-year accredited college or university on a full-time basis;
maintain a high GPA and high ACT/SAT scores; and apply to all other funding
sources.

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Adult Vocational Training Grant

P.O. Box 910

Keshena, WI 54135

Phone: (715) 799-5110 or (715) 799-5118

Fax: (715) 799-5102

Amount: Up to $2,200 per academic year for full-time student, based on
financial need.

Criteria: Must be an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe
attending an accredited school in the United States.

Migzi Communication Scholarships

Scholarship Committee

MIGIZI Communications, Inc.

3123 E. Lake St., Suite 200

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Phone: (612) 721-6631

Web site: www.migizi.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Several scholarships available.

Mohawk Higher Education Program

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Roderick A. Cook, director

412 State Route 37, Community Building

Hogansburg, NY 13655

Phone: (518) 358-2272, ext. 215

Fax: (518) 358-3203

E-mail: rcook@srmt-nsn.gov

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Members of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, full-time students (12
credit minimum) with a definite unmet financial need. Continued eligibility
depends on satisfactory progress toward degree requirements. Minimum
freshman GPA is 2.0; others must maintain 2.5 minimum.

Morongo Band of Mission Indians Scholarship

11581 Potrero Road

Banning, CA 92220

Phone: (909) 849-4697

Web site: www.morongonation.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Open to qualified, enrolled members of any California tribe.

Morgan Stanley Tribal Scholars Program

American Indian College Fund

Morgan Stanley Tribal College Scholars Program

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Phone: (800) 776-3863

E-mail: rickwaters@collegefund.org

Amount: Scholarships of $2,500 annually.

Criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of enrollment or
descendancy; enrolled full-time in either an associate or bachelor’s degree
program at any accredited tribal college or university; demonstrate
exceptional academic achievement, leadership, service and commitment to the
American Indian community; have a 3.0 GPA; and have an interest in a career
in business and the financial industry.

Morgan Stanley/American Indian College Fund Scholarship & Career
Development Program

American Indian College Fund

Scholarship and Career Development Program

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Phone: (800) 776-3863

E-mail: rickwaters@collegefund.org

Amount: $10,000 annually.

Criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native with proof of enrollment or
descendancy; enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an
accredited mainstream non-tribal college or university in the United
States; demonstrates exceptional academic achievement (3.0 — 4.0 GPA);
demonstrates leadership, service and commitment to the American Indian
community.

Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program

Morris K. Udall Foundation

130 S. Scott Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701-1922

Phone: (520) 670-5542

Fax: (520) 670-5530

E-mail: millage@udall.gov

Web site: www.udall.gov

Amount: 80 scholarships of $5,000 each or the cost of tuition, fees, books,
room and board, whichever is less. Also, 50 scholarships of $350 each for
honorable mention recipients.

Criteria: American Indian/Alaska Native students with at least a “B”
average who are college sophomores or juniors in the current academic year,
have outstanding potential and are in fields related to the environment,
health care or tribal public policy.

National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association

Dr. Bette Keltner, treasurer

3700 Reservoir Road N.W.

Washington, DC 20057-1107

Web site: www.nanaina.com

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an
accredited school of nursing, enrolled in a federally or state recognized
tribe and a NANAINA member.

Native American College Fund

The Buffalo Bandits

Sara Corey

HSBC Arena, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza

Buffalo, NY 14203-3096

Phone: (716) 855-4599

Fax: (716) 855-4133

E-mail: sara.corey@sabres.com

Amount: $1,000.

Criteria: Student of American Indian descent living in western New York or
southern Ontario who are currently attending an accredited college or
university.

Native American Journalist Association

NAJA Scholarship Committee

Al Neuharth Media Center

555 N. Dakota St.

Vermillion, SD 57069

Phone: (605) 677-5282

Fax: (866) 694-4264

E-mail: info@naja.com

Amount: $500 — $5,000.

Criteria: NAJA member in good standing enrolled in an accredited school and
studying journalism and/or communications. Member of a federal or
state-recognized tribe. High school and college students are eligible.

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution

Scholarship Committee

1776 D St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20006-5392

Phone: (202) 628-1776

E-mail: searss@fargo.ars.usda.gov

Web site: www.dar.org/natsociety

Amount: $500 one-time award.

Criteria: All applicants must be American Indian, demonstrate financial
need and have a GPA of at least 2.75. No restrictions on areas of study;
students may be in vocational training or college at undergraduate and
graduate level, but undergraduate students are given preference.

New York State Indian Aid

New York State Education Department

Adrian Cooke, acting coordinator

Native American Indian Education Unit

Room 465-EBA

Albany, NY 12234

Phone: (518) 474-0537

Fax: (518) 474-3666

E-mail: acooke@mail.nysed.gov

Amount: $1,000 per semester for full-time students; $85 per credit hour for
part-time students.

Criteria: Residents who are officially enrolled members of the St. Regis
Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tonawanda Band of Senecas,
Tuscarora, Shinnecock or Poospatuck tribes or the children of such enrolled
members. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Nihewan Scholarship

Nihewan Foundation for Native American Education

9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1020

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (808) 822-3111

Fax: (310) 278-0238

E-mail: info@nihewan.org

Web site: www.nihewan.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Tribal enrollment; acceptance at accredited institution of
learning; proof of need and proof of application to other foundations.

Nissan North America Scholars Program

American Indian College Fund

Nissan North America, Inc./Tribal College Transfer Program

8333 Greenwood Blvd.

Denver, CO 80221

Phone: (800) 776-3863

E-mail: rickwaters@collegefund.org

Web site: www.collegefund.org

Amount: Scholarships of $2,000 each.

Criteria: American Indian or Alaska Native; sophomore by the fall school
term and are enrolled full-time in an associate degree program at a tribal
college (juniors and seniors are ineligible to apply); have demonstrated
general academic achievement; plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree
program at a tribal college or at a mainstream institution (the bachelor’s
degree program can be at the same tribal college at which the student may
currently be pursuing an associate degree); have demonstrated leadership,
service and commitment to the American Indian community.

North American Indian Department Scholarship

International Order of the King’s Daughters & Sons

North American Indian Department

P.O. Box 1040

Chautauqua, NY 14722-1040

Web site: www.iokds.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: For more information send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to
the director of the North American Indian Department.

Northern Cheyenne Higher Education Scholarship Program

Northern Cheyenne Tribal

Education Department

Norma Bixby

P.O. Box 307

Lame Deer, MT 59043

Phone: (406) 477-6567 or (800) 353-8183

Amount: Up to $6,000.

Criteria: Must be enrolled with the Northern Cheyenne pursuing any
undergraduate study at any post-secondary education. Must have a financial
need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Must meet the
eligibility criteria listed on the tribal education guidelines.

Northwest Indian Legal Scholarship Program

Northwest Indian Bar Association & Washington State Bar Association Indian

Law Section

Gabriel S. Galanda

Williams, Kastner & Gibbs PLLC

601 Union St., Suite 4100

Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: (206) 628-2780

Fax: (206) 628-6611

E-mail: ggalanda@wkg.com

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: An applicant must be admitted to an accredited Pacific Northwest
law school and intend to work in the field of American Indian or Alaska
Native law or policy.

Oneida Indian Nation Scholarship

Oneida Indian Nation of New York

Kari Raymond, scholarship coordinator

Education Resource Center

55 Territory Road

Oneida, NY 13421

Phone: (315) 829-8200

Fax: (315) 829-8222

E-mail: kraymond@oneida-nation.org

Criteria: Must be an enrolled Oneida Indian Nation member and maintain a
GPA of 2.0; proof of course completion and grades required to be eligible
for future scholarships. Certificate programs and short-term seminars must
be related to educational success or directly related to career advancement
or retainment. Must apply for BIA and NYS Indian Aid.

Richard W. Tanner Scholarship

The Two Feathers Endowment

SpectrumTrust of The Saint Paul Foundation

55 Fifth St. E., Suite 600

St. Paul, MN 55101-1797

(651) 224-5463 or (800) 875-6167

Web site: www.spectrumtrust.org/st/twofeather

Amount: $500, non-renewable.

Criteria: Must be a junior or senior in college. Must be on file with
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Application. Deadline is April 15.

Seneca Nation of Indians Higher Education Program

Seneca Nation of Indians,

Allegany Reservation

Debra Hoag, coordinator

P.O. Box 231

Salamanca, NY 14779

Phone: (716) 945-1790, ext. 3103

Fax: (716) 945-7170

E-mail: dhoag@sni.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Enrolled member of the Seneca Nation with financial need,
admitted for enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education,
apply to and report all financial aid resources, compliance with SNI-HEP
policies and must not be in default of student loan.

Seneca Nation of Indians Higher Education Program

Seneca Nation of Indians,

Cattaragus Reservation

LeAnn Bennett, coordinator

12861 Route 438

Irving, NY 13081

Phone: (716) 532-3341

Fax: (716) 532-8229

E-mail: lbennett@sni.org

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Enrolled member of the Seneca Nation with financial need,
admitted for enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education,
apply to and report all financial aid resources, compliance with SNI-HEP
policies and must not be in default of student loan.

Sequoyah Graduate Fellowships

Association of American Indian Affairs Inc.

Lisa Wyzlic, scholarship coordinator

966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 12-B

Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: (240) 314-7155

Fax: (240) 314-7159

E-mail: lw.aaia@verizon.net

Web site: www.indian-affairs.org

Amount: $1,500.

Criteria: American Indian and Alaska Native full-time graduate students.
Disbursement is made in the amount of $750 per semester with the second
disbursement requiring grades from the previous semester. Students are
eligible to apply each year.

Shoshone Tribal Scholarship

Shoshone Education Program

P.O. Box 628

Fort Washakie, WY 82514

Phone: (307) 332-3538

Amount: Up to $5,000.

Criteria: Must be an enrolled member of Eastern Shoshone Tribe who plans to
attend any undergraduate studies program at an accredited school in the
United States. Student first must apply for a Pell Grant and appropriate
campus-based aid, and have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Sky People Higher Education

Merle Haas, director

P.O. Box 8480

Ehtete, WY 82520

Phone: (307) 332-5286

Web site: www.skypeopleed.org

Amount: Supplemental.

Criteria: Applicant must be Northern Arapaho blood. Applicant must enroll
and be admitted to a university, college or any accredited institution as a
full time (12 or more credit hours) and maintain a 2.25 GPA. High school
diploma or GED certificate is also required.

Sovereignty Symposium

Chief Justice John B. Doolin

Writing Competition

Justice Yvonne Kauger

Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 242

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: (405) 522-7875

Web site: www.law.du.edu

Amount: $500, $300, $200.

Criteria: The Supreme Court of Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Indian Affairs
Commission, the Sovereignty Symposium, Inc., and the Oklahoma Arts Council
are sponsoring a law student writing competition open to all students
enrolled in an accredited law school in the United States, its territories
or Canada.

Spirit of Sovereignty

Scholarship Foundation

National Indian Gaming Association

224 Second St. S.E.

Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (480) 820-2464

E-mail: info@spiritfund.com

Web site: www.spiritfund.com

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: For business and related majors (e.g. hotel management,
information systems, computer science, economics, human resources, etc.).
Students must possess and demonstrate skills that positively represent the
American Indian community. Candidates must have a certificate of Indian
blood, a strong academic record and the ability to effectively communicate
their educational and professional goals.

Teacher Education or Education Leadership program

Department of Teacher Education/

Education Leadership

Lewis & Clark College

0615 S.W. Palatine Road

Portland, OR 97219

Phone (503) 768-6164

Web site: www.lclark.edu

Amount: Stipend will cover tuition and fees, living expenses, dependent
allowances and books for five M.A.T. and/or M.Ed. students.

Criteria: Tribal members must participate in a one-year induction at a
school with significant Indian student populations after receiving their
degree.

Theodore R. & Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Gonzaga University

Stacey Chatman, program coordinator

Graduate School of Business

502 E. Boone Ave.

Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (800) 986-9585, ext. 5991

E-mail: chatman@jepson.gonzaga.edu

Program: Provides scholarships for faculty and staff to obtain an MBA in
American Indian Entrepreneurship from Gonzaga University.

Tribal Lands Environmental Science Scholarship

American Indian Science & Engineering Society Sarayl Yellowhorse, Higher
Education coordinator

P.O. Box 9828

Albuquerque, NM 87119-9828

Phone: (505) 765-1052, ext. 105

Fax: (505) 765-5608

E-mail: sarayl@aises.org

Web site: www.aises.org

Amount: $4,000 per academic year.

Criteria: AISES member; full-time junior, senior or graduate student at an
accredited four-year or graduate college or university, majoring in
environmental studies, science or engineering fields leading to an
environmentally-related career; minimum of 2.7 GPA; and a U.S. citizen or
permanent resident.

Truman D. Picard Scholarship

Intertribal Timber Council

Education Committee

1112 N.E. 21st Ave.

Portland, OR 97232-2114

Phone: (503) 282-4296

Fax: (503) 282-1274

E-mail: itcl@teleport.com

Web site: www.itcnet.org

Amount: High school graduate: $1,200; college students: $1,800

Criteria: Pursuing higher education to study natural resources or related
field, high school student graduating in 2005 or student currently
attending an institution of higher education; enrolled member of federally
recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation as established by the U.S.
government.

Two Feathers Endowment Health Initiative Scholarship

SpectrumTrust of The Saint Paul Foundation

55 Fifth St. E., Suite 600

St. Paul, MN 55101-1797

(651) 224-5463 or (800) 875-6167

Web site: www.spectrumtrust.org/st/twofeather

Amount: Amount of $5,000 awards available varies, non-renewable.

Criteria: Must be enrolled in a health-related field of study and intend to
practice in Minnesota. Must be on file with Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Application.

Two Feathers Endowment Scholarship

SpectrumTrust of The Saint Paul Foundation

55 Fifth St. E., Suite 600

St. Paul, MN 55101-1797

(651) 224-5463 or (800) 875-6167

Web site: www.spectrumtrust.org/st/twofeather

Amount: Amount of $1,000 awards available varies, non-renewable.

Criteria: Must belong to a Minnesota Indian Tribe and be on file with
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Application. Application deadline is May 15.

Underrepresented Graduate Fellowship Program

State University of New York

Assistant Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Affirmative Action

State University of New York — SUNY Plaza

Albany, NY 12246

Phone: (518) 443-5676

Fax: (518) 443-5103

E-mail: davisj@sysadm.suny.edu

Web site: http://cuinfo.cornell.edu/Student/GRFN/record.phtml?code=A0482

Amount: Awards range from $7,500 — $10,000, plus a graduate tuition
scholarship granted annually to new students (individual awards may vary).

Criteria: Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents from
specific groups, including American Indians, accepted to full-time graduate
or professional degree study at any participating SUNY college may be
eligible for a fellowship and full waiver of tuition.

United South and Eastern Tribes Scholarship Fund

USET, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Theresa Embry, administrative assistant

711 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Suite 100

Nashville, TN 37214

Phone: (615) 872-7900

Fax: (615) 872-7417

E-mail: tembry@usetinc.org

Amount: Four awards of $500 each.

Criteria: Must be an enrolled member of a USET tribe accepted to or
enrolled in a post-secondary institution with satisfactory scholastic
standing and demonstrated need for financial assistance. Deadline date for
postmark or delivery of application is April 30.

Yakama College Student Assistance Program

Yakama Nation Higher Education Department

P.O. Box 151

Toppenish, WA 98948

Phone: (509) 865-5121

Fax: (509) 865-6994

Amount: Varies.

Criteria: Enrolled members of the Yakama Nation; must be a high school
graduate and accepted to a college or university as full-time student.

The preceding is not a complete listing. If you would like to send
information for inclusion, fax your information to (315) 829-8393 or e-mail
editor@indiancountry.com.

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