American Indian Center Scholarships

  • MSUM offers a variety of scholarships for current and incoming American Indian students. Scholarships are listed below. Students can also apply for general university scholarships through the Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid.

    Information on outside scholarships is also available.

  • Eligibility:

    • Must be of American Indian descent (tribal enrollment not required).
    • Maintain full-time enrollment status (8 or more credits for graduate, 12 or more credits for undergraduate).
    • Have/maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester.
    • Must sign an agreement to complete the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dragon Success Plan.
    • All majors will be considered.
    • May be renewed for subsequent semesters.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    Eligibility:

    • Must be of American Indian descent (tribal enrollment not required).
    • First priority funding will be given to graduate students pursuing a master's degree in education or counseling and student affairs. Second priority funding will be given to undergraduate students planning to enroll in a master’s degree in education, counseling and student affairs, law, medicine, or other advanced degree programs. Third priority funding will be given to students seeking an undergraduate degree.
    • Maintain full-time enrollment status (8 or more credits for graduate, 12 or more credits for undergraduate).
    • Have/maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester.
    • Must sign an agreement to complete the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dragon Success Plan.
    • All majors will be considered.
    • May be renewed for subsequent semesters.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    Eligibility: Native American student, with preference given to students in the Honors program. Created as a gift to support students and the work of the university. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    Eligibility: Native American student of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Created in memory of Palma Nelson Loftness. One semester award. Must re-apply to be considered for future semesters.

    Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Application

    Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) Indian Teacher Training Program supports American Indian students working toward an undergraduate degree in a teaching field or a graduate degree in education.

    Eligibility: An American Indian student is eligible who, after applying for federal and Minnesota state financial aid, has financial need that remains unmet. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and make satisfactory academic progress toward completion of degree.

    Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program Scholarship Application