American Indian Center Outside Scholarships
Find off-campus scholarships.
- American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to Native American and Alaska Native students generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.
- American Indian Education Fund
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students attending tribal colleges and universities.
- American Indian Graduate Center
Applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate, master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited school in the United States, demonstrate financial need, and be able to demonstrate personal enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one fourth (1/4) degree verifiable federally recognized American Indian blood.
- American Indian Services Scholarship
Undergraduate Northern Native American Indian (one-fourth) students enrolled in university, college or technical college with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits at full-time or part-time status. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
An underrepresented minority in the accounting profession (including but not limited to: Black or African American; Hispanic or Latino; Native American; Pacific Islander; or Asian American); Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or a full-time graduate level student pursuing a degree in an “accounting-related” major.
- Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc. Scholarship Program
Student must be enrolled in a tribe from the Continental US or Alaska. There is no minimum blood quantum requirement. Student must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning.
- BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship
The BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting students provides three (3) awards each academic year renewable for a second year pending demonstration of exceptional progress. Scholarships are awarded through competitive application and are open to Native Americans only.
- Cobell Scholarship
Both merit-based and need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable and available to any post-secondary student who is: an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study; and seeking an associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree at an accredited non-profit, public or private institution.
- Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarships
Open to Native American, certified tribal members with plans to work on a reservation. Must be an undergraduate junior or senior accepted to or already attending an accredited college/university, be carrying at least eight semester hours, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be U.S. citizen and demonstrate financial need.
- Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement. Must demonstrate financial need and a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
- Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship
Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe; accepted to or currently enrolled in an accredited community college, or four-year college or university within the State of Minnesota; pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree; possess a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate applicants and 3.0 for graduate applicants.
- Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded once a year to one Native American student (proof of American Indian blood is required by letter or proof papers) enrolled full time at a two- or four-year college or university. Must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher.
Native American Scholarships.
- The Gates Scholarship (high school seniors)
The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. For more information, please visit the Gates Scholarship website.
- Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship
The IHSSP Indian Health Service Scholarship provides full tuition and fees, books, uniforms, equipment, travel, insurance, national board exams, travel for clinical training, and a stipend for students majoring in health professions, engineering and accounting.
- International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons North Indian Scholarship Program
No restriction as to tribal affiliation or Indian blood quantum. The student must provide a Tribal Registration number and fulfill the other requirements. The scholarships are given for technical, vocational or college studies but not granted for studies beyond a Bachelors degree.
- Intertribal Timber Council Truman D. Picard Scholarship
The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in natural resources.
- Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program
Provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students enrolled in an accredited Minnesota college, university or vocational school who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award.
- Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service,and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.
- National Institutes of Health
U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited four-year undergraduate institution with 3.3 GPA or higher or top 5 percent of class and certified as having financial need. For students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral and social science health-related research.
- Native American Journalist Association Scholarship
Any Native American graduating high school senior or college student pursuing a career in media is eligible. All student applicants must be current NAJA members in good standing. Annual memberships cost $10 for high school students and $20 for college students.
- National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Scholarships
Applicants must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and majoring in a business filed. Students must be a junior, senior or graduate student and enrolled full time at an accredited university.
- Page Foundation Grant
The Page Education Foundation awards annual, renewable scholarships – called Page Grants - to students of color pursuing a post-secondary education in Minnesota. Students who accept a Page Grant make a commitment to volunteer and tutor younger children in grades K-8th during the academic year they are awarded the grant. Applicants must identify as a person of color and/or American Indian, graduate from a MN high school, enroll full-time at a MN postsecondary educational institution, and be willing to complete 50 hours of volunteer service with children in K-8th grade. There is no GPA requirement.
- Society for American Archaeology Native American Scholarships
The Native American Scholarships Fund 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.
The Minnesota 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.
Bois Forte Reservation
5344 Lakeshore Dr. (Mailing Address)
Nett Lake, MN 55772
218.757.3124 or 800.221.8129
Fond du Lac Tribal Center
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
218.878.2681 or 800.365.1613
Grand Portage Reservation
P.O. Box 428
Grand Portage, MN 55605
Leech Lake Scholarship Office
190 Sailstar Dr. NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
218.335.8253 or 866.638.7738
Lower Sioux Community
P.O. Box 308
Morton, MN 56270
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Scholarship Office
43408 Oodena Drive
Onamia, MN 56359
320.532.4695 or 800.709.6445
Prairie Island Indian Community
5636 Sturgeon Lake Road
Welch, MN 55089
Red Lake Nation
P.O. Box 416
Redby, MN 56670
Shakopee Sioux Mdewakanton Community
2330 Sioux Trail NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372
Upper Sioux Community
P.O. Box 147
Granite Falls, MN 56241
White Earth Nation
P.O. Box 418
White Earth, MN 56591
218.983.3285 or 800.950.3248
Three Affiliated Tribes
354 Main Street
New Town, ND 58763
Spirit Lake Tribe Education Program
816 3rd Ave. N – PO Box 359
Fort Totten, ND 58335
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Higher Education Program
PO Box D
Fort Yates, ND
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
PO Box 900 Tribal Scholarship Program
Belcourt, ND 58316
Sisseton/Wahpeton Sioux Tribe Higher Ed. Grant Program
PO Box 509
Agency Village, SD 57262
Oglala Sioux Tribe Higher Education Grant Program
PO Box 562
Pine Ridge, SD
Phone: 605.867.5338 or 800.832.3651
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Higher Education Services
Phone: 605.747.2375 or 877.691.8183
Yankton Sioux Tribe Higher Education
PO Box 1153 – 808 South Main
Wagner, SD 57380