Grants For Native Americans
If you are a Native American, you can apply for specific grants that are designated to provide assistance for higher education. Included in this grouping are members of any Native American Indian tribes, Alaskan Indians, Eskimos, and Native Hawaiians.
Every year, millions of dollars in grants are set aside for Native Americans for college tuition, business funding, medical care, and for other purposes. Grants for college are extended to Native American students who want to further their education. Many enter fields of study that include education and teaching, technology, math and science, medicine, business, and finance.
The Federal government recognizes and lists over 550 Native American tribes. In most cases, to receive grants and scholarships, you must prove that you are of Native American ancestry by at least a quarter percent.
Hopi Supplemental Grant
P.O. BOX 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
PH: (800) 762-9630
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be American Indian. Must be enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe. Entering freshman must have 2.5 GPA for high school coursework or minimum composite score of 45% on the GED Exam. Applicant must demonstrate financial need. For use in a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years.
Heritage Project Grant Program
2600 Cordova Street, Suite 206
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Eligibility requirements: Applicant must be a Native American or Eskimo and a U.S. citizen living in Alaska. Grant is for use in freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year but is not renewable. Must be enrolled or about to enroll in a two year or four year college, university or technical institution.
Pueblo De Cochiti Higher Education Program
PO BOX 70
Cochiti Pueblo, NM 87072
Education Requirements: The Pueblo de Cochiti Higher Education funds eligible students pursuing college degrees. Students must be 1/4 Cochiti blood and an enrolled/verified member of the Cochiti Tribe as determined by Tribal Council. Grant for use in freshman, sophomore, junior, senior years.
Blackfeet Nation Higher Education Grant
Blackfeet Nation Higher Education Program
PO Box 850
Browning, Montana 59417
PH: (406) 338-7539
Award: Grant use for freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior years and is renewable.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native pursuing an undergraduate degree. Must submit an application, essay, financial needs analysis, and a certification of Blackfeet blood. Applicant must be enrolled or expecting to enroll full time at a two year college or a four year college, university, or technical institute.
Native American Education Grants
100 Witherspoon Street, MO65
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
PH: (888) 728-7228
Eligibility Requirements: Grant available for Native American students enrolled in an accredited institution as a full-time student. Must show financial need and proof of tribal membership. Grant for use in freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate, or postgraduate years.
Osage Higher Education Grant
Osage Tribal Education Department
PO BOX 1270
Pawhuska, OK 74506
PH: (800) 390-6724
Eligibility Requirements: Award available only to those who have proof of Osage Indian descent. Must submit proof of fanancial need. Applicant must be American Indian/Alaska Native and enrolled full or part-time at a two or four-year institution or university. Along with the application, applicant must submit a financial need analysis, transcripts, verification of enrollment, proof of Osage Indian descent and a copy of CDIB.
Wisconsin Native American Student Grant
Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
PO Box 7885
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7885
PH: (608) 266-0888
Eligibility requirements: Grants for Wisconsin residents who are at least one quarter American Indian for use in freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate or post-graduate years.
The Grant is non renewable and the awards vary between $250.00 and $1100.00. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen studying in Wisconsin and must submit a financial needs analysis.
For a list of grants offered by organizations in your state, click on grants by state. You can also check with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs for a list of grants and scholarship at http://www.bia.gov/.