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Scholarships For Native Americans

There are many scholarships and grants available to Native American students to help pay for college and other higher educational learning experiences. Below is a partial list of scholarships and grants that are given by businesses, the government, private citizens, schools, churches, and other organizations.

Osage Tribal Education Committee Award
Type of Award: For undergraduate or graduate study at accredited postsecondary institution in United States.
Eligibility: Applicant must be American Indian. Must be member of Osage Tribe.
Application requirements: Transcript, proof of eligibility.
Additional information: Mimimum 2.0 GPA. Part-time students funded at half rate. Application deadlines: July 1 for fall semester, December 31 for spring, and May 1 for summer (funds permitting). Contact Oklahoma Area Education Office for application and additional information.
Number of applicants: 204
Application deadline: July 1, December 31
Contact:
Bureau of Indian Affairs-Oklahoma Area Education Office
200 N.W. 4th Street Suite 4049
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-605-6051 ext. 304

Menominee Adult Vocational Training Grant
Type of Award: Scholarship, renewable
Intended use: For undergraduate or non-degree study at accredited vocational or 2-year institution in United States.
Eligibility: Applicant must be American Indian. Must be member of Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
Application requirements: Menomineee Tribal Grant Application, FAFSA.
Additional information: Award applicable towards associates degree. Apply through financial aid office.
Amount of Award: $550-$2,200
Application deadline: October 30, March 1
Contact:
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
P.0. Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135
Phone: 715-799-5118 or 715-799-5110
Fax: 715-799-5102

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Higher Education Grant Program
Type of award:
Scholarship, renewable
Intended Use: For full-time undergraduate study at accredited 2-year or 4-year institution in United States
Eligibility: Applicant must be American Indian. Member or at least one-quarter degree descendent of member of federally recognized tribe.
Basis for selection: Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Application requirements: Proof of eligibility.
Additional information: Contacts or inquires for these funds should be directed to the tribe or prospective Education Line Office relative to the person's tribal headquarters. The Higher Education scholarships are not awarded through the D.C. offices. Award amount based on student's financial need. No application deadline.
Number of awards: 12,000
Total amount awarded: $25,000,000
Contact:
Bureau of Indian Education
1849 C. Street, NW
MS 3609 MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: 202-208-6123
Fax: 202-208-3312

Native American Leadership in Education Scholarship
Type of award:
Scholarship, renewable.
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate or graduate study at accredited postsecondary institution in United States.
Eligibility: Applicant must be American Indian. Must be at least one-quarter Native american and enrolled member of federally recognized, state recognized, or per terminated tribe. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Basis for selection: Major/career interest in education. Applicant must demonstrate high academci achievement, depth of character, leadership, seriousness of purpose and service orientation.
Application requirements: Recommendations, essay, transcript, proof of eligibility.
Additional information: Deadlines are March 15 for summer funding. April 15 for fall, September 15 for spring.
Amount of award: $500-$5,000
Number of awards: 30
Number of applications: 40
Application deadline: April 15, September 15
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Contact:
Catching The Dream
8200 Mountain Road NE
Sutie 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone 505-262-2351
Fax: 505-262-0534

Tribal Business Management Scholarship
Type of award: Scholarship, renewable
Intended use: For full-time undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate study at accredited postsecondary institution in United States
Eligibility: Applicant must be Alaskan native or American Indian. Must be at least one-quarter Native American and enrolled member of federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated tribe. Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Basis for selection: Major/career interest in business; economics; finance/banking; hotel/restaurant management; accounting; marketing or business/management/admisnistration. Applicant must demonstrate high academci achievement, depth of character, leadership, seriousness of purpose and service orientation.
Application requirements: recommendations, essay, transcript, proof of eligibility.
Additional information: Scholarships are for fields of study directly related to tribal business development and management. Application deadlines are March 15 for summer semester, April 15 for fall semester, September 15 for spring semester.
Amount of award: $500-$5,000
Number of awards: 15
Number of applicants: 30
Application deadline: April 15, September 15
Total amount awarded: $50,000
Contact:
Catching The Dream
8200 Mountain Road NE
Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-262-235-
Fax: 505-262-0534

Choctaw Nation Higher Education Program
Type of award: Scholarship, renewable
Intended use: For undergraduate, or graduate or study at accredited 2-year 4-year or graduate institution in United States
Eligibility: Applicant must be American Indian. Must be enrolled member of the Choctaw Tribe and have Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and tribal membership card.
Basis for selection: Major/career interest in business; economics; finance/banking; hotel/restaurant management; accounting; marketing or business/management/admisnistration. Applicant must demonstrate high academci achievement, depth of character, leadership, seriousness of purpose and service orientation.
Application requirements: Transcript, proof of Choctaw descent. FAFSA. School enrollment verification.
Additional information: Program made up of two awards: a grant and a scholarship. The $1,600 grant is based on financial need. The $2,000 scholarship is for applicants with minimum 2.5 GPA. Grant will assist with any unmet need up to award amount. Must reapply for renewal. Number of awards varies.
Amount of award: $1,600-$2,000
Number of applicants: 5,000
Application deadline: October 1
Notification begins: July 15
Contact:
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Higher Education Department
P.O. Box 1210
Durant, Oklahoma 74702-1210
Phone: 800-522-6170
Fax: 580-924-1267

Hopi Education Award
Type of award: Scholarship, renewable
Intended use: For undergraduate, or graduate or study at accredited 2-year 4-year or graduate institution.
Eligibility: Applicant must be American Indian. Must be enrolled member of the Hopi Tribe.
Basis for selection: Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
Additional information: Entering freshmen must have minimum 2.5 GPA for high school coursework or minimum composite score of 45 percent on the GED Exam. Continuing students must have minimum 2.5 GPA for all college work. $2,500 may be awarded each semester. Must reapply each academic year or semester.
Amount of award: $2,500
Number of applicants: 150
Application deadline: December 1, July 1
Contact:
Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 123
Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
Phone: 800-762-9630
Fax: 978-734-9575

Morgan Stanley Scholars Program
Type of award: Scholarship, renewable
Intended use: For undergraduate study at year institution.
Eligibility: Applicant must be Alaskan Native or American Indian.
Basis for selection: Major/career interest in business; finance/banking; information systems; marketing or accounting.
Application requirements: Recommendations, essays, describing background and career/academic goals. Two essays, maximum 500 words each, on the topics: 1) How do you perceive yourself as a leader in your school and community? And 20 How will ;your education help the Native American community?
Additional information: Minimum 3.0 GPA.
Amount of award: $10,000
Number of awards: 5
Application deadline: May 31
Contact:
American Indian College Fund
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Phone: 800-776-3863

Check with your states' Department of Education for a list of scholarships being offered in your state or click on MoneyMatters101.com sections Scholarships by States and Grants by States.

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