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American Indian College Fund

Full Circle Scholarships

All scholarships require U.S. Citizenship and American Indian or Alaska Native tribe membership, or proof of descendency (parent or grandparent).  Full-time enrollment is required for all scholarships.

1st Tribal Lending Scholarship
Value: $3,000- $5,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: High achieving students with financial need seeking a Bachelor’s degree

Agua Fund Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $4,900- $5,100
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Other requirements: Students must be an enrolled member of any of the Ute tribes, preferably from Colorado

Anheuser-Busch Tribal College Scholars Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 3.2
Other requirements: Students needs to be in the final years of their chosen program

Ann and Mike Johnson Scholarship
Value: $3,000- $4,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Preference to students studying agriculture

Anonymous Foundation Scholarship
Value: $4,600- $5,500
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Permanent resident of California or a member of a California based tribe

Anthony A. Welmas Scholarship
Value: $1,943
Classification: Undergraduate, Graduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree

Arizona Public Service Foundation Navajo Scholars Program
Value: $6,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: See below
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Other requirements:
• Students at Diné College, Navajo Technical College, Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, or at Arizona/New Mexico mainstream institutions
• Majoring in science, engineering, technology or math (or a related field)
• Navajo Nation tribal member and membership in any Shiprock Agency Chapter
• Interest in interning or working for Arizona Public Service

AT&T American Indian Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: See below
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Other requirements: Students must be attending schools located west of the Mississippi River

Austin Family Scholarship Endowment
Value: $2,000- $2,542
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Resident of Oklahoma and be an enrolled member or descendant of an Oklahoma tribe and pursuing a 4-year degree

Cargill Inc. Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $4,500
Classification: Undergraduate and Graduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be majoring in finance, accounting, engineering, science, business, agriculture, or computer technology/science

Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation for Women & Girls Scholarship
Value: $4,000- $8,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Female students only

Clare Boothe Luce Women's STEM Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $75,000 ($18,750 per year for 4 years)
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Navajo Technical University
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Outstanding female students and must be attending Navajo Technical University in the B.S. in Information Technology – Computer Science or Digital Manufacturing program, or in the B.S. in Industrial Engineering

Coca-Cola Foundation First Generation Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.9
Other requirements: Students need to be first in their immediate family to attend college and have demonstrated financial need

Comcast NBCUniversal Building Tomorrow's Native American Leaders Scholarship
Value: $4,750
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Northwest Indian College
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be studying business and interested in internship opportunities

Dallas B. McNeil Endowed Scholarship
Value: $1,135- $5,675
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students from tribes in the following states are eligible to apply for scholarships- Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska

Doc and Barbara Cartwright Endowed Scholarship
Value: $3,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Oglala Lakota College
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements:
• Male students only
• Recipients must serve as mentors and role models to encourage other American Indian men to pursue a course in higher education
• Recipients must actively recruit other American Indian men to attend college

Ecotrust Native American Scholarship
Value: $2,000- $2,250
Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate
Eligible Schools: See below
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements:
• Tribal College students must be enrolled at either Ilisagvik College, Northwest Indian College, or Salish Kootenai College (WA site only)
• Mainstream students must attend universities in California, Oregon, or Idaho
• Majoring in natural resource management, environmental studies, public health, economic development, or social sciences

Enerplus Tribal Scholars Scholarship
Value: $3,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Students must be in either a pre-engineering program, environmental science or new lease operator program

Entergy Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: First preference to students who are enrolled in the Houma tribe of Louisiana. Preference also for students from or attending schools in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Vermont, or New Hampshire

Ford Motor Company Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $3,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be pursuing degrees in business, accounting, finance, computer science, engineering, marketing, or operations management

Frank B. Whitesell Endowed Tribal Scholarship
Value: $1,200
Classification: Undergraduate or Graduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Other requirements: Student must be studying STEM or Healthcare

General Mills Foundation Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $2,308
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: See below
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Other requirements: Students must be pursuing degrees in health or business at the following schools- Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Institute of American Indian Arts, Navajo Technical University, Leech Lake Tribal College, White Earth Tribal and Community College, or Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

Costco Wholesale General Tribal Scholarship
Value: $2,300
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be male, first generation, and in their first or second year of undergraduate studies

Graham Tribal Scholarship
Value: $5,500- $6,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements: Students must be from the Navajo tribe and pursuing a degree in the STEM field

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Preference for students who are Colorado residents or members of current or historical Colorado tribes

Hershey Company Tribal Scholarship
Value: $1,250- $1.750
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students need to be studying STEM or business and should be interested in internship opportunities

John Eliot Scholarship
Value: $4,400- $4,600
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Preference will be given to a student who is a single parent with dependents

Johnson Scholarship Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Value: $2,500- $6,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students need to be pursuing a BA or BS degree in Business

Julie Talayumptewa Memorial Scholarship
Value: $11,400
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Institute of American Indian Arts
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Kalliopeia Foundation Tribal Scholarship
Value: $4,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Education majors

Kavka Scholarship
Value: $3,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements: Students must be pursuing a baccalaureate degree

Lannan Scholarship
Value: $3,200
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Lilly Endowment, Inc: Woksape Oyate: “Wisdom of the People” Distinguished Scholar Award
Value: $8,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Students must be valedictorian or salutatorian of high school class

Lilly Endowment, Inc: Woksape Oyate: “Wisdom of the People” Keepers of the Next Generation Award
Value: $8,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Must be a single parent

Mackey Family Endowed Scholarship
Value: $3,300- $3,420
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.0

Michael Wall Scholarship
Value: $20,000- $25,000
Classification: Graduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Morgan Stanley Tribal Scholars Program
Value: $2,260- $4,480
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be pursuing business or business related degrees focusing on the financial services industry

NBC Universal Scholarship
Value: $5,250
Classification: Undergraduate, Graduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be interested in careers in media, either in front of or behind the camera

Newmont Mining Corporation Tribal Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements: Students pursing a degree in the STEM fields

OJ and Mary Christine Harvey Educational Foundation Scholarship
Value: $3,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Oglala Lakota College
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Second, third, and fourth-year students preferred

Pulliam-Graham Scholarship
Value: $13,840
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Oglala Lakota College
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Female students only

Pyrenees Challenge II Scholarship
Value: $10,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Little Big Horn College
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Russell Means Achieving the Dream Scholarship
Value: $4,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements:
• Single parents and/or in first year of associate’s degree program
• Students attending Diné College, Navajo Technical College, Sisseton Wahpeton College, Sinte Gleska University, or Oglala Lakota College

Sempra Energy Foundation Tribal Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal College only (in Southwest)
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements: Students must be female and studying in the STEM field

Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund
Value: $2,000
Classification: Undergraduate, Graduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Students should demonstrate leadership and commitment to the American Indian community

Sysco Corporation American Indian Scholarship
Value: $5,000-$9,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements: Students must be pursuing hospitality/casino/restaurant management degree programs

Toeroek Native Scholarship
Value: $8,000- $11,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Toyota Motor Sales USA Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $2,500
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Other requirements: Students must be studying towards a degree in the STEM fields

Traveler’s Foundation Scholarship
Value: $4,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements: Students must be pursuing a Bachelors in business or STEM

The Tzo'-Nah Fund Scholarship
Value: $1,800
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Blackfeet Community College and Salish Kootenai College
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Students should be pursuing a degree in the STEM field

United Health Foundation Scholarship
Value: $5,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Other requirements:
• Tribal Colleges include Dine College and Navajo Technical College
• Majoring in a health or related field

UPS Foundation Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $4,250
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 3.0

USA Funds Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $3,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Students must be in their final year of chosen program

Vine Deloria Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Value: $1,000
Classification: Graduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 3.0

Virginia W. Hill Foundation Scholarship
Value: $1,900- $2,200
Classification: Undergraduate, Graduate
Eligible Schools: All
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Students must be Colorado residents, current Colorado tribal members, or historic Colorado tribal members

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tribal College Scholarship
Value: $2,750
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.0
Other requirements: Preference for first generation college student

Walt Disney Company Scholarship
Value: $2,850
Classification: Undergraduates
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.5

Winners for Life Foundation Scholarship
Value: $2,000
Classification: Undergraduate
Eligible Schools: Tribal Colleges only
Minimum GPA: 2.0

Scholarships for Undergraduate (non-Tribal College) Students

Scholarships for Graduate and Professional Students

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For more information about American Indian College Fund scholarships for tribal college students, please contact a member of the Student Success Services team at 800-776-3863.

American Indian College Fund Tribal College and University Scholarship Deadlines: Please contact your financial aid office at your tribal college for deadline information. Awards are made through the tribal college. Good luck!

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Deadlines: Applications are accepted from students attending tribal colleges and universities beginning January 1 and ending May 31 of each year. The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. Award and denial notices will be mailed out to all applicants by September each year to the address listed on the application. Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

American Indian College Fund 2014-15 Scholarships for Undergraduate Tribal College Students