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Undergraduates Attending Non-Tribal Colleges

The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program scholarships are awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities. The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

Minimum requirements for all American Indian College Fund Full Circle scholarships include:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private (non-profit) college or university
  • Registered as a member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. (Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership.) Trace Indian Ancestry
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0, but many Full Circle Scholarships funded by our partners are more competitive. You may check the scholarships available and their eligibility requirements here.
  • Submission of a completed on-line application

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

American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships: Applications are accepted from students 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 August each year to the address listed on the application. Good luck!