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Scholarships and Resources


The American Indian College Fund
Native scholars at Harvard Law School have what it takes to succeed. A law degree is the foundation to creating strong future leaders. The American Indian College Fund will award the second American Indian Law School Scholarship in the fall of the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship covers all costs of attendance, including tuition for the three-year course of study at Harvard Law School, for one Native student.  Applicants must apply by January 31, 2021 to be considered. 

  • Scoring, ranking, and selection February 8 – 12, 2021
  • All applicants must inform us of their Harvard Law School admissions status by January 31, 2021 
  • First recipient announced by February 17, 2021 
  • Eligible applicants must be American Indian or Alaska Natives who are enrolled tribal members or who are lineal descendants of an enrolled parent or grandparent. 

Apply Here!

Information from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the National Conference of State Legislatures in response to issues related to Higher Education as a result of COVID-19

Native Student Travel Scholarship Program: Connecting Science to Crime and Justice
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Summer 2020 College Horizons

Scholarship Information from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education including scholarships offered by Minnesota institutions and a link to the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Online Application.  Please read eligibility requirements before completing your application.

2020 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

American Indian Services Scholarship
Due: Oct 1st

WI Indian Student Assistance Grant

First Nations’ Native Agriculture And Food Systems Scholarship

Gates Scholarship is OPEN!

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship for Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. It provides FULL FUNDING for every recipients entire college experience. Learn more and complete your application by SEPT 15th!



Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships

Up to $40,000 is available to high-achieving undergraduate and transfer students with financial need. Learn more and apply starting AUG 1st!


Funds for Low-Income Mothers

The Patsy Takemoto MInk Education Foundation provides $5,000 scholarships to low-income mothers with financial need. Learn more and apply by AUG 1st!





MSU Native Nursing Scholarships

Native undergraduate nursing students are eligible for this full-ride scholarships, and must be part of the school’s “Caring for Our Own” program and TRIO student support services. Learn more HERE!




Dept of Energy Scholars Program

Explore career possibilities with the nation’s leading sponsor for scientific research. Student stipend are at least $600 per week with travel reimbursement.




Science/Engineering Scholarships

$5,000 scholarships are available to rising juniors and seniors studying science, engineering or space-related fields. Learn more and apply by AUG 7th!





Career & Technical Scholarships

$2,500 scholarships are available to high school grads (or GED) with financial need seeking career or technical certificates. Application is open until AUGUST 15th!





CVS Pharmacy Scholarship

$5,000 is available to pharmacy students with at least a 3.0 and financial need. Learn more and apply by AUG 27th!





ESIL Environmental Scholarships

$10,000 is available to Native undergrad students interested in environmental stewardship of Indigenous Lands. Univ of Colorado Boulder students are eligible.





National Health Service Corps

This HRSA program provides scholarships and loan repayment to students training to become health care workers. Learn more and apply for support HERE!




Starbucks College Achievement

Receive 100% tuition coverage for a first-time bachelor’s degree through Arizona State University’s online program. Choose from over 80 diverse undergraduate degree programs. Learn more HERE!





Catching the Dream Scholarship
The Catching the Dream (CTD) Scholarship’s objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. CTD aims to help improve the quality of life in Native American communities through the higher education by providing scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership, determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. 

 Application Deadline:
September 15, 2020

Award Amount:

Must be enrolled in a Federally Recognized Tribe (CIB must come directly from the Tribe)
Three Letters of recommendation
Must be full-time student at credited college or University
Must be seeking B.A. or higher
Completed form must be mailed (fax or email will not be accepted)


In 6 Months You Can Earn A Certificate in Tribal Court Legal Advocacy
Learn to litigate civil Tribal Court cases to advance safety and justice for Native Survivors of domestic and sexual violence

Tribal Court Legal Advocate Certification Course (


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