Scholarship Opportunities for AI/AN Students

If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native student looking for scholarship opportunities, below is a list of some scholarships to consider for the next academic year. 

The Cobell Scholarship  

Deadline: The Academic Year 2023-2024 Graduate and Undergraduate Opportunities will be open December 15, 2022. The 2022-2023 Vocational Application is now open while funds remain available. The 2023 Graduate Summer Research Fellowship is available until January 10, 2023.

Summary: Applicant must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe enrolled full time in a degree-seeking program and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship awards and amounts vary.


American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarships

Deadline: Information for this cycle has not been posted yet but should be available soon and be due in April.

Summary: Either the applicant or the applicant’s parent must have documented membership as a Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian. Requires application, essay, transcript and documentation of membership. $2,000 scholarships awarded.


National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Deadline: The application portal is now open until January 31, 2023 at 11:50pm HST.

Summary: Several scholarships are available including the DAR American Indian Scholarship and Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship.


Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships

Deadline: Scholarship Applications will be available for the Fall 2023-Spring 2024 school year in February 2023.

Summary: Several scholarships for undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes. One application ensures consideration for all scholarships.


Ethel and Emery Fast Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: August of each year for the fall semester, January of each year for the spring semester

Summary: American Indian applicants who have completed one year of college (graduate or undergraduate) may apply.


American Indian College Fund

Deadline: Full Circle Scholarship applications are open from February 1st to May 31st each year.

Summary: Scholarships are awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students attending tribal or non-tribal colleges; generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.


For more information contact Kari Kuntzelman: [email protected]

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