American Indian Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Circle of Indigenous Nations works with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to answer your financial aid questions. The office is equipped with tribal financial aid applications and information on Native scholarships and opportunities. The office also works with the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program and other tribal higher education offices. Information on College and Departmental scholarships, University - Wide Academic Scholarships for prospective students, the Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship and the Multicultural Civic Engagement Program are available in the Circle of Indigenous Nations.

University of Minnesota administered scholarship opportunities:

These sites offer information about scholarship funding for American Indian students. Review each site for a list of available scholarship opportunities.

Community Health Initiative (CHI) Scholarship

Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship

Hubbard Radio Scholarship

Multicultural Civic Engagement Program

Neilan B. Lund Scholarship

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship

Undergraduate Office of Admissions


National Scholarships

A list of national scholarship opportunities for outstanding undergraduates and recent graduates.

Truman Scholarships

Udall Scholarships (Environment)

Udall Scholarships (Tribal Public Policy/Native Health Care)


State Indian/ Tribal Scholarships

American Indian students with at least one-fourth Indian ancestry and membership in a federally recognized tribe may be eligible for these scholarships through their tribal agency office or the Minnesota State Indian Scholarship Program (Minnesota residency required). For info, call: 612-624-2555.


Additional scholarship opportunities for American Indian students

These sites offer information about scholarship funding for American Indian students. Review each site for a list of available scholarship opportunities.

American Indian College Fund

American Indian Education Foundation

American Indian Family Empowerment Program Fund

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Association on American Indian Affairs

Catching the Dream

Cobell Education Scholarship

Financial Aid for Native American Students

Indian Health Services Scholarship

Native American Education Grant

National Indian Education Association

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program


Funding Opportunities

College Horizons

A pre-college workshop for Native American students giving you a five day ‘crash course’ in preparing for college. For more information about this program, please go to


Morris K. Udall Native American Internship, Scholarship, Fellowship Programs

The Morris K. Udall Foundation is pleased to announce the 2009 Internship and Scholarship Program opportunities. The Native American Congressional Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaskan Native undergraduate, graduate and law students. Students are placed in Congressional offices, committees, or select agencies to experience an insiders view of the federal government and learn more about the federal governments trust relationship with tribes.


The American Indian Graduate Center, Inc.

Each year, the AIGC fellowship program provides $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 350 Native American and Alaska Native graduate students. Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional degree-seeking students, who meet all eligible criteria. The United States Bureau of Indian Education federally funds the fellowship program. The fellowship amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on availability of funds and unmet financial need. For more information, contact:

American Indian Graduate Center
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 1B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 881- 4584 and (800) 628-1920


These sites and links offer information about internship and research opportunities for American Indian students.