American Indian College Fund

Multiple scholarship opportunities listed.

Minority student have long been underrepresented at U.S. colleges and universities. There are many complex reasons for lower enrollment and graduation rates among minority students, not the least of which is financial hardship and lack of access to traditional educational support networks. To make it easier, has compiled a directory of diversity scholarships and educational support programs and arranged them by category.

Deadlines vary based on individual scholarships

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/Center for American Indian Health Winter Institute

The Center provides financial support for American Indian and Alaska Native scholars, health leaders, and health professionals and paraprofessionals serving tribal communities, who are interested in attending the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health's Summer and Winter Institute courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2018 with award notices emailed by November 31st.

Cobell Scholarship Program

Administered by Indigenous Education, Inc. (IEI), the Cobell Scholarship is both a merit and need-based scholarship available to students who exhibit the following qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a US Federally-Recognized Tribe (or 1/4 verified descent)
  • Enrolled full-time in a non-profit post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrate unmet need
  • Exhibit a competitive GPA

Indigenous Education, Inc. (IEI) offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for all levels of post-secondary education - from vocational to graduate level. Beginning with applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, students will also be able to apply for scholarship opportunities from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) via the Online Application and Student Information System (OASIS) at 

Deadline for applications vary based on opportunity.  Please see for more details.

Full Circle Scholarship

The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and universities.  The College Fund also provides a limited number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited public and non-profit private colleges across the United States.

Full Circle scholarship applications are open from January 1 - May 31 each year. 
Tribal College and University (TCU) scholarship applications are open on Aug. 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester each year. 

Udall Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2019, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.

Application deadline is March 7, 2019.
Additional documentation is required for applicants in tribal public policy and health care, and for U.S. permanent residents.