• Minnesota Indian Scholarship and Other Scholarship Resources

    Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award. For complete information on the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program please visit the American Indian Scholarship program page on the Minnesota Office of Higher Education site.  

     
    The Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship is open to freshmen entering the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities who are at least one-fourth American Indian. To be considered for this award, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, present written documentation of tribal enrollment and blood quantum and demonstrate involvement in American Indian culture and community. Curry Scholarship applications will be sent automatically to all admitted students who check the American Indian or Alaskan native box in the Request for Confidential Information section of the U of M application for undergraduate admission.  Click here for more information and contact information on the UM University-Wide Scholarships page.
     
    Gates Millennium Scholars
    *Enrolled tribal member or 1st descendant
    *3.3 GPA unweighted
    *Entering as a full-time degree-seeking student
    *Leadership, participation in community service and extracurricular activities
    *Federal Pell Grant eligible  
    $=any unmet need for up to 10 years
     
    Gates Millennium Scholarship
    PO Box 1434
    Alexandria, VA 22313
    (877) 690-4677
     
    The American Indian College Fund offers a Full Circle scholarship and scholarships for those who attend TCUs (Tribal College Universities). The Full Circle scholarship deadline is May 31st and TCU scholarship deadlines are typically at the beginning of the fall semester (please check your TCU for their deadline). Click here for more information about the American Indian College Fund scholarship programs. Any member of a state or federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native village is eligible to apply. You can also be eligible by proving descendancy from a parent or immediate grandparent that is/was an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native village. To be eligible based on descendancy, you must provide tribal enrollment documentation of your parent(s) or immedate grandparent(s) and birth certificates that connect you to the parent/grandparent.
     
     
    Native Scholarship Database
    For information about national Indian scholarship programs and grants please visit the Native American Scholarships Database.
     

    Tribal Higher Education/Scholarship Programs

    Bois Forte Band of Chippewa

    Bois Forte Scholarship Application

    Bois Forte Out of State Scholarship Application

     

    Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

    FDL Scholarship Information Page

     

    Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

    Post Secondary Grant Program

     

    Lower Sioux Indian Community

    Higher Education Packet

     

    Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

    Scholarship Program

     

    Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

    Scholarship Application

     

    Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

    SMSC Endowed Scholarship

     

    White Earth Nation

    White Earth Nation Scholarship Information