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.
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 immediate 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
Boise Forte 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
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
SMSC Endowed Scholarship
White Earth Nation
White Earth Scholarship Application