Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarships


Scholarship Value: $1,500
Awards Available: 20

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.

Scholarship Eligibility

A) Be enrolled with your respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska.

B) Submit a copy of Tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student's Tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the Tribe. You must be directly recognized as a citizen or member of your Tribal Nation.

C) Be enrolled as a full-time student.

D) ​Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.

E) Submit a current class schedule and transcript.

F) Attend an accredited institution seeking an Associate's Degree or higher (the Association does not fund certificate programs or seminaries).

G) Provide essays described in the application that show the student’s connection to their Tribal Nation and Indian Country.

Review and Award Process

Are the Association's scholarships based on need or merit?

The Association’s scholarship is based on merit. The student must have and maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. In addition, the student must show that they have a connection to their Tribal Nation and Indian Country and that they will utilize their degree for the benefit of their Tribal Nation and Indian Country.

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