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DEPARTMENTS   »   Curriculum Instruction and Assessment   »   Native Indian Centered Education   »   Scholarships

Below is an alphabetized list of scholarships centered around Native American students.  Please visit the scholarship's website or contact your N.I.C.E. teacher for more information regarding any scholarships listed here. They will also be able to help you find scholarships based on your tribe or intended field of study that may not be listed.  Any other questions regarding this list or other scholarships can be directed to Jackie Jones at 402-898-9145 x1002.

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

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Accenture Undergraduate Scholarships

           American Indian Graduate Center

            www.aigc.com

           Scholarship opportunities for enrolled tribal members who are interested in attending a 4-year college and working towards a professional, teaching, business, social services or technology degree. 

           Deadline: April

Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships

             Association of American Indian Affairs, Inc.

             www.indian-affairs.org

             Open to students wishing to attend school full-time to receive an undergraduate degree.

             Deadline: June

All Native American High School Academic Team Scholarships

             American Indian Graduate Center

             www.aigc.com

             Open to all Native students who wish to pursue their undergraduate degree but desired characteristics of applicants are those that have shown strong academic, artisitic or leadership qualities.

             Deadline: April

American Association of Blacks in Energy National Scholarships

             American Association of Blacks in Energy

             www.aabe.org/node/1403

             For minority students wishing to major in business, mathematics, engineering or the sciences.

             Deadline: March

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

             American Chemical Society

             www.portal.acs.org

             For students majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, or chemically related field.

             Deadline: March

American Indian Community College Scholarship

            Scholarship Administrative Services, Inc.

            Minority Educational Foundation of the United States of America

            Students planning on attending a community college full-time.

            Deadline: April

American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Program

            American Indian Education Foundation

            www.nrcprograms.org

            Open to students who wish to attend vocational, 2-year or 4-year school and have displayed dedication to their community.

             Deadline: April

American Institute of Architects Minority/Disadvantaged Scholarship Program

             American Institute of Architects

             www.archfoundation.org

             Student wishing to enroll in an architecture program that have financial need.

             Deadline:December

American Physical Society Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors

             American Physical Society

             www.aps.org

             Students who are dedicated to majoring in physics.

             Deadline: Februrary

Appraisal Institute Minorities and Women Educational Scholarship Program

             Appraisal Institute

             www.appraisalinstitute.org

             Minorities interested in a career in real estate.

             Deadline: April

Arthur C. Parker Scholarships

             Society of American Archeology

             www.ecommerce.saa.org

             Native Americans interested in archeology.

             Deadline: December

 Association for Women Geoscientists Minority Scholarship

             Association for Women Geoscientists

             www.awg.org/eas/minority.html

             Women who wish to work towards a degree in the field of geoscience.

             Deadline: June

Association on American Indian Affairs Displaced Homemaker Scholarships

             Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

             www.indian-affairs.org

             Women who have had to leave college to care for their family.

             Deadline: June

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BIA Higher Education Grant Program

             Bureau of Indian Affairs

             www.oiep.bia.edu

             Thousands of grants for tribally enrolled students who wish to seek further education.

             Deadline: June

Bill Dickey Golf Scholarship

             Bill Dickey Scholarship Association

             www.nmjgsa.org/bdsa_scholarships.htm

             For Native American students who excel in golf.

             Deadline: April

Booker T. Washington Scholarships

             National FFA Organization

             www.ffa.org

             Native American students who are involved in FFA and wish to major in agriculture.

             Deadline: February

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Carthwright Scholarship Program

            American Indian College Fund

            www.collegefund.org

            Male students who are interested in attending a Tribal College or University.

            Deadline: May

Caterpillar FFA Scholarships

            National FFA Organization

            www.ffa.org

            Native American FFA members that look to major in engineering, welding or machinery.

            Deadline: February

Central Intelligence Agency

            Central Intelligence Agency

            www.cia.gov

            A work experience and scholarship program for Native Americans looking to work for the CIA.

            Deadline: October

Chips Quinn Scholars Program

           Freedom Forum

           www.chipsquinn.org

           For students with experience in their school newspaper and wish to major in journalism or photography.

           Deadline: October

CITI Foundation Scholarship Program

           American Indian College Fund

           www.collegefund.org

           Scholarship presented to students who wish to attend a Tribal College in South Dakota.

           Deadline: May

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship

          American Indian College Fund

          www.collegefund.org

          Native American student who wishes to attend a Tribal College or University and is the first in their family to attend college.

          Deadline: May

ConAgra Foods Foundation Scholarships

          National FFA Organization

          www.ffa.org

          For FFA minority members who plan to major in agronomy and crop science, agricultural communications, farm and ranch management, economics, finance, sales and marketing, engineering, or food and science technology.

          Deadline: February

Council of Native American Heritage

          Union Pacific

          A $500 or $1,000 award to assit Native American students in defraying the cost of higher education.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholastic ability, leadership, and need.  Personal or family financial situations can be a factor in consideration of eligibilty and in awarding the scholarship.

          Deadline: February

Crazy Horse Memorial Journalism Scholarship

          South Dakota Newspaper Association

          www.sdna.com

          Native American students who are interested in a career in journalism.

          Deadline: March

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Daniel Kovach Foundation Minority Student Scholarship

          Daniel Kovach Scholarship Foundation

          www.collegesholarships.org

          A scholarship opportunity for minorities that does not have career specifications.

          Deadline: November

Dwight Mosley Scholarships

          United States Tennis Association

          www.usta.com

          This scholarship is open to minorities who have been active in a community tennis program.

           Deadline: February

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Eaton Multicultural Scholars Program

          Eaton Corporation

          www.eaton.com

          Scholarship for students who wish to major in information technology, engineering, supplier resource management or accounting.

          Deadline: December

Edward Davis Scholarship Fund

          Edward Davis Education Foundation

          www.latinosonwheels.com/edef_foundation.php

          A minority scholarship for those interested in the automotive industry.

          Deadline: July

Ellen Masin Persina Scholarship

          National Press Club

          www.press.org/activities/aboutscholarship.cfm

          A journalism scholarship for students have been involved in journalism.

          Deadline: February

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 FMMDA Scholarships

          Ford Motor Minority Dealers Association

          www.fmmda.org

          A scholarship opportunity for minorities from single-parent families.

          Deadline: November

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Gates Millenium Undergraduate Scholars Program

          Bill and Linda Gates Foundation

          www.gmsp.org

          A full-ride scholarship for minority students who wish to major in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science.

          Deadline: January

General Motors Minority Dealers Association Minority Scholarship Program

          General Motors Minority Dealers Association

          www.gmmda.org/main.cfm?location=15

          An open scholarship opportunity for minorities.

          Deadline: November

General Motors Minority Engineering and Science Scholarship Program

          General Motors Corporation

          www.gmsac.com

          Scholarships for students wishing to work in a field that would interest GM.

          Deadline: May

George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship

          Capture the Dream, Inc.

          www.capturethedream.org

          A scholarship designed for minorities who have taken leadership roles.

          Deadline: July

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Health Professions Preparatory Scholarship Program

          Indian Health Service

          www.ihs.gov

          A full-ride scholarship for students who wish to major in a health related pre-professional field.

          Deadline: April

Hilton Tribal College Diversity Scholarship

          American Indian College Fund

          www.collegefund.org

          For students who wish to attend a Tribal University and major in hospitality management.

          Deadline: May

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Industry Minority Scholarships

          American Meteorological Society

          www.ametsoc.org

          Scholarship opportunity for Native Americans who wish to major in metoerology or another related field.

          Deadline: February

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Jackie Robinson Scholarships

          Jackie Robinson Foundation

          www.jackierobinson.org

          An open scholarship for minority students.

          Deadline: March

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Land O'Lakes Purina Feed Scholarships

          National FFA Organization

          www.ffa.org

          Native American FFA students who are interested in majoring in agriculture.

          Deadline: February

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Ethnic Minority Students

          United Methodist Communications

          www.crt.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=44&mid=10270

          Minority students who are United Methodist and wish to major in religious communications.

          Deadline: March

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Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman, P. E. Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering

          National Society of Professional Engineers

          www.nspe.org

          A scholarship for minorities wishing to major in engineering at an approved college.

          Deadline: February

 MESBEC Program

          Catching the Dream

          www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm

          Natvie American students who are interested in majoring in mathematics, engineering, science, business administration, education or computer science.

          Deadline: April for fall semester

Michael J. Berkeley Foundation Scholarships

          Michael J. Berkeley Foundation

          www.mikebfoundation.org/scholarships.html

          A scholarship for minorities who are involved in golf.

          Deadline: April

Mishkoswin Scholarship Program

          Indigenous Early Intervention Alliance

          www.indigenous-early-intervention.com

          This scholarship is for Native students who wish to return and serve their tribe after graduating college.

          Deadline: August

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NACME Pre-Engineering Student Scholarships

          National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

          www.nacme.org

          A scholarship opportunity for minorities who wish to major in engineering.

          Deadline: Unknown

NAMEPA Beginning Freshmen Award

          National Association of Mulitcultural Engineering Program Advocates, Inc.

          www.namepa.org/awards.html

          Engineering scholarship for minority students.

          Deadline: May

National Native American Law Enforcement Association Academic Scholarship Program

          National Native American Law Enforcement Association

          www.nnalea.org

          Native American students who wish to study for a career in law enforcement.

          Deadline: November

 Native Vision Scholarships

          Native Vision

          www.nativevision.org

          Scholarships for students willing to participate in summer sports camps.

          Deadline: May

Nissan North America Scholarship

          American Indian College Fund

          www.collegefund.org

          A scholarship opportunity for Native American students.

          Deadline: May

Nissan North American Tribal College Scholarship Program

          American Indian College Fund

          www.collegefund.org

          A scholarship program for Native students who wish to attend a Tribal College or University.

          Deadline: May

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Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship

          Ladies Professional Golf Association

          www.lpgafoundation.org

          Scholarship for female golfers who plan on playing in college.

          Deadline: May

P.O. Pistili Scholarships

          Design Automation Conference

          www.doc.union.edu/acsee.html

          A minority scholarship for those wishing to pursue engineering.

          Deadline: January

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Educational Grants

          Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

          www.poncatribe-ne.org

          Members of the Nebraska Ponca tribe who wish to attend a university or tribal college are eligible.

          Deadline: August

Private Colleges and Universities Community Service Scholarship Program for Mulitcultural Students

          Private Colleges and Universities, Inc.

          www.privatecolleges.com

          Scholarships for minority students who wish to attend a private college.

          Deadline: March

Professional Golf Management Diversity Scholarship

         Professional Golfers' Association of America

         www.pgafoundation.com/scholarships.cfm

         Minority students who wish to study for a career as a golf professional at a designated school (UNL).

         Deadline: Unknown

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 Richard Hagen-Minerva Harvey Memorial Scholarship

         South Dakota Department of Education

         www.doe.sd.gov/scholarships/hagen

         Scholarships for Native students whose reservation is in South Dakota and plan on attending college in South Dakota.

         Deadline: April

Richard S. Smith Scholarship

         United Methodist Church

         www.gbod.org/youngpeople/grants/grants.htm

         For minorites who are members of the United Methodist Church and wish to have a religious career.

         Deadline: May

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Scholarship Awards for Incoming Minority College Freshman in Chemical Engineering

         American Institute of Chemical Engineers

         www.aiche.org

         Scholarship for minorities who are interested in chemical engineering.

         Deadline: May

Scotts Company Scholars Program

         Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

         www.gcsaa.org

         A scholarship and summer internship programs for minorities interested in golf management.

         Deadline: February

Sovereign Nations Scholarship Fund Undergraduate Awards

         American Indian College Fund

         www.collegefund.org

         Scholarship opportunities for students who wish to work for their tribe after graduation.

         Deadline: May

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Time Warner Tribal Scholars Program

         American Indian College Fund

         www.collegefund.org

         Native Americans who wish to attend a Tribal College or University.

         Deadline: May

Tribal Business Management (TBM) Program

         Catching the Dream

         www.catchingthedream.org/Scholarship.htm

         Students wishing to study for a career in economic development for their tribe.

         Deadline: April

Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program

         Intertribal Timber Council

         www.itcnet.org/about_us/scholarships.html

         For Native Americans who plan on majoring in natural resources.

         Deadline: January

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Winnebago Tribe Higher Education Assistance

        Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

        www.winnebagotribe.com

        Members of the Nebraska Winnebago Tribe who wish to attend college.

        Deadline: April

Woksape Oyate: "Wisdom of the People" Distinguished Scholar Award

        American Indian College Fund

        www.collegefund.org

        A scholarship for a Native student who is the school's valedictorian or salutatorian and plans to attend a Tribal College or University.

        Deadline: May 

Woksape Oyate: "Wisdom of the People" Distinguished Scholar Award

        American Indian College Fund

        www.collegefund.org

        A scholarship for Native students who are single parents and plan to attend a Tribal College or University.

        Deadline: May 

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