Native American Scholarships

AMS Minority Scholarships

Sponsor: American Meteorological Society

Amount: $6,000

Closing Date: February 7, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to minority students who will be entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2020 and are planning to pursue careers in the atmospheric or related oceanic and hydrologic sciences.


DAR American Indian Scholarship

Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: $4,000

Closing Date: February 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Native American students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels.


Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

Sponsor: Daughters of the American Revolution

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to full-time students at a two or four-year college or university who is Native American and has proof of American Indian blood. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and have a 3.25 GPA or higher.


LAGRANT Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Sponsor: LAGRANT Foundation

Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and AB-540/DACA recipients who are a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/Alaska Native. Applicant must be a full-time student at a four-year accredited institution in the U.S. with at least a 3.0 GPA and majoring in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations. Applications submitted on or before January 17 will be eligible for an extra 10 points.


LPGA Scholarships

Sponsor: LPGA Foundation

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

Description: Scholarships are open to female graduating high school seniors who played golf in high school. There are scholarships for students who are planning on playing collegiate golf and for students not planning on playing collegiate golf. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships open to minority female students.


ACS Scholars Program

Sponsor: American Chemical Society (ACS)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to African-American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian students who are graduating high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors intending to or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically related science.


Maureen L. and Howard Blitman, P.E. Scholarship

Sponsor: National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Applicant must be a high school senior who is a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American) who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university.


Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program

Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Illinois who are minority students of either African-American/Black, Hispanic American, Asian American or Native Origin. Applicant must be a current undergraduate or graduate student at an Illinois institution of higher education in a course of study which, upon completion, qualifies them to be certified as a preschool, elementary, or secondary school teacher.


Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

Sponsor: American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 1, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to full-time minority students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting or an accounting-related major. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Truman D. Picard Scholarship

Sponsor: Intertribal Timber Council

Amount: Up to $2,500

Closing Date: March 13, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are Native American and pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.


Catching the Dream Scholarship

Sponsor: Catching the Dream

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: March 15, 2020

Description: Applicant must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. Applicant must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U.S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited.


Leonard M. Perryman Scholarship

Sponsor: United Methodist Communications

Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: March 15, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to racial ethnic minorities students who are United Methodist undergraduate students intending to pursue a career in religion journalism or mass communications.


Advancing Agricultural Science Opportunities for Native Americans (AASONA) Scholarship

Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Native American students who are pursuing agriculture related STEM degrees during the upcoming academic year.


AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship

Sponsor: AfterCollege

Amount: $500

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics from a group underrepresented in their field of study. Underrepresented groups may be defined by gender, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, nationality, and other non-visible differences.


AISES 3M Scholarship

Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society | 3M

Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Native American undergraduate students for the 2020-2021 academic year who will be studying any STEM degree.


AISES A. T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students who are Native American, Alaskan Native, or Native Hawaiian. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in Mathematics, Medical Science, Physical Sciences, Technology, Science, Engineering, or Natural Resources.


AISES Aristocrat-VGT Scholarship

Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society | VGT

Amount: UP to $5,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Native American undergraduate and graduate students who are studying in a field related to casino gaming (software development, technology, supply chain, etc.)


AISES Chevron Scholarship

Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society | Chevron

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Native American undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Computer Science or IT, Earth Science, Engineering, Health Environment and Safety, or Naval Architecture.


AISES Intel Growing The Legacy Scholarship Program

Sponsor: American Indian Science and Engineering Society | Intel

Amount: Up to $10,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to Native American undergraduate and graduate students who are studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.


Beautiful Minds Scholarship

Sponsor: RentDeals.com

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Description: Scholarship is open to minority graduating high school seniors who are attending school in the United States and planning to enroll in a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. Applicant must submit an essay on the topic, “Finding My Purpose.”


American Indian Services Scholarship

Sponsor: American Indian Services (AIS)

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: April 1, 2020

Description: Applicant must be one-quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian and enrolled in undergraduate studies at a university, junior college, or technical school. Applicant must have at least a 2.25 GPA.


API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships

Sponsor: API Study Abroad

Amount: Varies

Closing Date: April 1, 2020

Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.