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Native American Graduate Scholarship Listing

COE Education Scholarships

1.) American GI Forum of Albuquerque Endowed Scholarship in Education

Applicant Criteria:

  • Full-time graduate student working on a MA, MS, EDSPC, or PhD in Education
  • First preference to student who is an Albuquerque resident
  • First preference to students of Hispanic heritage
  • First preference to student who is a veteran
  • GPA of 2.0 or better.

Deadline: March 1st, 2016

Website: https://coe.unm.edu/scholarships

2.) Carl P. and Erma W. Dunifon Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement, GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled as a full time student in the College of Education.
  • Preference shall be given to a single student without children.

Deadline: March 1st, 2016

Website: https://coe.unm.edu/scholarships

3.) Nancy L. Fraser Doctoral Scholarship Fund

Applicant Criteria:

  • Demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled as a full-time doctoral student in the College of Education.
  • Scholarship may be awarded to the same student in successive semesters until completion of the doctorate, provided the student is making satisfactory academic progress toward the degree.

Deadline: March 1st, 2016

Website: https://coe.unm.edu/scholarships

4.) The Emma May Olson Memorial Scholarship in Education

Applicant Criteria:

  • Native American student as first preference and only if no qualified Native American student can be identified may the scholarship be awarded to other students.
  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time in the College of Education.

Deadline: March 1st, 2016

Website: https://coe.unm.edu/scholarships

5.) Dr. Charles R. Spain Memorial Fund

Applicant Criteria:

  • Scholarship is for graduate or undergraduate students majoring in Education.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Demonstrate financial need (FAFSA).

Deadline: March 1st, 2016

Website: https://coe.unm.edu/scholarships

General Native American Scholarships

1.) The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited tribal, public, or private college or university.
  • Must be registered in a federal or state recognized tribe.

Website: http://www.collegefund.org/students_and_alumni/content/graduate_special_scholarships

Deadline: Applications are accepted from January 1st and ending May 31st of each year.

2.) The American Indian Education Fund Scholarship

Applicant criteria:

  • Must be registered in a federal or state recognized tribe.
  • Must be full-time

Website: http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/PageServer?pagename=aief_progs_sf_scholarshipfund

Deadline: Applications due April 4th, 2016

3.) American Indian Graduate College Fund Fellowship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must pursue a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree
  • Able to demonstrate financial need
  • Be an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe
  • Must be full-time

Website: http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/

Deadline: June 1st, 2016

4.) Cobell Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Able to demonstrate financial need (FNA must be submitted)
  • Be an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe
  • Must be full-time

Website: www.cobellscholar.org

Deadline: June 1st, 2016

5.) Catching the Dream Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be ¼ or more degree American Indian and an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe.
  • Must be full-time

Website: http://catchingthedream.org/

Deadline: Summer session: March 15th, Fall Semester: April 30, Spring Semester: September 15

6.) Daughters of the American Revolution American Indian Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must provide proof of enrollment in a US tribe.
  • Must be full-time
  • Must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement

Website: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships/american-indian

Deadline: Applications due February 15

7.) Office of the Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Applicant Criteria:

  • Proof of Enrollment in the Navajo Nation (CIB)
  • Can be half-time or full-time
  • Must provide proof of financial need

Website: http://www.onnsfa.org/default.aspx

Deadline: Fall Semester: June 25, Spring Semester: November 25

8.) Zuni Higher Education Scholarship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Enrolled member of the Zuni tribe
  • Full or part-time

Website: http://www.ashiwi.org/highered/ZECDCScholarship

Deadline: Fall semester: June 30, Spring Semester: October 30

9.) Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarship

Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship
Applicant criteria:

  • Must be a graduate student
  • For all fields of study
  • Full time
  • For federal and state recognized tribes

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

  • For all fields of study
  • Must be from a non-federally recognized tribe
  • Full-time status

Website for both scholarships: http://www.indian-affairs.org/graduate-applications.html

Deadline: June 1st, 2016

10.) All Indian Pueblo Council Scholarship Grant Program

Applicant Criteria:

  • Enrolled and verified members of the following Pueblos: Cochiti, Jemez, Sandia, and Santa Ana
  • Tribal verification
  • Must show financial need

No website available but may contact the Pueblo council for more information:
3939 San Pedro NE, Suite D
PO Box 3236
Albuquerque, NM 87190
(505) 884-3820

Deadline: February 1

11.) Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be American Indian
  • US Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3
  • Must have been a prior gates millennium scholar and continuing degree in certain areas including education

Website: https://www.gmsp.org/publicweb/aboutus.aspx

Deadline: January 13, 2016 (deadline has passed for 2016 Scholars)

12.) American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship

Applicant Criteria:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

Deadline: June 1st, 2016

Website: http://www.aigcs.org/scholarships/graduate-fellowships/