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Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship (University of Minnesota System)

(1)  May be an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student.
(2)  Must be enrolled full-time at UMD.
(3)  Must be at least 1/4 Indian American Indian. (Tribal Verification)
This can be combined blood but needs to be documented
(4)  Preference should be given to freshmen.
(5)  Renewable for up to four years.
(6)  Good academic standing must be maintained (i.e., 2.0 GPA)
(7)  Preference should be given to Minnesota residents.

Please include or send tribal verification with applicaton to UMD

Ethel Curry was born in Hixton, Wisconsin, in 1888. She graduated from the University of Minnesota
in 1914 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Biology. After graduation, Ms. Curry was accepted to
two medical schools, but due to health considerations, did not attend either. She instead worked
for the Mayo Clinci for nearly 40 years as a surgical secretary.

According to her niece, Jeanne Angel, Ms. Curry lived simply and frugally, without a television or
telephone. She was a lifelong scholar with a lively, inquiring mind and an independant spirit. Her
tremendous wealth was attained through investments in Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M).
Ms. Curry was a warm and sociable person, with compasion for American Indian people.
Ethel Curry died in 1995 at the age of 107.

MN Dept of Education Ethel Curry Scholarship

University of Minnesota Undergraduate
Scholarly Excellence in Equity and Diversity (SEED)
Award program honors ourstanding diverse undergraduate
students who are currently registered full-time study
at ANY of the University of Minnesota campuses. SEED Award
recipients are diverse students who demonstrate
impressive achievement and leadership in
at least ONE of the two following areas:
* Academic performance and engagement with the chosen field of study.
The field of study need not be in the area
of equity, diversity, ethnic studies, GLBT studies, etd.,
but students must demonstate a high level of commitmentand
achievement in the area(s) of study they have chosen to
pursue at the University of Minnesota.
* Community outreach and activism. Students should demonstrate
a high level of commitment to and egagement
with a particular issue of social justice, community, and/or community
organization. Such community activism can
take place on or off any of the University of Minnesota campuses.
*Diverse student who backgrounds and/or identities are underrepresented
at the University of Minnesota.
* Students who are full-time undergraduate juniors or seniors
at any of the University of Minnesota's campuses, with a minimum
of four semesters' completed coursework at the University
* Students with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
The 2015 SEED Award Application for Undergraduate Students is now open.
 The deadline is Monday, March 2, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

For More information and application form see website

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
(SMSC) Endowed Scholarship
was established in 2008 through
a generous gift from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
The SMSC scholarship program is designed
to recruit and retain talented American Indian students
with demonstrated financial need to the University of Minnesota.
The SMSC scholarship program is administered by the
University's Office for Equity and Diversity.
The primary goal of the SMSC scholarship program is to support
incoming University of Minnesota freshmen and
transfer students with demonstrated financial need. A smaller number of
scholarships may also be awarded to
newly-admitted graduate and professional students in specific disciplines.
Scholarships are renewable for up to four
years or until graduation (whichever comes first) for undergraduates,
contingent upon academic performance. For
graduate and professional students, the length of funding is contingent upon
academic performance, the school of
enrollment, and degree program, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
See criteria at the link below.
SMSC Scholarship Selection Committee
Office of Equity and Diversity
University of Minnesota
432 Morrill Hall
100 Church Street S. E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Full application package and information available at website:

Morris K. Udall Foundation
Scholarship Program Opportunities
The Morris K. Udall Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 20 (UMD Deadline)
Morris K. Udall Scholars to be named on May 1
There are three categories for Scholarship:
1. Enviroment: Students who have demonstrated committment to careers related to the
enviroment, including policy, engineering, science,education, urban planning and renewal,
business, health,justice, and economics:
2. Native American Health Care: Native American and Alaska Native students who have
demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native American health care, including health
care adminstration, social work, medicine, and research into health conditions affecting Native
American Communities.
3. Tribal Public Policy: Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated
commitment to careers related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law,
Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management,
cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and
other areas affecting Native American communities.
ALL University of Minnesotat Duluth students in fields related to the environment,
and American Indian and Alaska Native students in fields related to health care or
tribal policy, are invited to seek nomination for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.
PLEASE CONTACT: Rick Smith, Faculty Representative, ,
Phone: 218-726-6293, Fax: 218-726-6270.
For more information on the scholarship and eligibility go to

Udall Internship

Native American Congressional Internship Program

10 week Summer Internship in Washington, D.C. for Native American
and Alaskan Native undergraduate, graduate
and law students. Students are placed in Congressional offices, committees
or select agencies to experience an insiders's
view of the federal government and learn more about the federal government's
trust relationship with tribes. The Foundations provides round-trip airfare,
housing, per diem, and a $1,200 educational stipend.
Application must be received at the Foundation by January 31.
for more information about Udall Scholarships and Internships see
Udall Scholarships

University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)
Cristina Guimaraes Memorial Scholarship
Eligibilitry Criteria: Specified by donars, Dr. Omar and Mrs. Susan Guimaraes
A. Plus Factors: American Indian/ Alaskan Native
B. Student Status: Returning students only of Sophomore, Junior or Senior Status.
C. Full-time: Undergraduate students only.
D. Financial need: Preferred but not required.
E. Major: Biological sciences
F. Achievement: Returning student GPA 2.5 minumum
Renewability-(per semester)
* Qualifications for renewal
* GPA 2.5 minimum
* Credits completed (24 credits per year minimum)
* Limit (four years of support)
Funding: Annual Gift
Dollar amount $2200 equally distributed ($1,100. Fall and $1,100 Spring Semester)
FMI: Contact: Rick J. Smith, 218-726-6976, email:

The UMD American Indian/Alaskan Native Community
Volunteer Scholarship anually honors an awards up to
four (4) undergraduate students in attendance at the
University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), who exemplify
excellence in academic and/or personal life. The work of the award
recipient is characterized by exceptional
personal commitment to the AI/AN communities

Eligibility: Open to all UMD undergraduates who demonstrate
significant contributions by direct involvement
with American Indian/Alaskan Native(AI/AN) Communities.
The following criteria will guide the selection process:
* Must be a Full-Time Undergraduate Student at UMD
* Preference will be given to students with a 2.5 GPA or better
* Submit a recent transcript
* Demonstrate Financial Need (Current FAFSA Must be on file)
* Actively Contributing to the AI/AN Community
* Students Must Submit a 250 word essay describing their
involvement with AI/AN Community
* Must Submit a Letter from a community member clearly stating
their community Involvement
* Transfer Students are Eligible to apply
-Affliated with a Federally or State recognized Tribe
-A United States or Canadian Military Veteran
-Gender equity will be a priority
Nominations: Individual students may nominate themselves.
Other students, faculty, instructors, university staff,
and community members may make nominations as well.

Contact: AILRC office 218-726-6379 for more information
Available at UMD AILRC, 315 Kirby Plaza
Deadline for Application August 1 of each year.

(Complete application and criteria available in AILRC Scholarship binder)
Eligibility Criteria:
1. Must be an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Orielles Band of Lake Superior Indians: and

2. Must be enrolled or accepted into a college or university; or a technical or vocational school or program working towards an undergraduate or post-graduate degree; or certification or license.
Questions: please contact Rosalie Gokee at (715) 634-8934 ext. 277, or email:
Application Deadline:
Scholarship application materials must be submitted between January 1 and March 31

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American Indian College Fund & Ford Motor Company Scholarship.
Deadline November 30
Have at least a 3.0 G.P.A.,
Have achieved sophomore status and have declared a
major in accounting, computer science,
computer, electrical or mechanical engineering; finance;
information systems; marketing or
operations management. Demonstrate leadership and
commitment to the American Indian
Be American Indian, Alaska Native or Hawaii Native
with proof of enrollment or
Have submitted a Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)
Attend one of the accredited colleges or universities listed
in the application at
(UMD is one of them)

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Keepers of the Fire Scholarship
See Scholarship Binder in AILRC, 315 KPLZ.

Scholarship LINKS

NOTE: please go to web site for information,
AILRC does not have forms for the following scholarships:

ALL Degree Levels
(including High School Students):

NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) Minority Scholarships

NAJA ( Native American Journalist Association) Scholarships
Select the Program Tab, then Students, then Scholarships

Miss Indian USA

HANA United Methodist Scholarships

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Bureau Of Indian Affairs Higher Education Resources

Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students

DAR National Society(Daughters of the American Indian Scholarship)

AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society)
Contact person for listed AISES Scholarships:
Tina Peno, PO Box 9828, Albuquerque, NM
(505) 765-1052 ext. 105

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-A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
*Enrolled tribal member of 1/4 or more
*Member of AISES (dues= $25 for High School Student)
*Pursuing a major in Science, Engineering, Medicine,
Natural Resources or Math
Applications Available mid-January
Deadline June 15
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-Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
*Enrolled in federally recognized tribe
*Member of AISES (dues= $25 for High School Student)
*Resident of AZ, CA, CO, MN, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD or WA
*2.0 GPA
*Pursuing a major in Business, Engineering, Math,
Medicine/Health Administration,
Natural/Physical Sciences, Technology or Education.
$2500 for 4 years
Applications available mid-January
Deadline April 15
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-General Motors Engineering Scholarship
*Enrolled tribal member of a federally recognized tribe of 1/4 or more
*Member of AISES (dues= $25 for High School Student)
* 3.0 GPA
*Pursuing a major in Engineering preferred electrical industrial or mechanical engineering
Application Available mid-January
Deadline June 15
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*Enrolled tribal member of a fedeally recognized tribe of 1/4 or more
*Member of AISES (dues= $25 for High School Student)
* 3.2 GPA
*Pursuing a major in Math, Electrical, Industrial, Chemical or
Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or
Engineering or Information Systems
$1000 for 3.2 GPA
$1500 for 3.5 GPA
$3000 for 3.7 GPA
Applications available mid-January
Deadline July TBA

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Minnesota Chippewa Tribal Scholarships

Catching the Dream Scholarship
-MESBEC Program
-Tribal Business Program
* 1/4 or more American Indian and enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
*Excellent GPA
*High ACT or SAT score
*Work Experience
*Leadership Experience
Must enroll as a full time student intending to complete a BA degree or
higher field of study
in math, engineering, science, business, education and computers
OR field of study in business, finance, management, economics,
hotel management or related areas who plan to
work in economic development of tribes
Career goal must be related to the betterment of a tribal community
and work toward goal already begun.
*Students required to apply to multiple scholarships to be considered
$500-$5000 "Lifetime Scholarship" will continue as long as student
needs to complete educational goal
Catching the Dream
8200 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 203,
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351 ext 116
March 15 for Summer
April 15 for Fall
Sept 15 for Spring

Catching the Dream
-First Sergeant Douglas and Charlotte DeHorse Scholarship
*1/4 or more American Indian and enrolled in a federally recognized tribe
*Completed 1 yr of an Army Airforce or Navy JROTC program
*Students required to apply to mulitple scholarships to be considered
Amount TBA
Catching the Dream
8200 Mountain Rd. NE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 262-2351 ext 116
April 15 for Fall
September 15 for Spring

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Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Through the MN Dept. of Education

Mae Lasey/Osage Scholarships

AIGC American Indian Graduate Center

AAIA Scholarships (Association of American Indian Affairs)
AAIA Scholarships are open to American Indian and Alaska Native students who of Indian blood or more and are enrolled citizens of their tribes.
*The exception is the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship.
AAIA Scholarships:
-Adolph Van Pelt Scholarship
-Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarships*
-Emilie Hesemeyer Memorial Scholarship

-Elizabeth and Sherman Asche Memorial Scholarship
-Florence Young Memorial Fellowship

-David Risling Emergency Aid Scholarship
-Displaced Homemaker Scholarship
-Sequoyah Graduate Scholarship
-Association on American Indian Affairs Emergency Aid Scholarship
Students need submit one complete application package only. They will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
Application information:
Questions please contact: Lisa Wyzlic:
Application available
Lisa Wyzlic
Director of Scholarship Programs
Assoc. on Am. Ind. Affairs
996 Hungerford Dr. Suite 12B
Rockville, MD 20850

AAIA Association on American Indian Affairs Emergency Aid Scholarship
-Available to Native American Undergraduates of any major
who need funds for an emergency situation.
-enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe
Approximately 20 awards are given each year between $100 and $400.
Available only for Fall and Spring Semesters.
For More Info:
Association on American Indian Affairs
ENA Scholarship
966 Hunterford Drive Ste 12 B
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 314-7155

Indian Health Services Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Saul T. Wilson Scholarship

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program

Research Assistanships for Minority High School Students

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College Undergraduate Students:

American Indian Services

Presbyterian Church USA: Native American Education Grant

International Order of The King's Daughters and Sons

ACS Diversity Programs Education and
Training Resources Scholars Program

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

UMD Magnuson Minority Scholarship
The announcement will go out to students in early Spring and here is the criteria for students to qualify for the scholarship:
Scholarship Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a full-time UMD student during the upcoming academic year.
  • Identify as an African, African-American, Hispanic/Latino/Chicano, American Indian or Asian student
  • Completed at least one semester at UMD
  • Have financial need and have filed a Student Aid Report
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Involved in community service, social justice or other related activities on campus or in the community.
    For More Information Contact: Susana Woodward at:

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Graduate Students:

Native Nurses Career Opportunity Program

Medical Library Association: Grants and Scholarship
Two scholarships for minority students: MLA Scholarship for Minority

Students MLA/NLM
Spectrum Scholarship

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OTHER (List of Scholarships, Internships, Tax Credits)

The HOPE Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Credits

Internship placement for minority students

American Political Science Association Minority Scholar Resources
A large listing of minority scholarships, grants and internships for
Political Science, etc.

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Native American Fish and Wildlife Society-Great Lakes Region
Purpose of Award:

To Assist Native American Students in pursuing a course of study leading toward an
undergraduate or graduate degree in natural resources, fisheries, wildlife management,
resource recreation, forestry, conservation law enforcement, or environmental science.
Spring Semester
Maximum Award: $500.00
One individual from a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe in Wisconsin, Michigan and
Minnesota will be chosen. Individuals are eligible to use this award for any aspect of an
undergraduate, technical, or graduate education, including tuition, textbooks, equipment,
travel, and living expenses.
Eligible Applicant:
a) Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe.
b) Must be a full time student at an accredited institution of higher education in a natural
resource or related field.
c) Applicants must have completed one academic semester at an institution of higher education
in a natural resource or a related field.
a) Proof of enrollment in an accredited institution of higher education.
b) Submit appropriate high school, undergraduate or graduate transcripts.
c) Three Letters of recommendation.
1)Tribal Representative
2) Teacher Professor, Counselor,etc.
3) Community Member
d)Education and Career Commitment Essay- "What Do You Want to do After College?"
e) Evidence of scholastic and service awards(if available)

If you are on the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus please
stop by the AILRC office at 315 Kirby Plaza, for an application.
Our office hours are Monday -Friday 8:00 to 4:30 PM.
Reviewers Address
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society-Great Lakes

Mr. Donald Reiter, Regional Director
P.O. Box 385
Keshena, Wisconsin 54135

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MN Indian Scholarship Program
Dept. of Children, Families and Learning
1500 Hwy 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266

Page Foundation College Scholarships
Deadline: May 1
Established by Alan Page, the former Minnesota Vikings great, and
member of the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Page Education Foundation
encourages participation of Minnesota Students of Color in post-secondary education.
Approximately 500 renewable grants ranging from $900 to $2400 per year awarded.
Recipients must complete a service-to-children project that involves helping younger
children of color by acting as mentor and role models for approximately two hours per
week during the school year. Successful applicants must express a willingness to perform
service to children and maintain a positive attitude towards education, and demonstrate
financial need.
For More information please contact the foundation's Web site.
RFP Link:

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The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding Native American students.
Application by Nomination. Minimum GPA 3.3. Must have demonstrated leadership
commitment through participation and community service, extracurricular activities or
other activities that reflect leadership abilities.
Funds available for
tuition, fees, books, and living costs.
Any major may apply, undergraduate and graduate students.

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Carol E. MacPherson Memorial Scholarship & MN Alumnae Society Scholarship
*Women students (28 years of age or older) who have taken a five or more year break in education.
*Demonstrate financial need.
*Admission or pending admission to an undergraduate or graduate/professional degree or credit certificate program at any U of MN campus.
*Meet half-time enrollment status minimum.
*Provide academic transcripts of all college/post-secondary enrollment.
*Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filed at least 3 weeks before the scholarship deadline.
*Good academic standing at the University of Minnesota
*Submit support letters from two references who have known student & her educational goals. Applications available at:

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Marshall H. and Nellie Allworth Memorial Fund
Granted to those who have graduated from a high school located in certain Minnesota counties. Must have graduated in top 20% of class or have scored higher than 28 on ACT, and have an affinity for science. Applications available at the AILRC, 315 Kirby Plazz. Deadline: January 15.

Emergency Aid and Health Professional Scholarships
For full-time undergraduate students, based on financial need. Applications available at the AILRC, 315 KPLZ. Applications accepted September 1 to May 1.

Sequoya Graduate Fellowship
For students pursuing graduate degrees in various fields. Applications available at the AILRC, 315 KPLZ. Deadline: October 1.

McNair Scholars Program
Designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate school and doctoral study. As an applicant for the McNair Scholars Program, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • be income eligible and be first-generation (neither parent has a bachelor's degree), or
  • be from a group that is historically underrepresented in graduate school (American Indian, Latino American, African American), and
  • have demonstrated academic ability
  • have achieved junior class standing
  • have expressed a desire to complete doctoral work
    *be a citizen or permanent resident of the US.
  • Web site:

Air Force ROTC

Scholarship Actions Program
For college students in technical degree programs. Applications available at the AILRC, 315 Kirby Plaza. Deadline: January 31.

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Two Feathers Fund American Indian Scholarship ( Look under Scholarships tab)
Applications available at the AILRC, 315 Kirby Plaza. Deadline: April 15

Two Feathers Fund Health Initiative Scholarship ( Look under Scholarship tab)
Applications available at the AILRC, 315 Kirby Plaza. For students in health-related fields. No deadline.

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Richard W. Tanner Scholarship Fund ( Look under Scholarship tab)
Applications available at the AILRC, 315 Kirby Plaza. For Juniors or Seniors in college. Deadline: April 15.

Aboriginal Achievement
For undergraduates and graduate students who are Canadian Aboriginal peoples (First Nations Status and non-Status, Métis and Inuit.) Deadline: June 15.

Aboriginal Veteran's Scholarship
For undergraduate students pursuing all areas related to economic development and self-government. Deadline: June 15.

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Sapsik'wal'a Program Area of Teacher Education, Master's Degree
University of Oregon Native American Initiative
Must have a Bachelors Degree by the time they start the program and normally have an undergraduate GPA of at least a 3.0 or provide evidence of graduate potential.

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Write for Application Only Scholarships

Association on American Indian Affairs Emergency Aid Scholarship
-Available to Native American Undergraduates of any major who need funds for an emergency situation.
-enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe
Approximately 20 awards are given each year between $100 and $400.
Available only for Fall and Spring Semesters.
For More Info:
Association on American Indian Affairs
ENA Scholarship
966 Hunterford Drive Ste 12 B
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 314-7155

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Massachusetts Indian Association Scholarship Fund
Massachusetts Indian Association
245 Rockland Rd.
Carlisle, MA 01741
Phone: 617-326-8495
Provides Undergraduate and Graduate
scholarships--write for application

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Continental Society, Daughters of Indian Wars
c/o Mrs. Donald C. Trolinger, Scholarship Chair
61300 East 110 Road
Miami, OK 74354 USA
For enrolled tribal members of any tribe who major in education or social services majors. Awards of $500 are available. Deadline in June.

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Indian Education and Psychology Fellowships
US Department of Education
Room 2177, Mail Stop 6267
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20202
(202) 732-1924
For enrolled members of any tribe majoring in psychology, guidance counseling or related areas. Fellowships range from $600 - $24,000 various deadlines.

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Arrow Supplemental Scholarship Program
Arrow, Inc.
1000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 401
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-0685
Deadline: No
Requirements: Write for more information

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Unto These Hills Educational Fund/Scholarship
Contact: Scholarship Coordinator
Unto These Hills Educational Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 398
Cherokee, NC 28719
(704) 497-2111
Annual awards for members of the eastern band of Cherokee Indians. Students must have a minimum of 2.0 GPA. In addition to application, student must submit copy of their tribal enrollment card. Due dates may vary. Contact the Fund for more information and/or application; Please Enclose a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. The fund cannot assist in establishing Cherokee Heritage.


Madeline Moose Scholarship Fund-Ojibwe Language and culture studies as part of degree program
Walter 'Porky' White Scholarship Fund- environmental or natural resources program, undergraduate level
First Person Journalism Scholarship Fund-undergraduate journalism or mass communications program
Grant Limit: $500.00

To be eligible, the following must be on file with the Indian Education Office, Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program, Minnesota Dept. of Children Families and Learning.
* Minnesota Indian Scholarship Application
* Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
*Proof of tribal enrollment and/or blood quantum from a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Community.
send to:

The Scholarship Committee
MIGIZI Communications, Inc.
3123 East Lake Street, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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