All new applicants please remember that the TEC is due on the day the online application is due and the FNF is due July 15 each year.  Returning applicants please remember that the FNF will be due July 15 each year.

Visit the ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS page for full directions regarding the AIGC Online Application System

Should you have questions regarding any piece of your AIGC application, please email

Basic Eligibility for all AIGC opportunities include:

  1. Demonstration of one of the following:
  2. All applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need through submission of a Financial Needs Form (FNF) (due July 15 each year) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. All applicants must be able to demonstrate personal enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possess one fourth (1/4) degree verifiable federally recognized American Indian blood through the submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) (The TEC is due on the day the application is due. Individuals applying for multiple opportunities should submit just one TEC to AIGC.)

Each AIGC opportunity has additional criteria for eligibility beyond these basic listed qualifications.

For more information please visit the page that best fits your situation.

*Please note that AIGC administers several private scholarships for which an applicant qualifies only through a submission of the AIGC Fellowship application.  These scholarships are listed at the bottom of the Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships page but do not have separate application processes.  AIGC staff make selections from the AIGC Fellowship applications (submission of the personal statement).

Please visit the Other Scholarship Resources page for a listing of non-AIGC opportunities.