Undergraduate Students

Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

American Indian Graduate Center offers funding opportunities for undergraduate students including AS, BA and BS degrees in all majors, with special scholarships for STEM majors. High School Students and Graduate Students can find additional scholarship resources on our website.

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Empowering Scholars Initiative: Direct Scholarships

Status: CLOSED
Deadline: December 16, 2020

Recognizing and refusing to allow students to choose between education and basic needs due to the increasing spread and effects of COVID-19, American Indian Graduate Center allocated $800 thousand of this initiative to provide educational support to American Indian and Alaskan Native students. This need-based scholarship serves to allow students who were unable to apply or access our process due to the initial outbreak a chance to apply for mid-year funding to help alleviate educational costs to continue with their pursuit of higher education.

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled full or part-time in a U.S. accredited non-profit institution.
  • Must be pursuing either an associate, bachelor, master, doctorate or another terminal or professional degree in any field of study.
  • Must show a demonstrated unmet need by having your financial aid officer fill out our online financial aid verification form.
  • Applicants must not have been awarded an American Indian Graduate Center scholarship for 2020-2021. 
  • Must be an enrolled member or a 1st/2nd generation descendant of a federally or state-recognized enrolled Tribe.
  • Must provide proof of Tribal enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC), OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office. Faxed and emailed documents will no longer be accepted. 

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Empowering Scholars Initiative: Student Relief Scholarships

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

Recognizing the continued effects of the international pandemic of COVID-19 and the daily realities of Native college students during these times, American Indian Graduate Center established the Student Relief Scholarship. This program is designed to assist Native undergraduate, graduate, or professional students who are facing a financial need by providing them with a one-time relief scholarship. The fund will be utilized to help support students in emergency situations that includes but is not limited to, purchasing food, emergency travel costs, emergency housing costs, technology access, or other educational expenses. This scholarship is open for any and all Native students who meet the requirements listed below.

Eligibility:

  • Must be pursuing either an associate, bachelors, masters, doctorate, or other terminal or professional degrees in any field of study.
  • Must be enrolled full-time in a U.S. accredited non-profit institutions
  • Must provide proof of full-time enrollment through an uploaded copy of their current course schedule. Documents should include the student’s institution, name, and student ID for verification.
  • Must be a federally or state-recognized enrolled Tribal member or 1st/2nd generation descendant.
  • Must provide proof of enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC), OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office. Faxed and emailed documents will no longer be accepted. 
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Empowering Scholars Initiative: AIGC Access Scholarships

Status: OPEN
Deadline: Ongoing

Recognizing the limited access that American Indians and Alaskan Native students have regarding access to graduate entrance exams and the cost of affording such exam, we researched the average cost of the following tests:

  • GRE:   $205.00
  • GMAT: $250.00
  • MCAT: $320.00
  • LSAT:  $200.00
  • PCAT:  $210.00

Seeing this need as a barrier to Native students’ access to graduate education, American Indian Graduate Center created the AIGC Access Scholarship that will provide a one-time award to cover students’ graduate test fees.

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited non-profit institution.
  • Must provide an unofficial copy of your current transcript. Copy of the transcript must include the student’s name, semester/quarter, and institution name or logo.
  • Must indicate which test they are taking and certify that if the applicant does not take the test, they will return the funds.
  • Must be an enrolled member or a 1st/2nd generation descendant of a federally or state-recognized enrolled Tribe.
  • Must provide proof of Tribal enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC), OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office. Faxed and emailed documents will no longer be accepted. 
  • Must submit a receipt of payment and copy of your test score to American Indian Graduate Center. If these verification documents are not received by American Indian Graduate Center, the applicant will be ineligible for future American Indian Graduate Center funding.
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REDW Scholarship

Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021

The REDW Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate student who are enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group or a state-recognized Tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized Tribe in Arizona or New Mexico. REDW encourages Native Americans to pursue a career in accounting and finance, increase the pool of top talent from which to recruit for the Firm’s Nation Tribal Services team and identify Native American students interested in participating in the Firm’s Internship Program.

REDW encourages scholarship recipients to apply for paid REDW internships in either the Phoenix, Arizona or Albuquerque, New Mexico offices. Residency in either city is not required, however careful consideration will be given to those intern applications who can obtain housing in either location.

Eligibility:

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate in your online application 
  • A completed financial needs analysis using the Financial Needs Form in your online application 
  • Must be a full-time junior or senior who is pursuing a degree in accounting, financial or related business field

The REDW Scholarship is a merit-based and a multi-year award.

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Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund

Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Apply for Professional Training.

The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) is administered by American Indian Graduate Center and funded by the Bureau of Indian Education to provide funding and awards specifically to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives pursuing degrees, as well as post graduate-level fellowships and training opportunities, in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

To receive funding for a training opportunity, students should be at a Bureau funded school, a school on a reservation, a school with 20% Native population or attending a TCU or accredited-post secondary institution. Exclusive consideration will be given to applicants using training in STEM in an education field.  

Scholarship awards range from $5,000 to $30,000 per academic year while fellowships and training awards range from $1,200 to $10,000. Actual award amounts and the number of awards will be determined based on the number of funded students at each academic level. 

To be considered for the Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate
  • Complete a Financial Needs Form
  • Be a full-time, degree-seeking STEM student at an accredited school in the United States 
  • Exclusive consideration is given to candidates in the STEM fields. Area of study must be verified via current transcripts or proof of acceptance to an eligible program

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Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates

Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2021
Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Wells Fargo Scholarships for Undergraduate American Indian and Alaska Native Students will fund full-time and degree-seeking college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher with up to $5,000 for one year of study in any chosen major at any accredited institution in the United States. Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group or a state-recognized Tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized Tribe.

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Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program

Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021

Created in memory of Jane Wilson Hooper (Choctaw-Chickasaw) and Colonel Philip L. Hooper, the goal of the Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program is to identify and assist young qualified people who love animals and who posses the desire and ability to pursue learning how to care for those animals in the best way possible.

Eligibility:

  • Pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associates of Applied Science Degree)
  • Enrolled full-time in a nationally accredited college or university in the U.S.
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe
  • Maintain a B average

Awards are merit-based and there is the opportunity for multi-year funding.

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Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship

Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2021
Deadline: June 1, 2021

This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered for the Wells Fargo scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources
  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe
  • Be a college junior or senior at a U.S. accredited college or university as full time and degree-seeking student maintaining an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application
  • A completed financial needs analysis using the Financial Needs Form in your online application 

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Accenture Native American Scholarship Fund

Status: OPENS JAN. 1, 2021
Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund was established to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in the American Indian communities and possibly with Accenture. At that time, the scholarship sought the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students. However, recently, Accenture is limiting the funds to the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native incoming freshman and undergraduate students. The Accenture scholarship program is sponsored and funded by Accenture and administered by the American Indian Graduate Center.

Each academic year, Accenture selects students who demonstrate character, personal merit, and commitment to the American Indian community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed. Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group or a state-recognized Tribe in the U.S. OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a state or federally recognized Tribe
  • Be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including various engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business-oriented fields
  • Be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking college undergraduate freshmen. High School transcript must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester
  • Demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed

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To learn more about Undergraduate Student Scholarships, contact American Indian Graduate Center!