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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities provided to our high school students who plan to pursue in a certificate, undergraduate, or graduate programs at a tribal college, university, or accredited school.

American Indian College Fund
The College Fund provides scholarships to graduating American Indian and Alaska Native college students enrolled in certificate, undergraduate, or graduate programs at accredited public or private, non-profit college or university in the U.S.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Higher Education Grant
The Higher Education Program provides scholarship grants to enrolled Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Members. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be a high school graduate or have obtained a GED. 

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. 

Moreau-Grand Electric Scholarships
Moreau-Grand Electric believes that by sponsoring youth programs we are investing in tomorrow's leaders. You can help by encouraging a future leader to apply. To be eligible, the students parent or guardian must have an electric meter with Moreau-Grand Electric. Any meter applies - not just a residence meter. Applications are available at our offices in Timber Lake and Eagle Butte 

Black Hills Federal Credit Union - 2024 VIBZ Scholarship

Are you headed to college in the fall? How would you like some money to help pay for books, tuition, and that all-you-can-eat meal plan? Now is your chance to apply for one of BHFCU's ten $2,000 VIBZ scholarships! Great applicants look like high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding commitment, leadership, community service, and academic achievement.

Build Dakota Scholarship Fund
Build Dakota is a scholarship program created for skilled scholars entering high-demand programs at South Dakota technical colleges.

American Indian Education Fund

The American Indian Education Fund (AIEF) was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students.  Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities.  Scholarships are chosen by a national selection committee and decisions are based on an overall assessment of the completed application.  The AIEF program is one of the United States’ largest grantors of scholarships to Native Americans, providing nearly $450,000 to about 225 students each year.

American Indian Society for Engineers and Scientists (AISES) Scholarships
AISES helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities.

American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
The American Indian Graduate Center provides fellowships to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students throughout the United States. They also offer undergraduate opportunities for Native scholars. Deadline: Varies

American Indian Services Scholarship

The AIS Scholarship program is to help undergraduate Native American students with financial support to attend college, maintain enrollment, and graduate. Scholarship Awards are based on up to one-half of tuition and need for the term the student is applying for and are allocated directly to the school for the student. Students will need to have their own email account in order to apply.

Avera Health Scholarships
Avera believes in the value of education and offers a variety of scholarships to assist students and employees with their pursuit of knowledge.

Catching the Dream
Catching the Dream, formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund, makes grants to Native college students and works to improve Indian schools through a variety of scholarship programs. Deadline: Varies

Cobell Scholarship
Scholarships in various amounts are awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are vocational certificate-seeking or associate, bachelor, graduate and professional degree-seeking students in full-time, accredited, non-profit institutions in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial need.

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars

This scholarship requires students to be an enrolled tribal member and plan to work with a tribe or nation in the field of Education or Social Service.

Daughters of the Revolution, American Indian Scholarships
This scholarship is awarded to help Native Americans students of any age, any tribe and in any state striving to get an education at the undergraduate or graduate levels. However, undergraduate students are given preference. All awards are judged based on financial need and academic achievement.

Gates Scholarship
The Gates Millennium Scholars is a scholarship program is funded by a $1.6 billion grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For Native American students, this program is administered through the American Indian Graduate Center.

Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarships
The Indian Health Service (IHS) offers three scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native students in order to train health professionals to staff Indian health programs.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s scholarship programs are designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have financial need. They also offer scholarships for students transferring from a 2-year to a 4-year program.

NABI College Scholarship
This fund was created to aid NABI alumni with the hopes of seeing a higher presence of Native Americans earning college degrees.

Okhíčhaŋye Scholarship
Native American high school seniors pursuing a degree that will support the native agriculture industry are encouraged to apply. Twenty (15) scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000.00 each.

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