Financial Aid

Sources of Financial Aid Available to American Indians

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PAYING FOR COLLEGE: Native American Version

2012 Talbots Scholarship Program
Scholarship Management Sevices
One Scholarship Way
St. Peter, MN 56082
DEADLINE: January 3, 2012

Completely re-imagined, the Talbots Scholarship Foundation will award $180,000 in college scholarships for the 2012 academic year, including up to seventeen (17) $10,000 scholarships and one (1) $30,000 scholarship to an extraordinary finalist demonstrating courage, conviction and an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit.  Learn more about the program and how to apply by visiting starting Tuesday, October 4, 2011. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

Only the first 5,000 eligible applications received will be processed.

1994 Tribal Land-Grant Presidents, Faculty, Scholarship Coordinators, Interested Students Enrolled at Tribal Colleges and others
The USDA/1994 Tribal Scholars Program scholarship application deadline for postmarked materials is February 1, 2012.

The number of scholarships available depends on the USDA sponsoring agencies’ projected workforce needs. USDA agencies have begun to commit funds for the 1994 Tribal Scholars Program and are exploring internship opportunities as part of this initiative near Tribal Colleges and Universities.
Please see Attachment “USDA 1994 Tribal Scholars Application” for application materials, and see what “The USDA/1994 Tribal Scholars Program provides”

If you have further questions, please contact:
Mr. Lawrence Shorty, 1994 Team Leader, USDA/1994 Program at: (202) 720-7265; Mobile: (202) 870-8035; or via email:
Stephanie Koziski, 1994 Program Analyst and Interim USDA Tribal Land-Grant Liaison (Eastern Region at: (202) 205-4490 or via email:
Lisa Yellow, USDA Tribal Land-Grant Liaison (Central Region), based at Sitting Bull College, Fort Yates, North Dakota, at: (701) 854-8130: or via email:



Hy-Vee Foundation  Scholarship
Hy-Vee Foundation
5820 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
DEADLINE: February 10, 2012

The Hy-Vee Foundation is proud to award up to $40,000 in scholarships to students seeking a four-year degree at any baccalaureate degree-gaining college in the United States.  Forty (40) $1,000 scholarships are available from the Hy-Vee Foundation. Application and info may be accessed at under company info.  Any questions please call or email Lynn Hoskins at 515-267-2915 or

Download PDF FILE: Hy-Vee Scholaship

WINS Internship Availability
WINS is a leadership and professional development program that places participants in internships in federal agencies, organizations and private law firms in the DC metro area.  Courses are provided that focus on American Indian, Alaskan Native and Native Hawaiian topics through America University with transferable credits.  A weekly stipend, room and board, and a meal plan is provided.  WINS also takes care of travel arrangement to and from Washington, DC.  Additionally WINS covers tuition cost, books and institutional fees.
Contact person: Ismat Yassin, WSP/WINS Program Assistant at (202) 895-5934 or at
You may also contact Jack Desota, Director at (202) 895-4879

More Info may be found at
Online Application is

Western Governors University (online university)
They have partnered with AT&T to create a special scholarship program for Native Americans and their spouses who live in 19 western and mid-western states, as well as individuals who live and or work in Native American communities.  Scholarships provide up to $1,500 per six-month term, and are renewable for up to five terms and will reduce WGU tuition cost by more than half.
Contact Person:  Shaleen Freeman at 866-225-5948 ext. 1347  email:
More Info is available at

Indian Resource Development
Dept.3 IRD, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Catching the Dream
8200 Mtn. Rd NE Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
P.O. Box 10500
Fairfax, VA 22031

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Box 268
Sisseton, SD 57262
Website: Asso. on Am. Ind. Affairs.

Indian Health Service Scholarship Program
12300 Twinbrook, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852

Alumnae Panhellenic Association of Greater Kansas City
P.O. Box 8271
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Must be a Female Senior in college with a grade point average of 3.0. Must be a resident of Jackson, Cass, Clay, Platte, Ray, Johnson, and Wyandotte counties. For more info, visit their website at KC Panhellenic Asso.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
2201 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Website: AISES

DUI Victim Center of Kansas
334 N. Topeka, Suite 102
Wichita, Ks 67202

Warren Bottenberg Memorial Scholarship
13405 204th Lane
Holton, Ks 66436-8423
Website: Bottenberg Scholarships

William Randolph Hearst Scholarship for Minority Students
1333 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite #1070
Washington, DC 20036

P.L.A.T.O Scholarship
226 B Moore Building
University Park, PA 16802
Website: P.L.A.T.O.

Kansas Board of Regents
Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
Kansas Teacher Scholarship

700 SW Harrison St. Suite 1410
Topeka, Ks 66606-3760
Website: Kansas Board of Regents

National Advisory Council on Indian Education
600 Independence Avenue SW
The Portals-Suite 6211
Washington, DC 20202-7556  /  202-205-8353

Business and Professional Women
Career Advancement Scholarship

2012 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-293-1200 ext. 169
Website: BPW Scholarship

Orphan Foundation of America
Casey Family Scholars Program

12020-D North Shore Dr.
Reston,VA 20190-4977
Website: Orphan Foundation

Bureau Of Indian Education
1849, N.W.
Mail Stop 3609 MIB
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6123
Fax: (202) 208-3312

Tribal College Scholarship Program
American Indian College Fund
8333 Greenwood Blvd..
Denver, Colorado 80221
Phone: 1-800-776-3863