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Native American Scholarships and Programs

Native American Scholarships and Programs

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Western Washington Native American Education Consortium Merit Award

Merit Awards are offered to Native American High School Seniors each Spring to students planning on attending an accredited two or four-year College, Tribal College, or University, including Career Technical Institutes. WWNAEC is an organization dedicated to furthering the education goals of Native Youth in Western Washington, therefore, recipients must be tribally affiliated or direct descendants. A minimum 2.00 GPA is required, and the student must be in a school where a Native Education Counselor is a member of WWNAEC. WWNAEC offers several awards at $574.

WWNAEC Spring 2023 Merit Award Application

Cobell Scholarship Workshop

AISES UW Chapter is cohosting a presentation workshop on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 from 2:30 to 4:30 in the Hub 340 introducing the Cobell Scholarship application. The Cobell Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for full-time, students enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.

Application deadline: March 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm MST
Award: Up to $5,000 first time undergraduate applicants

Join the workshop and start your application and ask any questions to Cobell during this 2-hour workshop. Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 892 4286 1782
Passcode: 701743
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Shawn Carter Scholarship

(The application season is closed)
Eligibility Requirements:
A) Students pursuing their first undergraduate degree: high school seniors, students with GED diplomas, students enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate programs, students enrolled in vocational or trade schools.
B) US Citizen or Permanent Resident
C) 25 years old or younger
D) Minimum 2.0 GPA
E) Household income not exceeding $75,000 USD

Applications for Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund

AMVETS National Scholarships

Applications open January 15, 2023
AMVETS is proud to offer scholarships/grants to our nation’s Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserves; their Spouses as well as their Children and Grandchildren. AMVETS scholarships are designed to fulfill a financial gap after all Federal/State grants and/or scholarships available to an eligible applicant have been exhausted.

Applications for AMVETS National Scholarships

Be Bold Scholarship

$25,016 – 1 Award (Deadline: March 1, 2023)
Students at any education level, school, field of study, and GPA will be considered.

Applications for Be Bold Scholarship

PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

Applications open early February 2023, with applications due May 1, 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must be currently enrolled in or plan to enroll in:
A) a PHCC approved plumbing or HVAC apprentice program
B) a full-time certificate or degree program at an accredited two-year community college, technical college, or trade school, with a major directly related to the plumbing-heating-cooling (p-h-c) profession
C) a full-time undergraduate degree program at an accredited four-year college or university, with a major directly related to the plumbing, heating, cooling (p-h-c) profession. Approved majors are: business management, construction management with a specialization in mechanical construction; and mechanical engineering.

Applications for PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships

ACF Visionary Scholarship Program

(Application Deadline: June 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) All high school grades eligible

Applications for ACF Visionary Scholarship Program

Code Wizards HQ Educational Scholarship

$2,500 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) High school seniors and incoming college freshman
B) 3.5 or higher GPA
C) Priority to STEM program applicants

Applications for Code Wizards HQ Educational Scholarship

There’s Space for Everyone Scholarship

$3,000 – 8 Awards (Applications open April 1, 2023 8am MT until 11:59 pm MT, on May 31, 2023)

Incoming and current undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an accredited college or university during the fall 2023 semester are eligible to apply. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and at least 16 years old.

Applications for There’s Space for Everyone Scholarship

Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Applications open January 5, 2023 and close May 2, 2023)

The Program is open only to graduate and undergraduate students who (i) will be attending an accredited US college or university in the 50 US states or District of Columbia for the Fall 2023 semester, (ii) who is or will be a legal resident of one of the 50 US states or the District of Columbia as of the date scholarships are awarded, (iii) will be at least 18 years of age or older as of the date scholarships are awarded, and (iv) have a declared major of biology, chemistry, bio-chemistry or a related life science field; and (v) meets the following applicable GPA requirements:

Graduate students must have a cumulative graduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Undergraduate Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors must have a cumulative college GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Undergraduate Freshmen must have a cumulative high school GPA of >3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Healthcare Professionals may not participate in this Program. US federal or state government employees may not participate in this Program.

Applications for Thermo Fisher Scientific Antibody Scholarship

Eleven Scholarship

$5,000 – 2 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2023)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a BIPOC high school senior or undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
*Note that preference is given to first-generation students.

Applications for Eleven Scholarship

Review It Scholarship

$1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2023 11:59 pm EST)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2023.
B) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and plan on attending a school in the United States.

Applications Review It Scholarship

Trotter Project Scholarships

(The application season is closed)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be a high school senior who is planning on studying in one of the following disciplines: Culinary Arts, Baking/Pastry, Hospitality Management or Agriculture.

Applications Trotter Project Scholarships

Exceptional Nurse Scholarships

Application Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be students with a documented disability who have applied to, or already been admitted to, a college or university program on a full-time basis.

Applications Exceptional Nurse Scholarships

Automotive Women’s Association Scholarships

Accepting applications for Q3 & 4 2023: Postmarked by Monday, June 5, 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) Be accepted to a college or university.
B) Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA during a scholarship-funded semester.

Applications Automotive Women’s Association Scholarship

Burress Injury Law “Underdog Scholarship”

Deadline: June 6, 2023

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must:
A) US Citizen
B) Demonstrated record of community or volunteer service
C) Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited U.S. college for the 2023 academic year.

Applications Burress Injury Law “Underdog Scholarship”

Association for Women Geoscientists

The Association for Women Geoscientists is an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences and to introduce girls and young women to geoscience careers. AWG chapters offers a wide range of scholarships and awards that are matched by our AWG Foundation.

Applications Association for Women Geoscientists

American Indian Education Fund

The Undergraduate Scholarship service* supports educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students by awarding more than 200 scholarships annually. We also offer a free guide to help Native Americans pursue higher education called Tools for Success — A Guide for High School Seniors, Families, Counselors and others…

Access the guide and more information on the American Indian Education Fund website

Indian Health Services

Indian Health Services

If you envision a career with a true purpose and mission, Indian health programs are looking for people like you. The scholarship program provides financial support in exchange for a minimum two-year service commitment within an Indian health program in your chosen health professional discipline.

Catching the Dream

Catching the Dream

We provide scholarship funds for students who demonstrate academic achievement, clearly defined goals, leadership, the determination to succeed, and the desire to return to their communities and help others realize their dreams. We assist Indian schools in preparing students for success in college.

DAR American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to help Native American college and technical student of any age, any tribe and in any state who has financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.25. Applicants must be Native Americans and must be able to prove membership in a tribe that is recognized at a state and/or federal level. This is a $4,000 award. These awards are available for vocational training or college/university undergraduate or graduate students. Preference is given to undergraduate applicants.

Contact the National Vice Chair, American Indians Scholarship at for questions and information

Visit Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship webpage

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded once a year to one student. A candidate for this scholarship must be enrolled full time at a 2- or 4- year college or university. Applicants must be Native American. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.25 GPA or higher. The amount of scholarship may vary year to year.

Contact the National Vice Chair, Frances Crawford Marvin Scholarship at

Anne Trevarthen Memorial Scholarship

This one-time scholarship will be presented each April to a high-school senior who will be attending the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Eligible applicants must demonstrate a personal connection to American Indian culture and traditions, as well as evidence of personal commitment to celebrating diversity and to bridging differences between disparate groups. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate knowledge of and/or involvement with one of Virginia’s state-recognized Tribes.

To apply: For further information about this scholarship, please contact the College of William and Mary Office of Admissions at 757-221-4223.

2023 Truman D. Picard Scholarship

2023 Truman D. Picard Scholarship

Sponsored by the Intertribal Timber Council. Dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. The deadline is March 10, 2023.

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Deadline March 31

American Indian Science and Engineering Society Scholarship

AISES Lower Columbia/Willamette River Professional Chapter

Howard Vollum American Indian Scholarship

Howard Vollum American Indian Scholarship

For Native American residents of Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties in Oregon or Clark County in Washington, who are seeking a post-secondary degree in science, computer science, engineering or math.

The Native American Journalism Fellowship

The Native American Journalism Fellowship

Full Circle & Tribal College Scholarships

Full Circle & Tribal College Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools. Any Native American U.S. citizen that is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe with at least a 2.0 grade point average, and enrolled as a full-time student can apply for a scholarship.

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Scholarships at Washington State University (WSU)

List of Scholarships available at University of Washington (UW)

The classes of 2023 and later WILL BE REQUIRED to complete 60 hours of community service. Please see your high school bulletins and counseling offices for opportunities.

NAYLA is in full swing with our student leaders. Applications for 2023 – 24 NAYLA will be accepted fall 2023, Those accepted must have satisfactory school attendance, grades, and a valid 506 form on file with Native American Education.

Native American Health Sciences Preparation Virtual Workshop

Sponsored by WSU

Where: Virtually online
When: Thursday, February 24th from 2:30-4:30pm
Information: Preparing High School students for degree programs in Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, Pharmacy, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Allied Health.
The workshop will also include summer program information for Na-ha-shnee STEAM Health Science and NYEHE Camp.
Eligibility: to participate you must identify as American Indian or Alaska Native.
I look forward to seeing you on the screen!
Questions Contact: Evanlene Melting Tallow,

UW Engineering Academy

Engineering Academy is a summer program that brings together high school students from across Washington state. This academic program is designed to help you explore engineering and develop problem-solving skills essential to meeting the high standards of college-level math and engineering.

UW Summer Tech Camps and Academies

Coding, game development, robotics, and design for kids and teens

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) of Bellevue

Looking for enrichment that will challenge and inspire your child? Want small classes, supportive teachers, and high-quality materials that have been used by math Olympians? 1750 112th Ave NE, Suite B-100.

Northwest Gifted Child Association Enrichment and Summer Programs

NWGCA provides support and information to parents of gifted children. It continues to help parents enhance and hone their parenting skills. It gives them tools to speak out for an appropriate gifted education and deal with this learning difference we call giftedness.

You are invited to a virtual workshop to learn how to complete the FAFSA/WASFA financial aid applications! These workshops are hosted by Seattle Promise Financial Aid and Outreach Specialists, with language interpretation in real-time.  
The FAFSA/WASFA is an important step for high school seniors to receive financial aid for college. Students who are eligible for the Seattle Promise scholarship are required to complete their FAFSA/WASFA applications by April 30, 2023.  

All Seattle Public Schools seniors and their families are invited to attend. The workshops are offered in the languages below:  

Wednesday, January 11 5:30-7:30pm Amharic and English
Thursday, January 12 5:30-7:30pm Cantonese and English
Wednesday, January 18 5:30-7:30pm Tigrinya and English
Tuesday, January 24 5:30-7:30pm Spanish and English
Thursday, January 26 5:30-7:30pm Vietnamese and English
Tuesday, January 31 5:30-7:30pm Somali and English

Join any of the workshops on Zoom
Join the workshops by phone: 253-215-8782 or 206-337-9723, Enter meeting ID: 968 6437 0447 

Questions? Learn more at the Seattle Promise website, or email us at  

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. It is part of the admissions process for getting into college. It’s wise to apply for financial aid for scholarships and help with the expenses that come with college, like food, books, and housing.

The deadline for the FAFSA is June 30, 2023. Some colleges have earlier deadlines.

Go to the FAFSA website to find out what documents (like parent tax forms, social security numbers, tribal enrollment or descendance verification) are required.

Contact your high school counseling office for assistance.

The Seattle Promise Program for Fall 2023 is open.

Tuition-free education, regardless of GPA, income, ability or country of birth, mentorship to help you succeed, three schools and 130 programs to choose from. Limitless career possibilities. See your high school counselor for details.

Step 1: Apply to Seattle Promise by Friday, February 17, 2023

Step 2: Complete your Fall 2023 Seattle Colleges Admissions Application by February 17, 2023. Choose from North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College (or apply to more than one and decide later).

Contact the Native American Education program regarding upcoming community events during the 2022-23 academic year.