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Outside OLC Scholarships

Dakota Indian Foundation Scholarship (DIFS)

The DIFS was established to further educational advancement of aspiring American Indian students with priority given to those of Sioux heritage. This is a $500 per term scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students who have a minimum 2.00 GPA. Deadline dates are August 1 for Fall and January 1 for Spring term. Dakota Indian Foundation PO Box 340 Chamberlain, SD 57325. APPLY HERE!

American Indian Scholarship Fund Association

Provides scholarships and loans to Native American students. To obtain an application, write to American Indian Scholarship Fund, 1508 Crossroads of the World, Los Angeles, CA 90020.

American Indian Services Scholarship (AIS)

AIS of Utah has funds available to assist Native American students. Students should call 801-375-1777 or request an application in writing to AIS, 950 N. University Ave, Provo, Utah 84604.

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarship

A $500 award is available to certified tribal members enrolled in an undergraduate education or social services program; student must plan to work on a reservation. Deadline date is in JUNE. To obtain an application, write to Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarship, 206 Springdale Drive, LaGrange, GA 30240.

Indian Fellowship Program

Fellowship grants are awarded to Indian students to pursue course of study learning to undergraduate degree in business or administration, engineering, or natural resources and related fields. Applications may be obtained by writing to Indian Fellowship Program, 400 Maryland Ave SW, Portals Building, Room 4300, Washington, DC 20202.

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, INC.

Provides a $500 grant to Native American students enrolled in a technical, vocational, or undergraduate level course of study. Students must request an application between September 1 and March 1 by writing to Mrs. Harry E. Stuard, Jr, 5451 Cameo Court, Pleasanton, CA 94588 or by calling 1-510-847-0105. Deadline date is JUNE.

Native American Education Grants.

Scholarships ($200 to $2,000) are available to students who meet the following criteria: preference to members of Presbyterian Church (membership not required); US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled full-time at an accredited institution in the United States; making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree; demonstrate financial need; photocopy of tribal identification card. Deadline date is June 1. Applications are available at the SBC Financial Aid Office or by writing to: Office of Financial Aid for Studies; Attn: Native American Education Grant; Presbyterian Church (USA); 100 Witherspoon Street; Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Telephone # 1-888-728-7228 ext 5760.

Native American Finance Officers Association Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for students who are majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or Business Administration who have a minimum 2.8 grade point average. Deadline date to apply is May 1. Applications may be obtained by writing to NA Finance Officers Association Scholarship Fund, PO Box 12743, Green Bay, WI 54307 or call 1-920-490-3510.

Native American Scholarship Fund

provides financial assistance for American Indians in fields that are critical for the political, social, and business development of Indian tribes. Scholarships are not need-based but are awarded on merit and on the student's ability to most likely improve the lives of Indian people.

  • General Scholarship Program
  • MESBEC (Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education, and Computers)
  • NALE (Native American Leadership in Education)

Deadline dates are MARCH 15 for Summer school; APRIL 15 for Fall semester; and SEPTEMBER 15 for Spring semester. To receive information, write to Native American Scholarship Fund, 8200 Mountain Road, NE, Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or contact via email

Native American Scholarship Program

Up to $2,500 per year is awarded to Native American high school seniors who have at least 1/4 Indian blood. The deadline date is March 15. Applications are available by writing to the Native American Scholarship Program, Santa Fe Pacific Foundation, 1630 30th St. Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80301 or by calling 1-303-492-8658.

Rouillard (John) Memorial $1,000 Scholarship

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) sponsors this scholarship. Applications may be obtained by writing to NIEA Awards Committee, 1819 -11 Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006.