American Indian scholarships in Education

Education Scholarships


Purpose: To provide financial assistance to minority students who are interested in becoming teachers.
Eligibility: Eligible to apply are minority high school students who are interested in attending college and preparing for a teaching career. Applicants must submit a 750 word essay on how educators can encourage tolerance for people who think, dress, and act differently.
Financial data: Stipends range from $1000 to $2000
Duration: 1 year
Number awarded: At least four of the scholarships awarded each year are set aside specifically for minority recipients
Deadline: January of each year

Purpose: To help improve the quality of life in Indian communities through higher education.
Eligibility: For students who plan to complete their degree in education, counseling, or school administration. Students must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and be an enrolled member of a U. S. tribe. "U. S. tribe" is defined as federally recognized, state recognized, or terminated. Students must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U. S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited. Study must be at the college level, and can range from bachelor's degrees to postdoctoral study. Applicants must have excellent grades, high ACT or SAT scores, some work experience, a track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to their Indian community. Students applying to any of these three programs are required to apply for all other sources of funds, write a comprehensive essay about themselves and their plans, and provide proof of high school completion, college admission, and tribal enrollment. "All other sources" includes federal financial aid, tribal scholarships, private scholarships, loans, and grants. The search for scholarships must be exhaustive, using the Internet, printed scholarship directories, and identification of scholarships in the student's local community.
Financial data: Scholarships range from $500-$5000 per academic year
Duration: Considered lifetime awards, but applicants must return a Scholarship Renewal Form each year to continue to receive funding.
Deadline: March 15, Summer school; April 15, Fall semester or quarter; September 15, Spring semester

Purpose: The primary goal of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund fellowship program is to increase the number of teachers of color in K-12 public education.
Eligibility: Undergraduate students of color in the arts and sciences who are in their junior year, expect to graduate within the next year, and plan to enter master's degrees programs in an education or education-related course of study are eligible to apply. Only full-time students who attend one of the fellowship program's participating institutions are eligible to apply. These institutions are listed at . NSU is not one of these institutions.
Financial data: Fellows receive $2500 to complete summer project, and up to $16,000 to complete approved one- or two-year graduate programs. Upon completion of graduate study, Fellows should be prepared to begin teaching in public elementary or secondary schools; at this time they may receive loan repayment assistance of $1,200 annually for the first three years they teach in public schools.

Purpose: The 1985 Oklahoma Legislature authorized the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to establish an incentive program to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma. Critical shortage areas include: Special education, math, foreign