Resources for Native American students
College Horizons runs programs that help Native American students get into college, and succeed while there.
Read about the College Horizons summer program.
See a list of partner colleges.
Apply for this year's program!
Note: to apply for this aid you may need to prove that you are part of a federally recognized tribe by providing a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CIDB) or a descendant of someone who is.
- Bureau of Indian Education: A federally funded program offering many services to Native Americans, including grants and scholarships. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and must either be a member of an eligible American Indian tribe, or be at least a one-quarter degree "Indian blood descendent." The BIE site also includes links to some scholarships for specific tribal colleges.
- Indian Health Service:: The IHS offers scholarships to descendents and members of federally recognized tribes pursuing degrees that will lead to a career in various healthcare fields.
- American Indian College Fund: Created by tribal colleges to provide funds for American Indians and Alaskan Natives, the AICF also offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students attending non-tribal colleges and universities.
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society: AISES offers scholarships for American Indian and other native students pursuing degrees in science, engineering and technology.
- List of Tribal Colleges: Individual tribal colleges offer many additional resources, so visit their websites!
For more information, check out these great articles at Fastweb and CollegeScholarships.org.