Scholarships For Women

August 13, 2020


Scholarships For Women:

A list of funding resources for our female students

At American Indian Services we award scholarships for women at a higher rate than we do men. This is simply due to the fact that we have more female applicants. And we’re very proud to be serving so many Native women! During our decades of service we have learned that Native American women face unique challenges in achieving their degree. The most cumbersome of which is poverty.

In 2016 it was reported that 60% of Native American births were to unwed mothers. And according to the National Women’s Law Center 22.8% of Native women, and 42.6% of Native female-led households live in poverty. These are the highest rates of any ethnic group.

There are many organizations like ours who provide scholarships for women and Native Americans in order to help alleviate the financial burden of getting an education. We want to help you get the financial support you need to accomplish your dreams. So, at AIS we’ve created a list of scholarships you can apply to in order to receive the funding you need.

But don’t let your search stop here. There are many other funding opportunities out there. All it takes is a little dedication and determination, and you can graduate from college debt free.


Scholarships For Women and Native Americans

The American Indian Services Scholarship

Obviously we want you to apply with us! We offer quarterly scholarships of up to $2,000 to Native American undergraduate students seeking their first degree. This includes professional and technical schools as well. Please check our website for requirements and follow us on social media for updates. This will help you remember to apply throughout the year so that you never miss a chance to receive an award from us.

The American Indian College Fund

The College Fund offers two scholarships, the Full Circle Scholarship and the Tribal College and University Scholarship. The full Circle Scholarship is for students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees. The application period is Jan 1st – May 31st. The TCU Scholarship is for students attending a tribal college and it has two application periods starting Jan 1st and Aug 1st. Deadlines vary by school.

Association on American Indian Affairs 

This scholarship is for all Native Americans seeking an associate degree or higher. The application period is February 1st – May 31st.

The Bureau of Indian Education Higher Education Grant 

This grant is for all Native American students with a ¼ blood quantum or tribal membership with a tribe that is approved for assistance from the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The application is available through the education officer of your tribe. For more information call your tribe. A directory is available here.

Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is for Native American students who are members of tribes that aren’t yet recognized by the federal government. To apply you’ll need to contact them by email or mail.

AWG Minority Scholarship

This award is for minority women pursuing an education in the geosciences. To apply you’ll need to download an application and mail it in.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

This is for low income women who are 35 or older. The deadline is in February.


How To Submit A Winning Application

For some great advice on how to take a high quality applicant photo or write a winning bio letter, check out our FAQ page. Best of luck in your search!





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