Student FAQs – How To Write A Great Bio Letter

April 29, 2019

One of the most commonly unaccepted documents we receive from our scholarship applicants is the biographical letter. The biographical letter is a letter about yourself, so please specify your tribe, where you are from, the school you are attending, and your area of study. Tell us about any challenges you’ve overcome and why you need this scholarship. Describe your educational goals and future plans, and how this scholarship will help you in achieving those plans. Your letter should be at least one full page, typed, and 12 point font, but should not be longer than 1,000 words (can be single or double spaced). Many of the biographical letters that we receive do not meet the one page requirement and that is the main reason they end up rejected. We love reading your letters and can’t wait to get to know a little more about you! To apply online visit:

This is a letter about you. Your letter should specify the following:

  • Your tribe
  • Where you are from
  • The school you are attending
  • Your areas of study

And should also include:

  • Your educational goals and future plans
  • Explanation of why you need this scholarship requirements

Your letter should be:

  • At least one full page
  • Typed
  • 12-point font
  • Less than 1,000 words


If you have applied for our scholarship in the past year, had your bio letter approved, and it is dated less than a year from the deadline, you will not need to turn in a new biographical letter.



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