*UPDATE 12/1/20: We are now live with our new scholarship application. Thank you for your patience!
“Education is the key that will open the door of opportunity for the Native Americans.”
– Spencer W. Kimball
The AIS Scholarship program is to help undergraduate Native American students with financial support to attend college, maintain enrollment and graduate through scholarships. Awards are based on up to one-half of tuition and need for the term the student is applying for and are allocated directly to the school for the student.
Please take a moment to read our requirements to ensure that you qualify for scholarship support. If you meet our requirements, and are interested in receiving assistance through AIS, you may apply for the scholarship. You will need to have your own email account in order to apply. Students must complete the online application and submit all required documents by the specified deadline. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Late applications and/or documents will not be accepted.
Please allow 6 to 8 weeks AFTER the deadline for applications to be processed and updated online. *Be advised that during the holiday season, it will take us longer than usual. If you are awarded, you will receive an award email. You will be required to write a thank you letter (details in the email), which needs to be submitted by the specified deadline. Scholarship checks will be sent to the school after receipt of thank you letters.
*NEW starting 2021 – Academic Year Awards
We will now include awarding for the academic year. This means you will only need to apply once a year under Award III for the academic year, which typically covers Fall to Spring, or Fall to Summer, depending on your school calendar. You will not need to reapply for the individual terms once you apply for the academic year. Students will need to apply each term if they do not apply for the academic year.