Outside Scholarships

Edson and Margaret Larson Foundation Scholarship

The Edson and Margaret Larson Foundation Scholarship (Larson Scholarship) is a competitive award of $2,000 to $5,000 per student per academic year based on the funds made available from the Edson and Margaret Larson Foundation, other academic awards received, and financial need. This scholarship is intended for students who exhibit strong leadership potential and who plan to continue their studies in ND or MN, and/or pursue careers in North Dakota. Eligible junior or senior students (60 credits) will be chosen based upon their demonstrated levels of community service and proven academic, leadership, and entrepreneurial success. YRC students may receive an award for graduate studies. North Dakota residents and graduates of ND high schools will be given preference.

Interested students are encourage to review scholarship criteria and submit an application and supporting documentation by the February 1st scholarship deadline.

Deadline: February 1st

VARSITY TUTORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST

Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship.

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P.E.O. PROGRAM FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION (PCE)

The P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education is a grant program providing financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and find it necessary to resume studies. Applicants must have a need for financial assistance with their educational expenses to improve their marketable skills.

The maximum grant award is $3,000. Lesser amounts may be awarded according to individual needs and available funds. This is a one-time award.

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Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Wells Fargo’s emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship.

To apply, please submit an online application and provide all required documents electronically.

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NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Nursing students are eligible to receive funding for their training in exchange for working at least two-years at an eligible NURSE Corps facility upon graduation.

Eligible Disciplines: Accepted or enrolled in a nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing located in the United States; Graduate Level Nurse Practitioner, AND, BSN Graduate Degree, Diploma School of Nursing, RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP.

Service Commitment: 2-year minimum service commitment for 1-2 years of scholarship support, 1-year additional service commitment per scholarship year for full-time status students who need scholarship support for more than 2 years, full time status: minimum of 32 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks per year, 26 hours providing clinical services to patients.

Funding for: Tuition, Required Fees, Monthly Support stipend, other reasonable educational costs. Application Requirements: US Citizen.

Website: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship

National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program

Students pursuing a career in primary health care are eligible to receive funding for their education in exchange for practicing in rural, urban, and frontier communities with limited access to care, upon graduation and licensure.

Eligible Disciplines: Enrolled or accepted in the following primary health care disciplines in an eligible degree program in a U.S. state or territory: PCP, Dentist, FNP, CNM, PA.

Service Commitment: 1-YR service commitment per scholarship year or partial scholarship year; 2-year minimum and 4-year maximum.

Financial Benefits: Funding for a maximum of 4 years: Tuition, Required fees, Reasonable educational costs, monthly support stipend.

Tax Liability: Only stipend is taxable.

Application Requirements: U.S. Citizen or U.S. National.

Web Site: NHSC.hrsa.gov/scholarships

Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Wells Fargo’s emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in postsecondary education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship.

To apply, please submit an online application and provide all required documents electronically.

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NURSE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Nursing students are eligible to receive funding for their training in exchange for working at least two-years at an eligible NURSE Corps facility upon graduation.

Eligible Disciplines: Accepted or enrolled in a nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing located in the United States; Graduate Level Nurse Practitioner, AND, BSN Graduate Degree, Diploma School of Nursing, RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP.

Service Commitment: 2-year minimum service commitment for 1-2 years of scholarship support, 1-year additional service commitment per scholarship year for full-time status students who need scholarship support for more than 2 years, full time status: minimum of 32 hours per week, for at least 45 weeks per year, 26 hours providing clinical services to patients.

Funding for: Tuition, Required Fees, Monthly Support stipend, other reasonable educational costs. Application Requirements: US Citizen.

Website: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loansscholarships/nursecorps/scholarship

ND Indian Scholarship

Who is eligible: Undergraduate or graduate North Dakota residents who are enrolled members of a federally recognized Indian Tribe.

Scholarship Amount: Up to $2,000 per year.

To apply, applicants should mail or fax a scholarship application for consideration.

AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND

Undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available. Job and internship information is also posted on the website. Amount varies. 

Deadline: Varies

Interested applicants can find out more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.collegefund.org 

AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Amount awarded Undergraduate: up to $2000.00 per year, Graduate: typically $1,000-$2,000 per year

Applicants must be:

  • Native American
  • Enrolled full-time in post-secondary institution 
  • GPA of 2.5 or above

Interested applicants can find out more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.nrcprograms.org/site/pageserver?pagename=aief_index 

AMERICAN INDIAN GRADUATE CENTER (AIGC)

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled Full-Time in a graduate program: Master’s, Doctoral, Professional Degree Program

Amount varies. 

Deadline: June 1st 

Interested applicants can find out more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.aigc.com/02scholarships/scholarships.htm

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION-OUTSTANDING INDIAN

Annually awarded scholarship for outstanding Native American youth interested postsecondary education. Amount varies Average award is $1000.00.

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.abetterchance.org

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION-MISS INDIAN U.S.A.

Annual competition for young Native American women. Award is for 2 years and includes full scholarship to nationally known university up to $15,000 per year. 

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.abetterchance.org

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION-GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded annually to financially needy Native American high school students who intend to pursue a secondary education. Amount varies. Average award is $1000.00

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.abetterchance.org

AMERICAN INDIAN SERVICES

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a University either full or part time
  • ¼ Native American Indian blood
  • Undergraduate with no more than 150 credits

Deadline: February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.secure.mytechsupport.com/~ais/students_application.html 

ASSOCIATION ON AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS

Applicants must be:

  • Full-time enrolled students 
  • From a Federally recognized tribe
  • At least ¼ Indian blood

Amount Varies.

Deadline: April to June preceding the current academic year.

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.indian-affairs.org/scholarships/aaia_scholarships.htm

CATCHING THE DREAM

Website offers information on the scholarship process for Native American students.

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.catchingthedream.org

CHEROKEE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Privately, tribally, and institutional funded scholarships. Amount varies.

Deadline: April 15th 

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity online at http://www.cherokeenationfoundation.org

COLORADO RIVER INDIAN TRIBES

The Colorado River Indian Tribes mission is to serve eligible CRIT Tribal members and provide them the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. 

Eligibility:

  • Be an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes
  • Be a high school graduate with a 2.25 GPA or earned a GED certificate with a 45% composite score. Graduate Students must have earned a Bachelors and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Be admitted and enrolled at an accredited college/university.
  • Apply for all available funding sources (Pell, SSIG, etc)
  • Be pursuing a professional degree

Interested applicants can contact: 

Colorado River Indian Tribes

Mailing Address: 26600 Mohave Road Parker, AZ 85344

Physical Address: 13370 1st Ave Parker, AZ 85344

Office 928-669-5548 or 1-800-809-6207

Fax: 928-669-5570

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLuTION AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Open to Native American high school graduates. One time $1000 award. 

Deadline: April 1st 

Eligibility:

  • Must have 2.75 GPA

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity at National Chairman, DAR American Indians Committee, PO BOX 78, Ashby, NE 69333.

ETHEL AND EMERY FAST SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship is given to full-time enrolled Native American students who demonstrate financial need at undergraduate and graduate levels. Recipients must have completed first year of postsecondary studies successfully. Amount varies. 

Deadline: August 15th for Fall Semester and December 15th for Spring Semester. 

Interested applicants can find more information about this scholarship opportunity by contacting Ethel and Emery Fast Scholarship, 12620 Rolling Road, Potomac, Maryland 20854. (301) 762-1102 phone and (301) 279-0201 fax.

HELEN BERGSTROM ERNST SCHOLARSHIP

The Helen Bergstrom Ernst was established by the will of Helen Bergstrom Ernst to further the education of students who are members of The Spirit Lake Tribe. The Scholarship is awarded annually to financially needy Native American high school students who intend to pursue a secondary education. 

In order to be eligible for this scholarship:

  • Student must be a member of the Spirit Lake Tribe
  • Student is required to carry 12 or more credits per term. 
  • Term and GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • One half will be awarded in the Fall Semester and the other half will be awarded in the Spring Semester. 

Deadline: September 29th.

Interested Students can visit www.spiritlakenation.com for more additional information.

MASSACHUSETTS INDIAN ASSOCIATION

Write to address below for application. Amount Varies. 

Deadline: See application.

Interested students can obtain an application in writing to 245 Rockland Road, Carlisle, MA 01741 or by phone at (978) 369-1235

The Cobell Scholarship

Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.
Applicants must be pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree, or certificate.

2018-2019 Cobell Scholarship Academic Year opportunity for Undergraduate and Graduate levels: December 15, 2017- March 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM MST.

2018 Cobell Scholarship Summer opportunity: February 14, 2018 - May 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM MST.

2018 Cobell Summer Graduate Research Fellowship opportunity: September 1, 2017 - January 10, 2018 11:59 MST.

2018-2019 Cobell Scholarship Vocational opportunity: VARIES.

Visit http://cobellscholar.org/ or contact [email protected] for any and all inquiries.