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The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges and universities. The College Fund also provides a limited number of scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited public and non-profit private colleges across the United States.

Undergraduates Attending Tribal Colleges

American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the Full Circle Scholarship Program and the TCU Scholarship Program.

Undergraduates Attending Non-Tribal Colleges

Full Circle Scholarships are available for students attending non-tribal public and non-profit private colleges and universities. These scholarships are funded through partnerships with corporate and private donors. These scholarships are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

Graduate Students-All Colleges

Graduate students at any eligible not-for-profit public or private college or university may apply for the Full Circle Scholarship Program. These scholarships are funded through partnerships with corporate and private donors. These scholarships are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

Application Deadlines

Full Circle scholarship applications are accepted from students beginning January 1 and ending May 31 of each year. The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. All applicants are emailed an award or denial notice by August. Those applicants who are chosen to receive a scholarship will also receive a mailed notice to the address listed on their applications.

For more information about the American Indian College Fund scholarships, please contact a member of the Student Success Services team at 800-776-3863.

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How to Apply

Learn how to complete your application for our TCU and Full Circle scholarships. The deadline is May 31....

Scholarships FAQs

Answers to your questions about award notification, tribal eligibility, the difference between our TCU and Full Circle s...

Eligibility:

U.S. citizen or Canadian eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty;
Enrolled in a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university;
Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only);
Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. Learn how to prove descent or trace Indian ancestry.
At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Your scholarship may require a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. Use this online tool to calculate your current or cumulative GPA. (Students attending TCUs with less than a 2.0 GPA may be considered for Tribal College and University scholarships; however, each TCU makes this determination individually.)

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Related Topics

How to Apply

Learn how to complete your application for our TCU and Full Circle scholarships. The deadline is May 31....

Scholarships FAQs

Answers to your questions about award notification, tribal eligibility, the difference between our TCU and Full Circle s...

Eligibility:

U.S. citizen or Canadian eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty;
Enrolled in a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university;
Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only);
Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member. Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. Learn how to prove descent or trace Indian ancestry.
At least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Your scholarship may require a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. Use this online tool to calculate your current or cumulative GPA. (Students attending TCUs with less than a 2.0 GPA may be considered for Tribal College and University scholarships; however, each TCU makes this determination individually.)