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American Indian Law School Scholarship

The American Indian College Fund Native scholars at Harvard Law School have what it takes to succeed. A law degree is the foundation to creating strong future leaders. The American Indian College Fund will award the second American Indian Law School Scholarship in the fall of the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship covers all costs of attendance, including tuition for the three-year course of study at Harvard Law School, for one Native student. 

Applicants must apply by January 31, 2021 to be considered. 

Program Details 

  • Application opens September 21, 2020 
  • Apply by  February 8, 2021 
  • Scoring, ranking, and selection February 8 – 12, 2021 
  • All applicants must inform us of their Harvard Law School admissions status by January 31, 2021 
  • First recipient announced by February 17, 2021 
  • Eligible applicants must be American Indian or Alaska Natives who are enrolled tribal members or who are lineal descendants of an enrolled parent or grandparent. 

If you have questions about the scholarship please email us at [email protected] 




Chance Fletcher - 2018 American Indian Law School Recipient

Chance Fletcher – 2018 American Indian Law School Recipient

Chance Fletcher, a senior at Princeton University and a member of the Cherokee Nation, was the first recipient of the American Indian College Fund Law School Scholarship in 2018At Princeton, Chance volunteered for Project 320K, a project to register all Cherokee Nation citizens to vote in tribal, state, and national elections. He served as class president and as a freshman representative of the Princeton University Special Task Force on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He was a treasurer of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council from 2013-2014, and interned for U.S. Senator James Lankford. In the summer of 2017, Chase received a Martin A. Dale Summer Fellowship to set out on a unique project – hiking the trail of tears.