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A Native American Student poses for a photo in front of the American Indian College Fund's Think Indian Campaign sign FULL CIRCLE SCHOLARSHIP

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking under- graduate and graduate degrees at: – Tribal colleges & universities – All nonprofit & accredited schools:

HOW TO APPLY:

Here are the basic items that you will need to apply for the Full Circle Scholarship

"/ Digital photo – Upload a digital photo that’s at least 1.5 MB in size. We share photos with donors, so please ensure it looks professional. Read more in our Application Photo Q&A.
"/ Tribal Affiliation – Upload a copy of your proof of tribal enrollment (ID or CIB) or descendency by submitting your parent’s or grandparent’s proof of tribal enrollment along with your birth certificates that proves descendancy.
"/ Transcripts – Upload your most recent college transcript. (unofficial transcripts are accepted). High school students should submit transcripts or GED scores.

APPLICATION TIPSCLICK HERE to find success with application tips, and frequently asked questions

DEADLINE – Full Circle scholarship applications are accepted every year from Jan 1 – May 31. 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.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Tribal College & University (TCU) Scholarships. For more information about the American Indian College Fund scholarships, please contact a member of the Student Success Services team at scholarships@collegefund.org, or by phone at 800-776-3863.

Learn about our scholarship applicant confidentiality policy.

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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. (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

Application Tips

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. (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.)