Full Circle & Tribal College Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges, nonprofit, and accredited schools.

Free Scholarship Webinar

The American Indian College Fund’s (College Fund) scholarship season opens on February 1. Hundreds of scholarships are available for all areas of study under the Full Circle Scholarship Program, and students attending tribal colleges and universities can receive additional scholarship support with the program. Any Native American U.S. citizen who is an enrolled member, or descendant of an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe may apply. Applicants must also have a minimum 2.0 grade point average and plan to enroll as a full-time student at a nonprofit, accredited college or university.

To help students understand the application process and the many scholarships available to them, the College Fund is hosting a free scholarship kick-off webinar at 6:00 p.m. MST on February 1. Prizes will also be awarded at the event.

Application Process


Any Native American U.S. citizen that is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe with at least a 2.0 grade point average, and enrolled as a full-time student can apply for a scholarship.

What You’ll Need

  • Digital photo – please provide a professional looking picture
  • Tribal affiliation – your proof of tribal enrollment (or CIB), or your parent/grandparent’s enrollment with your birth certificate
  • Transcript – Most recent high school or college (official not needed)

For more details about the applications, and tips for success, please review resources on the Application Tips Page or the Application FAQs Page.

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IMPORTANT: Our scholarship application for the 2022-2023 academic year will close on Monday, January 30th at 12:00 AM (MT). Please submit your application by this deadline to be considered for an award for the spring 2023 term. Our scholarship application for the 2023-2024 academic year will be available starting on Wednesday, February 1st. Please contact our Scholarships Team if you have questions or need assistance. They can be reached at 1-800-987-3863 or via email at scholarships@collegefund.org.

Tribal College & University (TCU) Scholarship

The American Indian College Fund provides additional scholarship opportunities to students of our 35 accredited tribal college partners. The same Full Circle Scholarship application is used to apply, and you will automatically be considered for funding if you are a full-time student at one of these schools. Reach out to your tribal college’s financial aid department to learn more.

Learn more about the tribal college advantage – including their remarkable programs, culturally supportive classes, and familial student care at the link below.

Additional Scholarships

There are thousands of scholarship opportunities in addition to the Full Circle and Tribal College & University (TCU) scholarship programs we offer. We advise all students to apply to as many as they are eligible for. Discover more scholarship opportunities available outside of the American Indian College Fund.

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