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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.

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.

All applicants will be emailed an award or denial notice by August. If you have additional questions about the scholarship application, or your status, please contact a member of our Student Success Services team at [email protected], or at (800) 776-3863

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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.