National Scholarships (click on link for eligibility and more information):
African American / Hispanic:
- American Indian Graduate Center / for High School, Undergraduate and Graduate / deadlines vary
- Catching the Dream / a non-profit organization specializing in Native American Scholarships / deadlines vary
- Cobell Scholarship / Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships / deadlines vary
- General Native Student Scholarships / A collection of Undergraduate Scholarships / deadlines vary
- Bureau of Indian Education / information on grants and scholarships
- College Scholarships.org / information on grants and scholarships
Tribal Colleges and Universities: https://sites.ed.gov/whiaiane/tribes-tcus/tribal-colleges-and-universities/
- Try to submit applications at least one week before the due date. Online servers can get overloaded and stop working properly when everyone submits them on the last day. In addition, remember to account for the delivery time if mailing an application.
- DEADLINES!!!!! The majority of free money is first-come, first served. September through January is a great time to seek funds and determine what is due when.
- NEVER NEVER pay to submit a scholarship application.
- Always spell check and proof-read applications.
- Make sure you have submitted everything requested and answered all the questions.
- Don't submit anything that isn't asked for, and stay under the required word count.
- Photocopy or save everything before you submit it, in case your application gets lost and needs to be re-submitted.
- Professionalize your online presence, remove potentially embarrassing content from social media. Use an appropriate email address