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Native American College Scholarship Information

Shawnee Indian Education has information to help students search for ways to find financial assistance for college.  

Here are some things students may need when applying for scholarships:

  • CDIB/Proof of Tribal Enrollment

  • Social Security Card

  • Photo

  • Biographical information letter including the student's tribe, educational goals, and future plans.

  • Class enrollment schedule/proof of attendance

  • Resume and cover letter

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation

  • Official transcripts listing GPA, class rank, and ACT or SAT score.

  • AP test scores, if applicable

  • Official billing statement or letter of acceptance to college.

  • Financial Needs Analysis/Financial Aid Award letter/worksheet


Letters of recommendation may come from:

  • Teachers
  • Teacher assistants
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Employers
  • Coaches
  • Business Leaders
  • Tribal Leaders


Specific scholarship information may be found by viewing a tribe's website. The following are other scholarship resources:


Bureau of Indian Education


National Indian Education Association


American Indian College Fund


The Gates Scholarship