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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