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Tribal Programs

Higher Education Grants

North Dakota Tribal Education Programs

Three Affiliated Tribes

Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation

Education grant offers up to $3,500 per Fall/Spring semester, and up to $2,000 per Summer semester. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Priority deadlines:

  • March 15 for the Academic Year
  • October 15 for Spring semester

Printable Higher Education Application

 

Helen Gough Scholarship awards $100-$500 scholarships for Three Affiliated Tribes members. Applicants must provide 3 letters of recommendation and proof of college acceptance.

Deadline: June 1

Write or call Martha Hunter for an application:

Higher Education Office

354 Main Street

New Town ND 58763

(701) 627-4112

Turtle Mountain

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

Tribal Scholarship Program requires students to be enrolled full-time, and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Deadline: September 1st for the Academic Year

Printable Application

Spirit Lake Tribe

Spirit Lake Tribe Education Program

Tribal scholarship requires full-time enrollment, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Deadlines:

  • November 1st for Fall Semester
  • March 1st for Spring Semester

**Students must provide a new scholarship application for each semester**

Printable Tribal Scholarship Application

Helen Bergstrom Ernst Scholarship requires full-time enrollment, and a minimum 2.0 GPA

Deadline: last Friday of September each year

Printable HBE Scholarship Application

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Standing Rock Higher Education

Phone: (701) 854-8545

Need-based scholarship not to exceed $3,500 per semester. Students must have a 2.0 GPA to be eligible.

Deadlines:

  • June 30th for Fall Semester
  • November 30th for Spring Semester
  • April 30th for Summer Semester

Printable Application

South Dakota Tribal Education Programs

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Cheyenne River Education Services

Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

**Students may not receive both the Higher Education Scholarship and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Scholarship

Deadlines:

  • June 15th for Fall Semester
  • November 15th for Spring Semester
  • April 15th for Summer Semester

CRST Online Application

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Lower Brule Higher Education Grant Program

$3,000 per school year for all full-time students.

Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Deadlines:

  • June 15th for Fall Semester
  • November 15th for Spring Semester

Printable Application

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Oglala Sioux Tribe

Deadlines:

  • June 15th for Academic Year
  • November 15th for Spring Semester only
  • April 1st for Summer Semester

Printable Application

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Rosebud Sioux Higher Education

Students must be full time. Minimum GPA of 1.5 for Freshmen, 2.0 for Sophomores, and 2.5 for Juniors and Seniors.

Deadlines:

  • July 1st for academic year
  • December 1st for Spring semester only

Printable Application

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Higher Education

Students will be paid according to creid hours earned. Must pass the course with a grade of “C” or better to receive funding.

Deadlines:

  • February 28th for Fall semester
  • July 31st for Spring semester
  • September 15th for Summer semester

Health Career Scholarship

Higher Education Application

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Standing Rock Higher Education

Phone: (701) 854-8545

Need-based scholarship not to exceed $3,500 per semester. Students must have a 2.0 GPA to be eligible.

Deadlines:

  • June 30th for Fall Semester
  • November 30th for Spring Semester
  • April 30th for Summer Semester

Printable Application

Yankton Sioux Tribe

Yankton Sioux Higher Education

Must provide high school transcripts or a copy of diploma/GED. If attended college prior to applying, an official copy of transcripts must be sent directly to the Higher Education office. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above and remain in contact with the Higher Education office throughout the semester.

Deadlines:

  • July 1st for academic year/Fall semester
  • December 1st for spring semester

Printable Application

Regional Tribal Education Programs

AK - Association of Village Council Presidents

Education, Employment and Training

Must be an enrolled member of one of the AVCP compact tribes. Provides supplemental financial assistance to degree-seeking tribal members.

Deadlines:

  • June 30th – Fall semester
  • December 30th – Spring semester

Printable Application

AZ - Navajo Nation

Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance

Full or part time students may apply. Must provide applicaiton, CIB, letter of addmission, financial needs analysis, and transcripts.

Deadlines:

  • June 25th – Fall semester (application opens March 15th)
  • November 25th – Spring semester (application opens September 25th)

Apply Online

MT - Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

CSK Tribes Higher Education

Scholarship funds help for portions of the student’s budget costs that include tuition, fees, books, school supplies, and room & board. Students must maintain a 2.25 GPA.

Deadlines:

  • Application due May 1, 2019
  • File completion due August 1, 2019 for priority

If a student turns in an application after the May 1st deadline, it will be marked as late and kept on file. Funding is not guaranteed to late applications.

Printable Application

MT - Crow Nation

Crow Nation Higher Education

United Tribes students may apply for the AVT-Job Placement and Traning program. Funding max is $2,000 per semester, for programs that do not exceed 24-months in length. Students must be underemployed or unemployed to qualify for funding. 

Deadlines:

  • Application due May 1, 2019
  • File completion due August 1, 2019 for priority

If a student turns in an application after the  deadline, it will be placed on a waitlist. Funding is not guaranteed to late applications.

Printable Application

MT - Fort Peck Tribes

Assiniboine & Sioux Education Department

Returning and new students must provide a scholarship application, needs assessment form (to be completed by the financial aid office), and a copy of the most recent official transcript. New studens must also provide their CIB, copy of HS diploma or GED, and copy of acceptance letter from college.

Printable Application

MT - Northern Cheyenne Tribe

Cheyenne Nation Tribal Education

Deadlines:

  • December 1st – Fall
  • October 1st – Spring
  • April 1st – Summer

Printable Application

NE - Ponca Tribe

Ponca Higher Education

Up to $1000 awarded to assist students in educational expenses. Students must provide an application, certificate of Indian blood, contract, financial needs form (to be filled out by the financial aid office), letter of admission, and transcripts.

Deadlines:

  • August 15th – Fall semester
  • December 15th – Spring semester
  • May 15th – Summer semester

Printable Application

NE - Winnebago Tribe

Winnebago Tribe Higher Education

Applicants must have a 2.50 cumulative GPA or better; those who have not met the 2.50 GPA out of high school are placed on academic probation and must adhere to article

Deadlines:

  • April 15th – Fall semester (application and CIB)
  • July 15th – Fall semester (education plan, FNA, transcripts, letter of admission/class schedule)
  • October 15th – Spring semester (application and CIB)
  • November 15th – Spring semester (education plan, FNA, transcripts, letter of admission/class schedule)

Printable Appllication

WY - Northern Arapaho Sky People

Sky People Higher Education

Scholarship funds help for portions of the student’s budget costs that include tuition, fees, books, school supplies, and room & board. Students must maintain a 2.25 GPA.

Deadlines:

  • June 1st for Fall semester and academic year
  • November 15th for Spring semester
  • April 15th for summer semester

Adult Vocational Training Program

Higher Education Scholarship

Don't See Your Tribe?

We try to keep a current list of Higher Educaiton programs on our page, but we may not have yours listed! If you don’t see your tribe, please contact them to ask about higher education funding programs they offer. You can find your tribal contact information on the National Congress of American Indians tribal directory.