National Native Scholarships

AISES (must be a member)

  • For more information on AISES scholarships, please contact Dr. Johnny Poolaw, Director of Student Success at and/or 720-758-9725.

Link to AISES scholarship page.

American Indian College Fund

  • Applications submitted by eligible Native American students each spring are reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee, who award the competitive grants. Up to $2,000 per year is paid directly to each recipient's college or university.
  • Grantees must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 and submit grades to us each semester.

Scholarship Application Process

  1. Complete an Undergraduate Scholarship Application
  2. Provide documentation of tribal enrollment for yourself or a parent.
  3. Provide transcripts with ACT and GPA scores.
  4. Enroll in an accredited technical school, college, or university as a full-time undergraduate.

Link to the American Indian College Fund undergraduate scholarships page.

Cobell Scholarship

  • Offers are merit-based following a lengthy application and referral process.
  • Annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary student who is: 
    • an enrolled member of a US Federally-recognized Tribe
    • enrolled in or plans to enroll in full-time study and is degree-seeking while attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.

Link to Cobell Scholarship Application page.

Native Forward Scholars Fund

Native Forward Scholars Fund offers more than 30 scholarships and fellowships that fund undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree-seeking students. A completed scholarship application includes the following:

  • Completed Native Forward Personal Profile.
  • Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) completed by the Tribal Enrollment Office.
  • Financial Needs Form (FNF) completed by the institution's Financial Aid Office.
  • Applicant's most-recent academic transcript, essay(s) (specific to each scholarship), one academic reference, and one community/leadership reference.

Link to Native Forward Scholars Fund Scholarship Finder page.