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 Education 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 Education 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.

Midwest SOARRING Foundation

Midwest SOARRING Foundation provides the Janet Standing Bear Scholarship for all Native American students pursuing advanced degrees and trades in undergraduate or graduate education in any field. While tribal enrollment is not required, they are interested in applicants who can demonstrate their positive involvement in their community with Native American cultural activities and/or advancing Indigenous concerns. Interested applicants must:

  • Fill out the scholarship form
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor, employer, or community service director
  • Submit a 500 word essay as detailed on the application form along with a recent copy of their school transcripts

Link to the Midwest SOARRING Foundation scholarship page.



Tribal Agriculture Fellowship

The mission of the Tribal Agriculture Fellowship is to create opportunities for students to advance their education in agriculture,  increase specialized knowledge, and promote sustainability of agriculture in Tribal communities.

This application is an opportunity for you to become a Tribal Agriculture Fellow. Please read carefully through the application and answer to the best of your ability.

This application is for current and prospective career and technical education students pursuing degrees in agriculture or other career and technical education fields.


  • CTE Applications are open on a reoccurring basis. 
  • Applicants must complete all required questions and uploads before applying.
  • Applicants may apply while recommenders are still crafting their recommendations.
  • Double-check your application to make sure all uploads are correct. There is no opportunity to amend the application after the deadline.
  • TAF encourages you to submit the application in advance of the deadline to avoid unexpected technical difficulties.

Link to Tribal Agriculture Fellowship page.