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The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Program

Michigan Department of Civil Rights
110 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517.241.7748
Website: The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Program

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver is a program enacted by Public Act 174 of 1976, which waives the tuition costs for eligible Native Americans in public community colleges or universities within the state of Michigan. To be considered eligible, Native American applicants must be a Michigan resident and have resided in Michigan for twelve consecutive months at the time of application; must attend a public institution in Michigan; and must be one-quarter (1/4) Native American blood quantum and an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe. The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs provides a list of U.S. federally recognized tribes (as of October 2010).

For additional information, please visit The scholarships may be subject to availability of state funding.

Francis C. Allen Fellowships

History of the American Indian
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton
Chicago, IL 60610
Deadline: March 1; August 1
Website: Francis C. Allen Fellowships

For graduate or Ph.D. candidates (Native American Females only). Must be a federally recognized Tribal Member in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Amount varies.

Duration is 1 month to 1 year.

American Indian Graduate Center

AIGC Fellowship
4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE Suite 1-B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Deadline: June 1
website: American Indian Graduate Center

Applicant must be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaskan Native group, or possess 1/4 degree Indian blood, must be (or will be) pursuing a masters or doctorate degree as a full-time graduate student at an accredited school in the U.S., and must apply for federal financial aid at the college financial aid office. Awards vary and are based on unmet need.

Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

ATTN: Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Scholarship Programs
966 Hungerford Dr. Suite 12-B
Rockville, MD 20850
Deadline: May 1
Website: Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.

Scholarships of $500-$800 are available to Native American students who will use their training to help the advancement of the Native American population. Both academic achievement and financial need are considered. Applicants must have at least 1/4 Native American ancestry.

California Indian Law Association

ATTN: Mina Quintos
UCLA School of Law
P.O. Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
Deadline: October 15
Website: California Indian Law Association

The California Indian Law Association, a non-profit organization incorporated under tribal law and devoted to advancing the field of Indian law, the Indian law legal profession, and tribal justice system personnel in California, is offering the Allogan Slagle Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The scholarship is available to American Indian and Native Alaskan law school students. Applicants must be full-time students from California or attending law school in California. The award will be based on scholastic achievement, financial need, and community involvement.

National Native American Bar Association Foundation

NNABA Foundation will award four (4) $2500 scholarships.

The NABA Foundation awards scholarships on a nationwide basis to current and incoming law students who demonstrate a commitment to serve or contribute to the Native American community as future leaders.

To Apply:
Deadline: March 15

Sequoyah Fellowship Program (AAIA)

245 Fifth Ave., Suite 1801
New York, NY 10016-7877
Deadline: September 1
Website: Sequoyah Fellowship Program (AAIA)

A variety of scholarships are available through AAIA. Only one application is required to be considered for all AAIA programs.


Supreme Court of Oklahoma

See: Miscellaneous Scholarships

Morris K. Udall Foundation

Website: Morris K. Udall Foundation

See: Internships

Native Indian Education Association

Deadline: Varies
Website: Native Indian Education Association

The NIEA provides scholarships for students who identify as being of Native American or Native Indian culture.

For more scholarships

See: Minority: General

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