American Indian Funding Opportunities

The Circle of Indigenous Nations works with the Office of Student Finance to answer your financial aid questions. The Circle of Indigenous Nations office also works with the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program and other tribal higher education offices. The following links provide information about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities for American Indian students within and outside of the University of Minnesota.

Community Health Initiative (CHI) Scholarship (coming soon)

Ethel Curry American Indian Scholarship

Hubbard Radio Scholarship

Neilan B. Lund Scholarship

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship

American Indian Environmental Leadership Scholarship

Center for Native American Youth

College Horizons

Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

The Native American Political Leadership Program

Pathways to Science

Bush Foundation

Daughters of the American Revolution


Minnesota State Indian/Tribal Scholarships

American Indian students with at least one-fourth Indian ancestry and membership in a federally recognized tribe may be eligible for these scholarships through their tribal agency office or the Minnesota State Indian Scholarship Program (Minnesota residency required). For more information, visit their site or call the Circle of Indigenous Nations office at 612-624-2555.