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Federal Student Aid News from Secretary Duncan
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The FAFSA not only gives you access to the $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds that the federal government has available, but many states, schools, and private scholarships require you to submit the FAFSA before they will consider you for any financial aid they offer.
Whether you're filling out the FAFSA for yourself, helping your child, or are in a position to help others fill out the FAFSA, we have the resources for you.
The FAFSA is free and only takes an average of only 23 minutes to complete. Get started at
Education Interns: Boettcher Teachers Program
Residency-based, dual licensure, masters degree program. Recruiting Math, Science and Elementary teachers. Half tuition and stipend.
Details about federal student aid programs.
Digital magazine about finer points of student loans and finance.
Information about education funding, public and private.
Undergraduate Grants: Helping Meet the High Cost of College
Overview of federal student loan programs.
The Other Side of the College Experience presents a wide range of information for students who are considering pursuing an Associate's Degree, and those currently enrolled in a community college.
Navajo Students (High School and Adults)
That are pursuing information technology, computer science, engineering and more.
(505) 797-6671 -or-
NMSU Indian Resource Development Program
Indian Resource Development is a statewide non-profit, public service program headquartered at New Mexico State University and administered by the Division of Student Success and Outreach in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
The Common Application For Undergratuate College Admission
College & Scholarship searches:
Guide to saving for college
Great Resources For Financing Your College Education
Native Leadership Scholarship for Native women pursuing non-doctoral graduate studies:
American Indian Graduate Center:
Prepare for Grad School:
or 505-277-5062
Summer DC Internships:
or 800-853-3076
Search site for Christian denominations
The Emma Bowen Foundation For Minority Interests In Media:
Scholarship Announcement

The American Indian Education Foundation is dedicated to serving Native American students who have resided on reservations across the country. Every year we are able to grant over $200,000 worth of awards. Because so many Native American students are faced with financial hurdles when planning their journey through college, the AIEF wants to do everything we can do to support these students.

In addition to monetary funding, the AIEF provides a mentoring component to the students who are participating in our program. Throughout the year students are supported by us through care packages, phone calls, birthday cards and whatever else we can do to make their time in college more comfortable.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Native American or Alaska Native descent
  • Attending an accredited or 2 or 4 year college/university or
  • technical/vocational school
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • An ACT score or 14 or above is desirable
  • Scholarships are only for undergraduate studies.

For more information:
American Indian Education Foundation
10029 SW Nimbus Ave, Suite 200
Portland, OR 97008
Phone: 866-866-8642
Fax: 503-641-0495
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Foundation Scholarship
$2,500 per year until degree is finished
More info:
Association on American Indian Affairs
Native Vision Scholarship
Truman D Picard Scholarship
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Dick French Memorial Scholarship
SAA Native American Undergraduate Archeology Scholarship
National Society Daughters of the Revolution (Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship)
International Order of the King's daughters and sons - North american Indian Department
The Environmental Leadership Program.
The ELP Fellowship provides training, project support and a vibrant peer network to 20-25 talented and diverse individuals each year from all sectors of the environmental field.
Scholarships for Native American Students
The Writers Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is now taking applications for dedicated fellowships. Each fellowship includes a one-month stay at the Colony, with all expenses paid; the recipient only pays for his or her transportation to and from the Colony. No worries. No interruptions. Just you and your craft at last.
Anthropology scholarships for Native American and Pacific Islanders
For info: or 202-789-8200
Religious Journalism Scholarships and Fellowships
Any Christian denomination and some specifically for United Methodist students and Mentoring experiences to address the lack of diversity in conference communication offices. or 888-278-4862
University of North Dakota Scholarships For Native Students
University of North Dakota offers a free booklet about their school and scholarships for Native students "Opportunities for American Indians" a view book, call 1.800.CALL.UND and ask for Native American Programs or online at
Geo. Washington Univ. Law School
Offers a 3 year partial tuition scholarship. Located in Washington, DC. For more info: 202-994-7230 or
Native American Community Scholar Awards
The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC
Flight Training Programs
Delta Airlines and Western Michigan Univ. college of Aviation offers flight training programs for women and minorities. For more info: 616-964-4579 and 
Engineering and Entrepreneurship
Student Teaching and Reaching Success (STARS) focuses on Engineering and Entrepreneurship tracks for American Indian's ages 17-19, high school grads and not enrolled in college. For More Info: 315-268-375 or
Chevron Corp.
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management
National Parks Service
National Renewable Energy Lab
Sandia National Labs
The PHD Project
United Space Alliance
Native Workplace
Green Career Pathways for American Indians & Veterans
Humboldt State Program Model For Training Native American Teachers
For details about the book or ITEPP, call 707-826-3672 or visit Office of University Communications Siemens Hall 130

Unused funds are being returned to donating companies.
A large amount of scholarship money that has been set aside by companies for deserving minority students are either collecting dust of or being returned to businesses because of a lack of interest. The following is a list of scholarships and their Web addresses to pass along to friends and family members with college-bound kids so that this free money will not go to waste.

Rachel Garza Carreón
Recruitment and Outreach Librarian
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City , IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-6441

  1. Bell Labs Fellowships for under-represented minorities
  2. Student Inventors Scholarships
  3. Student Video Scholarships
  4. Coca-Cola Two-Year College Scholarships
  5. Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships
  6. Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships
  7. Brand Essay Competition
  8. Gates Millennium Scholarships
  9. Xerox Scholarships for Students
  10. Sports Scholarships and Internships
  11. National Assoc. of Black Journalists Scholarships (NABJ)
  12. Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)
  13. Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
  14. Fin Aid: The Smart Students Guide to Financial Aid scholarships
  15. Presidential Freedom Scholarships
  16. Microsoft Scholarship Program
  17. Hope Scholarships & Lifetime Credits
  18. William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students
  19. Multiple List of Minority Scholarships
  20. Guaranteed Scholarships
  21. BOEING scholarships
  22. Easley National Scholarship Program
  23. Maryland Artists Scholarships
  24. Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship (for AfrAm students in South Florida )
  25. Historically Black College & University Scholarships
  26. Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students
  27. International Students Scholarships & Aid Help
  28. College Board Scholarship Search
  29. Burger King Scholarship Program
  30. Siemens Westinghouse Competition
  31. GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds
  32. CollegeNet's Scholarship Database
  33. Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways 25 Scholarships Excel
  34. Scholarship & Financial Aid Help
  35. Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)
  36. FAFSA On The Web
  37. Aid & Resources For Re-Entry Students
  38. Scholarships and Fellowships
  39. Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies
  40. HBCU Packard Sit Abroad Scholarships
  41. Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
  42. INROADS internships
  43. ACT-SO "Olympics of the Mind" Scholarships
  44. Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships
  45. ScienceNet Scholarship Listing
  46. Graduate Fellowships For Minorities Nationwide
  47. Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford
  48. The Roothbert Scholarship Fund