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Academic Level:
Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior
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For undergraduates and graduate students.

Undergraduates Attending Tribal Colleges:

We offer two scholarship programs, TCU and Full Circle scholarships, each with their own deadlines and requirements. Please review the Scholarship Programs page to determine the program(s) to which you are applying. In some cases, a student may be eligible to apply for both. All students applying for either scholarship must complete the online application.

How to Complete Your Application:

You are able to save your profile to complete it at a later date, but are not able to save the application once you have started so please take your time and have all necessary documents ready.

Learn more on our website.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum general eligibility requirements for a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund (the Full Circle and/or TCU Scholarship Programs) include:

•U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty

•Enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university

•Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only).

•Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. You can use this website to trace Indian ancestry.

•To be considered for any American Indian College Fund scholarship, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA to apply. Once awarded, depending on donor criteria, your scholarship may have a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. You can use this online tool to calculate your current or cumulative GPA.

•Submission of a completed online application.

Undergraduates Attending Non-Tribal Colleges:

The Full Circle Scholarship Program is awarded to students attending non-tribal colleges. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with corporate and private donors and are available to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending public and private colleges and universities. The Full Circle Scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based upon merit or demonstrated financial need.

Graduate Students at all Colleges:

Students pursuing a graduate degree at any eligible not-for-profit college or university may apply for the Full Circle Scholarship Program.

For more information about the American Indian College Fund scholarships please contact a member of the Student Success Services team at 800-776-3863.

Full Circle scholarship applications are accepted from students beginning January 1 and ending May 31 of each year. The American Indian College Fund determines student eligibility and awards the scholarships. Award and denial notices will be mailed out to all applicants by August each year to the address listed on the application.
portable funding

Participating Institution(s):
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American Indian College Fund (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Page last updated 6/12/2024 3:18:17 PM
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