Throughout the United States, Native American communities suffer from a lack of qualified professionals—teachers, engineers, doctors, communication specialists, business managers, social workers and technicians. Well-paying jobs exist in Indian communities, but few Indians are prepared to fill them. Hospitals, dental clinics, schools, engineering and agricultural projects remain understaffed and seriously unable to meet community needs.

Grade Level/Age
High School Senior
Award information
  • Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000 per year
Eligibility Requirements
  • Must be an enrolled member with ¼ degree or more American Indian blood from a federally recognized, state-recognized, or terminated U.S. Tribe
  • Exact blood quantum must be stated on the certificate
  • No exceptions to the blood quantum rule