Scholarship Opportunities to Support Tribal Youth

The Education Department assists tribal students in finding and applying for scholarships that align with the student’s post-graduation plans. Many of the scholarships listed are specifically for Native American students and are designed to financially assist Native youth to be able to further their education.

If you have questions or would like assistance in applying, please contact [email protected]

Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Use the 2023–24 FAFSA® form to apply for college financial aid for 7/1/23–6/30/24.

First Literacy Scholarships

Each year, First Literacy awards $1,500 scholarships to recent graduates of Massachusetts Adult Basic Education (ABE) or English language programs who are continuing on to vocational training or higher education.


Native American Tuition Credit

If you are a Native American living in Massachusetts, you may be eligible for tuition assistance at a state college or university.

Rhode Island Indian Council

For more than 43 years we have assisted generations of Native people achieve economic independence and social wellbeing. Our agency believes in Natives serving Natives, funding education, job training and assisting our community to find meaningful employment. Our workforce center is here to help.

  • Rhode Island Indian Council c/o Ms. Judith O’Neil, WIOA, 807 Broad Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02907, 401-781-1098


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Cape Cod Association (must be born on Cape Cod)

The Association now grants awards to students attending two- and four-year colleges, technical schools, and community colleges anywhere in the United States. The Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Association hopes that this scholarship fund will be successful in providing a solid education for Cape Cod students who otherwise could not afford it.

Cape Cod Foundation

“The Cape Cod Foundation administers over 90 scholarship funds. In 2023, we awarded about $900,000 in scholarships to support students in our region pursuing degrees or completing certificate programs. We offer a variety of scholarships to support all types of educational paths. Our Scholarship Booklet outlines the requirements and deadlines for all of them.”

Education Planner

Making decisions about colleges and careers can seem overwhelming, especially when you are young. If you are feeling unprepared, know that you are not alone. We’re here to help.

Cape Cod Community College | Grants, Scholarships, and Emergency Funds

Grants, Scholarships, and Emergency Funds. We have multiple ways to help lower your tuition and ease the cost of attending college. The first step is always to consider applying for Financial Aid. Every year more than $1 billion is left on the table nationally…so get yours!

Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation

We award more than $200,000 in scholarships every year. The application process is simple and every student should apply! Scholarships are awarded for a variety of factors: where you live, what you study, how involved you are on campus/in your community, GPA, and financial need. There are 150 different scholarships & everyone fits the criteria for at least 5-10 of them!

Indian Health Services

Indian Health Services :

(US Citizen, Federally Recognized tribe, accepted into an accredited program in the US, minimum 2.0 GPA, intend to serve Indian people as a health professional in your chosen field. Application cycle is open December 15, 2023- February 28, 2024. Direct payment to your school covering tuition and required fees for the academic year. Provides a monthly stipend of no less than $1,500/month to assist our scholarship recipients in covering living expenses.

American Indian College Fund

American Indian College Fund:

(enrolled member of a federally or state-recognized tribe, the scholarship application for the 2023-2024 academic year will close at 12:00 am (MT) on January 30th, 2024. The application for the 2024-2025 academic year will be available on February 1st, 2024., minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and be a high school senior in their last semester. Award amounts vary but average between $2,000 to $3,000.)

Posse Foundation

The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits, and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential. Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner colleges and universities.

Udall Foundation

In 2023, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

JLV College Counseling

List of Scholarships open to Native American students.

US Colleges and Universities Offering In-State Tuition and Tuition Waivers for Native American Students

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

Youth Programs – United South & Eastern Tribes (

(Indian students who are enrolled members of one of the thirty-three USET Member Tribal Nations. The deadline date for postmarked or delivered applications is March 1, 2024. The USET Education Committee will award all selected undergraduate applicants an equal amount in any award period, in increments of no less than $750. In addition, the USET Education Committee will award all selected graduate applicants an equal amount in any award period, in increments of no less than $1,000.

Cobell Scholarship

Cobell Scholarships offers are merit-based following a lengthy application and referral process. The Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is: an enrolled member of a US Federally-recognized Tribe, enrolled in or plans to enroll in full-time study and is degree-seeking while attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.

The Scholarship amounts for the Academic Year 2023-2024 were up to $5,000-$10,000 for returning Undergraduate applicants, up to $12,500 for Graduate and Professional students, and up to $7,500 for the calendar year for Vocational students.

2024-2025 Cobell Scholarship Academic Year opportunity
Opens December 15, 2023
Closes March 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM MDT
Reference due April 7, 2024

2024 Cobell Scholarship Summer opportunity
Opens February 15, 2024
Closes May 4, 2024 at 11:59 PM MST
No reference required

2024 Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellowship opportunity
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes January 10, 2024 11:59 PM MST.

2024 The Elouise Cobell Dissertation Writing-Year Fellowship opportunity
Opens September 1, 2023
Closes January 10, 2024 11:59 PM MST.

Cobell Scholarship Vocational opportunity – Open year-round until funds run out. No reference is required.

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund provides scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native college students who are enrolled in certificate, undergraduate, or graduate programs at tribal colleges or nonprofit, accredited schools.

Native Forward Scholarship Finder

Degree-seeking students must be attending an accredited institution full-time in the U.S. All applicants must be able to demonstrate Tribal affiliation through a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC). Each opportunity has specific Tribal eligibility requirements; please review the criteria to ensure eligibility.

Truman D. Picard Scholarship (Natural Resources)

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

(Applicants must supply a letter of application, a resume and three letters of reference as well as evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U. S. Government. Amount: $2,500. Deadline: January 26, 2024.)



AISES helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities. We highly encourage you to apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for! To apply, you must be an AISES member.

  • AISES 3M Scholarship (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. In partnership with 3M, AISES is pleased to announce the 3M Scholarship for incoming college freshman students pursuing ANY STEM degree. $2,500 for the academic year for incoming college freshman students. Although a 3.0 GPA is not required, it is preferred.
  • AISES A.T. Anderson Scholarship (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. The A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program is funded through a variety of sources, including memorials, individual donations, AISES fundraisers, and other corporate grants. This scholarship fund was established to memorialize A.T. Anderson, one of the AISES founders. $1,000 for the academic year for undergraduate students, $2,000 for the academic year for graduate students. Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • AISES Accenture Scholarship (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations Services, and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. $5,000 for the academic year for incoming freshman or sophomore for the 2024-2025 academic year. Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative GPA
  • AISES ARDC Scholarship Program (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. AISES is proud to partner with Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) to offer a $5,000 scholarship to students pursing an Associates, Bachelors, or Master’s degree at an accredited institution studying in one of the following STEM fields: electrical engineering, computer engineering, web design and development, audio technology, mechanical engineering, mathematics, information technology, and communications. Students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • AISES Aristocrat Scholarship (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. AISES is pleased to offer a scholarship program in partnership with Aristocrat for the 2024-2025 academic year. Undergraduate students are eligible, and students in a field related to casino gaming (software development, technology, supply chain, etc.) are welcome and encouraged to apply. Those awarded must maintain a 2.75 GPA their freshman and sophomore years and a 3.0 GPA their junior and senior years to receive scholarships for all four years. $2,500 for the academic year for undergraduate students
  • AISES Chevron Scholarship (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. Chevron will award scholarships to students majoring in Information Technology, Engineering and Earth Science. Recipient must be authorized to work in the United States and have a 3.0 GPA. $5,000 per academic year.
  • AISES Environmental Science Associates (ESA) Scholarship (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. AISES is pleased to offer a scholarship program in partnership with Environmental Science Associates (ESA) for the 2024-2025 academic year. Undergraduate Indigenous students pursuing a STEM or planning degree in the states of Washington, Oregon, California or Florida are welcome and encouraged to apply. Awards are $2,000 for the academic year. Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • AISES ExxonMobil Scholarship 2024-2025
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. In partnership with ExxonMobil, AISES is proud to offer the ExxonMobil Geosciences Scholarship. Through ExxonMobil’s generous support, AISES will offer scholarships to assist undergraduate, MS, and PhD students in financing academic costs and geosciences field work and research. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • AISES Google Scholarship
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. The Google Scholarship opportunity meets AISES’ mission-driven objective to support Indigenous students in becoming qualified, STEM professionals through academic scholarship and wrap around support services. With the resources provided by Google, combined with AISES’ 46 years of experience administering scholarships and offering support programs to Indigenous students, AISES believes the recipients will excel in their programs and provide meaningful contributions in the STEM workforce. $2,500 for the academic year for undergraduate and graduate student. Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative GPA.
  • AISES Intel Growing The Legacy Scholarship Program (2024-2025)
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. AISES is proud to partner with Intel Corporation to offer the Intel Growing the Legacy Scholarship Program.  The Program offers Intel-sponsored scholarships of $5,000 to $10,000 for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate STEM degree. While this Program is not automatically renewing, awardees are encouraged to re-apply each year. Applicants must maintain a GPA of 3.0.
  • AISES Polaris Academic Scholarship
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. The Polaris Foundation is dedicated to long-term investment in the communities where they live and do business. Providing Polaris with a quality workforce and creating healthy communities where our employees live is central to their vision. $4,000 for the academic year for the 2024-2025 academic year. Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative GPA.
  • AISES Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) Scholarship 2024-2025
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. AISES is pleased to offer a scholarship program in partnership with Society of Professional Engineering in Aerospace (SPEEA) for the 2024-2025 academic year. Indigenous students interested in an aerospace career pursing an associates, bachelors, or graduate degree in the state of Washington are welcome and encouraged to apply.Awards are $5,000 for the academic year with additional assistance available for students with dependent children. Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative GPA.
  • FIRST x AISES Scholarship
    Due Date: April 30, 2024. The FIRST x AISES scholarship is a new initiative designed to provide Indigenous students pursuing STEM studies in higher education. $2,000 for the academic year for undergraduate students. $3,000 for the academic year for graduate students. Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.



EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship Program

The EPP/MSI Undergraduate Scholarship provides funds for two years of undergraduate study to rising junior undergraduate students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields that directly support NOAA’s mission. Participants conduct research at a NOAA facility during two paid summer internships. Since 2001, 219 students have completed the program and over 75% go on to graduate school.

Friends of Chatham Waterways

Friends of Chatham Waterways is offering Kimball scholarships of up to $3,000 to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students majoring in marine or environmental studies. It is our belief that providing grants at the graduate and undergraduate levels will enable and encourage young men and women––tomorrow’s leaders––to commit themselves to careers in these fields.

Mayflower society Thanksgiving Day Award Scholarship

These two $1500 awards are given by MSMD in recognition of the Wampanoag Nation’s assistance to our Pilgrim ancestors. These scholarships can be used at any accredited non-profit college or university in the United States.

Daughters of American Revolution – American Indian Scholarships

Daughters of American Revolution – American Indian Scholarships (This scholarship is awarded once a year to a Native American college and technical student of any age, any tribe and in any state who has financial need and a minimum GPA of 3.25 based on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent GPA. The amount of the scholarship is $4,000.00 and more than one may be awarded each year.)

University of Colorado Denver Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands

University of Colorado Denver Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands (ESIL scholarship recipients need to be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, U.S. nationals per section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or refugees per section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. While the scholarship application focuses on demonstrated commitments to Indigenous communities, all students are eligible to apply. Scholarships cover documented financial need up to $10,000 per year.)

American Muscle Automotive Scholarship

American Muscle Automotive Scholarship

(1 scholarship for $2,500will be awarded twice a year to students pursuing an automotive themed major. One scholarship will be awarded every spring semester, followed by one additional scholarship to be awarded for the fall semester each year. Please submit your essays by 12:00PM EST on October 15th for all spring semester applicants and by June 15th for all fall applicants. Winning scholarships will be paid directly to the school as a tuition payment. Only students currently enrolled full-time in an American college, Canadian colleges, Automotive Engineering programs, Trade schools, technical institute, or high school seniors planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution are eligible to be awarded a scholarship through this program.


Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship

The team is proud to offer a $2,500 scholarship for students and professionals changing others’ lives through wellness and beauty. If you’re ready to begin a fulfilling and rewarding career in the beauty and wellness industry, or if you are continuing your education to pursue your next career goal, submit the application form below for the chance to win a $2,500 scholarship toward your tuition and education expenses.

Henry David Thoreau Foundation

Through our undergraduate scholarship program, the Henry David Thoreau Foundation identifies and supports outstanding young leaders from Massachusetts who are committed to safeguarding the environmental welfare of future generations. We call them Henry David Thoreau Scholars.


The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching.


Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe
Education Department

483 Great Neck Road South
Mashpee, MA 02649

508-477-0208 x8

[email protected]

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