Application Deadline April 4, 2023

Plan, prepare, get funding!

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Applicant Eligibility

  • Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation)

  • Attending or have been accepted to an accredited graduate school (online colleges are not applicable, ABD not applicable)

  • Must be enrolled between 6-18 credits (level of scholarship funding dependent on # of credits enrolled)

  • GPA between 2.5 - 3.5 is desirable, however, all current graduate students are encouraged to apply

  • Online schools and summer programs are not applicable

Prefer a paper option?

Here's a PDF version that you can print, complete and mail in with all of your other documentation required.

Application Sections

  • 1

    Part 1 of 4 - Graduate Application Instructions

    • A Little Bit about the AIEF Graduate Application

    • Applicant Criteria

    • Application Directions

  • 2

    Part 2 of 4 - Application Form

    • Graduate Application

  • 3

    Part 3 of 4 - Grow with Google Video

    • Earn Additional Points!

    • Grow with Google Video Survey

  • 4

    Part 4 of 4 - Application Attachments

    • Attachment Instructions

    • Application Attachments and Agreement

Scholarship FAQ's

  • When are scholarship applications due?

    The deadline for scholarship applications is April 4th. However, if you submit it by March 31st, you can earn an extra point toward your overall score!

  • How are scholarships awarded?

    Applications submitted by eligible Native American students each spring are reviewed by members of the Scholarship Committee, who award the competitive grants.

  • I am unable to complete my application online. Is there any other way to turn it in?

    Yes, we offer a downloadable PDF version of the application that you can print, complete and mail in with all of your other documentation required. Find it here:

  • When will I know if I've been selected?

    Awarded students will be notified by July 15th if they have been selected to receive an undergraduate scholarship. Due to administrative costs we do not notify non-awarded students.

  • How much is the scholarship worth?

    We will provide $1,000 to $2,000 per scholarship for graduate students who are attending, or have been accepted to an accredited graduate school. The scholarship is paid directly to each recipient’s college or university.

  • What are the GPA requirements to maintain?

    Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or above in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

Need assistance?

Contact us

For more information on scholarships in general: Visit our website at Call 1-866-866-8642 (toll-free) or Email