Other Navajo Nation Resources:

  • The Navajo satellite chapters of Ramah, Alamo, and To’hajiiilee receive annual scholarship funding.
  • All other Navajo Nation chapters are frequently appropriated funds for scholarships to members of their community. Contact your local chapter official for information.

Scholarship opportunities from local organizations, corporations and non-profits:

  • APS Four Corners Power Plant Navajo Scholarship
    The Four Corners Power Plant helps prepare selected Navajo students for careers related to the electric utility industry. 
    Eligibility: Navajo students residing in the vicinity of the plant and pursuing undergraduate degrees in a utility related field of study. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $1,500 per school year and are renewable each semester contingent on the recipient’s good standing. APS/Four Corners Power Plant Navajo Scholarships (PDF, 290k, 2 pages) For information: Nathan J. Tohtsoni (505) 598-8213
  • AZ Earn to Learn
    Earn to Learn offers students the opportunity to save and earn a renewable $4,500 scholarship to attend Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona. Students, who complete the program requirements, including saving $500 toward their education, receive a match of $4,000 in scholarship money per academic year. Eligibility: Enrolled high school seniors or enrolled community college students, who are planning to attend one of the three state universities. To apply: Visit www.earntolearn.org and start a  pre-application. For information: sean@earntolearn.org or call 928-707-3832 or toll-free at 877-260-7369.
    Deadline to apply for Fall 2017: Nov. 28, 2016
  • Brown and Caldwell Navajo Scholarship for Engineering/Environmental Science
    Brown and Caldwell's Navajo Scholarship is designed to to encourage enrolled members of the Navajo Nation to pursue education and careers in the environmental field. The scholarship, sponsored by Brown and Caldwell's Salt Lake City office, provides support to Navajo students, who have a desire to improve our world by developing their skills and knowledge in preparation of implementing sound environmental practices in their life career. 

    Initial Eligibility: Enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, full-time enrollment at an accredited two-year junior or four-year undergraduate college or a senior in high school with a letter of acceptance from the college or university to be attended; declaration of or intend to declare a major in civil, chemical, or environmental engineering, or one of the environmental sciences (e.g., geology, hydrogeology, biology, ecology, industrial hygiene toxicology), a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent on a 5.0 scale). Detailed information and online application may be found at Navajo Scholarship. For information contact: Jay Yazzie at (801) 316-9810 or JYazzie@BrwnCald.com
  • First Things First Quality First Scholarship Program
    Eligibility: Families who are permanent residents of the Navajo Nation but are temporarily living in other parts of the state while they attend college. Applicant must enroll in a minimum of one course at an accredited college or university each session courses are offered, must  be a permanent resident of the Navajo Nation (living off tribal lands to attend school), have a household income at or below 200% of the current year's federal poverty level, have a child or children (the maximum number of scholarships available to any family is two) between the ages of birth and age 5 no yet in kindergarten. Scholarships are awarded directly to the families and transfer with the child. Download the FY16 Navajo Nation Off-Reservation Family Application or call Valley of the Sun United Way at 1-866-973-0012 to have forms emailed.

  • Indian Health Service Scholarship Programs
    The Indian Health Service Scholarship Program offers three scholarships - Preparatory, Pre-Graduate and Health Professions -  to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native candidates. Scholarships include financial aid covering tuition, required fees, educational and living expenses for all scholarship recipients. Detailed information may be found in the Application Handbook [PDF - 4,350KB].  Application packets for scholarship support for the 2016-17 academic year  (one set with original signatures and one copy) must be mailed to the IHS Scholarship Program postmarked no later than March 28, 2016.

  • IHS Extern Program
    The Indian Health Service Extern Program offers IHS scholarship recipients, as well as other health professions students, the opportunity to gain valuable clinical experience in an Indian health facility. This experience allows students to develop their clinical skills under expert supervision while contributing to an interdisciplinary team of health professionals. Visit the IHS Externship Program website or contact the branch office at (301) 443-6197 for more information on the IHS Extern Program.

  • IHS Residencies and Rotations
    The Indian Health Service has established residency and rotation agreements with a number of health professions schools throughout the United States. These agreements provide excellent clinical and cultural experiences within Indian communities and can lay the foundation for a career in Indian health. Contact the IHS recruiter serving your health profession for more information.

  • Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Scholarships
    Open to students majoring in subject matter central to the oil and gas industry including Engineering (petroleum, mining, mechanical, civil, environmental, or electrical), Geology, Natural Resource Management, Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration or Human Resource Management.
    Deadline(s): Multiple

  • NOVA Corporation Scholarship
    Eligibility: Any student entering his or her sophomore year of college or higher (or equivalent). There are no age restrictions. Students from low-income families, who have been unsuccessful in obtaining financial assistance through the normal FAFSA sources, will be given special consideration. Requirements include a 500-800 word essay on a given topic. Candidates should list his/her extracurricular activities such as sports, community service projects, clubs, jobs and any other activities. This should also be included in the essay portion of the application.
    Deadline: Varies

  • SRP Navajo Generating Station Navajo Scholarship
    Open to enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who will be full-time students at an accredited college or university. Priority will be given to the math, engineering and environmental studies. Recipients must be juniors in college during the time the scholarship is used and must have, and maintain, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
    Deadline: May 31, 2015

  • Utah Navajo Royalties Holding Fund
    Eligibility: Enrolled members of the Navajo Nation who meet the residency definition. For younger students, their parents have to be a full time resident living in San Juan County, Utah. Older students with a family, must have lived in San Juan County, Utah for the past three years or have left San Juan County not more than three years ago. Students may attend any university, college, or technical/trade school of their choosing, including on-line courses. UNRHF can also fund high school students under the concurrent enrollment program, where they can continue to attend high school and some college classes at the same time. UNTF Scholarship Application (PDF, 184K, 2 pages) Deadlines: Fall Oct. 21; Winter/Spring Feb. 1; Spring Qtr April 15; Summer Qtr/Sessions June 15

Other sources:

  • American Indian College Fund
    Deadline: May 31
    Eligibility: All scholarships require U.S. Citizenship and American Indian or Alaska Native tribe membership, or proof of descendancy (parent or grandparent).  Full-time enrollment is required for all scholarships. Additional requirements may be in place for various scholarships. Applications are accepted from students attending tribal colleges and universities beginning January 1 and ending May 31 of each year. 

  • American Indian Education Fund
    Eligibility: Undergraduate Students must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation) and be enrolled full-time in an accredited 2- or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school. Graduate students must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent and attending an accredited graduate school. (Online colleges are not applicable.) Early Application Deadline: March 1st Final Deadline: April 4th (every year)

  • American Indian Graduate Center
    Basic eligibility for all AIGC opportunities includes demonstration one of the following:
    - Pursuit of a master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited graduate school in the United States (Fellowship, Loan for Service, Wells Fargo)
    - Pursuit of an undergraduate degree as a full time student at an accredited undergraduate school in the United States (Wells Fargo and Accenture)
    - A high school senior planning to attend an accredited undergraduate school in the United States (All Native American High School Academic Team)
    - Financial need
    - Enrollment in a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or possession of 1/4 degree verifiable federally recognized American Indian blood
    - Each AIGC opportunity has additional eligibility criteria beyond the listed basic qualifications.

  • Association of American Indian Affairs

  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society

  • American Indians into Nursing Program
    The American Indians into Nursing Program's mission is to increase the number of nurses, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners who serve Indian communities. For information:
    Arizona State University (602) 496-0710     
    Montana State University (406) 994-7684     
    University of North Dakota (701) 777-3224     
    Salish Kootenai College (406) 275-4909

  • American Indians into Psychology Program
    A growing need for well-trained clinical psychologists of American Indian and Alaska Native descent led to the development of the American Indians into Psychology Program (INPSYC). Scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing psychology degrees. INPSYC furnishes valuable, in-the-field training opportunities in Indian communities to graduate students in clinical psychology. For information:
    Oklahoma State University (405) 659-1928
    University of North Dakota (701) 777-4497
    University of Montana (406) 243-5630

  • American Indians into Medicine Program
    American Indian and Alaska Native college students can pursue support for their health care career preparation via the American Indians Into Medicine Program (INMED). INMED presents a range of health care career possibilities and proven paths to success through career counseling, tutoring, scholarship and financial aid application assistance. Educational summer sessions are available as are travel grants for health conference expenses. For information:
    Dr. Erik Brodt – University of Wisconsin 
    Dr. Teshia Solomon – University of Arizona 
    Gene Delorme – University of North Dakota

  • Apartment List Scholarship 
    Apartment List, an apartment rental marketplace in the United States, offers a $2,500 scholarship to outstanding students who exemplify the Apartment List’s core values.
    Eligibility: Any legal U.S. resident at least 18 years old who is currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited university or college in the next academic year or is currently attending an accredited university or college. The scholarship is open to undergraduates and graduates. Requirements include responses to two essay questions posed within the application.
    Deadline(s): Spring  March 1; Summer June 1; Fall Sept. 1; Winter Dec. 1.

  • Catching the Dream
    Eligibility: Enrolled members of a federally recognized, state recognized or terminated tribe and ¼ or more degree American Indian. All awards are based on merit, academic achievement and ambition. Students must attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis, seeking a BA or higher. Additional requirements are listed on the CTD application. 
    Deadline(s): Fall Semester April 30; Spring Semester Sept. 15; Summer Session March 15.

  • Funding Your Medical Assistant Program 
    Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing career fields in the country, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting 23% growth nationally between 2014 and 2024. As the demand continues to increase, competition for the best talent is expected to heighten. Completing a postsecondary education is paramount, yet students may have concerns about financing their education. Learn about the different types of financial aid opportunities available to medical assistant students, including medical assistant scholarships, grants and loans.
    Deadline(s): Varies

  • National Indian Education Association
    Provides information about funding opportunities for Native students and contact information.
  • Native American Rights Fund

  • SMA Native American STEM Scholarship
    Souder, Miller & Associates offers a $1,500 scholarship opportunity to Native American students pursuing a four-year degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic approval for up to a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee Eligibility: Enrolled members of a Pueblo or Tribe; students graduating from high school by June 2016 and accepted to an accredited U.S. college or university or a college STEM student already enrolled at an accredited college or university. Any questions regarding the program may be forwarded to the scholarship committee at: nativeamerican.scholarship@soudermiller.com
    Deadline: June 17, 2016 at 5 pm

  • Quitday.org Scholarship
  • Quitday.org awards $3,000 in scholarships each year to students who share their vision for a smoke-free world. Students are challenged to share their story on how to make the world smoke-free. First, second and third place winners of the essay contest receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $700 and $300, respectively. Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate students who are 18 years old or older. Applicants must be accepted to, or currently enrolled, in a college or university located within the United States or in the District of Columbia. Details and application may be found at www.quitday.org
    Deadline to apply: March 31, 2016 at 5 pm Eastern Time