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American Indian College Fund
Based in Denver, with offices in New York City, the nonprofit College Fund was created in 1989 to raise private support for scholarships, endowments and public awareness for Native higher education. In 1999 alone, the Fund has raised more than $33 million on behalf of the 30 tribal colleges it was founded to support.

American Indian Graduate Center, Inc.
For over thirty years the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) has awarded more than 9000 fellowships to qualified Native American and Alaskan Native students to pursue graduate degrees in all fields. The number of students applying has increased, and it is AIGC’s intent to fund all those who apply.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is a unique—and uniquely American Indian—organization. It was founded in 1972 by the presidents of the nation’s first six Tribal Colleges, as an informal collaboration among member colleges. Today, AIHEC has grown to represent 34 colleges in the United States and one Canadian institution. Unlike most professional associations, it is governed jointly by each member institution.

Canadian Student Awards and Funds
This Canadian web site gives you immediate access to our database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards. Whether you are about to enter your first year of post-secondary education or are already enrolled in a university or college program, studentawards.com can help you find the money to finance your education.


Prospective college students can apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for US Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a service of the US Education Department.

Free Online Scholarships Newsletter
The purpose of the newsletter is to share news and discussion on the migration of print scholarship to the internet and efforts to make it available to readers free of charge.


Gates Millennium Scholars Progam
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund, will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian-Pacific American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.

Get Recruited
Offers students a chance to be recruited by, and perhaps be offered scholarships to attend, colleges, universities and graduate schools throughout the United States. This great service is absolutely free.

Guaranteed Scholarships
Lists and describes scholarships offered by individual colleges and universities to all enrolled students meeting the specific criteria.

In order to perform a thorough scholarship search, remember to access a scholarship Internet search engine like FastWeb at www.fastweb.com, ask your high school guidance counselor about scholarship opportunities, and contact the financial aid office at each university that you are considering. The following list doesn’t include all available scholarships.

Scholarship and Grant Page for Native American Students
General Information Searching for Financial Aid on the Internet


Scholarship Opportunities Online
Nancy Thomas has put together a page of scholarship links and sources

Scholarships.com- the Internet's leading free college scholarship search service and trusted source for college financial aid information. Students create a personalized profile that is matched to our database of over 600,000 college scholarships, grants, fellowships, and internships from over 8,000 sources, totaling over $1.4 billion. You'll receive detailed information on the scholarships matching your profile immediately online.

Scholarships Canada
Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through our extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning

Student Financial Aid Assistance
The Student Financial Assistance programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Here you'll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school.

Student Loans by Nellie Mae
Nellie Mae is a leading national provider of higher education loans for students and parents. Established in 1982, Nellie Mae provides federal loans under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (Stafford, PLUS and Consolidation Loans) and privately funded loans for students and families. Our specialized services also include web-based loan management tools for schools and borrowers.


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  • Colorado American Indian Scholars License Plates CO American Indian Scholars License Plate

    You do NOT need be American Indian or a student to buy a plate. The proceeds go to a scholarship fund for resident American Indian students attending Colorado institutions of higher learning.
    You do need to purchase a certificate from the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce to take to your Motor Vehicle department in order to buy a plate. This simple procedure is explained more fully on the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber's website:

    You may download an order form online through the Chamber. To maintain availability of this plate in Colorado, 3000 must be issued by 2007. As of January 2005, just over 1000 have been issued, helping to support Colorado's American Indian Scholars.