Applicants must be Native American from continental US tribes or Alaska Native.
All applicants must be enrolled in their tribe. A copy of tribal enrollment is required.
There is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility.
Applicants must be enrolled as full time students for both fall and spring semester.
Students must have a minimum need of $750 both fall and spring semester to be eligible.
Students must be seeking an Associates Degree or higher. (Sorry, we do not fund certificate programs or seminary.)
Students must be attending an accredited school. *See FAQ's for more info.
All regular scholarships are for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized tribes except for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship and David Risling Emergency Aid Scholarship. Some of these scholarships are curriculum specific. Students from federally recognized tribes are not eligible for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship.
Applicants enrolled in non-recognized tribes are eligible for the Allogan Slagle Scholarship only. This scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students in any curriculum.
Students are eligible to receive one scholarship per year.
Emergency aid applicants need to contact Lisa Wyzlic, Director of Scholarship Programs to verify funding availability and eligibility prior to applying.
Applications are accepted from graduating high school seniors, current college freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate and doctoral students.
Send one application package only. You will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible.
AAIA funds for the entire school year. We do not consider applications for fall and spring semesters separately. Students attending schools with tri or quarter semesters will be considered based on classes taken between September 1 and May 31.
AAIA does not provide summer funding.
Checks are mailed directly to the school twice per year. It is assumed any funds received will be applied to the student's account, but manner of disbursement is left to the policy and discretion of the school.
Disbursement of spring checks are dependent upon submission and review of satisfactory fall grades and a full time spring schedule.
Students receiving awards are responsible for contacting our office with change of address information. If we can't contact you, your check may not be disbursed.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.