Check Your Eligibility For
A Native American
Scholarship From This
Here's your chance, as a Native American, to make a difference
in your community either as a donor or beneficiary of
scholarships through American Indian Services.
American Indian Services has
announced the availability of
scholarships for Native
AIS provides scholarships and programs to Native Americans in need,
to grant them access to education while ensuring the preservation of
their cultural values.
The freshly announced scholarships
are specifically for those students
whose lineage can be traced back
directly to Native American ancestry.
The scholarships are distributed according to tribes and
are available to those who are or less than 100% Native
Given the high levels of poverty in Native
American various tribes and the scarcity of
educational materials and opportunities
therein, AIS sets out each year to provide
thousands of college scholarships to natives
from over 300 federally recognized tribes.
Other factors influencing the organization's drive to provide scholarships include the
fact that Native Americans may attend schools run by their tribe and may or may not
be at a disadvantage when it comes to learning English.
According to a representative for AIS,
"For way too long, Native American
student experiences in education have
been inconsistent with people of all
To receive a scholarship from AIS, you must prove your ancestry, since every
tribe has unique requirements for membership. One example is that of the
Cherokee tribe, where you must demonstrate that you’re a direct descendant
from that nation.
The Bureau of Indian Education, has
stricter entry requirements. With this
organization, you’re required to be at
least 25% Native American before
Even when they do attend college, this learning community
graduates at a much lower rate than their white counterparts".
AIS hopes that with the scholarship
program natives will be able to achieve
individual success and be b