American Indian College Fund Scholarships

General Information:

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.



Is eligibility based on blood quantum (blood degree or percentage)?

-No, your eligibility is determined by your enrollment in a state or federally recognized tribe or the ability to prove descendancy to an enrolled member.

Which tribes are eligible to apply?

-Any state or federally recognized tribal members or Alaska Natives are eligible to apply. You can also be eligible by proving descendancy to a parent or immediate grandparent that is/was an enrolled member of a state or federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native.

How would I be eligible based on descendancy?

-To be eligible based on descendancy, you must provide tribal enrollment documentation of your parent(s) or immediate grandparent(s) and birth certificates that connect you to the parent/grandparent.


Application Process:

To apply, go to and choose the appropriate scholarship category (undergraduate attending a tribal college, undergraduate attending a mainstream college, or graduate student) to begin the application process.



Full Circle scholarship applications are open from January 1st to May 31st each year.


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