Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


American Indian Community College Scholarship

Scholarship Administrative Services, Inc.
Attn: MEFUSA Program
457 Ives Terrace
Sunnyvale, CA 94087


To provide financial assistance to American Indian high school seniors who are interested in attending a community college.


This program is open to American Indian seniors graduating from high schools anywhere in the United States. 

Applicants must be:

  • enrolled members of a federally-recognized tribal organization
  • planning to attend a community college on a full-time basis. 

Along with their application they must submit a 1,000-word essay on:

  • their educational and career goals
  • how a community college education will help them achieve those goals
  • how they plan to serve the American Indian community after completing their education. 

Selection is based on:

  • the essay
  • high school GPA (2.5 or higher), SAT or ACT scores
  • involvement in the American Indian community
  • financial need.

Financial data

The stipend is $5,000 per year


1 year; may be renewed 1 additional year if the recipient maintains full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.5 or higher

Additional information

This program is sponsored by the Minority Educational Foundation of the United States of America (MEFUSA) was established in 2001 to meet the needs of minority students who "show a determination to get a college degree," but who, for financial or other personal reason, are not able to attend a 4-year college or university.  Requests for applications should be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope, the student's e-mail address, and the source where they found the scholarship information.

Number awarded

Up to 100 each year


April of each year