Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Bill Thunder, Jr./Arapaho Ranch Trust Scholarship

Northern Arapaho Tribe
Attn: Sky People Higher Education
P.O. Box 8480
Ethete, WY 82520
(307) 332-5286      Toll-free: (800) 815-6795      Fax: (307) 332-9104


To provide financial assistance to members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who are working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in agriculture or a related field.


This program is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students who have an undergraduate GPA 2.0 or higher or the graduate GPA required by their school. 

Applicants must be:

  • of one-fourth Northern Arapaho descent (enrolled or non-enrolled or non-enrolled)
  • must submit a Certificate of Indian Blood
  • or other verification of Northern Arapaho blood with at least one-fourth degree. 

They must be working on a degree in agriculture or related field (agribusiness, veterinary studies, animal science, horticulture, resource economics, rangeland ecosystem science, or agronomy). 

Along with their application, they must submit:

  • a 1-page personal statement that includes a brief history of their background
  • academic ability and achievement
  • work or leadership experience
  • participation in community-related activities
  • and career goals. 

Selection is based on:

  • that statement
  • otential to contribute to the community upon graduation
  • academic ability and achievement
  • and a letter of recommendation.

Financial data

The stipend is $2,500 per year


1 year; may be renewed

Additional information 

The recipient is expected to apply for employment with the Northern Arapaho Tribe after graduation

Number awarded

1 each year


June of each year