Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Edward Dais Scholarship Fund

Edward Dais Education Foundation

645 Griswold Street, Suite 1210

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 963-2209         Toll-free: (877) 847-9060



To provide financial assistance to Native American and other minority students interested in preparing for a career in an automotive-related profession.


This program is open to minority (African American, Asian Indian American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic American, or Native American) high school seniors or students who are currently enrolled full time at a college, university, or technical school.  Applicants must be interested in preparing for a career in the automotive industry.  They must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher. 

Along with their application, they must submit 250-word essays on :

  1. what diversity in the automotive industry means to them
  2. how their automotive profession or endeavors will have an impact on diversity


Financial need is not considered in the selection process.  U.S. citizenship is required.

Financial data

Stipends range from $1,000 to $2,500.


1 year

Additional information

This scholarship, established in 1998, honors the first African American to own a new car dealership.


July of each year