Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

Ford Motor Company Scholarships

American Indian College Fund

Attn:  Scholarship Department

8333 Greenwood Boulevard

Denver, CO 80221

(303) 426-8900         Toll-free: (800) 776-3863         Fax: (303) 426-1200




To provide financial assistance to Native American college students who are majoring in designated fields at mainstream colleges and universities.


This program is open to American Indians and Alaska Natives who have proof of enrollment or descendancy and have achieved at least sophomore status as a full-time student in a bachelor's degree program at a mainstream institution.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need.  They must have declared a major in accounting, computer engineering, electrical engineering, finance, information systems, marketing, mechanical engineering, or operations management. 

Along with their application, they must submit:

  1. short essays ( up to 500 words each) on how they perceive themselves as leaders in their school or community and how their education will help the Native American community
  2. a personal statement of 1,000 words that includes their personal background, their academic background, their educational and career goals, and how this scholarship will help them achieve those goals.

Financial data

The stipend is $10,000 per year


1 year; may be renewed

Additional information

This program is funded by the Ford Motor Company partnership with the American Indian College Fund

Number awarded

Varies each year


May of each year