Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

Ford Motor Company Tribal College Scholarship

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 Americas who are attending a Tribal College or University (TCU) and majoring in specified fields.


This program is open to American Indians or Alaska Natives who are enrolled full time and are at least sophomores at an eligible TCU.  Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be able to demonstrate financial need.  They must have declared a major in mathematics, science, engineering, business, teacher training, or environmental science.  

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 $5,000


1 year

Additional information

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

Number awarded

1 or more each year


May of each year