Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

Frances Johnson Memorial 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 nursing or a health-related field.


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

Applicants must be at least

  • one-fourth Northern Arapaho descent (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 nursing or a health-related field.  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
  • career goals

Selection is based on

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

Financial data

the stipend is $1,500 per year


1 year; may be renewed

Additional information

The recipient is expected to apply for employment, after graduation, at the Tribal Health Program, Indian Health Services, at health care facilities on the Wind River Indian Reservation, or the local communities of Lander or Riverton.

Number awarded

1 each year


June of each year