December 8, 2019

Native American

If you are of Native American decent, you may want to find out just how much is in your blood.  The reason for that is the fact that it may just be worth your while to figure out if you are enough Native American in order to claim your share of some government and privatized scholarship funding.  In terms of how much you can receive, believe it or not, the numbers look pretty good.  It is not very easy to prove a lineage, but if you can, you may be in for some serious cash awards.


Most Lucrative Opportunities

If you are hoping to get your hands on some cash to get into a college or university, then you should probably narrow down the firms, trusts, agencies, and organizations that are most likely to pay out, and pay out the most.  The reason for that is because the last thing you want to do is waste your time, especially during this chapter of your life.  Taking 6 months only to find that you don’t qualify will hurt you pretty badly.

So where should you go?

First, it may seem a bit simple but give Sallie Mae a phone call.  From there, you can simply ask them about their financial aid and scholarship department.  Sallie Mae is actually the largest scholarship donor for minority groups, which means that you can figure out pretty quickly what the government is willing to invest.

Next, you will want to go with private trusts and foundations.  Unfortunately, going with the private sector business world will not turn up as much as you may hope.  So, make sure you are sticking with nonprofit organizations that support minority groups.  These can be found just under this part of the article, and on other pages online.

The last place to exhaust should be college sponsored scholarships.  Now, these may not be as abundant, and it may dictate exactly where you go to school, but there will be money for you to win here.


The Scholarships for Native Americans

If you can trace your family tree back to Native American decent, then it would be to your benefit to do some homework, and see what you can win.  Now, if you are already confirmed, then you’re almost already there.  Just make sure that you leave no stone unturned in this hunt for scholarship funding.  College isn’t getting any cheaper.

In order to qualify for the Ohio Freshman Newspaper Minority Scholarship:

  • Applicant must be a collegebound high school senior and enroll as a college freshman at an Ohio college or university for the coming school year. The applicant should be planning on majoring in journalism.

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required. Two letters of recommendation from high school faculty members familiar with the student’s work and career interests, with special emphasis on student’s financial need.
Must demonstrate ability to write clearly in an autobiography of 750 to 1,000 words describing academic and career interests, awards, extracurricular activities and any journalism-related activities.
Applicant must be African American, Hispanic, Asian American or American Indian.

  • Cheyenne Arapaho Grants

Available to enrolled Cheyenne-Arapaho tribal members who are either undergraduate or graduate
students. The amount of the award depends on the student’s need. Approximately 75 scholarships are awarded each year. Deadlines are May of each year for Fall semester, October for Spring, and March for Summer.
For more information, please contact the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma

  • Wisconsin Minority Grants

Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first year students, enrolled at least half-time in independent, tribal, or Wisconsin Technical College institutions. According to the statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam admitted to the U. S. after December 31, 1975. Awards are based on financial need with a maximum grant of $2,500 per year for up to eight semesters or twelve quarters.