Association on American Indian Affairs

Welcome to AAIA's Scholarship Page


We are currently reviewing applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Students who are selected to move to the next round of review will be contacted at the end of September.

Please check back March 1, 2016 for information about the
2016-2017 school year.

For information about more Native and non-Native scholarships, click on the Other Scholarships and Internships box below.


Basic Requirements: Student must be enrolled in a tribe from the Continental US or Alaska. Canadian students are not eligible. There is no minimum blood quantum requirement. Student must be enrolled full time both Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 at an accredited institution of higher learning. Your Spring 2016 schedule will not be needed until January 2016.



Scholarship Tutorial Videos

In 2012 we created the following very basic general information videos which list things to be aware of that might be helpful for first generation students and parents and good reminders for others.

General Information video tutorials:

Tutorial #1 - 15 minutes, Tutorial #2 - 11 minutes, Tutorial #3 - 16 minutes



Calling All Former AAIA Scholarship Recipients

We are often asked if we ever hear from our previous scholarship recipients. If you were a previous AAIA scholarship recipient, please send us an update about what you are currently doing. We would love to hear from you and be able to let others know how our students are making a difference in Indian Country and the world!



Please click on the boxes below for more information.

Undergraduate Students
Federally Recognized
Graduate Students
Federally Recognized
Graduate & Undergraduate Students
Non-Federally Recognized

Emergency Aid

General Information

Other Scholarships & Internships
Middle School/
High School

Congratulations to the following students who obtained a
4.0 gpa Fall 2014


Cheyenne Gray

Megan Richardson

Johnny Buck

Joanne Rhoads

Jordan Dresser

Sheila Cooper

Karen Severns

Moriah Mathson

Kody Silas

Lindsey Montileaux

Amber Morningstar Byars

Earlphia Sells

Candance Dan

Chelsea Barnes

Congratulations to the following students who obtained a
3.5-3.99 gpa Fall 2014


Kellen Hernandez

Mara Hunt

Tammy Henry

Nakoa Chiltoskie

Jesse Big Knife

Shallee Baker

Joshua Riley

Crystal Skenandore

Congratulations to the following students who obtained a
3.0-3.49 gpa Fall 2014


April Youpee

Anna Brunelle

Tara Thorpe

Raina Cappetta

Arielle Quintana

Lakresha Mireau

John Yakanak

Chelsea Fish

CONGRATULATIONS!!! The following AAIA scholarship recipients are to be congratulated for their exceptionally hard work and high gpa for the Fall 2013 semester!

Amy Irons, Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, Arts & Sciences, Northwest Indian College, 4.0

Alex Loeb, Oglala Lakota, Social Work, Oglala Lakota College, 4.0

Siynituah Martinez, Cahuilla, Paralegal, Pikes Peak Community College, 4.0

Candice Keyes, Navajo, Masters of Community Counseling, University of Oklahoma, 4.0

Eric Marshall, Cherokee Nation, Masters of Higher Education Leadership,
Northeastern State University, 4.0

Dorris Boyer, Lummi Nation, Accounting, San Diego State University, 3.88

Derrick Belgarde, Confederated Tribes of Siletz, Masters of Public Administration, 3.85

Viki Eagle, Rosebud Sioux, Masters of Higher Education, University of Denver, 3.8


Contact Us

Questions may directed to our Rockville office at 240-314-7155 or
We are in the Eastern Time Zone. The best time to call is between 12:30-6:00pm Eastern time or e-mail.

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