Mark K. Ulmer Memorial

Native American Scholarship Foundation

 

 

NATIVE FRIENDLY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

This is a brief listing of colleges and universities which provide financial incentive to Native American students. Additional information is available from the Admissions or Financial Aid Office of each school. Some may require application to FAFSA

 

Refer to the listing of Tribal Colleges elsewhere on this web site, in the “Other Resources” section for names, addresses and telephone information for each school..

 

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY  480-965-6301  www.ASU.edu/WUE

Offers one program named the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) available to residents of Arizona and states sharing a border with Arizona. See web site ASU.edu/wue. Program provides tuition at 150% ot the resident tuition rate.

 

BISMARCK STATE COLLEGE     701-224-5400  www.bismarckstate.edu/current/financialaid/

Provides the Cultural Diversity Tuition Waiver which provides 50% tuition waiver for on-campus classes. Applicant must be full time student, enrolled in a federally recognized tribe, complete application form, apply for FAFSA grant and Bismarck State College Admission form. Waiver is renewable annually

 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO  (Boulder)  303-492-4533 

Provides several scholarship programs plus plans available at the following web site: www.colorado.edu/SASC/WAMS-Firstnations, which are available to out of state or in state residents.

 

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY  970-491-1332

The Native American Cultural Center offers the Native American Legacy Award to members of 93 tribes which were original occupants of Colorado. See web site: www.NACC.colostate.edu for details. This award allows for in state tuition rate plus $500 per year to members of federally recognized tribes.. Other scholarships are also Available to Native Americans.

 

FORT  LEWIS  COLLEGE   877-352-2656  www.ftlewis.edu

Free tuition for Native American students, who are a member of a federally recognized tribe and who satisfactorily complete an application. Students must still pay for books, housing and fees.

 

CENTRAL WYOMING COLLEGE    801-865-0193   www.cwc.edu

Several minority scholarships are available to Native American Students, amount of each scholarship varies..50% tuition waiver available based on completion of application

 

HARVARD UNIVERSITY  617-495-1581  www.harvard.edu

All honor students from families earning less than $60,000 per year may attend tuition free and no student loans. See web site at :http//www.fao.ifas.harvard.edu/

 

HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY   785-749-8404  www.haskell.edu

Full cost to Native American students at $250.00 per semester

 

 MICHIGAN-   734-764-1817  www.umich.edu

All public Colleges and Universities, including community colleges. State residents of ¼ or more  Indian blood, who are members of any federally recognized tribe may attend college  at any level, including graduate or Law school,  tuition free. Must be resident of Michigan 12 mo

 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA-MORRIS CAMPUS  800-992-8863

The University of Minnesota-Morris offers a tuition waiver to any Native American who Can provide documented proof of membership in a federally recognized tribe.

 

 MONTANA   406-243-5379  www.umt.edu

All state colleges and universities, including University of Montana, Montana State and Montana Tech. Tuition waiver is in effect for resident Native American students with ¼ Indian blood and who have applied for and received the FAFSA needs based grant.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA  919-966-3621  www.unc.edu 

Under a program named “Carolina Covenant”, any student from a family with income under 200% of the poverty level, about $40,000,  may attend UNC completely free. Covers tuition, fees, room and board, books and a laptop which is required of all students

 

NORTH DAKOTA   751-777-4291   www.und.edu

All public colleges and universities in North Dakota  offer limited tuition waivers to American Indians for  all levels (undergraduate, graduate, law and medicine) . All Native Americans, both resident and non-resident, are eligible; proof of Indian heritage is required. Other scholarships are also Available. Preference is given to graduates of Tribal Colleges.