The Association of American Indian Affairs (AAIA) has a long history of providing scholarships to college students.  Over the years the scholarship program has grown to the current seven scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students from federally recognized and non-recognized tribes.  Applicants enrolled in non-federally recognized tribes are only eligible for the Allogan Slagle Memorial Scholarship.  

All applicants must:

  • Be enrolled with his or her respective Tribe, either federally recognized or non-federally recognized Tribe, from the continental US or Alaska. 
  • Submit a copy of Tribal enrollment (there is no minimum blood quantum requirement for eligibility). This can be a copy of the student's Tribal I.D. card or a copy of an official letter from the Tribe.
  • Be enrolled as full-time student. 
  • ​Have a minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA.
  • Submit a current class schedule and transcript.
  • Attend an accredited institution and be seeking an Associate's Degree or higher (the Association does not fund certificate programs or seminaries). 
  • Fill out the Association's Application.
  • Provide a 3-5 page essay described in the Application.

Please see the fellowship website for details on specific graduate scholarships available.