American Indian Center of Arkansas

Scholarship Resources


This page is dedicated to links that will help you find scholarships and other resources for higher education.

To apply for the Ernest Whitelaw-Don Kinney Scholarship awarded by The American Indian Center of Arkansas click here

Bureau of  Indian Education

Scholarship Opportunities for American Indian Students


Gates Millennium Scholars Program

For students entering college for the first time in the fall, the GMS Scholarship Application online process opens August 1st. The deadline for all submissions is in January  at 11:59 p.m. EST.

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

  • Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need;
  • Increasing the representation of these target groups in the disciplines of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health and the sciences, where these groups are severely underrepresented

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

This website contains information about many scholarships and educational opportunities, including the Academic Challenge Scholarship.

Cherokee Nation

The education section of the Cherokee Nation website will direct you to numerous scholarship and educational opportunities.  Explore their website if you believe you are eligible for these opportunities.

Choctaw Nation

This site contains links to scholarship opportunities for Choctaw students.  Become a member of the Scholarship Advisement Program to receive benefits.

Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw Nation offers higher education scholarships to full time and part time students.  Students must be Chickasaw and possess their Chickasaw Nation citizenship card.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will be offering grants to Creek students while they receive a higher education.  The Creek Nation will work to ensure that the special needs of Creek students are addressed to prevent unnecessary withdrawals from higher education institutions.

General Scholarships

If you are interested in locating free scholarships, grants, and financial aid.

The United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. has scholarship opportunities for USET area Indian students who are enrolled members of one of the twenty six USET member tribes