The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is arranging a Minnesota Indian Scholarship to assist students in their higher education. The awards can be grabbed by the One-fourth or more American Indians who are enrolled at an accredited university, college, or vocational school in Minnesota.
The aim of conducting the program is to provide financial aids to deserving scholars. The funds will be an excellent help for recipients to accomplish their quality studies without facing worries of arranging grants for their education.
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is an executive branch agency responsible for the coordination of higher education information, financial aid programs, statistics, and policy in the US state of Minnesota.
Who May Eligible?
Interested applicants are asked to review the given requirements:
- Must be Indian undergraduate students enrolled at least ¾ time and graduate students enrolled at least half time.
- Must be One-fourth or more American Indian
- Must be a Minnesota resident
- Must be enrolled at an accredited college, university or vocational school in Minnesota
- An undergrad student who qualifies for either a Pell or State Grant and demonstrates financial need or a graduate student who demonstrates financial need
How to Apply
Students are given two ways for applying for the scholarship that is providing their application by mail to Minnesota Office of Higher Education 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350 St. Paul, MN 55108 Tel: (651) 642-0567 or (800) 657-3866 or Fax: (651) 642-0675. Students can also apply electronically through an online application form.
- Must submit American Indian ancestry documentation
- Must submit and complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Minnesota Dream Act application and applied for all available state and federal aid
The Minnesota Indian Scholarship includes the below-mentioned awards for the scholars:
- The award amount is up to $4,000 per year for undergraduate students and up to $6,000 for graduate students.
- Applicants are eligible to receive scholarship funding for a maximum of ten years and five years for undergraduate study and an additional five years for graduate-level study.
- Undergraduate students with less than a four-year degree can receive a maximum of three years of scholarship funding to preserve two years of eligibility to complete a four-year degree.
The application deadline is 1st July for the scholarship program.