​​​​The links below are various scholarship opportunities available to Native American students. Each one has certain requirements the student will need to fulfill. There are also some general sites that offer various scholarships. If your student needs any help in accessing the scholarships please contact Liz Leines, (253) 571-1820 or

Scholarships & Opportunities

For a more complete list of scholarships and opportunities see our Tacoma Public Schools Indian Education Program Scholarship Information and Opportunities 2018 - 2019 Guide - 

Indian Education Program Scholarship Information 2018-2019.pdf - Tacoma's one-stop-shop to get you ready for life after high school.

  • Whether you're considering a four-year university, community or technical college, apprenticeship, or military service, advance preparation ensures that you have the chance to explore all the opportunities available to you. is Tacoma's one-stop-shop to get you ready for life after high school.  Find planning checklists, financial aid info, scholarship details, special events and more…


Scholarships for Indigenous Students.pdf


National Indian Education Association, Opportunities for Native Students

Semester in Washington Politics at the George Washington University - NAPLP - Native American Political Leadership Program

Act Six

This year the Tacoma-Seattle Act Six Program will be selecting 28-30 Scholarship Recipients to begin college in 2020 at one of our 5 Partner Colleges (Whitworth, Gonzaga, Pacific Lutheran, Northwest and Saint Martin's University).

Act Six is Tacoma-Seattle's ONLY Full Tuition, Full-Need Leadership Scholarship. We are looking for young people who love their community and want to use their college degree to make a difference on campus and at home. Act Six Scholars must be excited about learning, willing to step outside of their comfort zones, committed to serving their communities, and excited to make connections with people from different backgrounds. See the Act Six Myth-Buster which answers some common questions students have while applying to the Act Six Scholarship.  Act Six Myth Buster 2019.pdf

Bacone College - Bacone College is the nation's oldest American Indian institution of higher learning and the oldest higher education institution in Oklahoma.  Furthermore, Bacone is the most affordable university option for American Indian students in the State of Oklahoma. No institution of higher education has a longer standing connection to the education of American Indian people than Bacone College!  Read more about Bacone College - Bacone College.docx

Davidson Fellows Scholarship –

2019 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2019 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. Applicants must submit an original piece of work that is recognized as significant by experts in the field and that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is Feb. 13, 2019.

Other Scholarship Information and Opportunities

FastWeb College Scholarships

College Board's Scholarship Search Scholarship Search Scholarship Search

SallieMae Scholarship Search

Nelson Scholarship

Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship

WIGA Scholarship.pdf

Cowlitz Tribal Education - Includes Cowlitz Tribal Education information as well as links to outside scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships for Women 

   Affordable Colleges Online - Helping Women Pay For College

Undergraduate Scholarships

Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates

Cobell Scholarships

Summer Camp Scholarships & Opportunities

Bank of America Student Leaders - 

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you.

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs.

To become a Student Leader, you must:
  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2019
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leader's Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 - July 13, 2019) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.
Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships.

For questions concerning this program, please call 1-800-218-9946.
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