Private Scholarships

Opportunities with June 2024 Deadlines

UG - Undergraduate Student (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior)

GR - Graduate Student (Masters or Professional Degree)

HS - Graduating High School Students

Note: For more information, follow-up questions, and to check on the status of your application with any of the opportunities listed below, please reach out to the funding organization/company directly.


The purpose of the Aerospace Career Enhancement (ACE) Scholarship, in partnership with the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited institution within Washington state’s public higher education systems. Applicants must have declared a major in engineering and other high-demand degrees that support professional and technical careers in the aerospace industry and be planning to enter a professional or technical career in the aerospace industry upon graduation. Click to apply.

The All Native American High School Academic Team is awarded to high school seniors who have outstanding academic achievements, leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, and motivation to serve and succeed. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.25 or higher. This opportunity is a merit-based award. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Elizabeth Furber.

The purpose of the Elizabeth Furber Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native female graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in fine arts, visual works, crafts, music, performing arts and dance, literary arts, creative writing, and poetry. Click to apply.

The purpose of the Funding the Future of Finance in Indian Country (FFFIC) Scholarship program, in partnership with the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution. This program is designed to impact the diversification of the fields of accounting and finance by supporting Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees in business, accounting, or finance. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Gerald D. Peet.

The purpose of the Gerald D. Peet Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution pursuing Medicine. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Grace Wall Barreda.

The purpose of the Grace Wall Barreda Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in Public Health or Environmental Science/Studies. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Jeanette Elmer.

The purpose of the Jeanette Elmer Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in library science. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Katharine Scallan.

The purpose of the Katharine Scallan Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian tribal and Alaska Native graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Katrin Lamon.

The purpose of the Katrin Lamon Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in literature, communication, journalism, or other related fields. Click to apply.

Open to all ongoing undergraduate college students up to age 24 already attending a North American college or university. You remain eligible to enter this contest if you will graduate from college by spring or summer of 2024.Click to apply.

The purpose of the Land Conservation and Indigenous Languages Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited institution and pursuing degrees with a focus in Indigenous languages, natural resources, land management and conservation or cultural preservation. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Lynn Ruth Lafin Elmore Sucher.

The purpose of the Lynn Ruth Lafin Elmore Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students attending full-time at an accredited institution pursuing mathematics, Medicine, or life sciences are eligible to apply. Click to apply.

The purpose of the NextEra Energy Foundation (NEEF) scholarship, in partnership with NextEra Energy Foundation, Inc., is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at an accredited institution and pursuing degrees with a focus in environment, energy, cultural sustainability, or a major in a STEM or STEM-related discipline. Native American students pursuing degrees that prepare them for the renewable energy workforce are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Click to apply.

The purpose of the PNM Pueblo Education Endowment Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students from one of the nineteen Pueblo Nations of New Mexico who are pursuing a certificate, vocational trade, or degree. Click to apply.

This opportunity is provided to honor the life and legacy of Ruth Muskrat Bronson.

The purpose of the Ruth Muskrat Bronson Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible federally recognized Tribal members of Oklahoma pursuing graduate or professional degrees full-time in Nursing or a health-related field. Click to apply.

The purpose of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian tribal and Alaska Native graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study. Click to apply.

The purpose of the Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution.

Undergraduate (juniors and seniors) students must be pursuing a degree in the gaming, tourism, financial, or hospitality industries. Graduate students must be pursuing a degree in business or a gaming/hospitality-related field. This includes banking, resort management, gaming operations, or management and administration (including accounting, finance, information technology, and human resources).

The maximum amount of an undergraduate award is $2,500 and the maximum amount of a graduate award is $5,000 per academic year. This opportunity is a need-based award. Click to apply.

The Wells Fargo Scholarship for Undergraduates provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students pursuing degrees full-time at an accredited institution in any field of study. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 2.7 or higher.The maximum amount of an academic year award is $5,000. This opportunity is a need-based award. Click to apply.

The Wilson-Hooper Veterinary Medicine Assistance Program, created in the memory of Jane Wilson Hooper and Colonel Philip L. Hooper, provides financial assistance to eligible American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or Veterinary Technology (Associate of Applied Science) full-time at an accredited institution. Applicants must hold a current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Click to apply.

The Andrew Piech Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by Paula and Gerald Piech to memorialize their son, Andrew. After graduating from Eldorado High School in 2004, Andrew enrolled in the Universal Technical Institute (UTI) of Phoenix and graduated in 2005. Andrew enjoyed working on cars and UTI allowed him to pursue his passion in the automotive field. One or more scholarships are awarded each year to New Mexico graduating high school seniors and/or continuing college students. Students must pursue a degree or certificate from a nonprofit or public school or an automotive or technical vocational institution, including community colleges. Student may attend school full or part-time. Click to apply.

Providing assistance to students attending an accredited nonprofit or public educational institution in pursuit of a certificate or degree in a metals technology program with a concentration in machine tool technology and welding.  Click to apply.

The Rae Lee Siporin Scholarship for Women will make awards to those women who are continuing or returning to college/university for their first undergraduate degree and need financial assistance for their senior year of school. Preference will be given to women who have dropped out and are returning to finish their degree. Click to apply.

Providing assistance to students to further their education in an undergraduate program who need financial assistance to address the ‘gap’ in financial aid packages. For graduating high school seniors who will attend a New Mexico public college/university and any student already attending college in or out-of-state. Click to apply.

The American Advertising Federation-New Mexico (AAF-NM) Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to deserving student who intend to enter the advertising profession and are currently maintaining a marketing internship. Click to apply.

Providing assistance to young adults who have been in the New Mexico foster care system who want to develop a marketable skill or continue their education at a post-secondary school. Click to apply.

The purpose of this award is to stimulate interest in meteorology among college students through the submission of original student papers concerned with some phase of the atmospheric sciences. The student must be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time the paper is written, and no more than two students from any one institution may enter papers in any one contest. Click to apply.

Souder Miller & Associates (SMA) offers a $1,500 per academic year scholarship opportunity to Native American students pursuing a four-year degree in in STEM--Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics..The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books or on-campus housing/meals. Automatic renewal for a maximum of four academic years is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. Click to apply.

The Friends of Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Inc. announce that applications are being accepted for the 2022 annual scholarship for Native American students in the four corners area. The funds for our scholarships are raised through memberships, activities at Hubbell TPNHS including the Auctions, and other off-site events. The scholarships are established in honor of three weavers (Evelyn Curley, Mary Lee Begay, and Helen Kirk) who spent many years demonstrating their art to people in the Visitor Center. To date, $200,000 in scholarships have been awarded, with nearly $125,000 in the last five years. Click to apply.

Applicants must submit a short essay (500-1000 words) answering the given prompt, and be a high school or attending a post secondary institute. Please website for additional information. Click to apply.

Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC, (NTEC) offers the second annual Navajo Nation STEM College Scholarship Program for Navajo students currently enrolled in college. Click to apply.

Established in 2018 through the Albuquerque Community Foundation in partnership with Central New Mexico Community College, the Nina J. Wing Scholarship program supports students previously in foster care who are currently attending or will be attending Central New Mexico Community College.Nina was born on August 12, 1921 in Beaumont, Texas. She was valedictorian of her high school graduation class, received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas and then earned a degree in education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Nina moved to Albuquerque in 1950s. Click to apply.

Applicants must submit a 3-8 minute video; students grade 11 and below should focus the film on climate, energy, food, transportation, watse, water or wildlife/ecosystems; students grade 12 and above must focus the film on the environment and motivate viewers to change their behavior. Click to apply.

The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship & Financial Assistance (ONNSFA), provides enrolled members of the Navajo Nation an opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Formerly known as the Navajo Higher Education Office, the ONNSFA was established in 1972 when the Navajo Nation entered into a P.L. 93-638 contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to administer the HIgher Education Grant. The ONNSFA is housed within the Department of Diné Education. Click to apply.

Assist Indigenous women and men of all ages to pursue their dreams through ceremony of higher education. Ten scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarship will be paid directly to you or your educational institution, to cover tuition expenses. Click to apply.

The Student Research Foundation Personal Achievement Scholarship Competition (the “Competition”) is open to all high school students who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must: (1) describe a personal achievement story, (2) determine and explain instances of struggle or adversity, (3) and display how they overcame adversity to reach their goals. All applicants under the age of eighteen (18) or minors at the time of application must have the permission of at least one (1) of their parents and/or legal guardians to apply. By applying, applicants and/or their parents or legal guardians (if such applicants are minors) agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”). Employees (and their immediate families and household members, whether or not related) of Student Research Foundation, their parent, subsidiary or affiliated entities, advertising or promotion agencies, are not eligible to apply or win. Void where prohibited. Competition is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Click to apply.

The Washington Media Scholars Foundation recognizes enthusiastic and qualified students by awarding several scholarships each academic year. The Media Fellows Program provides scholarships to students who are pursuing a career in a field related to public policy media strategy, research, and management. The program supports the academic development of undergraduates dedicated to pursuing a career related to the public policy advertising industry each academic year. The foundation provides annually a minimum of $50,000 depending on the funds available and the demonstrated need of applicants. Click to apply.
The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) Sunday, January 01, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on Sunday, December 31, 2023 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official clock for this Sweepstakes. The $2,000 Nitro Scholarship Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry. Click to apply.