Native American students should contact their tribes concerning possible educational funding options offered through them. Often, completion of the FAFSA is required for tribal grant consideration. So, we recommend you complete that step early to help assure full consideration. Some tribal members will need a Financial Needs Analysis form filled out. Bring this form to the Office of Student Financial Services for completion by August 1st for priority service. These forms will be returned to the tribe.
Additional tribal grant information can be received from the SWOSU Office of Student Financial Services Scholarship counselor in the Gen. Thomas P. Stafford Center, Room 224 or by calling 580.774.3786.
Other Native American Scholarship Sources
American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund (AICF) was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges. The AICF is devoted to funding and creating awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public or non-profit private college all across the United States.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities.