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Outside Scholarships

Get the additional financial support students may need to finance their education at Oglala Lakota College by applying for a variety of outside scholarships.

Beyond Oglala Lakota College’s wide variety of institutional scholarship opportunities, we’re proud to provide our students with access to additional outside scholarships and opportunities to secure financial support from a variety of organizations, businesses, and foundations outside of Oglala Lakota College throughout the duration of their tenure.

Whether students are incoming freshmen or are nearing the end of their degree program, they will find great value in exploring the unique scholarship opportunities that await outside of Oglala Lakota College. We’ll work with students during their time at Oglala Lakota College to ensure any and all received scholarship funds are adequately applied to their student account.

Dakota Indian Foundation Scholarship (DIFS)

The DIFS was established to further the educational advancement of aspiring American Indian students with priority given to those of Sioux heritage. This is a $500 per term scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students who have a minimum 2.00 GPA. Deadline dates are August 1 for Fall and January 1 for Spring term.

Dakota Indian Foundation

PO Box 340

Chamberlain, SD 57325

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American Indian Scholarship Fund Association

Provides scholarships and loans to Native American students. To obtain an application, write to:

American Indian Scholarship Fund

1508 Crossroads of the World

Los Angeles, CA 90020

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American Indian Services Scholarship (AIS)

AIS of Utah has funds available to assist Native American students. Students should call 801-375-1777 or request an application in writing to:

American Indian Services

950 N. University Ave

Provo, Utah 84604

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Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarship

A $500 award is available to certified tribal members enrolled in an undergraduate education or social services program; students must plan to work on a reservation. Deadline date is in JUNE. To obtain an application, write to:

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Scholarship

206 Springdale Drive

LaGrange, GA 30240

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Indian Fellowship Program

Fellowship grants are awarded to Indian students pursuing an undergraduate degree in business administration, engineering, or natural resources and related fields. Applications may be obtained by writing to:

Indian Fellowship Program

400 Maryland Ave SW, Portals Building, Room 4300

Washington, DC 20202.

International Order of the King's Daughters and Sons, INC.

Provides a $500 grant to Native American students enrolled in a technical, vocational, or undergraduate level course of study. Students must request an application between September 1 and March 1 by calling 1-510-847-0105 or by writing to

Mrs. Harry E. Stuard, Jr,

5451 Cameo Court,

Pleasanton, CA 94588

(Deadline is in June)

Native American Education Grants

Scholarships ($200 to $2,000) are available to students who meet the following criteria: preference to members of Presbyterian Church (membership not required); US citizen or permanent resident; enrolled full-time at an accredited institution in the United States; making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree; demonstrate financial need; photocopy of tribal identification card. Deadline date is June 1. Applications are available at the Oglala Lakota College Financial Aid Office or by writing to: Office of Financial Aid for Studies; Attn: Native American Education Grant; Presbyterian Church (USA); 100 Witherspoon Street; Louisville, Kentucky 40202. Telephone # 1-888-728-7228 ext 5760.

Native American Finance Officers
Association Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is for students who are majoring in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or Business Administration who have a minimum 2.8 grade point average. Deadline date to apply is May 1. Applications may be obtained by calling 1-920-490-3510 or by writing to:

NA Finance Officers Association Scholarship Fund

PO Box 12743

Green Bay, WI 54307

Native American Scholarship Fund

Provides financial assistance for American Indians in fields that are critical for the political, social, and business development of Indian tribes. Scholarships are not need-based but are awarded on merit and on the student's ability to most likely improve the lives of Indian people.

  • General Scholarship Program
  • MESBEC (Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education, and Computers)
  • NALE (Native American Leadership in Education)

Deadline dates are March 15 for Summer school; April 15 for Fall semester; and September 15 for Spring semester. To receive information, email or write to:

Native American Scholarship Fund

8200 Mountain Road, NE, Suite 203

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Native American Scholarship Program

Up to $2,500 per year is awarded to Native American high school seniors who have at least 1/4 Indian blood. The deadline is March 15. Applications are available by calling 1-303-492-8658 or by writing to:

Native American Scholarship Program, Santa Fe Pacific Foundation

1630 30th St. Suite 301

 Boulder, CO 80301

Rouillard (John) Memorial Scholarship

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) sponsors this $1,000 scholarship. Applications may be obtained by writing to:

NIEA Awards Committee

1819 -11 Street NW, Suite 800

Washington DC 20006