Scholarships for Native Americans


An AIS scholarship provides more than education... it plants a seed of opportunity & hope.

Over the last forty years, donations to AIS have made it possible for thousands of Native Americans to attend college, obtain degrees and, in turn, provide needed support in their communities. Your support is vital.

Scholarships Provided Annually

scholarships 3,500+ Read Student Testimonials

Participating U.S. Colleges

colleges 400+ Full Institution List

Meet a Few AIS College Scholarship Recipients

Karyn Walker

UVU, Bachelor’s in Paralegal Studies

I know I would not be here, in this job I love so much if I didn’t have people who were generous in donating to American Indian Services. They don’t know me but they have faith that I can succeed.

Nakita Nez

BYU, Bachelor’s in Medical Assisting

My mom was a single mother and she raised us. She was a good example of hard work. I want to make her proud and also the donors who have supported me.

AIS awards thousands of partial scholarships annually

AIS has found that the most successful formula is for students to earn half or more of their own tuition. Then AIS provides a scholarship for the difference.

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AIS Projects include:


Literacy & Mentoring (K-12)

AIS partners with the San Juan Foundation to conduct student outreach programs and education seminars and workshops around the nation.

science tech engineering math

(7-9 Grade)

The AIS Pre-freshman Engineering Program (PREP) teaches Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students.


College Scholarships

These help students afford a college education. Students pay for half or more of their college tuition and the scholarship makes up the difference.


Community Outreach (other)

This includes leadership training, community development, economic development, agricultural projects and other youth programs.