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ACT Website
This website contains information about the ACT, what scores mean, and ways students can prepare for the test as well as student blogs where students share their opinions about the importance of being ready for the ACT.

Students can also register to take the ACT. Students must create an account in order to register for the ACT and access their scores.

FAFSA Website (Free Application For Student Aid)

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. 

Federal Student Aid plays a central role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. We partner with postsecondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families pay for college.

Scholarship Opportunities

Cobell Scholarship Program for 2019-20
Undergraduate applications due March 31, 2019
Vocational applications due May 31, 2019
Summer applications due May 3, 2019

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships

Native American Scholarship Database for 2019-20
Listing of various state and national scholarship opportunities for American Indian students.

Resource for High School Students: Paying For College (Native American Version)
This resource provides scholarship information to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society.

MN Tribal Scholarship Map
This map provides the contact information of the individuals who work for the Education and Scholarship Departments for the Ojibwe and Dakota Nations in the state of Minnesota.

Ethel Curry Scholarship Application
The Ethel Curry Scholarship is available to American Indian students who are attending a Minnesota Institution of Higher Education at the junior, senior or graduate level.  
Applications are due: May 31, 2019

Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program provides postsecondary financial assistance to eligible Minnesota resident students who are of one-fourth or more Indian ancestry and demonstrate financial need for an award.

Applications are due July 1, 2019.

In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must...

  • be one-fourth or more American Indian ancestry;
  • be a Minnesota resident;
  • be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational school in Minnesota; and
  • qualify for either a Pell or State Grant.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community  Endowed Scholarship

The SMSC scholarship program supports incoming University of Minnesota first-year and transfer students with demonstrated financial need. Scholarships may also be awarded to newly-admitted graduate and professional students in specific disciplines.

National Indian Education Association - Scholarship Opportunities
NIEA works to ensure that every Native student knows about funding opportunities to help them succeed in their academic career. 

Normandale Community College
Scholarship opportunities for New Normandale Students
Scholarship list specific to American Indian students. Other scholarships can be searched as well. 

American Indian Studies, Admission and Student Sevice Information

American Indian OIC
Local south Minneapolis alternative school offering education programs including:

College NameAmerican Indian Studies DepartmentOffice of AdmissionsOther Campus Organizations
University of MN (Twin Cities)American Indian Studies DepartmentOffice of AdmissionsCircle of Indigenous Nations
University of MN (Duluth)American Indian StudiesOffice of AdmissionsAmerican Indian Learning Resource Center
University of MN (Morris)American Indian StudiesOffice of AdmissionsAmerican Indian Tuition Waiver
Augsburg College (Minneapolis)American Indian Studies DepartmentOffice of AdmissionsAmerican Indian Student Services
MCTC (Minneapolis)American Indian Studies DepartmentAdmissionsAmerican Indian Success Program
Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) Indian StudiesOffice of AdmissionsAmerican Indian Resource Center
Haskell Indian Nations University (Lawerence, Kansas)American Indian StudiesAdmissionsCultural Center & Museum
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (Cloquet, MN)AcademicsAdmissionsStudent Support
St. Thomas University (St. Paul)DepartmentsOffice of AdmissionsStudent Diversity and Inclusion Services
Macalester College (St. Paul)AcademicsOffice of AdmissionsDepartment of Multicultural Life
Normandale CollegePrograms and CoursesAdmissionsAdvising Services

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