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The annual amount is up to $4,000 per academic year.


Renewable each year up to 5 academic years for students enrolled in a four-year degree program; or 3 academic years for students enrolled in a two-year degree or certificate..


  • Are one-fourth or more American Indian ancestry OR an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Canadian First Nation
  • A Minnesota resident, as defined by MN Office of Higher Educaiton
  • Enroll at least 3/4 time (9 credits) as an undergraduate student in an education program leading to a certificate or degree
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not in default on a federal or state student loan
  • Qualify for either Pell or Minnesota State Grant and demonstrate financial need as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


How to apply

  1. Learn more about the Minnesota Indian Scholarship and complete a separate online application through the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.
  3. Please email info.ohe@state.mn.us for additional information.