American Indian College Fund

The AICF offers scholarships to US citizens who are registered members of a tribe recognized by the federal or a state government or are a descendant of a parent or grandparent who is a tribe member.

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum general eligibility requirements for a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund (the Full Circle and/or TCU Scholarship Programs) include:

  • U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
  • Enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
  • Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only).
  • Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. You can use this website to trace Indian ancestry.
  • To be considered for any American Indian College Fund scholarship, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA to apply. Once awarded, depending on donor criteria, your scholarship may have a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. You can use this online tool to calculate your current or cumulative GPA.

Deadline: May 31st each year.


or telephone 1 800 776 3863 or visit for AICF information.