Other scholarship opportunities are available to Native American youth from a variety of organizations. These are not administered by the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. Each scholarship will have its own requirements and application.

This is not an exhaustive list.

The Lincoln Community Foundation has scholarships to assist Native American youth pursuing post-secondary education. The deadline for application is March 15, 2020. Students will need to sign up to apply for these scholarships on the Lincoln Community Foundation website at https://lcf.academicworks.com.

Scholarships available through the Lincoln Community Foundation include the following:

  • The Chief Standing Bear Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing an undergraduate degree who are Nebraska residents and are able to provide proof of tribal affiliation. Click here to view the full guidelines.
  • The Leonard F. Hartwig Scholarship is awarded to current graduating Native American seniors from public or private high schools in Lincoln, NE who are pursuing post-secondary education. Click here to view the full guidelines.

Texas A&M: Doctoral Diversity Excellence Fellowship (PDF)

Alaska: Randy Rogers Wood Bison Foundation (PDF)

American Indian Graduate Center Wells Fargo Undergraduate Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Requirements: This scholarship is funded by Wells Fargo and administered by American Indian Graduate Center. To be considered an applicant must be enrolled in a federally recognized tribe and be a junior or senior pursuing a career and degree in fields related to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources.
Deadline: Ongoing

American Indian Graduate Center Graduate Fellowships
Amount: Varies
Requirements: Pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. graduate School; demonstrate financial need; and be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, or be able to demonstrate ancestry of 1/4 degree Indian blood.
Deadline: Ongoing

American Indian Services AIS Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Requirements: Enrolled in a university, college, junior college or technical school (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian Blood. Undergraduate student with no more than 150 semester credits or 210 quarter credits. Full-time or part-time status – excluding non-credit courses. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25
Deadline: Ongoing

Buck Beneschott Native American Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 25, 2020

Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation Wolfe Family Scholarship Application
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: July 15, 2020

John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: May 1, 2020

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