External Scholarships and Programs

We provide information on scholarships and programs available outside of our organization so our youth can have the necessary resources for success. Check back regularly for more opportunities.

Michigan Indian Elders Association Student Incentive Program

A Student Incentive Program is being offered by the Michigan Indian Elders Association (MIEA) to  recognize students who achieve all “A’s” for a marking period as well as students who achieve perfect attendance for a marking period. There will be a minimum of $3,000 available to fund this program this year. An award of $25 will be made for each qualified entry up to the minimum available funds in the program. In the event that the number of qualified entries exceeds the funds available, the winners will be determined by lottery.

Michigan Indian Elders Association Scholarship Program

The Michigan Indian Elders Association (MIEA) is pleased to announce that it will make available (3) $1000 scholarships and (6) $500 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to at least nine qualified students with the $1000 scholarships being awarded to top 3 qualified student, as determined by committee review and lottery, if necessary. Each student must be currently enrolled in a course of study at, or have a letter of acceptance from, a public college or university or technical school and must meet the qualifications listed on their website.

Scholarships for Native American Students

Only 17 percent of Native American students enroll in college after high school, while the national average for all students is about 70 percent. Of the Native American students who start college, 82 percent drop out before they finish. This staggering number is mostly due to the lack of academic and financial resources available to many Native American students. Native American students who want to attend college have resources available. This guide provides an overview of the scholarships, grants and potential help available through tribal colleges for Native American students.