Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
American Indian College Fund
Based in Denver, with offices in New York City, the nonprofit College Fund was created in 1989 to raise private support for scholarships, endowments and public awareness for Native higher education. In 1999 alone, the Fund has raised more than $33 million on behalf of the 30 tribal colleges it was founded to support.
American Indian Graduate Center, Inc.
For over thirty years the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) has awarded more than 9000 fellowships to qualified Native American and Alaskan Native students to pursue graduate degrees in all fields. The number of students applying has increased, and it is AIGC’s intent to fund all those who apply.
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is a unique—and uniquely American Indian—organization. It was founded in 1972 by the presidents of the nation’s first six Tribal Colleges, as an informal collaboration among member colleges. Today, AIHEC has grown to represent 34 colleges in the United States and one Canadian institution. Unlike most professional associations, it is governed jointly by each member institution.
Canadian Student Awards and Funds
This Canadian web site gives you immediate access to our database of thousands of scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, grants and other financial awards. Whether you are about to enter your first year of post-secondary education or are already enrolled in a university or college program, can help you find the money to finance your education.
Prospective college students can apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for US Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a service of the US Education Department.

Financial Aid For Online Schools
This invaluable guide outlines the various forms of student financial aid available to online learners. It includes a comprehensive overview of the application process, organizations offering financial assistance, and insightful interviews with financial aid experts. From loans to scholarships to veterans’ education programs, first-time and continuing online students will gain a deeper understanding of how they can cover the cost of a college education.

Distance learning is here to stay. Initially on the fringes of formal education, online colleges, courses and degree programs have quickly become mainstream. Even traditional campus-based institutions have incorporated online learning into their curricula. In 2013, seven million college students — nearly 50 percent of all those enrolled — took at least one online class, with an estimated 20 percent earning an entire degree program remotely. The Sloan Consortium reports that 74 percent of today’s academic leaders rate the educational outcomes of online learning as equal to or superior to those of face-to-face systems. More recruiters than ever before are embracing online credentials.

Free Online Scholarships Newsletter
The purpose of the newsletter is to share news and discussion on the migration of print scholarship to the internet and efforts to make it available to readers free of charge.
Gates Millennium Scholars Progam
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program, administered by the United Negro College Fund, will provide scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian-Pacific American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice.
Get Recruited
Offers students a chance to be recruited by, and perhaps be offered scholarships to attend, colleges, universities and graduate schools throughout the United States. This great service is absolutely free.

At GoodCall, we believe that the best decisions are backed by data. Moreover, we believe that data should be free, transparent and easy to understand. Our goal is to help consumers make the best decisions about important things - from personal finance to education to careers and beyond.

Guaranteed Scholarships
Lists and describes scholarships offered by individual colleges and universities to all enrolled students meeting the specific criteria.

Like any advanced degree, an online master's requires a great deal of forethought and drive. Here you'll find everything you need to identify a reputable program, succeed in the program and then land a career that makes the most of your education.

Native American Scholarships
Native American engineering scholarships (American Indian and Alaska Natives) help to support the most underrepresented group in engineering. Native Americans constitute 0.7 percent of the overall population, and 0.9 percent of both school-aged (nine-to-17-year-old) and college-aged (18-to-24-year- old) individuals, yet only account for 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor’s degrees earned in the U.S. Native Americans are also the most underrepresented group in the engineering workforce, as they comprise only 0.2 percent of engineering faculty and 0.3 percent of employed engineers. To address this issue, NACME had awarded 726 Native American scholarships since our founding in 1974.

In order to perform a thorough scholarship search, remember to access a scholarship Internet search engine like FastWeb at, ask your high school guidance counselor about scholarship opportunities, and contact the financial aid office at each university that you are considering. The following list doesn’t include all available scholarships.
Scholarship and Grant Page for Native American Students
General Information Searching for Financial Aid on the Internet
Scholarship Opportunities Online
Nancy Thomas has put together a page of scholarship links and sources the Internet's leading free college scholarship search service and trusted source for college financial aid information. Students create a personalized profile that is matched to our database of over 600,000 college scholarships, grants, fellowships, and internships from over 8,000 sources, totaling over $1.4 billion. You'll receive detailed information on the scholarships matching your profile immediately online.
Scholarships Canada
Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal. Search through our extensive database to find scholarships, student awards, bursaries and grants. You'll also find information about student loans, applications and budget planning

School Grants, College Scholarships, Financial Aid, and More
There is nothing like school grants as far as ways to pay for school are concerned. You don’t have to pay them back, and that alone sets them above loans or even assistance from family or friends. In our society, education is, or is at least supposed to be, encouraged, so there are a number of grant programs and sources in place that can be accessed by those wishing to get educated. Let’s take a look at some of the essential information necessary to get school grants and make your education something affordable.

Student Financial Aid Assistance
The Student Financial Assistance programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Here you'll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you're in school or out of school.

Student Loans by Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae is a leading national provider of higher education loans for students and parents. Established in 1982, Sallie Mae provides federal loans under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (Stafford, PLUS and Consolidation Loans) and privately funded loans for students and families. Our specialized services also include web-based loan management tools for schools and borrowers.

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