E.A. Forssgren Scholarship

The E.A. Forssgren Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship offered through the American Indian Resource Center. This scholarship awards up to $3,000 per academic year for American Indian undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a federally or state-recognized tribe.

If you have any questions, please reach out to AIRC Staff

Application is closed for the 2022-2023 academic year; stay tuned to hear about next year!

American Indian College Fund's Full Circle Scholarship

The American Indian College Fund supports American Indian and Alaska Native college students seeking technical, undergraduate and graduate degrees at tribal colleges and other nonprofit, accredited schools.


Any Native American U.S. citizen that is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe with at least a 2.0 grade point average, and enrolled as a full-time student can apply for a scholarship.

Required Materials:

  • Digital photo – please provide a professional looking picture
  • Tribal affiliation – your proof of tribal enrollment (or CIB), or your parent/grandparent’s enrollment with your birth certificate
  • Transcript – Most recent high school or college (official not needed) 

For additional scholarship opportunities, check the American Indian College Fund's scholarship list.


If you are a Native American student interested in applying to the University of California, you may be eligible for financial aid through the UC Native American Opportunity Plan or the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Scholarship Fund. 

The Native American Opportunity Plan ensures that in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Services Fees are fully covered for California residents who are also enrolled in federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes. This plan applies to undergraduate and graduate students. Students with greater financial need can qualify for even more grant support to help pay other educational expenses (like books, housing, transportation, etc.) through UC’s other need-based financial aid programs. For more information, visit the NAOP website

To apply, just be sure to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and respond to any requests for additional documents.

Prospective students who are California residents and members of a California tribe that is not federally recognized or disenrolled members of California federally recognized tribes, may be eligible for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Scholarship Fund upon your acceptance into a UC school. FIGR’s scholarship provides scholarship to cover in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Services Fees, Campus Fees, and Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (pending available funds) for eligible students. Applications for 2023-2024 academic year are due by August 1, 2023. For additional information, visit the FIGR scholarship website or contact: 

NOTE: If you are an enrolled tribal member, contact your tribal office and ask about higher education funding. Some tribes offer funds to their members who are going to college/university.