Published January 25, 2019
DENVER, Colo. — As the American Indian College Fund celebrates its 30th year, the application for its signature scholarship program – The Full Circle Scholarship – has opened to support Native American college students during the 2019-2020 school year.
Every year, the College Fund distributes millions of dollars to thousands of Native students seeking degrees in higher education. Students who are members or descendants of federally and state recognized tribes can apply for support until the application deadline of May 31, 2019. There are no financial need requirements, and students can learn more about the application guidelines and apply atwww.collegefund.org/scholarships.
Only one percent college students are American Indian, and they attains bachelor’s degrees at less than half the rate of the general population. However, they experience poverty at almost double the rate of the same group. Full Circle Scholarship funds, and other student support programs, are crucial components in helping Native students attain a college degree and achieve their education and career goals.