Follow the guide below to apply for the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program. Apply and get financial aid to pay for tuition and other educational expenses.
Here is the scholarship overview:
What is the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program?
The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program offers postsecondary financial aid to qualified Minnesota residents who can prove they need a grant. The program provides funds to qualify students to cover their tuition and other educational expenses.
How Much is the Minnesota Indian Scholarship Award?
Undergraduate students may receive up to $4,000 in annual awards, while graduate students may get up to $6,000 in annual awards.
- The maximum number of annual awards or the equivalent for students enrolled in a two-year degree, certificate, or diploma program is three.
- There is a cap of five annual prizes, or the equivalent, for students participating in graduate or professional degree programs.
- The maximum number of annual prizes for students participating in four-year degree programs is five, or their equivalent.
- One eligible summer term may be included in a given year’s award; this term will count towards the corresponding maximums for the year.
- The maximum number of annual awards that a student may get in a lifetime is 10 (5 awards at the undergraduate level and 5 awards at the graduate level).
- Only one degree per educational level and one terminal graduate degree may be awarded by the scholarship program to students.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
- Residents of Minnesota
- Have at least one-fourth of American Indian heritage OR are registered members or citizens of an American Indian tribe or Canadian First Nation that has received federal recognition
- Apply for other existing state and federal grant and scholarship programs.
- Enroll in an education program leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree at least 3/4 of the time as an undergraduate OR 1/2 of the time as a graduate student at an eligible postsecondary institution in Minnesota.
- Acceptable Academic Progress Standards (SAP)
- Are no longer ineligible for federal or state student aid or, if they were, have regained eligibility after defaulting on a loan
- Demonstrate financial need as a graduate student OR as an undergraduate student and be eligible for either a Pell or State Grant.
Is the Scholarship Open for application?
Interested applicants can apply for the scholarship now. Applications for the grant are open until July 1. Qualified applicants can choose to apply online. Check the guide below to begin your application process.
How to Apply for the Minnesota Indian Scholarship
Follow the guide below to apply online.
- Go to the Minnesota Scholarship page.
- Scroll down and click on MISP Online Student Application. The online application page will appear.
- Please fill out the application form and submit it.
MISP Contact Details
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
Tel: (651) 642-0567 or (800) 657-3866
Fax: (651) 642-0675