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Doctoral students already have enough stress, what with juggling jobs and personal life and coursework – relieve one stress by applying for scholarships and soothing financial concerns.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available through the UW-Green Bay Office of Graduate Studies and the First Nations Education Doctoral program. In addition, you may be eligible for scholarships from the organizations listed below. To ensure you qualify and to access application materials, view the organization's website.

Native Forward Scholars Fund 

Deadlines vary
In order to qualify, you must:

  • Be enrolled full time in an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrate Tribal affiliation through Tribal Eligibility Certificate – many require tribal enrollment or ¼ degree blood
  • Meet the specific eligibility requirements as outlined for each opportunity

Native Forward Scholarships

American Indian College Fund (AICF)

Applications open January 1 - May 31
In order to qualify, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled full time in an accredited college or university
  • Be registered as an enrolled member or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled Tribal member
  • Have a 2.0 GPA or greater

AICF Scholarships

National Indian Education Association (NIEA)

Deadlines vary
NIEA is a national organization focused on Indian Education, does advocacy work and promotes educational paths. They have a great listing of scholarship opportunities which you can find here:

NIEA Scholarships

Catching the Dream

Deadlines for upcoming semesters: March 15, April 30, September 15
Founded in 1986, Catching the Dream strives to help improve the quality of life in Indigenous communities through the education of Indigenous individuals. Students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership abilities and the desire to give back to their communities are eligible for scholarship funds.

Catching the Dream Scholarships

Cobell Scholarship

Deadline: March 31
Both merit-based and need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is:

  • Enrolled as a member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe.
  • Enrolled in full time study in an accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.
  • Pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree or certificate.

Cobell Scholarship

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