Scholarship Opportunities for native Americans


The American Indian Scholarship Fund of Southern California has helped American Indian students attend a college or university in our region since 1976. We provide financial assistance for students who demonstrate financial need, strong academic achievement, and community involvement. 


General scholarships are awarded in two cycles each year. The deadlines are June 30 (for Fall terms) and Dec. 31 (for Winter and Spring terms). Awards typically range from $250 to $1,000, depending upon need and merit. 

The Sandy Franks Memorial Title VI Scholarship ($500) is awarded to a senior in the Los Angeles Unified School District Indian Education Program (Title VI). Its deadline is April 21.

You can download your application here.  After you have completed it, you can send it as an attachment to or send a paper copy to the address listed at the bottom of this page. 

The following items are required for your application:

  • Completed Application
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Proof of enrollment at a college or university in Southern California.
  • Your most recent transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • Proof of tribal enrollment or descent
  • One-page essay discussing your accomplishments, the challenges you may have faced, and your ambitions for the future.

AISFSC Sandy Franks Application (pdf)


AISFSC Scholarship Application (pdf)


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