External Native American Students Scholarships 

For additional MSUN Native American scholarship opportunities, check the MSUN All Students Scholarships tab. Scholarships are organized by degree.


External scholarships are organized in alphabetical order




American Indian Education Foundation

This is a scholarship aimed toward those students who might be overlooked by other scholarship programs, but who have demonstrated the drive to improve their own lives and the lives of others.  The American Indian Education Foundation offers opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students.

This is the link for the undergraduate application 


This is the link for the graduate application 



American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC) provides a link to a variety of scholarships both for graduates and undergraduates. For more information, visit:




Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program

The Steven R. Nelson Native Educator Scholarship Program seeks to increase the number of Alaska Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander students who pursue graduate degrees that will qualify them for careers in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, or research in the Northwest region.

The program provides selected students with as many as three years of annually renewable scholarships. Awardees will receive a maximum of $5,000 each year to pursue a master’s degree in education policy, leadership, technical assistance, research, or a related field. As many as five scholarships per year will be awarded—one for a resident of each state in the organization’s primary service region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington).




Nelms Haury Scholarship

This Native American and First Nations scholarship provides support (tuition fees and living costs) for indigenous students from the United States and Canada to study for a one year master’s degree at Oxford University (www.ox.ac.uk) in the United Kingdom in association with Linacre College (www.linacre.ox.ac.uk). Linacre College is an interdisciplinary and international graduate college. All Oxford students are affiliated with a college as part of their studies.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must apply and gain admission to one of the designated Masters programs at Oxford University (see list below) and must be an enrolled tribal member with official status in the US (state or federal) as American Indian, Alaska Native, or in Canada as First Nation, Metis, or Inuit. Students should indicate their interest in the scholarship in their statement of purpose in the master’s program application and indicate that they wish admission to Linacre College.

General guidelines for applying to Oxford can be found at (https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/applying-to-oxford/application-guide?wssl=1)

For detailed information about the scholarship and application, visit http://www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/oxford-agnese-nelms-haury-scholarship

Eligible Programs:

MSc in Archaeological Science; MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management; MSc in Comparative Social Policy; MSc in Economics for Development; MSc in Environmental Change and Management; MSc in Evidence-based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation; MSc Global Governance and Diplomacy;  MSc in Latin American Studies; MSc in Migration Studies;  MSc in Nature, Society, and Environmental Governance; MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies; MSc in Social Anthropology;  MSc in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology; and  MSc in Water Science Policy and Management.