The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.
The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.
Ford Motors awards up to $3,000 annually, based on financial need. The scholarship is for students studying math; science; engineering; business; teacher training; or environmental science.
To be eligible for the Ford American Indian College Fund Corporate Scholars Program student must:
- Be American Indian, Alaska Native or Hawaii Native with proof of enrollment or ancestry
- Have at least a 3.0 grade point average as a full-time student with a declared a major in math; science; engineering; business; teacher training; or environmental science.
- Demonstrate leadership in and commitment to the American Indian, Alaska Native or Hawaii Native community.
- First preference is given to students in a Michigan tribal college.
The online application is available January 1– May 31 each year for the following school year. For example, online applications are accepted January 1, 2014 – May 31, 2014 for the 2014–15 school year. Applications may be submitted after May 31, but will only be considered if additional funds become available at a later date.