Scholarship Resources

This list has been created as a courtesy to our peer organizations and students. It is not an exhaustive list of all funding opportunities available. Please contact each of the following organizations directly with any questions or concerns.

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Native Organization Sponsored


Do you have or know a child that is attending a Catholic elementary or high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago this 2017-2018 school year. St. Kateri Center has scholarship opportunities for Native American children. Please Contact us for an Application at 773-509-2344 or email or
Deadline September 20th, 2017

Midwest SOARRING Foundation Scholarship- The application deadline is July 15, 2017: MSF Scholarship app 2017

Souder, Miller & Associates (SMA) STEM Scholarship program- The application deadline is June 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.:

American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships (AIGCS):

Scholarship resources provided by AIGCS:

American Indian Library Association Graduate Scholarship:

American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES):

American Indian College Fund:

U.S. Bureau of Indian Education:

Catching the Dream Scholarship Program:

American Indian Services:

Local Scholarship Opportunities to CPS Students and Chicagoland Residents (including non-Native students)

Chicago Public Schools Scholarship Resources:

City Colleges of Chicago- open to CPS graduates from 2016 and beyond:

The Marcus J. Bradshaw Foundation Scholarship- application deadline May 22, 2017:

Chicago Housing Authority- only for current CHA residents, application deadline May 17, 2017:


Scholarship Search Engines OR Non-Native Organization Sponsored

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation:

Student Debt Relief: