AICF provides two great scholarship opportunities which are the Full Circle and the TCU. Students are encouraged to apply for each scholarship separately by completing online application(s) at

The Full Circle Scholarship application is only open during the spring term from January to May. If a student is selected, the award would be granted for the academic year following the application.  For example, if a student completes the application in April of 2017 and is awarded the scholarship, it would be applied through the Financial Aid Office during the 2017-18 academic year.The Full Circle deadline for the 2017-18 academic year is 5/31/2017.

The TCU Scholarsip is awarded during the semester in which the application is submitted.  Deadlines for the TCU are determined by LCOOCC and vary from term to term; generally, students must complete the TCU scholarship application within the first two months of the term. The Fall 2017 TCU deadline is 10/27/2017 and the Spring 2018 TCU deadline is 2/28/2018.


Minimum general eligibility requirements for a scholarship from the American Indian College Fund (the Full Circle and/or TCU Scholarship Programs) include:

  • U.S. citizens or Canadians eligible to attend college in the U.S. under provisions of the Jay Treaty
  • enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program at an accredited tribal, public, or private (non-profit) college or university
  • Full-time enrollment (Full Circle applicants only)
  • Registered as an enrolled member of a federal or state recognized tribe, or a descendant of at least one grandparent or parent who is an enrolled tribal member; Alaska Natives may use Native Corporation membership. 
  • To be considered for any American Indian College Fund scholarship, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA to 
    apply. Once awarded, depending on donor criteria, your scholarship may have a higher GPA to maintain eligibility. 
  • Submission of a completed online application.



The Spirit of Sovereignty Fund has generously donated $5,000 to be awarded to Native American student(s) from LCOOCC. The scholarship may be used to pay for, but not  limited to: books, supplies, tuition and fees, childcare, and/or daily living expenses.  To apply for this scholarship you must be a full-time student at LCOOCC. If you are interested in applying for the SOS Scholarship, please submit the following  documents to the Financial Aid Office by Friday, October 27, 2017.

1. A essay consisting of 500 min.—750 max. words. The essay must include a biography, an explanation on how this scholarship will assist you, and how this scholarship will help you strengthen your local Native American Community

2. A simple budget showing how you will spend the scholarship money (estimate $5,000 max. amount)

3. A high quality picture of yourself we can submit to the SOS

4. Signed copy of the consent to release form (available in the Financial Aid Office or request via email)



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