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 is granted for the upcoming academic year.  For example, if a student completes a Full Circle 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 May 31, 2017.

Full Circle deadline for 2018-19 academic year is May 31, 2018  (applications accepted January 1-May 31, 2018).

The TCU Scholarship 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 speaking, students must complete the TCU scholarship application within the first two months of the term.

The Fall 2017 TCU deadline is October 27, 2017 and the Spring 2018 TCU deadline is February 28, 2018.

***New Addition - Harvard Law School Scholarship***: The first American Indian Law School Scholarship to attend Harvard Law School will be awarded in the fall of the 2018-19 academic year. Application deadline is January 31, 2018Details at

***New Addition - 2017-2018 Student of the Year Application***: Application deadline is January 30, 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.



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