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Cobell Scholarship

Cobell Scholarship

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Undergraduate Students

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About This Scholarship

This program is specifically designed to provide financial assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native students who are pursuing higher education. The scholarship program is named after Elouise Cobell, a Native American activist and advocate for Native American rights. The Cobell Scholarship offers several different types of scholarships, including the Cobell Undergraduate Scholarship, the Cobell Graduate Scholarship, the Cobell Tribal College or University (TCU) Scholarship, and the Cobell Summer Scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria For Cobell Scholarship

The eligibility criteria for the Cobell Scholarship can include the following:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native heritage: Applicants must provide documentation or proof of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage. This can include tribal enrollment, proof of descent from a recognized tribe, or a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) from a federally recognized tribe.
  • Enrollment in a federally recognized tribe: Applicants must be enrolled members of a federally recognized tribe or have at least one parent or grandparent who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe.
  • U.S. citizenship: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents.
  • Academic standing: The Cobell Scholarship considers academic achievement and requires applicants to have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Additionally, applicants must be accepted or enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education, such as a college, university, or vocational school.
  • Minimum GPA: Applicants typically need to meet a minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement. The exact GPA requirement may vary based on the specific Cobell Scholarship program or award category.
  • Financial need: The Cobell Scholarship places an emphasis on financial need, and applicants are required to demonstrate financial need through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or other financial aid forms. The scholarship program considers factors such as family income, assets, and other financial circumstances.

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