Tribal College Scholarship
The Tribal College Scholarship is awarded to graduates of Nebraska high schools who are in progress or
recently completed a 2-year degree from certain Native American community/tribal colleges and universities.
The award provides in-state tuition for up to 135 credit hours (inclusive
of all transfer credits) or completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first, provided certain
academic criteria is met.
How to Apply
- Apply for admission by March 1 (for fall) or October 1 (for spring).
- Complete and submit the Transfer Student Personal Statement.
- Complete the FAFSA by April 1.
- Submit your Enrollment Deposit in MyRED.
Must be transferring from one of the following tribal colleges:
Blackfeet Community College, Cheyenne River Community College, Dull Knife Memorial College, Fort Belknap
College, Fort Berthold Community College, Fort Peck Community College, Haskell Indian Nations University,
Little BigHorn College, Little Priest Tribal College, Nebraska Indian Community College, Oglala Lakota
College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton Community College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle
Mountain Community College, or United Tribes Technical College
Selection is based on a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher from transfer coursework, progress
or recent completion of a 2-year degree with no break in enrollment and experiences that have helped
shape your story as demonstrated by your personal statement.
The Transfer Tribal College Scholarship is renewable for up to 135 credit hours (inclusive of all transfer
credits) or completion of a bachelor's degree, whichever occurs first. Recipients will receive full eligibility
and renewal policies and expectations when offered the scholarship.
View tribes eligible for in-state tuition
This scholarship is offered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The scholarship is not transferable in part or in whole to any
other university, including the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) or the University of
Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). This scholarship will not cover the cost of classes taken at UNO, UNK or UNMC.