American Indian Environmental Leadership Scholarship for American Indians In Conservation Efforts

By Bright Silas

Scholarship snapshot
Amount:
Varies
Scope: Partial scholarships
Target Country: United States
Target Audience: American Indians
Deadline: November 1, 2023 (early action)

The American Indian Environmental Leadership scholarship is one of several UMN scholarships we have covered in this series. The Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program funds this scholarship for students with at least one-fourth or more American Indian ancestry. It targets high-achieving American Indians who dedicate their efforts to safeguarding natural resources while serving posterity, their community, and the world at large.

The American Indian Environmental Leadership scholarship intends to mold individuals who will serve as mentors and devoted advocates for quality education and community service. Additionally, recipients of the American Indian Environmental Leadership Scholarship will be at the forefront of the preservation and development of conservational and socially responsible infrastructure.

It is preferable for applicants of the American Indian Environmental Leadership Scholarship to pursue a degree in science or engineering, with utmost priority given to students enrolled in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) as it relates to the environment. All eligible American Indians from a federally recognized tribe like the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin are welcome to apply.

Scholarship amount

The American Indian Environmental Leadership scholarship does not have a stipulated amount awarded to its recipients. The scholarship award varies.

Eligibility requirements for the American Indian Environmental Leadership scholarship

It is important to review the following requirements to ensure you are qualified to apply:

  • The scholarship prefers Native American students from the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin
  • Applicants must enroll full-time as an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science or engineering. 
  • Priority is given to students enrolled in the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
  • Applicants must show the ability to protect/understand our natural resources and environment to preserve it for posterity.
  • Applicants must prove academic merit from their high school academic records including GPA, class rank, etc
  • Applicants must show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Students eligible for this scholarship at the University of Minnesota are in the following respective order: incoming transfer students, currently enrolled students in their third year of study or higher, and incoming first-year students..

How to apply?

To get the American Indian Environmental Leadership scholarship, you do not need a separate application. This scholarship considers all incoming eligible freshmen through the assessment of their admission application. It automatically reviews all submitted applications by the corresponding deadline date.

So all you need to do is focus on getting your admission application in. Applicants who apply by the early action deadline of November 1, 2023 may likely receive an admission decision in January 2024.

You can apply for admission through any of the following platforms of preference: Golden Gopher or the Common Application. We strongly recommend that you submit only one application as a double submission will hinder your admission decision.

Application deadline

Deadline CategoryDateAdmission decision on Application Tracker
Early Action I DeadlineNovember 1January 31
Early Action II DeadlineDecember 1February 15
Regular DeadlineJanuary 1March 15


If you have any questions or desire to get more information, please contact the Circle of Indigenous Nations

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