The American Indian Center gives out three scholarships annually to qualifying individuals. We also provide assistance and information about additional scholarship opportunities, please contact the American Indian Center for more informaton ( - 320-308-5449).

Annual Scholarship Application Process

To apply for scholarships available to the American Indian students at St. Cloud State University

  • Download the AIC Scholarship Application (PDF)

  • Send completed applications including two letters of recommendation to:

    American Indian Center

    720 Fourth Avenue South
    St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301

    Application Deadlines
    • Fall Semester: Second Monday of April
    • Spring Semester: Second Monday of September
      All un-awarded scholarships for fall semester tuition will be available to apply for by the September deadline to be allocated toward spring semester tuition costs.

  • For more information email:

American Indian Education Scholarship

($500 Annually)
This is an active, annual scholarship.  The American Indian Center accepts applications and determines awards.  Selection criteria for applicants: Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and an entering student at St. Cloud State University; may be a new entering student at any class year level; must be intended to major in teacher education; may intend to teach at any level- pre kindergarten through high school.  Preference will be given to those who plan to teach in schools with high populations of American Indian children.

Henry M. & J. Eleanor Meyer/Joseph M. & Theresa L. Heltemes Memorial Scholarship

($500 Annually)
This is an endowed scholarship founded by a first generation college graduate.  Preference for this scholarship is given to persons with financial need, who are of American Indian ancestry and who are involved with campus organizations.

Joyce and Marvin Holmgren Scholarship for Native Americans

($500 Annually)
This is an endowed scholarship.  The Financial Aid Office determines awards.  Selection criteria require that the student: verify enrollment in a tribe or is at least one quarter Native American and is from either the U.S. or Canada (there are no other tribal restrictions); must be eligible for unconditional admittance to St. Cloud State University; must maintain scholastic average of “C” or better; must carry at least 12 credits per term.  It is the donors preference that the award be given to a first year student and that the award follow that student as long as s/he is enrolled in good standing at St. Cloud State University and is in accordance with the criteria defined in the scholarship.