American Indian Student Scholarships
Scholarships for American Indian Students
The Tiospaye Scholar Program at South Dakota School of Mines
offers renewable National Science Foundation scholarships awarded to
academically talented American Indian students with financial need. The goal of our program is to increase the
number of American Indians graduating in science, mathematics, and
engineering. If you're eligible, we hope you'll join our growing program!
Renewable scholarships provide up to $10,000 annually in the
following BS majors: Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, and
Renewable scholarships provide up to $8,000 annually in the
following BS majors: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological
Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management, Mechanical Engineering,
Metallurgical Engineering, and Mining Engineering.
The NSF Tiospaye Scholar Program is a success program with
five areas of support: Financial, Academic, Professional, Social, and
Cultural. "Tiospaye" is a
Lakota word that translates approximately to "extended family."
- Get accepted by South Dakota School of Mines Technology (Apply Online)
- Show financial need as determined by your Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (Get your FAFSA submitted at your
- Be a graduate of a reservation high school, or transfer from a tribal college, or be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe
A separate scholarship application id not necessary as the application for admission will serves this purpose.
For more information on scholarship opportunities see Scholarships at the Office of Multicultural Affairs.