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Cobell Scholarship Application

Cobell Scholarships offers are merit-based following a lengthy application and referral process. Cobell Scholarship awards are disbursed according to US Federal Student Aid standards and the policies of the individual colleges and universities. The Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is: an enrolled member of a US Federally-recognized Tribe, enrolled in or plans to enroll in full-time study and is degree-seeking while attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.

Verification Processes

Indigenous Education, Inc. engages several highly qualified Native education specialists to review all completed applications. Following this review, merit-based offers are made to hundreds of carefully screened and selected applicants who then move to FINALIST status in early May each year. During this stage, several things happen simultaneously:
  • Finalists will accept (or decline) the offer, then submit completed recent transcripts and proof of course enrollment for the next term for which funding will be made available. This can be very early in the process or late, depending on individual institutional policies. We also like to see scholar faces so an optional photo can be uploaded. For this reason and to relieve stress on the Finalist, the post-acceptance period usually remains open throughout the summer. It is important to understand that during this time, scholarship offers will not be lost; and,
  • Staff work with tribal enrollment offices to verify citizenship; and,
  • Staff work with financial aid offices to verify university attendance and financial aid eligibility.
Visit, and log into, the OASIS portal for specific information: There are different deadlines and due dates for each scholarship offered, see website for full details.
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