Additional Scholarship Resources

Scholarships are a very important component to help fund your post-secondary education. The Karuk Education Department recognizes that navigating through the thousands of  scholarships available may be overwhelming for some students so we will  post the scholarships for Native American students monthly according to their upcoming deadlines. 

If you have any questions or need help applying for these scholarships, please contact the Karuk Education Department.

August/September Scholarships

The Gates Scholarship

Description: The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Award: Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Eligibility: To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national or permanent resident
  • A minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

Deadline: September, 15, 2017

Helpful Links

College Fund

American Indian Services

Money Geek