Since the early 1900’s there have been many American Indian scholarships set up to help Native American college age students attend colleges of their choice to better their educations. A lot of these American Indian scholarships were set up by many different American Indian organizations and there have also been many of the scholarships for Native American students set up by different government agencies.
These American Indian scholarships are very important for many Native American college age students since there are many Native American families that do not have a lot of money since they choose to follow a more traditional path of their lives, and try to live more like their cultural ancestors did by farming and living off the land. Here are a lot of native families that still make their tribal crafts and they will sell these at craft fairs and on the streets and this helps to supplement their income, and for some it is their whole income and it is a family business that everyone in the family plays a part in.
There are thousands of Native American college age students that go to college due to these wonderful American Indian scholarships every year in the United States and there are also some colleges that are meant just for Native American students and the prices stay fairly low anyways. There are many organizations that are run by different American Indian tribes that can help the students of their tribe find and obtain one of these American Indian scholarships and this can greatly help improve the quality of their lives for the future, and the future of their families. There are many Native American students that use the scholarships to earn their college degrees and then they will use their new degrees to help improve the lives of their families and tribes. There are many more scholarships available to American Indian students in the modern day than there was when they first became available in the early 20th century, and there are also many more Native American students that are taking advantage of these scholarships to their full extent.