Recently, a growing number of states and local governments have began recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day.

This holiday falls annually on the second Monday of October, and honors the culture and history of Native American and indigenous individuals nationwide.

At Scholly, we are proud to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day and would love to share a sneak peek at two of the scholarships for Native American students in our scholarship database.

Click on the name of the scholarship opportunity for more information!

The Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars Awards 

The Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars has a strong mission that involves preserving the records and historic sites associated with Native ancestors and supporting the decedents of Native Americans, and awards two scholarships annually to enrolled tribe members.

Amount: $5,000 and $2,500

Due Date: June 15, 2020

Quick Facts:

  • To be eligible for these awards you must be an enrolled tribe member who plans to work with Native Americans in the fields of education or social service.
  • You must be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited university and hold at least a 3.0 GPA.

Paumanauke Native American Indian Scholarship

According to their website, “The Paumanauke Native American Indian Scholarship is funded through the Paumanauke Native American Festival, Inc., a non-profit organization, “to encourage and assist Native American Indians to complete their education.”

Amount: $500 (for up to six winners a year)

Due Date: Applications are accepted February 1-June 1 of 2020

Quick Facts:

  • To be eligible for this scholarship opportunity, you must be a tribally enrolled Native American Indian attending college full time.
  • In honor of the founder Nat Sales, one applicant will receive $ 750.00 as the “Nat Sales Memorial Award.”

Happy applying and good luck!