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American Indian Endowed Scholarship

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WSAC will accept applications for the 2024-25 American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) through March 1, 2024. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2024. Applications must be accompanied by all required attachments.


The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) helps students with financial need who have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in Washington State. Students can use the scholarship at public colleges and many independent colleges in Washington. The program prioritizes upper-division and graduate-level students, but all applicants are considered.

Award amounts range from around $500 to $2,000. Ten to 15 students are selected each year to receive the awards. Students may get AIES funding for up to five years, but must reapply each year.

Many past recipients have careers in law, medicine, education, business, and resource management. All have returned, or plan to return, to their tribal communities to work on behalf of Indian peoples within the state.

About the Program

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate financial need based on a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for 2024-25.
  • Meet Washington State residency requirements for financial aid.
  • Intend to enroll full-time as an undergraduate or graduate student at a participating public or private college or university in Washington State beginning fall term of the application year.
  • Intend to use their education to benefit the American Indian community in Washington State.
  • Not pursue a degree in theology.
  • Have not yet received a total of five years of this scholarship.

How to Apply

How to Apply

1. Read the application and instruction sheet.

2. Compile and complete the required attachments.

3. Complete and sign the AIES application form.

4. Print and mail the application and required attachments to the Washington Student Achievement Council.