For a student to be eligible for many Native American scholarships, the student should be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, according to finaid.org. Otherwise, funding will most likely be denied. A Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) card or document is generally accepted proof of membership in a federally recognized tribe.
Students who qualify as a Native American may be eligible for further assistance through the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Please contact the:
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs - Office of Education
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240-0001
Telephone No. 1-202-401-2000.