Scholarships for Native Americans are an essential resource. In 2016, data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey showed that income among Native Americans is substantially lower than that of the general U.S. population. Native Americans also suffer poverty at higher rates than the general population.
For many, a bachelor’s degree can help to secure a stable job with income above the poverty level, while a master’s degree or another advanced degree can help boost income. Native Americans especially can benefit from higher learning, taking advantage of colleges and programs designed to help overcome institutional biases.
Link to Maryville University’s full Scholarships and College Guide for Native American Students click HERE.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) estimates that in 2016, 22% of AI/ANs lived on reservations or other US Census-defined tribal areas while 60% of AI/ANs lived in metropolitan areas.
"An athlete must be strong physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This is why I have chosen war canoe racing, a traditional sport to promote health and mental wellness. Racing not only brings life back to a traditional and endangered sport, it honors our elders and brings back the teachings and practices of our schlengen -- our way of life."