This article outlines grants and scholarships available for education through the Hopi tribe.
BIA Higher Education/Hopi Supplemental Grant
These grants are awarded to eligible Hopi students pursuing an associate, baccalaureate, graduate, or post-graduate degree on the basis of financial need as recommended by the college/university’s financial aid officer.
Entering freshman must have a 2.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for high school coursework or a minimum score of 45% on the GED Exam. Continuing students must have a 2.0 CGPA for all college coursework.
This grant is awarded as a secondary source of financial aid to eligible students. Deadlines are as follows: Fall Semester-July 31st, Spring Semester-November 30th, Summer Sessions-April 30th. Maximum awards are as follows:
BIA Higher Education Grant: $2500 per semester
Hopi Supplemental Grant: $1500 per semester
The Hopi Scholarship is awarded to eligible Hopi students on the basis of academic merit. Students must meet the following CGPA: Entering Freshman must be in the top 10% of their graduating class or score a minimum of 21 on the ACT or 930 on the SAT; Undergraduate must maintain a 3.0 CGPA; Graduate, Post-Graduate/Professional students must maintain a 3.2 CGPA for all coursework.
The deadline for this scholarship is July 31st. This scholarship is not available for summer sessions and is only awarded in the Fall Semester. The maximum award for the Hopi Scholarship is $1000 per semester.
Private High School Scholarship
The private high school scholarship is awarded to encourage Hopi students who desire to achieve and maintain a high level of academic excellence at an accredited Private high school.
Two awards are made annually by the Hopi Tribe. Students must meet the following criterion: Entering Freshman must have an eighth grade CGPA of 3.50. Continuing students must have a CGPA of 3.25. Deadline is July 31st.
This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to Hopi students pursuing post-secondary education for reasons of personal growth, career enhancement, career change, and/or continuing education for part-time students.
Deadlines are as follows: Fall semester-July31st, Spring semester-November 30th, Summer Sessions-April 30th.
Educational Enrichment Grant
Funds are available to Hopi students who have been accepted to participate in special activities and events that offer unique opportunities to develop leadership, personal skills, or to acquire educational/pre-college experiences.
Examples of such activities and events include: Math Camps, Pre-College Orientation, Conferences, etc.
This grant is open to Hopi students from fourth grade through college. Applications are accepted year round and must be submitted at least two weeks to the date of activity.
Standardized Test Fee Scholarship
This service is designed to provide financial assistance to Hopi individuals taking standardized tests for reasons, such as college entrance examinations or professional certification.
This includes, but is not limited to, the ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, CPA Examinations, Bar Examination, etc. Applications are accepted year-round and must be submitted thirty days prior to the test date.
Tribal Priority Scholarship
This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to encourage Hopi college students to obtain baccalaureate and graduate degrees in areas of prioritized interest to the Hopi Tribe, and encourage these graduates to apply their degrees to Hopi Tribal Goals and Objectives.
This scholarship is only available to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree in one of the following areas: Law, Natural Resources, Education, Medicine/Health, Engineering, or Business. Deadline is July 31st of year offered.
Students applying to the Hopi Tribal Grants and Scholarships Program must be enrolled members of the Hopi Tribe.
All information has been provided by the Office of Hopi Tribal Grants and Scholarships. To obtain further information about these opportunities, please contact Ima Polingyumptewa at either (520) 734-3533 or 1(800)762-9630. You may also e-mail the HTGSP at [email protected] or [email protected].