Black Indigenous People of Color Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must:

  • Be a member of an organization whose mission seeks to advance the needs of populations historically underrepresented in higher education and/or be socioeconomically disadvantaged.
  • Be admitted to UND as an incoming freshman or transfer student for the upcoming Fall semester and plan to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours each semester).
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for upcoming academic year that opened October 1st. You can apply online at

Selection Criteria

  • Financial Need
  • Academic Achievement
  • Community Service
  • Leadership

Amount and Duration of Award

  • Variable; will be determined by the student’s unmet need on the financial aid award package.
  • The award is renewable. A student may receive a maximum of eight semesters of funding for undergraduate work leading to a first bachelor’s degree. Transfer students will have a prorated offer.

Renewal Criteria

  • Be enrolled in 12 or more credits on the official date to add/drop classes each semester and complete 24 credits each academic year
  • Maintain a 2.75 institutional GPA
  • Meet with an academic advisor at least once each fall and spring semester.
  • Meet with a Student Diversity & Inclusion advisor two times each fall and spring semester.

Office of Student Finance
Supplemental Questions
  1. To be considered for this scholarship, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file by the scholarship deadline. Have you completed the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year?
  2. Are you an enrolled member of a Native American Tribe?
  3. If Yes, please upload proof of tribal affiliation.
  4. Please fill in the name and email address of someone who is familiar with your extra-curricular and leadership activities that can recommend you for this scholarship. Their submissions will be confidential.