Scholarships – UNITY, Inc.

We want to showcase your Youth Council!

You could win $1,000!
We know your youth council did its best to navigate through the pandemic. We also know many youth councils stepped up to help their communities. UNITY wishes to showcase your efforts at the 2021 National UNITY Conference in Dallas, Texas! All we need is a two minute video featuring highlights from the past year.

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Apply today for the Golda Cook Scholarship

The late Golda Cook, Cherokee, is the mother of UNITY Founder J.R. Cook. Thanks to her, the UNITY organization was able to spread its wings and fly. Golda Cook provided financial support in the very early years of the organization. If it wasn’t for her, UNITY may not be what it is today. That’s the reason UNITY honors Golda Cook to this day by offering two $1500 scholarships in her memory.

UNITY has teamed up with the American indian Graduate Center in awarding the scholarships. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Read More

Maryville University: Scholarships and College Guide for Native American Students

Native American man dancing in traditional garb

Read More: 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. Read More

Level up your education with a $2,000 scholarship from Porch

Growing demand and lack of qualified workers in skilled trades and technology means it’s a great time to go back to school and enter these lucrative and fast-growing industries. To help keep up with demand and assist the next generation of professionals, Porch will award a $2,000 scholarship four times a year to eligible students.

Entries are now being accepted for the Winter scholarship, which runs from January 16, 2021 – April 16, 2021. Read More

RISE Pre-Medical Enrichment Program

The RISE Collaborative is a partnership across three medical schools (Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, University of California- Davis School of Medicine, and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine) who came together to support the success of a new generation of Indigenous physicians. Each year we hold the Summer RISE Academy, a six-week program designed to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) students to become more competitive in applying to medical school. Read More

In Case You Missed It: Watch Native Scholarship Form webinar

On Thursday, February 18th, UNITY hosted a collaborative online forum to discuss scholarship information and student opportunities with Native American Scholarship foundations. With so many native students looking for available scholarships, UNITY partnered with the American Indian College Fund, American Indian Graduate Center, American Indian Science & Engineering Society and Cobell Scholarship, to bring the discussion to one place. In case you missed it, you can catch the Native Scholarship Forum here, where it is available to watch on UNITY’s youtube channel. Read More

AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Applications for the AMA Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship program are open for 2021 at Of special note are the Underrepresented in Medicine, David Jones Peck, MD Health Equity, and DREAM MD Equity Scholarships – but all categories are open to all rising final-year medical students who meet the eligibility requirements. More information can be found at the application portal (link above), the AMAF website ( and questions can be directed to AMAF Program Manger Emily Demko at The deadline is March 31.

UNITY Hosts Native Scholarship Forum

Join the American Indian College Fund and other top Native scholarship providers to learn more about scholarship opportunities available to support your Native youth education.

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February Scholarship Deadlines for Native youth

UNITY wishes Native Youth all the best. Help students in your area stay on top of upcoming Scholarship deadlines by sharing resources with your local Regional Representative. Email with more programs available to Native youth.  Read More

10 Scholarships for 2021 Native Students

Premier Nursing Academy has compiled an up-to-date list of scholarships for BIPOC and marginalized students that has been triple-checked. I am confident that each opportunity is relevant, valuable, and will be awarded during the ’20-’21 school year (with many deadlines in January and February) or will renew next summer.

Scholarship for Healthcare and Nursing Students of Historically Underrepresented Groups
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