Tribal College and University Scholarship Support

The Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund Scholarship will be offering $5,000. These scholarships are designated for federally-recognized tribal members who are enrolled as a full time undergraduate or graduate student with a career interest in renewable energy.  

The Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund (TSAF) is offering up to $5,000 in scholarship support to Tribal College students, and accredited public and private College/University students with career and academic interest within renewable energy. Our scholarship opportunity is for federally-recognized tribal members attending an accredited TCU or public/private four-year college/university who have a passion for learning and sharing knowledge about renewable energy and how it impacts Tribal communities. Students with interests in renewable energy careers often have limited access to academic support and resources to achieve their renewable energy educational goals and it is our goal at TSAF to support the academic goals of tribal students.


Federal and State recognized tribal members attending an accredited Tribal College or public/private college/university with experience and knowledge about their tribal community, environmental justice issues, and a passion for learning about the renewable energy industry are encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in a federally-recognized tribe
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA +
  • Attend an accredited Tribal College/University or accredited public/private college/university
  • Enrolled in an environmental sustainability or related degree program (liberal art and political science majors are also encouraged to apply, so long as the connection to renewable energy through academic and career interest can be made).

Application date extended to October 15, 2023

For more information please contact TSAF Tribal Education and Workforce Manager – Angelica Wright programs@tribalsolar.org