SNI - Professional Scholarship Program

Native American SUNY: Western Consortium
E-116 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3170


Seneca Nation of Indians (SNI)


Professional Scholarship Program


Cattaraugus Territory
Higher Education
12861 Route 438
Irving, NY 14081

phone: 716.532.3341
fax: 716.532.3269

     Allegany Territory
     Higher Education
     P.O. Box 231
     Salamanca, NY 14779

     phone: 716.945.1790
               ext 3103
     fax: 716.945.7170



To encourage two Seneca students to pursue and complete advanced degrees to provide professional expertise for the growth and progression of the tribe. Advanced degrees include Master's, Doctoral, or Professional degrees such as M.D., J.D.


Enrolled SNI member; Permanent residence on territory or within NYS; Bachelor's degree; Full Time student pursuing an advanced degree at an accredited college or university; Apply to the Seneca Nation of Indians Higher Education Program and the American Indian Graduate Center.

General Information

Must maintain 3.0 GPA, provide community service, and intend to accept employment with the SNI for each year of scholarship support. A selection committee reviews and ranks applications with a point priority system. Unmet tuition paid directly to school, remaining funds paid to student monthly.


$20,000 Awarded annually to two Seneca students per year, per territory.


July 16.

Required Documentation

Complete Application Form, Essay; Two faculty or employer recommendations; Documentation of Tribal enrollment, Bachelor's degree conferral, Graduate school acceptance; Signed Contract Form.

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