Higher Education Services

Higher Education Programs

Kerstine Bennington, Higher Education Specialist

Michelle Chingwa Education Assistance Scholarship

The current Michelle Chingwa Education Assistance Scholarship Program was enacted through Waganakising Odawak Statute 2007-005, and became effective on January 1, 2008. This scholarship program is a tribally-funded program providing scholarships to tribal citizens pursuing higher education.

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Merit Scholarship

The GPA and College Completion Merit Scholarships are awards that recognize your academic achievements as LTBB tribal citizens.  The program has been developed to increase retention in and completion of higher education programs and to prepare higher education students to be career ready by increasing student academic achievement.

Merit Scholarship Application

Merit Academic Program Completion Scholarship Application

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This program is available to all LTBB tribal citizens and provides payment of all five (5) GED tests: Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts-Reading and Language Arts-Writing. Assistance for mileage to and from test site and childcare assistance are also available.

Full Application Packet

AVT (Adult Vocational Training)

The Adult Vocational Training scholarship provides assistance towards the completion of a certificate or license leading to an industry-recognized credential.

Full Application Packet