Michelle Chingwa Education Assistance Scholarship Program

The Michelle Chingwa Education Honorarium Act has been enacted to provide a gift to honor Tribal Citizens that are obtaining post-secondary educational opportunities and repeals and replaces the original and amended Michelle Chingwa Education Assistance Act including WOS 2007-005 and WOS 2014-010.

Michelle Chingwa Education Honorarium Application

MCEA Appeal Application
Please send all appeals documentation to the following address:
Education Appeals Board c/o Tribal Chairperson’s Office
7500 Odawa Circle, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740

2018-010 Michelle Chingwa Education Honorarium Act

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

Michelle Chingwa Education Assistance Regulations REG WOS 2014-010-121014-001 MCEA

MCEH Application Process:

Complete Applications must include the following:
Completed Michelle Chingwa Education Honorarium Application (Once per academic year)
Release of Information (Once per academic year)
Copy of Current Schedule (Submitted each term)
Copy of Current Unofficial Transcript (Submitted each term)
Copy of Tribal Identification Card (First time MCEH applicants only)

Eligibility for the MCEH Program is based on three (3) specific criteria:
The student must be a Tribal Citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
The student must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution that is accredited by either the United States Dept. of Education or a foreign government accrediting agency that processes validations for colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning. Students enrolled in tribal colleges seeking accreditation are also eligible for MCEH funding. Other institutions may be approved by Tribal Resolution.
The student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (subject to appeal).

Honorariums will be calculated on a semester equivalent per credit hour basis with five classifications**:
CLASS 1: Courses or college programs that are sponsored by LTBB and provided nearly free to student.
( $25/credit hr.)
CLASS 2: Junior or Community colleges
($150/credit hr.)
CLASS 3: Four year colleges or four year degree programs
($250/credit hr.)
CLASS 4: Graduate level courses
($350/credit hr.)
CLASS 5: Free courses (no out-of-pocket cost to student)
($15/credit hr.)
**these rates may be adjusted to meet allocated budget

MCEH Deadlines:
Fall (August – December): October 1st
Winter/Spring (January – May): February 15th
Summer (May – August): June 15th
Trimester or Quarter: 30 days after the beginning of the session
Non-standard Term (Schedule operating outside of system above): 30 days after the beginning of the session

LTBB Tribal Citizens wishing to appeal a decision made in the Michelle Chingwa Education  will follow the approved “Appeal Policy” guidelines as approved by the Executive in REG-WOS 2007-05 102912-010

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