Scholarships program

Historically, Anishnaabeg were a “performance based” people. The Leaders and Elders would reward a person for the good and positive contributions made to and for their families, community and tribe. Our people continue to practice this tradition which results in a healthy community; a place where people can meet their economic, social, physical, cultural and spiritual needs, work together for the common good and participate in creating their future. The Fond du Lac Scholarship Program’s mission is to follow this path by “rewarding” or providing scholarship assistance to eligible band members who seek to complete college degrees, technical school certificates or private career school diplomas.

Budget Sheet Procedure

Contact the Scholarship Office:

1720 Big Lake Road.
Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 1-800-365-1613 or 218-878-2681
FAX: 218-878-7529

College Opportunities

2018 GLIFWC Summer Internship Opportunity

The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) is pleased to announce available internships for its 2018 GLIFWC Summer Internship Program. Through this internship program, college students will work one-on-one with their GLIFWC mentors in various divisions and learn about necessary coursework, college degrees, and trainings which result in gainful employment in a multitude of careers, including natural resource and stewardship careers with tribes.

Applications must be received by March 8, 2018

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2018 Research Experience for Undergraduates on Sustainable Land and Water Resources

The aim of the proposed REU on Sustainable Land and Water Resources is to introduce undergraduate students to the key elements of research on land and water resources that are essential to improving management practices, with a focus on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and diverse interdisciplinary research teams. Students will work on one of three teams on projects that integrate Earth-surface dynamics, geology, hydrology and other disciplines. Research teams are hosted on two Native American reservations and at the Univ. MN and projects are developed in collaboration with the tribes? resource management divisions. The REU incorporates an interdisciplinary team-oriented approach that emphasizes quantitative and predictive methods, CBPR, indigenous research methods, and traditional ecological knowledge. Project take place on the main campus of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Northern Minnesota; and at Salish Kootenai College on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. Students in Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Hydrology, Biology, Ecology, Sustainability, Mathematics, and related disciplines are invited to apply.

Application deadline: February 19, 2018
Program dates: June 11 - August 17, 2018
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Earn an Associate of Arts Degree while participating in a learning community at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

The best advantages:

  • Stable schedule for long-term planning
  • Pre-selected course enrollment
  • Embedded study groups and tutoring
  • Integrated, seamless instruction
  • Build friendships and professional bonds
  • Increased sense of community

Weekend College Learning Community - every-other weekend, meeting Friday evening and all day Saturday for two years Degree Me Learning Community - meeting Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for two years

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Endowed Scholarship at the University of Minnesota
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) invites prospective Native American first-year and transfer students to apply for the SMSC Endowed Scholarship at the University of Minnesota for the 2018-2019 academic year. Established in 2008, the SMSC scholarship program provides support for talented Native American students with demonstrated financial need, and is available for undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies at any campus of the University of Minnesota. For more information or to apply, visit

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year must be submitted by the following dates:

  • Undergraduate deadline: March 1, 2018
  • Graduate deadline: May 1, 2018

Financial need must be demonstrated through a completed FAFSA.

The Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color (CUE) Scholarship Program is a public/private partnership between the University of St. Thomas and the state of Minnesota dedicated to increasing teacher diversity in Minnesota. Please note that the scholarship is offered first come, first serve for qualified candidates of color until funds are exhausted. We will have scholarships available starting spring semester 2018 (February).

NAFOA’s Native American Career Success Academy (NASCA) is an online professional development curriculum for Native youth. The curriculum consists of two modules: Career Preparation and Navigating Your Real Costs. The coursework is designed to help Native youth develop the skill set and confidence required to become financially responsible young adults and successful young professionals. Enrollment into NACSA ends January 29, 2018.
NASCA Online Enrollment Form

Scholarship Office Staff

Rachelle A. West
Scholarship Director
Office: 218-878-2633
FAX: 218-878-7529

Veronica Smith
Scholarship Program Assistant
Office: 218-878-2681
FAX: 218-878-7529