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

UMD Masters in Tribal Natural Resources (MTRES)

The MTRES curriculum is rooted in the interrelationship between biological, physical and cultural systems as well as environmental policy.

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UMD MTRES website

Deadline for scholorship: May 1st


DEADLINE: May 31, 2018

The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship provides postsecondary financial awards to students who are an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe, and who have been accepted into or plan to attend a higher education institution within the state of Minnesota. These awards are competitive, and based on both academic performance and the students ability to demonstrate leadership qualities within the American Indian community. Financial need is not a factor. Award amounts range from $1000-$4000 per academic year, but can and do vary.

Scholorship Information

Contact: Kristen Aeikens,

NIJ’s American Indian and Alaska Native Student Travel Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018

NIJ will support up to fifteen (15) American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate or graduate full-time students in attending criminal justice-related conferences and explore the role of science in solving complex problems to increase public safety. Successful applicants can select up to two conferences to attend, and will receive funding support for at least one of their selected conferences.

The conference options are:

  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police (October 2018)
  • The American Society of Criminology (November 2018)
  • The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (February 2019)

Application packages are due by 11:59 ET PM on Friday, May 18, 2018.

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply.

Robert Wood Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Program

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has a VISTA position open for the Robert Wood Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Program through the American Indian Higher Education Consortium Tribal VISTA Program. For more information please see associated files below, and click here to apply.

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AIHEC Impact Report

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:

  • 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).


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