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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

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Login Cheat Sheet

Contact the Scholarship Office:

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

College Opportunities

Benefits.Gov Grant Matching Program

Two programs are available from Benefits.Gov; Matching Grants to Tribes for Scholarship Program, and Indian Higher Education Grant Program. The Matching Grants program is specifically for students in the Health Care field. The Higher Education Program is for any college students. For details and qualifications, see the links below:

Matching Grants to Tribes for Scholarship Program

Indian Higher Education Grant Program

Diné College 2021 Summer & Fall Tuition and Application Discount

For the 2021 Summer and Fall Semesters, Diné College tuition is 50% off, and they are waiving admission, technology and student activity fees! Diné College offers 46 degree courses with 90% of classes being online. See the Diné College website and documents links below for programs and admissions information.

Diné College Website

Diné College Degree Program List

Diné College High School Transcription Form

Diné College Certification of Indian Blood Form

Diné College New Student Checklist

TC Energy Scholarships

Now with 800 scholarships available across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, you could receive a scholarship valued at up to $5,000.

TC Energy Scholarship Webpage

Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship

The Ethel Curry American Indian Leadership Scholarship is now accepting new applicants. Anyone interested in pursuing a certificate or degree program at a higher education institution in the state of Minnesota is eligible to apply.

Scholarship Application

Pathways Program, BIA Office of Trust Services

We are pleased to announce that we are recruiting for several Pathways internship positions working across the nation performing a variety of assignments involving the basic principles of management and program analysis, in one or more Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Trust Services (OTS) program areas. Students will also receive opportunities to raise their awareness of traditional ecological knowledge education and land-management practices in use today by Tribes.

Pathways Program Details

University of Arizona Indigenous Governance Program

The Indigenous Governance Program (IGP) provides educational opportunities for individuals interested in a deep, practical understanding of Indigenous governance and rights. Our internationally renowned faculty teach a combination of live and online courses for tribal leaders and other professionals to collaborate on how to strengthen Indigenous governance.

January in Tucson - Three weeks of three-day courses.

Grad Program - Master of Professional Studies in Indigenous Governance

U of A IGP website

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

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