Current Institutional Internal/External Funding

 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT FUNDING

After filling out the FAFSA, using your Tribal Education Office, and checking out the American Indian College Fund's website for resources - NEXT is applying for the KBOCC external and internal scholarships. We even have a new online application.

NEW* WORK STUDY $5,000 in Funds to Disburse

  • Fill out FAFSA
  • 5 Positions to Award
  • Find more info and apply online here!

 

 

APPLY TO KBOCC INSTITUTION USING NEW ONLINE FORM! 

 

Native Specific

 
      • Native American Women
      • Has financial need
      • Maintains a minimum GPA of 2.5
      • Please write a short essay on who you are and how this scholarship will help you achieve your educational goals.
 
      • Must be an enrolled member or tribal descendants of the Keweenaw BayIndian Community or must be a child of KBOCC or KBIC employee.
      • Must fill out the FAFSA
      • ELIGIBILITY

        To be eligible for the MITW, you must meet the following criteria:

        • Qualify for admission at one of Michigan's public colleges or universities AND
        • Be ¼ or more Native American blood quantum as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND
        • Are an enrolled citizen of a U.S. Federally Recognized Tribe as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND
        • Be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for not less than 12 consecutive months. 
    • INSTRUCTIONS

      • STUDENT SECTION: Student fills out their portion of the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW) Application. FORM CLICK HERE. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcr/MITWAppFinal-10-2018_637599_7.pdf
        • New Student - Fill out this section if you have never applied for the MITW.
        • Current Student - Fill out this section if you already applied for the MITW and need to update anything.
      • DOCUMENTATION with your MITW application:
        • A photocopy of your Michigan Driver’s License or State-issued Michigan ID card AND
        • A photocopy of your Tribal ID.
      • TRIBAL EDUCATION OFFICE SECTION: Send the MITW application (and attached documentation) to your Tribal Enrollment Department for certification.
      • MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR TRIBE: to ensure your application is complete and handed into the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
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    • Waivers are for any credit, any degree track, certificate, and/or program. There is no limit on how many times you use.
    • There is no deadline, however, you must use the waiver in the semester your enrolled.
    • For more information view the Michigan Department of Civil Rights website https://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/
    • Review their Frequently Asked Questions document.
      • Awards for Native and Nonnative Students
      • Any KBOCC students who maintain 2.0 GPAs may be eligible for Fall and Spring semester scholarships. Recipients and award amounts will be chosen based on financial need and individual scholarship requirements. Deadlines will be posted each semester.
      • Digital photograph and release of the informed consent form (available in Financial Aid Office)
      • PART ONE - Scholarship applicants must also create/update the American Indian College Fund (AICF) Profile and submit an AICF Application via the AICF website https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/ same form as the Full Circle Scholarship so if you already applied for the that one, then your all set.
      • PART TWO - Filling the New Online Scholarship app for KBOCC
      • Native students and descendants can be considered for special scholarships as determined by the American Indian College Fund. Each scholarship has different requirements based on GPA, essay, and need. All students are encouraged to apply for the upcoming year; the annual deadline for applying is May 31st.
  • Spirit of Sovereignty Scholarship Established by the Native American Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) as an avenue to give back to tribal communities. $2,000 Total Funds to Disburse
  • Tribal verification
  • List activities, volunteer, or community involvement
  • A short biography (500-word max), please address: Your career and educational goals, include any obstacles you may have overcome in attaining; How a scholarship will help you reach these goals; How your education will impact the native community
  • Digital photograph and release of the informed consent form (available in Financial Aid Office)
  • The Fred Dakota Scholarship was created in honor of an asset to the Baraga County community, who has served on the Tribal Council, as Tribal Chairman, and on the Board of Regents for Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College. This competition-based scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding KBIC member with proven leadership skills and abilities. 
  • Must be a full-time KBOCC student with sophomore status
  • Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Must be involved in student government or other student leadership activities
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  • Preference will be given to veterans (copy of DD214 is required)
  • The James “Jay” Loonsfoot Scholarship was created in memory of a former instructor at Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College. This competition-based scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding KBIC member dedicated to keeping Anishinaabe history, culture, and traditions alive for generations to come.  
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  • Copy of DD214 (if applicable)
  • Copy of registration card declaring major and full-time enrollment
  • A short essay (500-word max) describing how your Native American Studies degree will impact the community
  • The Rick Geroux Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a former instructor and Fitness Coordinator at Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College. This competition-based scholarship will be awarded to one outstanding KBIC member and L’Anse or Baraga High School graduate who is determined to become a business leader in the community or has a strong interest in physical fitness.
  • List activities, volunteer, or community involvement
  • Must be an enrolled member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  • Copy of most current transcripts (high school or college)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A short essay (one page) describing your business goals or interest in physical fitness and how this scholarship will assist you in reaching these

 

  • All Student’s/ Non- Native Specific

 

      • Awards for Native and Nonnative Students
      • Any KBOCC students who maintain 2.0 GPAs may be eligible for Fall and Spring semester scholarships. Recipients and award amounts will be chosen based on financial need and individual scholarship requirements. Deadlines will be posted each semester.
      • Digital photograph and release of the informed consent form (available in Financial Aid Office)
      • PART ONE - Scholarship applicants must also create/update the American Indian College Fund (AICF) Profile and submit an AICF Application via the AICF website https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/ same form as the Full Circle Scholarship so if you already applied for the that one, then your all set.
      • PART TWO - Filling the New Online Scholarship app for KBOCC
  • The Timothy W. Shanahan Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a dear friend who dedicated sixteen years of service as Chairman of the Board of Regents for Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College. One student will be awarded this competition-based scholarship in recognition of creative, outstanding, and positive impact on the community and commitment to excellence. 
  • List organizations you participate in or volunteer for within the community
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An essay (1000 word maximum) describing your career goals, community involvement, and how your education will impact the community
  • Submit an unofficial KBOCC transcript along with a one-page essay explaining why you should be considered for this scholarship.
  • Discuss any financial hardships as well as the positive impacts of your college experiences and future plans upon completing an Environmental Science degree.
  • Be a student in EN260 Creative Writing at KBOCC at the time of application and selection.
  • Have a minimum of a C grade in KBOCC’s EN260 Creative Writing at the time of application and selection.
  • Submit a sample of student’s own original creative writing.
  • Submit a short essay: introducing self, explaining current creative writing interests, discussing future creative writing-related goals, discussing possible obstacles to creative writing goals.
  • Participate in the EN260’s final, public reading.
  • Outdoorstack Scholarship for KBOCC Students interested in the outdoors 
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  • Elder Scholarship $150.00 per credit
  • Students age 62 or older who are not eligible for other sources of financial aid will be eligible for a tuition scholarship through KBOCC for one course per semester. To show eligibility for this scholarship, students should submit an Elder Financial Aid Application and provide proof of age. 
  • Must be a student age 62 or older who is not eligible for other sources of financial aid.
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APPLY TO KBOCC INSTITUTION USING NEW ONLINE FORM! 

All KBOCC Scholarship Flyers.pdf

KBOCC2020ScholarshipFlyer (1).pdf