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We provide information on scholarships and programs available outside of our organization so our youth can have the necessary resources for success. Check back regularly for more opportunities.


MICARES Grad Recruitment

The Caring.com Scholarship

Scholarships for Native American Students

AILS Scholarship


Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW) is available through the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MCDR), which waives tuition for Michigan residence, attending a Michigan public college/university who have a Native American
Blood Quantum of ¼ or more as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department.

First time applicants of the MITW, will submit their completed forms to Pokagon Band Enrollment Staff with a photocopy of your Michigan Driver's License or state-issued Michigan Identification Card and a photocopy of your Tribal ID.

The MITW will stay in affect and will not need to be resubmitted unless, you are transferring schools and/or returning to school after a gap in pursuing your higher education. These changes will be submitted directly to Melissa Kiesewetter MDCR at kiesewetterm@michigan.gov.

You may visit MDCR https://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,4613,7-138--240889--,00.html
for more information.

Free Application for Federal Financial Aid

You can file the FAFSA for the upcoming school year after October 1, though you can apply for your PIN# anytime. You
must apply every year you are in school. There is no cost to apply for the FAFSA.

Fafsa.gov (external link)