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Scholarships & Awards

The Dakota and Ojibwe Language Programs offer a financial aid program for University of Minnesota degree-seeking undergraduates and non-degree seeking Continuing Education students who demonstrate strong dedication to learning to speak and teach the Dakota or Ojibwe language. Preference is given to students of Dakota or Ojibwe heritage, who demonstrate financial need, and are parents of children in a Dakota or Ojibwe language immersion program.

Dakota Language Scholarships

Apply for the Waḣpeṭuƞwiƞ Daḳota Iapi
Full-Time Student Scholarship
2016-17 Dakota Full-Time Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Waḣpeṭuƞwiƞ Daḳota Iapi Full-Time Student

The Waḣpeṭuƞwiƞ Daḳota Iapi Scholarship is a financial aid program for University of Minnesota degree-seeking undergraduates who demonstrate strong dedication learning how to speak and teach the Dakota language. To be eligible, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be admitted or pending admission to an undergraduate degree program in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

Selection is based on evidence of: Your academic promise, your commitment to learning how to speak and teach the Dakota language, or how you use your education to the benefit of the community. You receive preference if you are of Dakota or Lakota heritage, if you demonstrate financial need, or if you are a parent of a child in a Dakota language immersion program. Scholarship awards cover your tuition and fees for one year. If awarded, you must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to keep your scholarship.

Need more information?
Call Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or email her at branders@umn.edu.

Continuing Education Daḳota Iapi Scholarship

Apply for the Daḳota Iapi
Continuing Education Student Scholarship

PDF icon2016-17 Dakota Continuing Ed Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Continuing Education Daḳota Iapi Scholarship is a financial aid program for continuing education (non-degree seeking) students at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate dedication to learning and teaching the Dakota language. Selection is based on evidence of your commitment to learning the Dakota language and to using your education to the benefit of the community. Preference is given if you are a student of Dakota or Lakota heritage or a parent of a child in a Dakota language immersion program. Scholarships cover your tuition for one Dakota language (DAKO) course per semester for up to two semesters. If you receive this award, you must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to keep your scholarship.

Need more information?
Call Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or email her at branders@umn.edu.

Ojibwe Language Scholarships

Ojibwemodaa Eta! Full-Time Student

Apply for the Ojibwemodaa Eta!
Full-Time Student Scholarship

PDF icon2016-17 Ojibwe Full-Time Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Ojibwemodaa Eta! Full-Time Scholarship is a financial aid program for University of Minnesota degree-seeking undergraduates who demonstrate strong dedication to learning to speak and teach the Ojibwe language. To be eligible, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be admitted or pending admission to an undergraduate degree program in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Selection is based on evidence of your academic promise, your commitment to learning to speak and teach the Ojibwe language, and to use your education to the benefit of the community. You are given preference if you are a student of Ojibwe heritage, demonstrate financial need, or a parent of a child in an Ojibwe language immersion program. Scholarship awards cover your tuition and fees for one year. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to keep your scholarship.

Need more information?
Call Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or email her at branders@umn.edu.

Continuing Education Ojibwemodaa Eta!

Apply for the Ojibwemodaa Eta!
Continuing Education Student Scholarship
PDF icon2016-17 Ojibwe Continuing Ed Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2016

The Continuing Education Ojibwemodaa Eta! Scholarship is a financial aid program for continuing education (non-degree seeking) students at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate dedication to learning and/or teaching the Ojibwe language. Selection is based on evidence of your commitment to learning the Ojibwe language and to use your education to the benefit of the community. You are given preference if you are a student of Ojibwe heritage or a parent of a child in an Ojibwe language immersion program. Scholarships cover your tuition of one Ojibwe language (OJIB) course per semester for up to two semesters. If you receive this award, you must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to keep your scholarship.

Need more information?
Call Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or email her at branders@umn.edu.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships

The College of Liberal Arts offers scholarships for continuing students, currently enrolled in CLA. Each year, academically talented CLA students receive scholarships based on need or merit.

To apply for CLA Scholarships online, complete the application for the College of Liberal Arts Continuing Student Scholarships. Learn more about available scholarships.

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