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Applications are being solicited for two one-time $500 scholarships from the Sault Tribe Elders for qualified freshmen enrolled in public colleges, universities or trade schools. The deadline for applications is Aug. 31, 2016. All applicants must be registered Sault Tribe members with the following qualifications:

 —Successfully completed and passed all five General Education Development (GED) equivalency tests with a minimum score of 40 and an average score of 45 and must possess a GED certificate or graduated from an accredited high school with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50;

—Accepted or enrolled in any two- or four-year public college, university or trade school in any field of study as a full-time student; applicants must submit letters of application that include:

—Name, address, telephone number, proof of tribal enrollment and Social Security number;

—Transcript from the applicant’s high school verifying the cumulative grade point average or proof of achieving GED requirements stated above;

—Letter from the college, university or trade school, showing acceptance for the 2017-18 school year;

—Academic major or course of study to be pursued;

—Essay of 300-500 words describing how you feel a college education will benefit you, your career objective and why this scholarship will help you achieve your goal.

All requirements listed above must be packaged and received no later than August 31, 2016, no later than 5:00 p.m., by the Elder Service Division:

      Elder Service Division

      2076 Shunk Road

      Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

PLEASE NOTE—Incomplete or late applications will not be considered!

If you have a question, please contact Sheryl Hammock at 906‑635‑4971 or 888‑711‑7356.

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