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NOTICE FROM SAULT TRIBE HIGHER EDUCATION
2022/2023 Scholarship Application Deadline
Extended to July 16, 2022

You don’t have to be quarter blood quantum in order to apply for the Higher Education Scholarships. Not all of the Higher Education Scholarships have this requirement.

All applications must include the following information:

• Higher Education Scholarship Application (located at link below)
https://fs29.formsite.com/SaultT/pbl9m4figz/index.html
• Copy of student’s current tribal card
• IRS W-9 form
• If you have quarter blood quantum, to be eligible for those scholarships which require quarter blood quantum, include verification from Sault Tribe Enrollment Department. (Not all Higher Education Scholarships have this requirement.)
• Essay – “Why is Education Important?”
• Verification of Post-Secondary Institution attendance (current transcripts – must be legible, pdf version of official/unofficial transcript copies must be submitted to verify attendance terms, course, GPA, and grades).
OR Verification of College/University acceptance (submission of acceptance letter).

If submitting pictures of documents, please ensure that documents are legible and clear of all background items. All documents submitted for verification must include student’s name and college/university contact information.

Deadline:

• Electronic applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on July 16, 2022.

• Applications submitted using U.S. Mail or comparable delivery service must be postmarked no later than July 16, 2022.

• No late or incomplete applications will be accepted!

Questions:

If you have any questions please contact the Higher Education Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2022/2023 Scholarships Application - Due by July 16, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

Link to: SAULT TRIBE HIGHER EDUCATION 2022/2023 APPLICATION

IRS W-9 Form (The IRS W-9 Form has to be completed and uploaded to your application.)

Answers to common scholarship application questions:

  • Anyone can apply for scholarships— you don’t have to be quarter blood quantum.
  • There are a few scholarships that require quarter blood quantum.
  • If you have quarter blood quantum, send in your certified letter from Enrollment Dept. 
  • Your tribal card doesn’t have to have a photo on it—it just needs to be up to date.
  • The essay needs to be typed in Word and sent in Word.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

 

The Higher Education official Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/STHEupdated2022
Sault Tribe Higher Education Facebook page Updated 5/2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When will scholarships applications be posted on the website?
Answer: June 1, 2022

When is the deadline for scholarships?
Answer: July 16, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

When will grants (unmet need) applications be posted on the website?
Answer: Sept. 1, 2022

When is the deadline for grants (unmet need)?
Answer: Sept. 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

When will the self-sufficiency applications be posted on the website?
Answer: Dec. 1, 2022

When is the deadline date of the self-sufficiency application?
Answer: January 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Where do I get a tuition waiver form?
Answer: Sault Tribe Enrollment Department website has this information. Here is the link:
Request for Tuition Waiver Form

To be eligible for the MITW
1. You must qualify for admission at one of Michigan’s public colleges or universities
2. You must be one-quarter or more Native American blood quantum as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department
3. You must be an enrolled citizen of a U.S. federally recognized tribe as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department
4. You must be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for no less than 12 consecutive months. You must provide the following 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

What do I need to do to get started with the Tuition Waiver?

STUDENT: To apply for the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver (MITW), you must:
1. Complete the Student Section of the MITW Application. Be sure to attach copies of the required items {with asterisks (*) and noted in RED}
2. Submit the MITW application and all required documents to your Tribal Enrollment Department, requesting certification as indicated in “To be completed by tribe”
3. Must pay $15 to Sault Tribe Enrolment Department for tuition waiver
4. To ensure that your entire application, including the tribally-certified section and accompanying documents are submitted to Sault Tribe Enrollment Department for verification. Sault Tribe Enrollment will submit the documents to the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) after they complete their section of the application. All signatures on the forms must be original; electronic signatures are not accepted
5. Michigan Indian Tuition waiver will respond back to you with a letter of approval

Where do I turn in the tuition waiver form?
Answer: Email Sault Tribe Enrollment Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax 906‑632‑1648.

How do I transfer my tuition waiver from one college to another?
Answer: Call Melissa Kiesewetter at 517‑241‑7748. She will help you change to another college or university in Michigan

Do I have to request a tuition waiver every year?
Answer: No, as long as you haven’t changed your college or university from your first requested

Can I use the tuition waiver for a Master’s or doctoral degree?
Answer: Yes, only for public colleges or universities in Michigan

Is there a limit on how long I can use the tuition waiver?
Answer: No, it can be used as long as you want to attend public college or university in Michigan

Where do I get a Blood Degree Form (Blood Quantum Form)?
Answer: Sault Tribe Enrollment Department website on the information tab you can find the link “Request for Blood Degree Form”
1. Complete the Blood Degree Form
2. Email to Sault Tribe Enrollment Department to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
3. Must pay $15 to Sault Tribe Enrollment Department for blood degree application
4. Sault Tribe Enrollment will complete and sent you a letter by mail

Where do I turn in the Blood Degree Form?
Answer: Email Sault Tribe Enrollment Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 906‑632‑1648

How do I renew my tribal card?
Answer: At the Sault Tribe Enrollment Department its best to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a renewal or new copy

What are the fees for the following?
Answer:
Card Renewal for Expired Card: $5
Replacement of Unexpired Card: $20
Tuition Waiver Certification: $15
Blood Quantum Certification: $15

Forms of payment
Money orders (made out to Sault Tribe Enrollment Department)
Credit/Debit card (Discover, Master Card, VISA)
Cash
Sorry, no personal checks

Contact Us:

Higher Education:
906‑635‑7784
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