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Sault Tribe Higher Education Grant (unmet needs)

Sault Tribe Higher Education 2022/2023 Grant Application Checklist

All applications must include the following information or application will be incomplete and not excepted.
• Grant application is for Michigan public colleges/university Only
• Completed Higher Education Grant Application (Unmet Needs)
• W-9 form
• Copy of student’s current tribal card
• Grant Assistant form must be completed by college/ university and emailed back to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Make sure you sign the grant form for your school or it won’t be processed by the college/university

Deadlines
• Higher Education Grant Application can be submitted until Sept. 20, 2022

No late applications will be accepted!

ALL documents MUST be submitted on time to
Sault Tribe Higher Education
ATTN: Diane McLeod-Maleport
2 Ice Circle, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Any Questions: Email Diane or call 906‑635‑7784

Closed Sept. 20, 2022 at 11:59 a.m.

Links: 

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: Aug. 20, 2022

When is the deadline for grants (unmet need)?
Answer: Sept. 20, 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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