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Students smilingFond du Lac Tribal and Community College scholarships and external merit and need-based scholarships are financial aid options. Students research and apply for scholarships on their own. The Financial Aid Office staff at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is available to assist in this process by directing students to appropriate sources. Students are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Scholarships typically do not need to be repaid.

Foundation Scholarships
Each year, scholarships are awarded by the college Foundation to current Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College students. Applications and information about these scholarships are available by contacting the Foundation Office at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. New scholarship opportunities occur regularly.

Tribal Scholarships
Many American Indian tribes have college scholarship programs available to enrolled members. Students are encouraged to contact their tribal agency to pursue the possibilities of scholarships. In Minnesota, the following reservations have established some form of scholarship program: Fond du Lac, Mille Lacs, Grand Portage, Nett Lake/Bois Forte, White Earth, Red Lake, Leech Lake, Upper Sioux, Lower Sioux, Shakopee Sioux, and Prairie Island.

Scholarship Databases
The following websites maintain an extensive database of available scholarships. These scholarship databases utilize a personalized profile search, which compares a student's submitted information with the website's database of potential awards. The website then sends the student a list of the possible scholarships for which they appear to qualify for, and who the student should contact for each scholarship.

Please note that these external web sites are not operated by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and that you will be leaving the college web site if you choose to click on one of the links.

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/

Mach25
http://www.collegenet.com/mach25/app

Peterson's College Planner
http://www.petersons.com/finaid/file.asp?id=780&path=ug.pfs.financial

Additional Sources
There is a wide range of additional resources students may access to pay for costs related to a college education. Students should explore as many options as possible, such as:
- Deferred payment plans
- G.I. Bill/veteran benefits
- Reservation scholarship programs
- Rehabilitation services
- Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program
- Job Training Partnership Act Program
- Private foundations and corporations

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