The Michigan Indian Elders Association (MIEA) will make available two (2) $500 scholarships and three (3) $1000 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to five qualified students with the $1000 scholarships being awarded to the most qualified students, as determined by committee review and lottery. Each student must be currently enrolled in a course of study at, or have a letter of acceptance from, a public college or university or technical school and must meet the following qualifications.
QUALIFICATIONS – the student:
• Must be an enrolled
member or be a direct descendant of an enrolled member of one of the MIEA
constituent Tribes/Bands (must be verified by the constituent tribal Enrollment
• Must have successfully completed and passed all five General Education Development (G.E.D.) equivalency tests with a minimum score of 40 and an average score of 45 and must possess a G.E.D. certificate; or must have graduated from an accredited high school with a 3.00 grade point average; or if currently enrolled at a college, university or trade school, must have an accumulated grade point average of 3.00.
• Must, except for special and extenuating circumstances, attend college, university or trade school on a full-time basis.
• Must complete the provided application form and submit it with required supporting documentation and the mailing must be RECEIVED BY THE COORDINATOR not later than June 16, 2004. (Incomplete or late applications will not be considered)
An application form can be obtained from the tribal education department of each of the constituent Tribes/Bands.
Current constituent Tribes /Bands are: