(Hayward, WI) – Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is excited to announce the creation a new scholarship supporting students in the Agriculture & Natural Resources degree program. An anonymous donation has created a fund that will allow for 25 $1,000 scholarships offered in each fall and spring semester of the course of the next 12 years.
The donor shares that their family recently sold property that, as they understand it, was originally Anishinaabe/Dakota land, and which came into settler "ownership" via the railroad in the 1860's. The family is utilizing funds from this sale to support scholarships at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College.
“As Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College is able to create partnerships to support increasing scholarship offerings we are able to reduce barriers to attending college for our students. This reduction in barriers supports the College’s mission to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.” shares Jessica Wagner-Schultz, Director of Institutional Advancement at LCOOC.
The scholarship application will be available on the college website, www.lco.edu/scholarships and open to all students with preference given to Native American students. For further questions, call 715-634-4790 ext. 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College
The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College’s mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwe.
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal college. Our focus is to help Native students advance themselves in the world, while studying their own history and language. We are an open-door institution which welcomes anyone who would like to work toward a better tomorrow. LCOOC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation.