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LCO Ojibwe College Announces Scholarship

Hayward, WI - The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity for full-time students of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College, the Gay I. & Harry C. Leslie III Fund, presented by Gay I. & Harry C. Leslie III.


"Gay Leslie is the daughter of a Wisconsin dairy farmer and the first in her family to attend college, thanks in part to a scholarship. Her great-grandmother was a member of an upper Midwest Native American Tribe. To honor her great-grandmother and pay forward her scholarship benefits, we hope to provide need-based financial support to Native American undergraduate students so they can obtain a quality education." Harry Leslie shared.


The Leslies have committed to building a self-sustaining endowed scholarship Fund over the next few years. The Fund, at its maturity, will cover the tuition costs for one full time student each semester in perpetuity.


"We are grateful that the Leslies have chosen Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and our students as the way in which they honor Gay's great-grandmother," says Dr. Russell Swagger, President of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.


One, $2,500 merit-based scholarship, will be awarded based on the student's academic achievements and essay. The application process opens January 2, 2019 and closes January 22, 2019. The required essay will encourage students to explore what this scholarship means to them.


For full scholarship details and application contact the Director of Financial Aid at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.


About Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College


The Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College mission is to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture, and history of the Ojibwa.


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College (LCOOCC) is a non-profit Ojibwe tribal community 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. LCOOCC does not discriminate based upon race and will not deny admission to any Native student regardless of tribal enrollment or affiliation.

Learn more at http://lco.edu