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American Indian Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship was established by The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa with matching funds from the American Indian Education Foundation. Located in Northeastern Minnesota, The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation was established by the LaPointe Treaty of 1854 and is one of six reservations inhabited by members of the Chippewa tribe. The Chippewa nation is the second largest ethnic group of Indians in the United States. Archaeologists maintain that ancestors of the present day Chippewa have resided in the Great Lakes area since at least 800 A.D. This scholarship provides support for education-related expenses (“cost of attendance”) other than tuition for American Indian students who are enrolled or eligible to enroll as tribal members. These expenses are primarily housing, food, and other fees, but also may include books, research, conference, and travel opportunities related to the student’s education.