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Language Scholarships & Programs

Dakota Language Scholarships

The Wahpetunwin Dakota Iapi Scholarship (PDF) is a financial aid program for University of Minnesota degree-seeking undergraduates who demonstrate strong dedication to learning to speak and teach the Dakota language. To be eligible, students must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be admitted or pending admission to an undergraduate degree program in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Selection is based on evidence of academic promise and commitment to learning to speak and teach the Dakota language and to using his/her education to the benefit of the community, with preference given to students of Dakota or Lakota heritage, those who demonstrate financial need, and parents of children in a Dakota language immersion program. Scholarship awards cover students’ tuition and fees for one year. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 gpa in order to keep the scholarship.

Application deadline: March 13, 2015
For more information, contact Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or email her at branders@umn.edu

The Continuing Education Dakota Iapi Scholarship (PDF) is a financial aid program for continuing education (non-degree seeking) students at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate dedication to learning and teaching the Dakota language. Selection is based on evidence of commitment to learning the Dakota language and to using his/her education to the benefit of the community, with preference given to students of Dakota or Lakota heritage and parents of children in a Dakota language immersion program. Scholarships cover the tuition of one Dakota language (DAKO) course per semester for up to two semesters. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 gpa in order to keep the scholarship.

Application deadline: March 13, 2015
For more information, contact Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or email her at branders@umn.edu

Ojibwe Language Scholarships

The Full-Time Student Ojibwemodaa Eta! Scholarship (PDF) is a financial aid program for University of Minnesota degree-seeking undergraduates who demonstrate strong dedication to learning to speak and teach the Ojibwe language. To be eligible, students must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be admitted or pending admission to an undergraduate degree program in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. Selection is based on evidence of academic promise and commitment to learning to speak and teach the Ojibwe language and to using his/her education to the benefit of the community, with preference given to students of Ojibwe heritage, those who demonstrate financial need, and parents of children in an Ojibwe language immersion program. Scholarship awards cover students’ tuition and fees for one year. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 gpa in order to keep the scholarship.

Application deadline: March 13, 2015
For more information, contact Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or branders@umn.edu

The Continuing Education Ojibwemodaa Eta! Scholarship (PDF) is a financial aid program for continuing education (non-degree seeking) students at the University of Minnesota who demonstrate dedication to learning and/or teaching the Ojibwe language. Selection is based on evidence of commitment to learning the Ojibwe language and to using his/her education to the benefit of the community, with preference given to students of Ojibwe heritage and parents of children in a Ojibwe language immersion program. Scholarships cover the tuition of one Ojibwe language (OJIB) course per semester for up to two semesters. Recipients must maintain at least a 3.0 gpa in order to keep the scholarship.

Application deadline: March 13, 2015
For more information, contact Brittany Anderson at 612-626-5759 or branders@umn.edu