The purpose of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation Scholarship Program is to encourage the enrollment of students who will add to the overall excellence of academic and co-curricular programs. The scholarship program is intended to provide financial support and recognition of students who have demonstrated qualities of academic excellence and leadership within Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Foundation scholarships are made possible by contributions from private donors, businesses, foundation sponsors, and fundraising events. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that is run by a Board of Directors made up of community representatives, alumni, and college staff and faculty members.

 

ELIGIBILITY

You must be currently registered as a Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College student and enrolled in a minimum of six or more credits per semester to receive the scholarship once it is awarded unless specified otherwise by a specific scholarship. Each scholarship has specific criteria that need to be met in order for you to be eligible. Eligibility for some specific scholarships requires applicants to be an enrolled tribal member.

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students once per semester unless specified otherwise by specific scholarship guidelines.
A link to the application for Foundation Scholarships is available below for viewing and printing.

Spring 2022 Foundation Scholarship Application

 

ESTABLISHED SCHOLARSHIPS

Established Foundation scholarships are described below. Additional scholarship categories and opportunities are created regularly.

Enbridge Scholarship

Five awards
$500 to each recipient
Enbridge, Inc. supports its neighbors through its philanthropy and the active involvement of employees in those programs in our host communities that focus on community, well-being and the environment. Enbridge Scholarships are available for second-year students who have maintained a cumulative 3.0-grade point average. Priority is given to students who are active in their community and/or college activities.

In Memory of Jack Briggs Scholarship

Two awards
$1,000 to each recipient
The In Memory of Jack Briggs Scholarship was established to honor Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College’s visionary president, Lester Jack Briggs. Eligible applicants must have completed two semesters at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College with a cumulative 2.5-grade point average. Priority is given to Ojibwe students who are chemically free and are committed to learning and preserving Anishinaabe language and culture.

Katie Poirier Memorial Scholarship

Two awards
$1,000 to each recipient
The Katie Poirier Memorial Scholarship was established to honor a former Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College student whose college experience suddenly ended before she could reach her goal of becoming a conservation officer. Scholarship applicants must be currently enrolled in the Law Enforcement program, female, with a cumulative 2.0-grade point average and an academic program grade point average of 3.25 in required Law Enforcement courses.

Lake Country Power Scholarship

One award
$1,000 to the recipient
The Lake Country Power Scholarship is available to any student enrolled in the Electric Utility Technology degree program who has completed two semesters and has maintained a cumulative 2.75-grade point average. Priority is given to students who are active in their community and/or college, and/or whose parent/guardian is an active member of Lake Country Power.

LaMarche Creek Scholarship

Two awards
$1,250 awarded to each recipient for two consecutive semesters.
The LaMarche Creek Scholarship is awarded to students demonstrating unmet financial need with priority going to first-year students, first-generation students, and students residing in Carlton County and surrounding areas.

Members Cooperative Credit Union Scholarship

One award
$1,000 to the recipient
The Members Cooperative Credit Union Scholarship is awarded to a currently registered full-time, second-year student who has maintained a cumulative 3.0-grade point average and is a current member of Members Cooperative Credit Union.

Peter DuFault Memorial Scholarship

Two awards
$1,000 to each recipient
The Peter DuFault Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the legendary leader of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. DuFault exemplified the spirit of overcoming obstacles to achieve success. Scholarship criteria for applicants include being a current Minnesota resident, American Indian, with a cumulative 2.0-grade point average and an academic program grade point average of 3.25 in required program courses.

Reliable Insurance Agency Scholarship

One award
$1,000, Business major, maintain an overall 3.0 GPA, 2nd-year student, must be full-time (minimum 12 credits).

Richard and Emily Fink Family Endowed Scholarship

Two awards
$2,000 to each recipient
Through a generous donation by the Fink Family Foundation, an endowed scholarship was established for FDLTCC students with the goal of helping them obtain a college education so they may pursue lasting and productive careers. The hope of the Fink Family Foundation is that by aiding students in their pursuit of higher education, FDLTCC will continue to produce well=trained graduates to the benefit of employers, employees, families and communities. Two $2,000 scholarships are awarded to preferable first generation, Native American students each year.

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