TUNICA-BILOXI HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council recognizes the importance for its members to pursue their post-secondary education. The Higher Education Scholarship Program aids tribal members with financial assistance and provides an opportunity to obtain an Associate, Bachelor, Master, and/or Doctorate degree.

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  1. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS
    1. Must be an enrolled member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.
    2. Must have a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE; formerly GED) credentials.
    3. Must be enrolled at an accredited college, university, or technical program.
  2. SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
    1. The maximum scholarship award available to each applicant shall be up to $2,000 per grading period (i.e., quarter or semester) and shall be available for the following:
      1. Tuition
      2. Books
      3. Student Housing
      4. Supplies
      5. Continued Education
    2. This amount shall be disbursed by grading period until the annual maximum limit is expended.
    3. Total or cumulative scholarship assistance annually shall not exceed $4,000 per each student. This maximum limitshall apply to all accredited universities, colleges, and technical programs.
    4. Total or cumulative lifetime scholarship assistance shall not exceed $20,000 per each student. This lifetimemaximum limit shall apply to all accredited universities, colleges, and technical programs.
    5. Scholarships shall be awarded based on the availability of tribal funding each year. The student should not relyon the Tribe’s scholarship as their only means of financial assistance.
    6. Scholarship awards shall be issued directly to the Financial Aid Office of the institution for disbursement.
  3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTSThe following documents shall be required in order to qualify for the Tunica-Biloxi Scholarship:
    1. A completed Tunica-Biloxi Scholarship application.
    2. A completed Financial Needs Analysis form, which must be completed by the applicant’scollege/university/technical school Financial Aid officer.
    3. Copy of Letter of Acceptance, or an equivalent document, from the respectivecollege/university/technical school for first-time applicants.
    4. Proof of a High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE; formerly GED) credentials for first-timeapplicants.
    5. A current class schedule showing the number of courses and credit hours/units being taken.
    6. Copy of Official Financial Aid Awards Letter from the institution that the applicant will be attending toverify that the applicant has applied for other resources and a copy of a completed confirmation of a FAFSA application.
  4. SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTSDuring the term (semester/quarter) for which the student was awarded the Tunica-Biloxi Scholarship, he or she must:
    1. Earn a minimum academic standard of 2.0 GPA.
    2. Uphold social conduct within the policies and rules of the institution attended.
    3. Use the scholarship award for the intended purpose.

d. Maintain enrollment at their post-secondary institution.

 

 

Scholarship applications can be sent to:

TUNICA-BILOXI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Attn: John Barbry

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of LA

150 Melacon Road Marksville, LA, 71351

fax: (318) 253-9791

jdbarbry@tunica.org