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The Michigan Indian Elders Association (MIEA) is pleased to announce that it will make available three $1,000 scholarships and six $500 scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded to at least nine qualified students with the $1,000 scholarships being awarded to top three qualified students as determined by committee review and lottery, if necessary. Each student must be currently enrolled in a course of study at, or have a letter of acceptance from, a public college or university or technical school and must meet the following qualifications
The student must:
—Be an enrolled member (copy of tribal card ) or be a direct descendant of an enrolled member of one of the MIEA constituent tribes/bands (must be verified in writing by your tribal Enrollment Department).
—Have successfully completed and passed all five General Education Development (G.E.D.) equivalency tests with a minimum score of 40 and an average score of 45 and must possess a G.E.D. certificate; or must have graduated from an accredited high school with a 3.00 grade point average; or, if currently enrolled at a college, university or trade school, must have an accumulated grade point average of 3.00.
—Except for special and extenuating circumstances, attend college, university or trade school on a full-time basis.
—Complete the provided application form and submit it with required supporting documentation and the mailing must be RECEIVED BY THE COORDINATOR postmarked no later than June 15, 2019. (PLEASE NOTE, incomplete or late applications will not be considered).

An application form can be downloaded at www.michiganindianelders.org/students.php. The application can also be obtained from the tribal education department of each of the constituent tribes/bands.

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