Tuesday, July 1, 2008

College funding for native american students

If you are an enrolled member of any federally recognized indian tribe, or a descendent of any grandparent who is an enrolled member, and have a batchelor's degree, you can apply for this program for native american students who want to become teachers.

Students who are accepted into the Sapsik'wala program, get all their tuition paid for the year, and they receive a monthly living stipend of $1,775, a book allowance of $250 per term and $1,500 for a laptop. Altogether, the program runs into the $50,000 range. But if the students teach at a tribal or Title VII school, for the same amount of time that they were supported, the federal government absorbs the loan.

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