John R. Winchester Short-Term Loans

In addition to the John R. Winchester Endowment Fund, a portion of the funds are available for American Indian students who have urgent financial need.  These funds can be applied for at any time of the year.  These are short-term loans (90-120 days) and are managed through the MSU Office of Financial Aid and subject to university rules regarding repayment. 


  • A formal written request to the Native American Institute either via e-mail, campus mail, or in person stating the amount requested and the reason for the request.  This is strictly for purposes

In order to apply for the loan, please contact Mary Calcatera at (517) 353-9757 or

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