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American Indian Studies

  • American Indian Studies Program 2015 - 2016 Courses
  • Indian Country Today Media Network's EducationThis link contains a comprehensive database of Native American Studies and American Indian Programs. The listings include information on Native and Indigenous-oriented programs offered by colleges and universities nationwide and is a great tool to guide all Native American students investigating college-entry and post-graduate level educational options.
  • American Indian Studies Series: The American Indian Studies Series at MSU Press and Michigan State University seeks to create an understanding of American Indian cultures and identities, the place of American Indian/Indigenous people in today's world, and the changing demands of American Indian/Indigenous peoples in the pursuit of cross-cultural diversity.
  • American Native Literature Symposium: The Native American Literature Symposium is organized by an independent group of Indigenous scholars committed to making a place where Native voices can be heard. They invite proposals for individual papers, panel discussions, readings, exhibits, demonstrations, and workshops, as well as retrospectives and forecasts for the future of the literatures of Indigenous peoples.

Financial Aid

Contact: Mary Calcatera
Agriculture Hall, Michigan State University
446 W. Circle Dr. Room 412C  
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 353-6632
Email:nai@msu.edu
  • Emma Shore-Thornton Award:  A scholarship awarded annually to high achieving undergraduate and graduate American Indian students at Michigan State University.
  • John R. Winchester Memorial Scholarship:  A scholarship awarded annually to full-time American Indian undergraduate students.
  • Winchester Fund/loan 90 -120 day loan (with extension)  The John R. Winchester Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 after the death of John R. Winchester, a generous man dedicated to the needs of American Indian students in higher education. John R. Winchester was employed at Michigan State University as a Coordinator in the North American Indian Affairs Office, Center for Urban Affairs. He devoted most of his career encouraging American Indian students to take advantage of higher education opportunities. Mr. Winchester recruited American Indian students from Michigan as well as other states, providing advising, tutoring, friendship and financial support.  It was said that whenever he lectured on behalf of the student scholarship fund, lecture fees were given to the Student Organization, NAISO- North American Indian Student Organization.   Conversely, NAISO now contributes the profits from their annual community pow wow to the John R. Winchester Memorial Scholarship/Loan Fund to recognize John's generosity and provide short-term loans for needy American Indian students at MSUDeadline: None. Eligibility: A short-term loan for American Indian students enrolled at Michigan State University with emergency financial needs.

  • Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Program: 
    • Deadline: Please have all paper work done prior to the start of the term. 
    • Eligibility: Given to U.S. recognized tribes. 
    • Award: Tuition only. 
    • Contact: Melissa Claramunt, Michigan Department of Civil Rights

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