Higher Education & Continuing Education Programs
GED or High School Completion Program
The Education Department assists eligible applicants obtain their GED by contributing funds for the payment of GED pre-test and testing fees as well as any tutoring fees if the Tribal Citizen displays the need for additional assistance in passing GED tests.
Higher Education Scholarship
The Education Department will provide full unmet need payment on behalf of eligible Tribal Citizens to follow a course of study leading to a certificate, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s or professional degree from an accredited college, university, institute or trade school.
D.K. Sprague Educational Scholarship Endowment
The D.K. Sprague Educational Scholarship Endowment is designed for those in the Gun Lake Tribe's five-county service area, which includes Allegan, Barry, Kent, Kalamazoo and Ottawa Counties. This Scholarship Endowment is awarded to one student per county in the service area and could potentially cover all or most of the student's higher education costs. The Gun Lake Tribe is very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to those in our local community.
Stay tuned for next year's eligibility requirements and scholarship application.
Higher Education Laptop Program
Eligible Tribal students will be assisted with the purchase of a laptop or desktop computer. Students who have completed at least one semester of higher education must submit a copy of their most recent college grade report, verifying a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and proof of current enrollment in a degree or certificate program.
The purpose of the Recreation Fund is to offer financial assistance to Tribal Citizens who participate in organized recreational activities. Appropriate Recreation Fund requests are for sports, performing arts, school activities, gym memberships and/or driver’s training.
Employment Assistance Program
The purpose of the Employment Assistance program is to assist unemployed Tribal Citizens obtain and preserve permanent employment. As part of this program, the Education Department will assist eligible applicants obtain the necessary job skills and help in finding and retaining a job leading to self-sufficiency.