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 & Career Tech Education Scholarship
The Education Department will provide payment on behalf of eligible Tribal Citizens for expenses associated with your tuition, fees, books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses as calculated by your school’s financial aid office. For details about the scholarship application process, please see the below video webinar.
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.
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 Enrichment Fund is to offer financial assistance to Tribal Citizens who participate in organized recreational activities. Appropriate Enrichment 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.