Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities

Grand Traverse Band Adult Vocational Training Grants

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Attn: Higher Education
845 Business Park Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 534-7760                                  Toll-free: (866) 534-7760               Fax: (231) 534-7773


To provide financial assistance to members of the Grand Traverse Band (GTB) of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians who are interested in attending a vocational/technical institute in any state.


This program is open to enrolled GTB members who are working on or planning to work on licensing or certification in a vocational field. Applicants must be able to document financial need. Along with their application, they must submit a personal statement on how they plan to serve their Indian community after they have successfully completed their course of study.

Financial data 

Stipends are $5 per credit hour, to a maximum of $4,800 per year or $2,400 for programs less than 480 hours. Recipients are also entitled to a grant of up to $500 per year for licensing fees, certifications, and state board fees.


Students must be able to complete their programs within 3 years.

Number awarded 

Varies each year.