Higher Education Department

Mission Statement:  
The Tribal Education Department is dedicated to supporting educational goals by providing services to develop continuous lifelong learning; while enhancing knowledge in the
Ho-Chunk culture and language.

The purpose of the Winnebago Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program (WSFAP) is to provide eligible members of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska with financial assistance to complete their educational goals. This opportunity provided with the intent those recipients, upon graduation or the completion of their course of studies will return to the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska community to utilize their learning to benefit the continuing development of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
All applicants shall have exhausted any and all funding sources for education assistance before tribal money is awarded, as the last source of funding.

Deadline Dates:
Fall/Summer – April 15th
All Students MUST complete WSFAP application each new term. (Fall, Spring, Summer, Etc.)
Winter/Spring – October 15th (Extended to December 15th)

Must have the following required documents turned in before determination of eligibility is made:

Academic Excellence Incentive Policy: Article 23 of the Policy
Grade incentives will be determined by the following scale:

4.0 GPA $400
3.5 – 3.9 GPA $350
3.0 – 3.4 GPA $300
2.5 – 2.9 GPA $250
(Based on availability of funding each fiscal year)


Higher Education Department

Higher Education Director
Patrice Bass

Community Education Outreach Specialist
Rana Merrick