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Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College (LCOOC) has announced a new scholarship supporting students in the agriculture and natural resources degree program. An anonymous donation has created a fund that will allow for 25 $1,000 scholarships offered in each fall and spring semester of the course of the next 12 years.

The donor shares that their family recently sold property that, as they understand it, was originally Anishinaabe/Dakota land, and which came into settler "ownership" via the railroad in the 1860s. The family is using funds from the sale to support scholarships at LCO Ojibwe College.

“As Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College is able to create partnerships to support increasing scholarship offerings we are able to reduce barriers to attending college for our students,” said Jessica Wagner-Schultz, director of institutional advancement at LCOOC. “ This reduction in barriers supports the college mission to provide Anishinaabe communities with post-secondary and continuing education while advancing the language, culture and history of the Ojibwe.”

The scholarship application will be available on the college website, lco.edu/scholarships, and will be open to all students, with preference given to Native American students. For more information, call (715) 634-4790, ext. 186 or email advancement@lco.edu.

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