From the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education

For fall 2024, students applying for the Tribal scholarship will be able to request that the funding be designated as “for room and board.” This is to allow students like those who attend University of California schools to access their full Tribal benefits. The University of California system has a program called the Native American Opportunity Plan that will cover a Native American student’s tuition and fees, but if they receive the Tribal scholarship, that scholarship goes to cover tuition and the amount the state pays our Tribal members is reduced. By enabling the option to mark the scholarship as “for room and board,” students will be able to receive the funding more directly, as the schools will not be allowed to apply the scholarship to tuition.

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