This fund has been established to provide an annual Grant Award to selected applicants for the purpose of furthering education efforts of Native American students. The award is based on demonstrated need as shown in the application and confirmed by elders or school counselor in the applicant’s community or school. Also of consideration is the community and cultural participation by the applicant as demonstrated in the application and confirmed by referring elders. Applications will be judged by the Fund’s Board of Elders. Eligible applicants must currently be residents in the Wisconsin-Michigan area and must be enrolled and attending the institution described in this application before any cash award will be made by the Association. Those selected for the grants will be required to provide certification from their school of current enrollment.