The purpose of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Higher Education Grant is to provide supplemental financial assistance to the eligible American Indian/Alaska Native scholar entering college seeking a baccalaureate degree. The student must comply with the following eligibility criteria:
1. Must be a member of, or at least one-quarter degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an American Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Education to Indians because of their status as Indians.
2. Must be accepted for admission to Connecticut College.
3. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid officer at Connecticut College.
4. Must re-apply each year to establish eligibility for this grant.
5. Must submit yearly an academic transcript to the Bureau of Indian Education.
By applying for financial aid, your eligibility will be determined for all need-based federal, state, and college awards with the exception of the BIE Higher Education Grant. If awarded the BIE Higher Education Grant and your combined award exceeds the student's need, the surplus money will be deducted from the other awarded items but not from the Federal Pell Grant.
Eligible students should obtain a BIE Higher Education Grant application from the education office of the tribe with which you are affiliated or are a member.
For additional information please visit the Bureau of Indian Education.