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Higher Education

College & Adult Vocational Training

  • Scholarships awarded, based on a Number of Credit Hours, to GTB tribal members seeking post-secondary degrees who are attending a Michigan Public University or Community College.
  • Scholarships awarded, based on the Number of Clock Hours, to GTB tribal members seeking certification and/or licensing at an accredited Adult Vocational Training facility.
  • The Higher Education scholarship program is funded through RAO and BIA funds.



  • Higher Education Program 

Email: HigherEducation@gtb-nsn.gov

Address: 845 Business Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686


  • Melissa Alberts- Higher Education Specialist 

Phone: 231-534-7765

Fax: 231-534-7773    

Email: melissa.alberts@gtb-nsn.gov


  • Dana McClellan- Education Assistant

Phone: 231-534-7356 

Email: dana.mcclellan@gtb-nsn.gov


Higher Education Guides and Applications

Higher Education & Adult Vocational Training Guidelines

Higher Education & Adult Vocational Training Application

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Application

Taxable/Non-Taxable Portion of Scholarship

Higher Education List of Items Required

LIST OF MITW Eligible Public Colleges and Universities