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Scholarships & Grants

Wisconsin State Grants are offered on a first-come first-served basis determined by when FAFSA was completed. Therefore, the earlier that you complete your FAFSA, the greater the possibility of obtaining a State Grant. Other grants are also available through your Financial Aid Office but have specialized criteria and limited budgets. You can find information on Wisconsin State Student Grants -- including the Wisconsin Indian Grant -- here.

Current Scholarships

* Work with your high school to determine if there any scholarships available through them

* Contact your place of work to determine if they have any scholarships available to employee

* Go online to websites such as: www.college-scholarships.com or www.scholarshipguidance.com and begin hunting

* The American Indian College Fund provides Scholarship opportunities to Native American (and to a lesser extent, all) students enrolled at Tribal Colleges. You can apply online at www.collegefund.org

*2014 - 2015 Ge-naadamaagoyan Native American Scholarship


*Sentry Security Scholarship



*Emergency Lights Co. Scholarship

*Excel Builders Scholarship

*Paint Your Life Scholarship

*Gem Society Scholarship


Lexingtonlaw.com is offering a $10,000 annual scholarship ($5,000 per spring and fall semesters) to help college students maintain great credit scores. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to write an essay of 800 words about what a credit score means to them, impacts their financial future, and how they plan to develop a great credit score during their college years. Further details can be found here: https://www.lexingtonlaw.com/credit-education/newsroom/lexington-law-news/what-does-a-credit-score-mean-to-you.html

Credit Repair Scholarship – Credit Repair is offering a $5,000 scholarship as an award for writing an 800 word essay. The essay must pertain to your credit score and why it is important for your future success. The student can also submit a YouTube video entry.  Students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Further details can be found: https://www.creditrepair.com/#scholarship

LowVARates.com is offering a semiannual $1,250.00 scholarship as an award for winning a writing contest.  This contest is available to all students, regardless of major, and details regarding the contest and scholarship can be found here: http://www.lowvarates.com/2013-military-college-scholarship

Siegfriedandjensen.com is offering a $ 1,000 scholarship to help students pursuing a professional degree cover the costs of tuition. Students interested in applying for the scholarship are required to write two 500 – 700 word essays explaining how an injury attorney can make a difference and an act of service performed in the last 3 weeks that has changed the student’s life.  Further details can be found here: http://www.siegfriedandjensen.com/scholarships

Rocky Mountain Mattress is offering an annual $1,000.00 scholarship as a prize to the winner of the Mark A. Forester essay contest.  Details about the contest and scholarship prize can be found here: http://www.rockymountainmattress.com/company/mark-a-forester-scholarship.php


1. SP Scholarship - $10,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Must be attending an accredited post-secondary institution by the fall of 2015 at the latest.

B) Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a program that is at least two years in length.

Applications can be found by going to:




2. Odenza Vacations Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 1, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2015

B) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2015 deadline.

C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

D) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

Applications can be found by going to:



3. Got a Spine Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 2, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be attending college or university no later than October of 2015.

B) Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by October of 2015.

C) Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.

D) Be attending a school in the U.S. or Canada by October of 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:



4. BBG Communications Scholarship 2015 - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: June 30, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be between the ages of 16 and 21 on June 30, 2015

B) Submit answers to the two essay questions, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 30, 2015 deadline.

C) Have at least one full year of post secondary studies remaining at the time of the award

D) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.

Applications can be found by going to:



5. SLAC Scholarship - $500 – 1 Award (Deadline: September 15, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

A) Be Enrolled in full-time studies at a college, trades, or technical school by no later than September 2015.

B) Complete the Online Application no later than September 15, 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:



FIT Director

Nicole Kneeland

715-634-4790 x 136

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Student Services at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College supplement the instructional programs and assist students in successful school entry, retention and transfer to baccalaureate institutions.


Many students seeking a college education left high school prior to their graduation. The college offers support and programming for students to complete a General Education Development (GED), or a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Instruction to prepare students for these tests is available on campus, and testing is conducted on a weekly basis during the academic year. Students pursuing an equivalency diploma may concurrently take two (2) college courses with the written permission of their academic advisor.


The nearby tribal clinics meet the needs for Native American students in accessing medical and mental health care. Referrals may be made to alcohol and drug programs, a time-out shelter or Respite Care. LCOOCC facilitates scheduling of services but assumes no financial obligation.


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College students and staff promote a healthy lifestyle by adhering to a policy of being drug and alcohol free on campus, at the college's Outreach sites, and at all college functions.

Procedure to be initiated for suspected abuse by students:

1. Inform student through Student Services that they are suspected of drug/alcohol abuse.

2. Suggest to the student that they seek counseling and/or assessment.

3. Collect documentation on abusive behavior.

4. If behavior continues and supportive documentation is obtained, refer student to appropriate social service agency.

5. If student refuses services and abusive behavior continues, the student will be expelled from the college.

Referral Information:

1. Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College Dean of Student Services (715) 634-4790. Ext. 107.

2. Lac Courte Oreilles Community Health Center, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, (715) 634-4153.

3. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information and Referral Center of Sawyer County, (715) 634-8270.


The Student Association, comprised of elected student representatives, sponsors many activities each semester. The purpose of the Student Association is to:

1. provide opportunities to develop leadership skills;

2. act as a liaison between students, staff and faculty;

3. act as a liaison between students and the Board of Regents; and,

4. provide opportunities for students to host events such as Pow-wows, dances and parties.


A description of Students' Rights and Responsibilities may be found in the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College Student Handbook. This handbook is distributed and reviewed during student orientation. The semester orientation schedule is printed in the calendars at the end of this catalog.


The Sawyer County and LCO Transit operates a fleet of shuttles that service the LCO Reservation and the surrounding communities. Students may choose to ride the shuttle at a nominal fee regularly or on an emergency basis. This transportation system is available from 6:40 am to 10 pm on weekdays. LCOOCC is a regularly scheduled stop several times each day.


Individuals who have a disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform in a class, are encouraged to inform the instructor at the start of the semester. Adaptations of methods, materials or testing may be made as required to provide for equitable participation.

In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, the college designates parking spaces for disabled visitors and students. There is a wheelchair available upon request. The campus is barrier free and accessible to those in wheelchairs.


All Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College buildings are smoke-free. Smoking entrances are labeled, and a smoker's shelter is available for student use during winter months.


Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College administers a variety of financial aids and work-study programs for students who demonstrate financial need. Currently, the college can assist with Federal PELL grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, (FSEOG), Federal College Work Study (FCWS), Wisconsin Minority grants, Tuition grants, WI Indian Grants (WIG), the Talent Incentive Program, (TIP), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), Veterans Administration funds, and limited number of scholarships from the college.

To assist in the development of a financial aid package, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The financial aid staff will assist in the review and processing of required documents or applications, but it is the student's responsibility to complete and submit all financial aid applications. Appointments should be made with the Financial Aid Office well in advance of registering for classes. This enables the student to take advantage of all the financial aid grants and scholarships that are available.

Federal statutes mandate that LCOOCC monitor students' academic progress made toward a degree or certificate. This is done in accordance with the criteria outlined in the student classification section of this catalog and the student handbook. The purpose of the academic standard criteria is to ensure that federal financial aid is used solely for students who are pursuing an educational program goal and who show marked progress toward the completion of the degree or certificate they are seeking.


Any student, 60 years of age or older, who does not receive other forms of financial aid, may request a scholarship to cover all tuition and fee costs. See the Financial Aid Office for scholarships.


If a student is denied financial aid, they have the right to submit a confidential written petition to the Financial Aid Committee within 15 days after receipt of notice. The Financial Aid Committee will then review the student's appeal that may include, but not be limited to; illness, a change in employment schedule, family tragedy, or other extenuating circumstances that were beyond the reasonable control of the student. The student must be prepared to offer any proof or documentation that substantiates their appeal claims.

Campus Office Renovation

Bids are currently being sought from qualified general contractors for a renovation project on the college’s Hayward Campus.  Please read the Specification file for details on bid submission, mandatory pre-bid meeting, contact information for owner and architect, and other important information.

A public bid opening will be held on campus at 2:00 p.m. September 11, 2013.  A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on campus at 9:00 a.m. September 6, 2013.

Please review the Specifications book for all details regarding the work and the bid submission project.

Questions can be directed to Bruce Dahlquist the project architect (refer to specification file for contact information) or Dan Gretz at the college (715.634.4790 x 171).





Internships at LCOOCC

Internships are available at the college and at various businesses in the area.

Mission Statement

The LCOOCC Internship Program is designed to provide rewarding internship opportunities for students and placement agencies alike. We strive to offer our students an exciting hands-on learning experience in a real-world setting that will serve to guide them in their decision for a lifelong career.

For more information about student internship opportunities at LCO Ojibwa Community College, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ext. 156.

Work-Study Program

Work Study positions work though the Financial Aid/Student Services departments of the college. For more information, stop by and see This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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