Scholarship Program

The Mille Lacs Band Higher Education Office (MLBHEO) is established to assist enrolled members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and their children as they pursue their educational goals. A financial award may also be given to those members who successfully obtain their degree, diploma or certificate. This program is not intended to replace other forms of financial aid.

Please note this update from Scholarship and Career Counselor Michele Berger regarding service during the COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order: "Our email is the most reliable and preferred method of delivery. I am working remotely, and in the office once a week to process paperwork. As always, I need previous term grades, new course registration and billing to determine eligibility and make a payment. Students, send your information in as soon as you are able, and let me know if you have questions. As there are limited things I can do from my home office, please understand that there will be delays in processing. If you need our office to send your school a Letter of Authorization, we do that to verify that we are funding you, as long as you are eligible. If you would like to leave a message on my office phone to be retrieved later, my direct line is 320-532-4775."

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Higher Education
43408 Oodena Road
Onamia, MN 56359

Michele Berger
Scholarship & Career Counselor

800-709-6445 ext 4775
Fax: 320-532-7826

Scholarships and Awards

Vocational, technical, college, and university students can apply for scholarships to pay for books, tuition and fees. Scholarship applications are available online at

Academic Achievement Awards

These awards are given upon successful completion of various levels of education, from high school to graduate school. Academic achievement award applications are available online at

Educational Enrichment

Mille Lacs Band members of all ages can apply for Educational Enrichment funds to attend educational classes, school-based activities, cultural activities, and community education classes. Some restrictions apply. Educational enrichment fund applications are available online at

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