Indigenous Language and Education Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by a grant from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education under the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.

The purpose of these grant funds is, in part, to increase teacher education in American Indigenous languages to better prepare educators to be supportive and prepared to teach content pertaining to American Indian history and culture.

Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students from Minnesota State University or Normandale Community College who are:

  • Pursuing initial licensure or have a declared education major
  • Enrolled and completing a course in Dakota or Ojibwe language at Minnesota State Mankato

Prior to completing the application, it is recommended you reach out to Dr. Chelsea Mead at or 507-389-1302 for more information. Students from Normandale Community College MUST contact Dr. Mead for access to the application.

Keywords: indigenous; Native American; Indian; Dakota; Ojibwe; Ojibwa; Chippewa; Lakota; language

College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Social Sciences: American Indigenous Studies
Supplemental Questions
  1. Identify which Indigenous language course you are planning to take or are currently taking, and share how you think the course will enhance your preparation to be an educator.