Higher Education

The Higher Education Program offers financial aid assistance to enrolled members of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. Students must be pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degree. In addition to funding, the Program provides assistance in the application process (admission, financial aid or scholarship), pre-college workshops, FAFSA assistance and financial aid counsel.

Eligibility

  • Completed Intake Application
  • Proof of enrollment
  • Proof of residency
  • Individual Success Plan
  • Selective Service (The number will be recorded if you are male, are 18 years old and have applied for Selective Services)

To receive services for the Higher Education Program, a student must be:

  • A full-time (minimum 12 credit hours) student
  • A member of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
  • Attend an institution in the United States

The Higher Education Program has the following deadlines for financial support:

  • July 15 - Fall Semester
  • December 31 - Spring Semester

Expectations of the Program

Our goal is to help create students who are able to contribute to the progress of Akwesasne. Our community depends on the future generations and we expect our students to comply with the following:

  • Freshmen maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • All students continue to make academic progress
  • Promise to seek out professors or other services when in need of academic assistance
  • Inform the Higher Education Program of withdrawal or other absences from college
  • Inform the Higher Education Program of graduation or completion of program

Undergrad Program

The undergraduate program serves incoming freshmen to senior college students. Students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, be in acceptable academic standing and progressing through their respective programs. Requirements include a completed application, a tribal certification letter, completed financial aid sheet, college acceptance letter, official transcripts, diploma or GED and a short essay of their goals while in college and afterwards.

Graduate Program

The graduate program serves students who are pursuing their Permanent Certification, Masters or Ph.D. degrees.

Career Pathways

Summer program in partnership with the Akwesasne Area Management Board (AAMB) that assists students entering grade 9 through 11 and graduating high school seniors who will be entering their freshmen year of college/university/vocational trades. Offering a variety of seminars that prepares students campus life and other skills sets such as time management, budgeting and understanding personality dimensions.

In addition to daily seminars, the program will be participating in various college/university visits on both sides of the border to offer a variety of "local" post-secondary opportunities.

Contact information

Phone: 518-358-9721

Email: highereducation@srmt-nsn.gov

Address: 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way Akwesasne, NY 13655