The Higher Education Division is to provide guidance and financial assistance to Ho-Chunk members who intend to pursue a
postsecondary education. Scholarships are granted as a privilege with the intent that graduates will return to the Ho-Chunk Nation to use their
knowledge and expertise to protect and strengthen the economic self-sufficiency and sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Ho-Chunk Nation Scholarship Program
The Ho-Chunk Scholarship Program provides financial resources to help enrolled Ho-Chunk
members complete a progressive postsecondary degree. The recipients must attend a nonprofit
Title IV regionally accredited institution. The Ho-Chunk Scholarship Program is
intended for students working toward degree completion.
Financial Aid and Tax Filing Statement
In order to receive a Ho-Chunk Nation Scholarship, students are required to file a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with accurate information. Accurate information
includes a declaration of all funds acquired from Ho-Chunk gaming revenue (e.g. per capita) and
the full value of the student’s Children’s Trust Fund, if applicable. Failure to completely and
accurately file one’s taxes and/or FAFSA will make any student ineligible for a Ho-Chunk
Nation Scholarship until such discrepancies are resolved.