St. Scholastica receives four-year language grant

Duluth, Minnesota (ICC) 8-09

The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN, has received a new four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support its Ojibwe Language and Culture Education (OLCE) program.  Only 11 such grants were awarded nationally in 2009.

The $1.28 million grant is administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education.  It will support 12 American Indian students who are interested in teaching and working in the American Indian community. 

Students will major in elementary or secondary education and in Ojibwe language and culture education.  The grant will provide students with tuition support as well as a monthly living stipend. 

Applications for participation in the project are being accepted for Fall 2009.

The project is open to undergraduate students with previous postsecondary education. Students will earn their bachelor’s degrees and receive teaching licensure within three years.

To apply for enrollment under the new grant, or for more information about the OLCE program, contact Valerie Tanner at (218) 723-6014 or (800) 447-5444, ext. 6014 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..