Bad River Tribal Scholarships
We provide the following need-based educational services for enrolled Bad River tribal members:
- Higher Educational Scholarship – awards up to $1800 /yr while attending a four – year university; 10 semesters max.
- Adult Vocational Training Scholarship – awards up to $ 1800/yr while attending a two-year technical college; 6 semesters max.
- Graduate School Scholarship – awards up $3600/year while attending graduate school; AIGC denial required.
- Other-Adult Education – awards up to $1,000 for a certification/license training; 2x/lifetime max
- GED/HSED Assistance – exam costs assistance
- Direct Employment Assistance – for Tribal members in need of work supplies; must be within 30 days of hire; 3x/lifetime max
Contact Ashley Bates for an application of the program that best suits your needs.
*AS OF APRIL 2015, BAD RIVER TRIBAL COUNCIL VOTED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SERVE BAD RIVER TRIBAL MEMBERS LIVING OUTSIDE THE STATE OF WI***
*Priority deadline is July 15th of each year. After this date, scholarships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis until funds are depleted. *
The following link is information regarding book information regarding 87 prominent Indian leaders of modern age.
Various College Summer Camps for High-Schoolers – the camp dates have passed and aren’t currently available but there may be future possibilities of your interest to keep an eye out for.
College of Menominee Nation – Guaranteed Scholarship for Graduating Students
Fort Lewis College – Native American Tuition Waiver
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College – Student Amnesty Program
University of North Dakota – Grand Forks
- Healthcare Education Opportunities for American Indians
- Nursing Education Opportunities for American Indians
- Doctoral Psychology Education Opportunities for American Indians
The following links are additional scholarship opportunities from other resources. These are not the Bad River scholarships we offer.
- American Indian Graduate Center | www.aigcs.org
- Catching The Dream – scholarship programs for Native American students
- Indian Health Service (IHS) scholarships | https://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/
- Money Geek scholarships – explore scholarships & grants available to Native students & get tips on how to navigate the application process. https://www.moneygeek.com/education/college/resources/scholarship-guide-for-native-american-students/
- Northern WI Outdoor Experiential Education Scholarship ~ financial asst to Chequamegon Bay communities to participate in high-quality outdoor education programs
- Northwoods Community Credit Union scholarship | https://www.northwoodscu.com
- Scholarships for High Schoolers
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these scholarship funds will eventually be depleted; apply while you still can!
Grandparents Cafe ~ for grandparents raising their grandchildren
Literacy Link~ FREE reading visiting program for children with a parent in Ashland County Jail
- Bad River:
ISO Fire & EMT
- Bad River MATH TUTORING for all school – aged students
Bad River Head Start
The Bad River Head Start has been established here on the reservation for over 35 years. We work with children between the ages of 3-5 and their families. We currently receive federal funding for 55 children with supplemental funding from the State for 3 children. As a branch in the Education Department, our staff has demonstrated dedication to the children in our community. Collectively we have 175 years of longevity within our program.
Our hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. We have children on site between the hours of 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Through the USDA and the State of Wisconsin we provide a healthy breakfast and lunch for each child present.
Our Mission statement is: The place to be happy is here, the time to be happy is now. We take our jobs seriously, while enjoying the blessed moments we get to share with our children, our families, and each other.
Our service area is the Bad River reservation and the City of Ashland. We have three buses that transport our children safely to our center. Each bus is equipped with five point harnesses to ensure that our children are secure in transit.
Aside from transportation we provide early childhood educational services meeting the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards as well as Head Start Performance Standards. As part of the daily lesson plans in the classrooms, we incorporate as much Ojibwe language as possible. We also learn and explore seasonal harvesting including: maple syrup and dip netting. We teach the children to respect our earth by celebrating Earth Day every year and doing our part to keep mother earth clean.
Professional development is part of our philosophy and practice here at Head Start. We currently meet the minimum degree requirements as determined by Head Start Authorization Act. The devoted employees are completing long term education goals, and continuing to work towards higher educational degrees and certifications.
When working with young children health concerns are such an integral part of their daily lives. We work with the Bad River Clinic and the The Lakes Clinic to provide health and dental screenings to our children as well as any necessary follow-up care.
There is a strong family component to our program and we are proud to say that we have 100% of our families that participate in our program throughout the year. All parents are welcome to stop in for lunch, breakfast, or just to say hi.
If you are interested in obtaining an application at this time please contact Kristy Gregory, Family Services Partnership Transportation Manager.
|Program||Title||Contact||Work Cell||Office Phone||Desk Extension||Fax Number|
|Education||Director||Stephanie Julian||EducationDirector@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7111||1530||(715) 682-7118|
|Education||Assistant||Michaela Deloney||EducationAsst@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7111||1533||(715) 682-7118|
|Education||Indigenous Arts & Sciences Coordinator||Lori Lemieux||IAS@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 292-1555||(715) 682-7111||1535||(715) 682-7118|
|Head Start/Early Head Start||Director||Luanne Wiggins||HeadStartDir@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 292-8494||(715) 682-7144||1469||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start/Early Head Start||Education & Disabilities Manager||Cheryl Pero||EduDisabilities@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1470||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start/Early Head Start||Family Services/Transportation Manager||Nona Crowe||HSFS@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1461||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Assistant||Nora Adams||Hsreception@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1460||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Teacher||Wayne Burns||HSTeacher1@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1463||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Teacher||Renee Pero||HSTeacher4@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1464||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Teacher||Lisa Toman||HSTeacher3@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1465||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Teacher||Rosie DePerry||HSTeacher2@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1466||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start/Early Head Start||Cook||Jack Corbine||HSCook@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1467||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start/Early Head Start||Cook||Dan Powless||HSCook@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1467||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Bus Driver||Pat Mayotte||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Bus Driver||Rochelle Bellecourt||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Health Coordinator/Bus Driver||Suzanne Shubat||HS-StudentRecords@badriver-nsn.gov||(715) 682-7144||1468||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Assistant teacher||Tia Burns||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Bus Monitor/Kitchen Aid||Angelina Godinez||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start||Assistant Teacher||Consuelo Ruiz||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Early Head Start||Teacher||Tiffany Crockett||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Early Head Start||Teacher||Lisa Whitebird||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Early Head Start||Teacher||Paige Wiggins||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Early Head Start||Teacher||Robin Powless||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7146|
|Head Start/Early Head Start||Education|
|Mailing Address:||PO Box 39 Odanah, WI 54861||PO Box 39 Odanah, WI 54861|
|Physical Address:||53751 Pine St. Ashland, WI 54806||72682 Maple St. Ashland, WI 54806|
|Building Name:||Head Start/Early Head Start||Admin|
|Department Phone Number:||(715) 682-7144||(715) 682-7111|
|Department Fax Number:||(715) 682-7146||(715) 682-7118|