Passamaquoddy at Sipayik

Pleasant Point Tribal Government


Peskotom = Pollock

Education Department

Administrator/Manager: Rena Newell

Phone: (207) 853-2600
Primary ext 267
Department Fax: (207) 853-9520
Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to Noon

The primary mission of the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribal Education Program is to assist eligible tribal members with financial assistance in obtaining higher education and training. This is seen as essential to the social and economic development of the Passamaquoddy Tribe: low educational aspirations and attainment have been a major contributor to the historical problems of high unemployment, substance abuse, and low incomes among tribal members. Assistance to individual tribal members to further education beyond the primary and secondary levels is expected to confer many different benefits upon the tribe, and the least is which is a more highly-skilled and stable labor force.

The Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribal Education Program seeks to accomplish the mission through the provision of financial assistance to individual tribal members. The intent of the Program is to bridge the gap between financial aid provided by the school or other public and private sources and the actual financial needs of tribal members.

The BIA Scholarships Program is to be performed under contract between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Passamaquoddy Tribe will administer the Scholarship Program. The BIA Scholarship/Higher Education Program will provide financial assistance (Unmet Need) to eligible tribal members attending an accredited institution.

The Adult Vocational Training Program is to be performed under contract between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe. To provide financial assistance to eligible tribal members who seek Adult Vocational Training.

Note to Students: Forms must be filled out, signed and then sent back to the Tribal Education Department.
(do not send by email because original signatures are needed)

Click here to download application forms for Student Financial Assistance - Form-Fillable PDF for Academic Year 2015-2016 Updated 12-12-14 (These forms must be filled out and signed manually. Electronic submission is currently not accepted)

Click here to download the MS Word version of the Application Forms

Application Procedure Introduction

Application for Assistance BIA Scholarship Program (with checklist)

Application for Assistance Tribal Education

Students Agreement

Per-Capita Disbursement - Deduction Agreement

Authorization for Release of Information

Needs Analysis Form

Tribal Council Education Resolution

Links to Scholarships and Student Opportunities

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

Colleges offering Tuition Wavers for Native American Students

Listing of Tribal Colleges and Universities

Iron Workers Training Program for American Indians

United South and Eastern Tribes Inc Scholarships

Indian Health Service Scholarships
American Indian and Alaska Native students are invited to apply for pre-graduate scholarships from the Indian Health Service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who can document that they meet Tribal membership requirements and are enrolled in courses leading to a bachelor's degree in specific pre-professional areas as needed by Indian Health programs. Applications are due March 28, 2010. Complete details, including an online application, can be found at the Web site below.

Scholarships through the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Scholarships through the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc

American Indian Graduate Center

Gates Millennium Scholars
The Gates Millennium Scholar Program

Native American Scholarship Fund: "Catching The Dream"