Division of Higher Education

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Welcome to the Division of Higher Education

The Higher Education Division is to provide guidance and financial assistance to Ho-Chunk members who intend to pursue a post secondary 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 post secondary 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.

Forms and Information

Higher Education Applications

Ho-Chunk Scholarship Application 2024-2025

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

College Access Program Application

2024 Summer Application

Documents/ Notices

Per Capita Payment Notice
Per Capita Information - Department of Justice


College Access Program
CDIB Request Form - Enrollment Office
Special Request Program Application
Special Request Application – Computer and Technical Support Program
W9 - Electronic Form

Higher Education Policies

Higher Education Operating Policy 2023-2024

Important Links

Other Scholarships:
Cobell Scholarship
Indian Health Service Scholarship (IHS)

College Navigator
Wisconsin University Transfer Wizard
Pre-College Summer Law Institute
Vocational Rehabilitation for Native Americans (VRNA)
American Indian College Fund (AICF)
American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC)
Wisconin Online Bachelor Degree Program

Contact Information

Primary Email Address: higher.education@ho-chunk.com

Higher Education Division Director:
Dr. Marcus Lewis

Phone: 715-284-4915 | Toll Free: 800-362-4476
Physical Address: W9814 Airport Road | Black River Falls, WI 54615
Mailing Address: PO Box 667 | Black River Falls, WI 54615
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.