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Midwest SOARRING Foundation invites all people to gather into an ever-increasing wider circle that preserves Mother Earth, and the rich traditions of the ancestors. We invite you to learn about the many intertribal Native American lifeways that provide wisdom and direction in our contemporary world. In keeping with this path, Midwest SOARRING Foundation works to maintain the traditions of the ancestors and to conserve and restore to health the natural environment.

We invite you to join our circle. Dance at our pow wows. Attend our cultural events and support the bison herd-our nation's greatest herbivore and symbol of hope and survival for all people. As you listen, you will learn. Together we become the Spirit of the ancestors.

Joseph Standing Bear Schranz

January 29, 2018

Announcing 2018 Midwest SOARRING Foundation Scholarship

Midwest SOARRING Foundation is pleased to announce our 2018 scholarship offered to all students pursuing advanced degrees and trades in undergraduate or graduate education.

While tribal enrollment or native ancestry is not required, we are interested in applicants who can demonstrate their positive involvement in their community through Native American cultural activities and/or advancing Indigenous concerns.

The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be announced on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the Harvest Pow Wow. The Harvest Pow Wow takes place at the Naper Settlement, 523 Webster Street, Naperville, IL. The final decision to award the scholarship is at the discretion of the Midwest SOARRING Foundation Scholarship Committee.

Midwest SOARRING Foundation assists in repatriation, protection of sacred sites, environmental issues, and educating the public about Native American culture, important to our history and identity.

Interested applicants must fill out the Scholarship Application Form, obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor, employer, or community service director: submit a 500 word essay as detailed on the application form, and a recent copy of your school transcripts.

All scholarship applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mail completed applications to:

Midwest SOARRING Foundation
P.O. Box 275
Lyons, IL. 60534

We encourage all interested applicants to apply.

Joseph Standing Bear Schranz
Midwest SOARRING Foundation Board Members

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