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May 30, 2017

Midwest SOARRING 2017 Scholarship

Midwest SOARING Foundation is pleased to announce our 2017 scholarship application offered to all students pursuing advanced degrees and trades in undergraduate or graduate education in any field.

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.

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. The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be announced at the 23rd Harvest Pow Wow, Sunday, September 24, 2017. The Pow Wow takes place at the Naper Settlement, 523 Webster St., Naperville, IL. The final decision to award the scholarship is at the discretion of the Midwest SOARRING Scholarship Committee.

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. Scholarship applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Mail your complete applications materials to

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

We encourage all interested applicants to apply.

Joseph Standing Bear Schranz
Midwest SOARRING Board Members





Aanii Boozhoo

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

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