Northwestern Michigan College Receives Grant for Native American Student Support

Several programs at Northwestern Michigan College are seeing new funding.

The college received nearly $37,000 in grant money from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians as part of their 2% allocation.

The funding will help support three main programs for Native American students, both on campus and virtually.

These include the Native American Student Organization, which puts on cultural events, their student success coach and student immersion support for Native American high school students coming to NMC.

Northwestern Michigan College Vice President Todd Neibauer says the student success coach works closely with the Tribal Council and makes up one of the most important areas that money will go towards.

“Whether that be time management or study skills or getting connected to campus services if they have needs, and particularly for Native American students, they can take advantage of Michigan’s Native American student waiver,” says Neibauer.

The college says they are thankful for their partnership with the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians and the continued support they receive each year.