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Academic Calendar

Here is the Calendar of events for OLC.

  • April 18th 2014
    • Easter Holiday(Good Friday)
  • April 21st 2014
    • Registration Begins for Fall Semester
  • April 25th 2014
    • Application to Graduate Program Due
  • May 2nd 2014
    • General Construction Spring Session Ends
  • May 11th 2014
    • Regular Classes End
  • May 12th - May 16th 2014
    • Make-up Period
  • May 16th 2014
    • Grades Due
    • Faculty's Last Day
  • May 26th 2014
    • Memorial Day (Offices Closed)
  • May 30th 2014
    • Last Day for Chairs

OLC Institutional Scholarships

 

Richtmyer Scholarship

In 1980, Dr. Robert Richtmyer presented Oglala Lakota College with a gift in memory of his late wife, Jane. Scholarship amounts vary depending on the amount of interest earned from the Richtmyer Endowment fund during the year. Students must present evidence of creative ability in Native American arts and crafts.

Crazy Horse Scholarship

Students must be of Lakota ancestry, must be in good standing academically, demonstrates a financial need and must submit a thank you letter upon receipt of the award.

Wilms Scholarship

Established for the purpose of financially assisting "young Indian males" to achieve a college education. This award is also based on the interest accrued from the Wilms Scholarship Endowment fund per academic year. Criteria to be considered will be: academics, school and community activities, leadership, potential for completing college and financial need. $500.00 will be awarded per student, in good standing, per semester.

McAlpine Scholarship

The applicant must be an incoming freshman, enrolled full-time.

Funding Exchange Scholarship

Applicants must be an enrolled member of a Federally-recognized tribe, must be a potential graduate for the current academic year, have an unmet need for financial assistance, be enrolled in a least 6 credit hours, have demonstrated academic achievement and have a cumulative semester GPA of 2.0 or better.

Edith Kooyumjian

Applicant must be an Oglala Sioux Tribal member, enrolled in at least 6 hours, 23 years of age or older, an undergraduate student, a need to support a family, and a financial need.

Lawlor

This scholarship is for students with a Lakota Studies Major, full-time enrollment, an Oglala Sioux Tribal member and an unmet financial need.

Davis

This is for students with a Vocational Education major, enrolled member of a Federally recognized tribe and a full-time student.

Long Wolf Memorial

This is for two undergraduate students who have demonstrated potential and sincere desire to perform college level academic work. Must be a member of federally recognized tribe, at least part-time enrollment, and demonstrate financial need.

Board of Trustees Scholarships

Attendance Scholarships

Scholarship based on 100% Attendance in previous semester.
An enrolled tribal member, 3.00 GPA and financial need is not a factor. Three awards for full-time students and three awards for part-time students.

Scholarship based on 95%-99% Attendance in previous semester.
An enrolled tribal member, 3.00 GPA and financial need is not a factor. Three awards for full-time students.

Community Involvement Scholarships

Scholarship based on Outstanding Community outside of the college.
Full-time student, 3.00 GPA, an enrolled tribal member and a letter of recommendation. Three awards.

Scholarship based on Outstanding College Involvement within the college/Student Org.
Full-time student, 3.00 GPA, and an enrolled tribal member.

Veterans Scholarship

Three awards for students, who are full-time, enrolled tribal members, 3.00 cumulative GPA and a DD-214 on file in the Registrar's office.

Applied Science

Students with a major in the Applied Science department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Business

Students with a major in the Business department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Humanities/Social Science

Students with a major in the Humanities/Social Science department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Social Work/Human Services

Students with a major in the Human Services/Social Work department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Lakota Studies

Students majoring in Lakota Studies, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Early Childhood

Students majoring in Early Childhood, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Education

Students with a major in the Education department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Information Technology

Students with a major in the IT department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

One student with a major in the Agriculture department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time.

Math and Science

Students with a major in the Math and Science department, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, at least half time. Two awards for students with junior/senior standing and two awards for students with sophomore standing.

Nursing

Students majoring in Nursing, 3.00 GPA, unmet financial need, an enrolled tribal member, full-time and two awards.

Freshman Scholarship

An enrolled tribal with an unmet financial need who is a freshman.

American Indian College Fund (AICF)

This is not a single scholarship, but is a number of scholarships we receive from the AICF with their own criterion which changes every semester. Selections are decided by the OLC Scholarship Committee.

Johnson Scholarship

Entrepreneurship Programs
All students who meet the criteria may apply for the Theodore and Vivian Johnson Scholarship Money by completely filling out the following form and attaching the required documents. Students, new or returning, need to fill out a new application every semester. Applications must be turned in to the FINANCIAL AID OFFICE, Billi Hornbeck.

NOTE: Five new programs have been added.

DEGREE PROGRAMS ARE: Business Administration, Business, Entrepreneurship, Accounting, Tribal Management, and General Business. (All of these degree areas have specific Entrepreneurial careers within.) These have been approved by the Johnson Foundation and have already been used at the other colleges receiving scholarship funds.

Max Pell Book Scholarship

  • Apply for financial Aid (FAFSA)
  • Do an Application
  • Have a financial need
  • Tribal Member
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Amount will be $500 limit
  • Scholarship will cover textbooks only

The deadline for this scholarship will be 100% drop date, students need to get a release from Financial Aid Office, and any amount over $500 will be the student's responsibility.

This assistance will be to help students meet graduation requirements so the courses they register for need to apply to their degree that is on file.