Menominee to Serve Upward Bound Veterans

May 15th, 2000 | By | Category: 11-4: All Our Children Are Special, Tribal College News

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) in Keshena, Wis., will be providing education to military veterans thanks to a U. S. Department of Education Veterans Upward Bound grant. The college received a $200,000 annual grant for four years. CMN is one of 35 post secondary educational institutions across the United States to receive these grant funds.

The program will serve 120 first generation and low income veterans from an eight county region of northeast Wisconsin. Six tribal communities are also eligible to be served: Menominee, Stockbridge-Munsee, Oneida, Sokaogon (Mole Lake) Chippewa, Ho-Chunk, and Forest County Potawatomi.

The program will provide academic advising, financial aid information and assistance, and counseling services to veterans desiring to begin their college education and upgrade their skills in the work force, according to Alan Caldwell, who directs the program at CMN. “This grant gives the college an opportunity to expand its educational services to an under-served part of the population of northeast Wisconsin,” he said. It provides a monthly stipend and some tuition costs for participants taking college level classes.

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