Scholarships & Higher Ed



Contact Gilberta Belgarde concerning this fund.

Award Details:
Recipients of the William O. Goggins Journalism Award must demostrate financial need, academic potential, promise in the field of writing/journalism, community involvement, a commitment to the pursuit of higher education and a vision for their future.


Awards are based on the folowing criteria:
Resume detailing academic achievement, especially in the field of writing/journalism, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
Essay (one page length) expressing applicant’s goals for the future and how they hope to achieve them or a sample of applicant’s writing.
A $500 scholarship will be warded annually to a graduating student at SCC showing promise in the field of writing.

Margaret “Peggy” Nagel was born into the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana’s Rocky Boy Indian Reservation on July 5, 1953. She was a third-generation of the original members of her tribe. She was working on a Doctoral Degree from the University of Washington, at the time of her death in December of 1994.


In 1983, Peggy along with the Tribal Elders and other educational leaders of her tribe, founded Stone Child College – a long time dream of the Chippewa Cree people. Peggy was the founding President of Stone Child College and served as President until her death.


Scholarship Criteria: Student must be a sophomore or higher, Native American enrolled full time at a college of their choice. Student must have 3.0 Grade Point Average (G.P.A.).


For more information about the Peggy Nagel Memorial Scholarship Fund, contact Mike Ley or Ivy Meyers at 406-395-4313.

This fund is used for scholarships for students entering into the Native American Studies field.


Scholarship Criteria: Student must be a Chippewa-Cree, college junior or higher, majoring in the Native American Studies field, must have a 3.0 GPA, and must be culturally involved within the community. Students may be attending a college of their choice.


For more information concerning the Native American Studies Scholarship Fund, contact Robert Murie at 406-395-4313.

Students must have graduated from Stone Child College. Since 1986, Stone Child College has graduated 513 students. At this time, Stone Child College has 64 full-time employees of which 32 of those employees being past SCC graduates. This fund was created in 1998 and it’s intention is to assist SCC graduates to obtain a 4 year degree. To date we have not dispensed any funds from the SCC Alumni.
The community and student population Stone Child College serves is largely low income Native Americans. To continue its work, Stone Child College will need financial support from SCC foundations and individual donors. Your donation can help Stone Child College maintain the quality programs and to reach out to more needy Native American students. The Endowment Fund is used to supplement infrastructure expenses, it is also used to provide scholarships. Only the income earned from the Endowment Fund is used for these expenses, the principle is never touched.

This fund will be used for women going into the biological or natural science fields. This fund was created in 1998. To date, we have not dispensed any funds from the Women in Science.


Scholarship Criteria: Student must be a SCC student majoring in the biological or natural sciences, and must have a 3.0 GPA. A letter of recommendation from the SCC Science Instructor is required. Students must be actively engaged in applying their scientific education to meet a community need on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.

Inviting student social innovators to apply to the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2021 program, the higher education program of the Clinton Foundation. We are looking to identify and support students who are using their skills to make a difference, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could notify students at Stone Child College of this opportunity. Pending your availability, I would be more than happy to discuss this opportunity in more detail over phone or Zoom.


CGI U is a year-round program that provides students with the tools needed to develop social impact projects through a rigorous curriculum, high-touch mentorship, and a range of funding opportunities. Acceptance into CGI U also includes an invitation to a free virtual summit hosted by President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Howard University. At this virtual meeting, approximately 800 student leaders from around the world will come together to hear from a wide range of topic experts, leaders, and innovators to discuss how to turn their ideas into tangible action.


If you know any students that might be interested in this opportunity, we hope that you will share this with your networks through our social media toolkit and nominate students who might be worthy candidates.


Additionally, we would welcome your engagement with our University Network, a consortium of colleges and universities that support, mentor, and provide seed funding to leading student innovators and entrepreneurs on their respective campuses.


The deadline for students to apply for this exciting opportunity is Friday, January 15, 2021.