HABEMATOLEL POMO OF UPPER LAKE
SEVEN GENERATIONS SCHOLARSHIP FUND



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In honor and appreciation of Tom Celani, owner of Luna Entertainment, the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake has the privilege of awarding scholarships to our Tribal Members for Higher Education and advancement of our Tribal people. The scholarship awards will be under the sole authority of the Executive Council. The Executive Council has adopted a procedure to make the awards as equitable as possible with the goal of advancing the educational goals of the Habematolel Pomo Tribal People.



HABEMATOLEL POMO OF UPPER LAKE
SEVEN GENERATIONS SCHOLARSHIP FUND



I. Types of Scholarships
 
A. Higher Education
B. Adult Education
C. Youth Education Scholarship and Incentive Programs/Activities
 
II. Guidelines For The Scholarship Committee
 
A. The Scholarship Committee will be selected from interested Tribal Members and non-Tribal members as decided upon by the EC on a case by case basis. All members shall be approved by the Executive Council. The committee must abide by the Committee Operating Procedures. A quorum is considered as the number of committee members present at a duly called meeting.
1. The Committee serves on a voluntary basis. Terms are on-going and absences are discouraged. It is the intent that awards not be delayed to the applicants.
2. The Committee could be made up of members as follows:
a. Elder(s) from the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Tribal Community;
b. Representative(s) from the Tribe’s Parent Advisory Committee (PAC);
c. Person(s) in or out of the Tribal Community with a background in school administration / education; and
d. The Tribe’s Education Director.
3. The Committee will review the applications.
a. To ensure for completeness and that all required information is included with the application.
b. To check the eligibility of the applicant for prior awards, enrollment in an accredited education institution, verify receipts, payments, etc.
4. When the Committee determines the applicant has met all of the scholarship requirements, they will forward their recommendations to the Executive Council for final approval.
5. The Committee will notify the approved applicants of their award(s) as soon as possible, but no later than five (5) working days after the Executive Council’s decision.
6. The Scholarship Award Tracking Sheet will be kept up to date on all approved awards granted by the Scholarship Committee.
 
B. The Tribe will announce the availability of yearly scholarships by notices, newsletters and other methods of communication.
1. Interested members should request scholarship applications from the Tribal office.
2. Applications must be complete and contain all requested information on the forms.
3. All applications must be received at the Tribal office.
III. Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
 
A. The applicant must be a Tribal member of the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake at the time of the Scholarship application.
B. The applicant must have submitted a completed application for the specific Scholarship Award type with all required information/documents attached.
This may include any of the following;
.Enrollment Documents
.Report Cards
.Attendance sheets
.Diplomas
.All other educational materials that indicate the applicant is continuing their education
 
IV. Allocation of Scholarships
 
A. Higher Education Awards
1. Funds are budgeted yearly and awards are distributed to the approved applicants.
2. Awards may be for registration, tuition, books, lab fees. Other fees will be considered on a case by case basis.
3. Partial awards are made in one-half (1/2) payments for semester enrolled students and on-third (1/3) payments for quarterly enrolled students.
4. Enrollment must indicate “Full time" status carrying a minimum of 12 units for the award payment to be paid.
5. Upon completion of the semester/quarter grading period, documents indicated a 2.0 GPA or better for all units enrolled must be submitted to the Tribal Office.
6. In order to receive the remaining award, the applicant must show enrollment in the next semester/quarter as a “full time" student carrying 12 units.
7. A “cycle” is considered one (1) year and Higher Education students must reapply for further awards.
8. Priority is given to first time applicants.
9. Discretionary awards may be given from time to time at the discretion of the Executive Council, if funds permit.
10. Funds are issued to the institution if fees have not been paid and/or to individuals with proof of receipts.
 
B. Adult Education Scholarship
1. Funds are budgeted yearly and awards are distributed to the approved applicants.
2. The applicant must show verification of participation with an accredited institution.
a. Verification of participation may be;
.Employment agreement/contract
.Proof of enrollment
.Registration
.Letter of acceptance/commitment
b. Accredited institutions may include
.Community college
.Trade or vocational
.Continued educational programs
 
3. Priority is given to first time applicants.
4. Funds are issued to the institution if fees have not been paid and/or to individuals with proof of receipts.
 
C. Youth Education Scholarship and Incentive Programs/Activities
1. Funds are budgeted for Youth Education and Incentives each year and distributed in the following categories, for example;
a. Youth camps; summer, sports, academic, church.
b. Contests; essays, talent, art/drawing
c. Field trips; school, Tribal, church, Boy/Girl Scouts
d. After school sports; football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, T-Ball, track and field, cheerleading
e. Lessons; martial arts, dancing, swimming, tennis, music, art, language.
f. Clubs; 4-H, school and academic, church, Tribal
g. After school tutoring. Youth residing in Lake County have access to after school assistance and tutoring at the Tribal Education department. Should the tutoring need exceed the capabilities of the Tribal Education department such applications will be considered.
2. Priority is given to first time applicants.
3. Funds are issued to the institution/organization if fees have not been paid and/or to individuals with proof of receipts.
 
D. Pre-School/Incentive Programs/Activities
1. Funds are budgeted for pre-school scholarship and Incentives each year and distributed in the following categories, for example;
a. Youth camps; summer, sports, academic, church activities
b. Contests; essays, talent, art/drawing
c. Field trips; school, Tribal, church, Boy/Girl Scouts
d. After school sports; football, baseball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, T-Ball, track and field, cheerleading
e. Lessons; martial arts, dancing, swimming, tennis, music, art, language.
f. Clubs; 4-H, school and academic fees, church, Tribal
2. Priority is given to first time applicants.
3. Funds are issued to the institution/organization if fees have not been paid and/or to individuals with proof of receipts. Applicant must submit the required documentation to justify expenses.
4. Pre-school students are defined as tribal youth who will be at least 3 years at the start of the academic calendar year and enrolled in an accredited preschool or HPUL Early Education Program.
5. Scholarship awards are not to exceed $250.00.
 
III Administration of Scholarship
 
A. The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Scholarship will be administered by the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Scholarship Committee as follows:
1. The application process is conducted by the Scholarship Committee.
2. Scholarship Committee members will review applications, prioritize selections, and recommend their choices to the Executive Council for formal awarding of scholarships.
3. The Executive Council will make final awards, in appropriate categories.
4. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the upcoming General Membership meeting as well as be posted in the Quarterly Newsletter.
5. A check requisition form will be completed by the designated Scholarship Committee member and forwarded to the Fiscal Department for processing and payment.
6. Priority is given to first time applicants.
7. Discretionary awards may be given from time to time at the discretion of the Executive Council, if funds permit.
8. In the event there are unexpended funds, such funds shall roll over to be used for funding of the next year’s scholarships.
 
B. Application Procedure
1. Scholarship applications may be obtained from the Tribal office.
2. ALL APPLICANTS must turn in a completed application to the Tribal office.
3. Qualified applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
4. Applications will be processed according to individual Scholarship Criteria (Adult, Higher & Youth).
5. Announcement of awards will be made at upcoming General Membership Meeting.
6. RENEWAL APPLICANTS, where applicable, will be processed according to individual Scholarship Criteria.

Physical Address: 9470 Main St., Upper Lake, CA 95485 - Mailing Address: P.O. Box 516 Upper Lake, CA 95485
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