Congratulations to PBPN Graduates And Here’s an Education Department Update

May 12, 2009 –

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Congratulations to all Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) students and graduates on completing their school year.

Don’t forget that photographs of tribal member high school and college graduates will be featured in the next issue of the Potawatomi News published on June 24. Graduates have until June 1 to submit their photograph to Student Services in the Education Department or to the News office which are both housed in the Government Center.  Since space is limited only the name of the student, high school or college attended, and one set of parents or grandparents will be listed under the photos and please write that information on the back of the photograph when submitted.

It’s also time to prepare for the future for those who want to further their education with the help of the Education Department.

Kristen Aitkens, Education Department Director, said the department is accepting undergraduate applications for the 2009-2010 school year.  Application packets with all required materials are due no later than July 1 and can be accessed on this website at .  For first time students they need to download the Undergraduate application packet, while returning students need to access the Renewal Undergraduate application packet.

The Department would also like to stress to DON’T WAIT TOO LATE!! Completing the application for the PBPN funding can be time consuming.  It is each student’s responsibility to ensure their application packet is received and complete.  It is recommended that students stay in touch with the department and with the college they plan to attend.  It only takes one missing item or one day to be considered incomplete and late.

In addition, the department stresses to READ MATERIALS CAREFULLY! It is imperative that applications are read thoroughly and completely.  All applications have a cover sheet that provides specific instructions for completion.  Failure to review instructions can cause an application to be incomplete and late.  This can be the difference between an application being approved or denied.  The Education Department is always available to provide assistance in the application process.