Chief Simon Kahquados Scholarship


Wisconsin Educational Institute – Returning or Continuing Student

$5,000 Chief Simon Kahquados Scholarship

An eligible applicant is defined as a returning or continuing student that has not been enrolled for one or more semesters, excluding the summer semester, from an accredited Wisconsin Educational Institute and is seeking to enroll as a full-time or part-time student starting in the fall semester. The Chief Simon Scholarship Recipient will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship awarded for the academic year. The scholarship award may be applied to tuition & fees. All scholarship application documents are reviewed and scored by the Foundation’s Advisory Committee. Applicants are requested to volunteer academic documents to the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation for the application process and during the scholarship term.


  • Must be a US citizen or legal US resident
  • Must be a Wisconsin resident
  • Must have completed at least one year of coursework at an accredited Educational Institute
  • Must register as a full-time or part-time student (6 credit minimum)
    at an accredited Wisconsin Educational Institute for Fall of 2020
  • Must have had a minimum 2.25 Cumulative GPA

Applications must be received along with the Application Document Requirements as noted above before February 24, 2020.  The Foundation will ONLY ACCEPT ONE APPLICATION, PER APPLICANT, out of the three scholarship categories.  Do not apply in multiple Scholarship areas.  Should you apply for the incorrect scholarship, your application will be declined.  Written notification will be sent to you once your completed application is received by the Foundation.



Accepted formatted Documents only: DOC, DOCX, and PDF

  • Official Educational Institute Transcript & Schedule: No photo images or screenshots will be accepted.
  • Cover Letter – Introduction of yourself.
  • Personal Essay – Not to exceed 1 page.
  • Please include your response to the following:
    • What are you most excited to study in college?
    • What are your strengths that should be considered for this scholarship?
    • What is your commitment to your community?
    • Why is this scholarship important to you and how would you benefit from receiving it?
    • What is your understanding of the Forest County Potawatomi Community?
  • Resume – Please include a list of extracurricular activities, employment history and school/community honors.


Before moving on to the APPLY NOW link below, make sure you are applying for the correct scholarship. Please prepare and have all of your Application Document Requirements ready prior to selecting the APPLY NOW link. The maximum size for all attachments combined is 25 Mb. Please note that files with certain extensions such as “exe,” “com,” “vbs,” or “bat,” cannot be uploaded.


Chief Simon Scholarship recipients selected to receive an award will receive an Official Award Letter and are required to attend a Special Orientation in June 2020 to complete the final processing of the Scholarship Award.

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Please feel free to contact our office if we can be of further assistance.

Kaye Garcia, Executive Director

James Flores, Scholarship Coordinator