Scholarships & Higher Ed



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.