Education and Career Services

Education Department Update:

MISSON STATEMENT

The Penobscot Nation Department of Education and Career Services provides assistance and resources designed to encourage and aid tribal members with all aspects of career planning, educational opportunities and job attainment. The department’s goal is to empower tribal members to make career and educational choices facilitated by an awareness of their vocational interests, abilities, values, and life goals. Through its efforts the department strives to provide tribal members with the skills and resources needed to achieve their educational and career goals.

 

Education Department Update:

During the shut-down the Education and Career Services Department will respond to all calls and emails remotely.  The computer lab and library will remain closed until the shut-down in no longer in effect.  Check requests, applications and other payments will continue to be processed.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

We are sending applications out electronically for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you would like to receive one, email Candi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carlene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please remember to include with your application:

  • unofficial transcript (if you are a returning student)
  • acceptance letter (if you are a new student)
  • semester schedule showing credit hours

 

Applications can also be found at this link:

https://www.penobscotnation.org/departments/education-career-services/programs-applications

If you have trouble accessing the documents, please reach out to us.

Applications can be emailed to us or returned by mail to:

12 Wabanaki Way, Indian Island Me 04468

Please reach out to us with any questions.

Candi Ewer 207-817-7348, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carlene Miller 207-817-7345, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Maine Artist Relief Fund will award grants of $500 to individual artists who live in Maine whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Applications will be available on the website April 1, 2020

Please click on the link for more information:

https://mainearts.maine.gov/postings/blogs/detail/Maine-Artist-Relief-Fund-Information

During the shut-down the Education and Career Services Department will respond to all calls and emails remotely.  The computer lab and library will remain closed until the shut-down in no longer in effect.  Check requests, applications and other payments will continue to be processed.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

Candi will occasionally be in the office to process applications and complete other essential duties for program participants.  Face to face meetings will be limited to what cannot be done by email or phone.  Please reach out by phone or email if you require more assistance. 


 

Kohkəməssənena Scholarship
(Our Grandmother)

This annual scholarship was established to assist one Penobscot tribal member pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited, non-profit institution. This includes undergraduate as well as graduate programs. Awards are based on financial need for un-met tuition expenses only. Awards will not be based on academic achievement/ grades. 

Please check back for more information and/or an application on the 2020 award.