Partnership with Native Americans (PWNA) Emergency Funding

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The purpose of this emergency funding is to increase MSUN’s ability to retain Native American students who may be at risk of dropping out of school due to unforeseen financial emergencies related to safety or health, personal and family emergencies, and in general drop-out prevention.

Students cannot be reimbursed for emergency circumstances. Funds cannot be applied to planned events, for example, tuition payments.

 The eligibility for emergency funding is:

- Only full time students are eligible (students carrying between 11 and 12 credits).

- Emergency assistance can only be provided once a semester.

- The amount awarded is subject fund availability.



- Students who receive an award should submit receipts or other verification to document the expenses along with the student application for Emergency Funds.

- Students who receive this funding might be asked to sign a photo release to publish their story and photograph for evidence of the usefulness of this funding.

- Request pre-screening application with Financial Aid, and if appropriate,

- Fill out the request at the Multicultural Center

- Volunteerism and giving back to the community are key values at PWNA. This organization would like the students who receive an emergency grant to perform 3 hours of volunteer work in an activity related to Native American affairs. 


If you are in need of emergency assistance, please first contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss your options.

Cindy Small 406-265-3545

Karen Terrell 406-265-3776

Sandy Johnsrud 406-265-3500


In regards to fund availability, contact

Cristina Estrada-Underwood 406-265-3589