JAN 26TH 2018
PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS (PFS) is a division of the Laguna Department of Education, established to improve educational services to the community. The Laguna Department of Education (LDOE) established Partners for Success through the Indian Employment, Training and Related Services Demonstration Act, Public Law 102-477. Five programs were consolidated to form PFS: Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Johnson O'Malley (JOM), Adult Education, Employment Assistance, and Higher Education.
By applying PL 102-477, PFS increases the effectiveness and efficiency of these programs. The law gives tribes the opportunity to consolidate their federally funded programs into one fully integrated program to allow for greater flexibility in the delivery of services. One advantage of this consolidation is that tribal members no longer have to apply to separate programs to obtain the services they need. The Pueblo of Laguna is the first tribe in New Mexico to become a 477 participant.
EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
The staff provides services to assist individuals with skills
and support to become self sufficient.
Individuals without a high school diploma are provided support and assistance in earning their Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED). Individuals who are unemployed receive career counseling, guidance, and support in the job search process.
Individuals who require additional training may receive financial assistance for vocational training. Those without vocational training may gain work experience to support efforts in securing employment.
Youth (14-24 yrs.) may gain work experience through Summer Youth Employment.
High school students may receive assistance for the following:
The Pueblo of Laguna through the Laguna Department of Education supports the pursuit of higher education for its tribal members. Acceptance of scholarship funds implies a focused commitment to college studies and achieving the goal of earning a college degree.
Partners For Success awards scholarships to eligible Laguna students who are pursuing a first time Bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis. The cost of a college education continues to escalate at a pace that exceeds current resources. Thus, the scholarship awards supplement federal contributions. It is unlikely the awards will be sufficient to pay the total college costs.
Employment and Training
11 Rodeo Dr, Building A
Laguna, NM 87026
Phone (505) 552-9322
PUEBLO OF LAGUNA
DIRECT EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019
Spring 2018 semester DEADLINE: JANUARY 26th 2018
UNDERGRADUATE / VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Freshman (1st Year)
Sophomore (2nd Year)
Junior (3rd Year)
Senior (4th Year)
GRADUATE / DOCTORAL
4th Year (Last Year)
Must be a regular Laguna tribal member
Must be enrolled full time (12 minimum-undergrad/vocational, 9 minimum- graduate)
Must meet GPA requirements—2.0/term
Must have a High School Diploma or GED
(certificate of completion does not qualify)
Must be accepted and enrolled at a regionally accredited
2 yr., 4 yr., graduate or vocational school
No income requirement
POL DES only awards funding to a qualified applicant seeking a degree (Associates/ Bachelors/Masters/Doctorate) or vocational/technical certification not already obtained. For example, if an applicant already has a bachelors degree, a qualified applicant will not be awarded funds for another bachelors degree program.
Please contact PFS to discuss your specific situation if you think this may apply.
Direct Education Scholarship Application
• Complete Application
• Pueblo of Laguna Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
or Tribal ID Card
• Sealed Official High School/ABE or College Transcripts
2.0 Term GPA Requirement
• College/Vocational School Admissions Letter
or Enrollment Verification for Spring 2018 Semester.
• Concise Class Schedule
• Personal Statement*
• Degree Plan, Degree Audit, or Degree Checklist
• Completed W9 Form (Mailed to, or dropped off at, PFS)
All students must submit an Official Transcript before each term attending. Official transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from college/university by mail or electronic mail. Therefore, unofficial transcripts, faxed or personal email copies will no longer be acceptable.
*PERSONAL STATEMENT GUIDE
A personal statement will reflect your attitude, commitment to completing a program, and your short and long-term goals. All statements must be typed.
Below are some subjects you should cover in your personal statement:
• Education Goals: What type of degree or certificate do you plan to earn?
• Employment Goals: What type of work will you seek upon completion?
• Describe your personal commitment or desire to complete a program.
• Any personal achievements that you would like to note.
• Previous education.
Remember, this statement is simply a short, three-paragraph document that allows the Direct Education Committee to understand your commitment towards completing the training in which you are interested.
APPLICATIONS & W-9 Forms MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE PFS OFFICE:
11 Rodeo DrivE - Building A
Laguna, NEW MEXICO
MAIL ALL DOCUMENTS TO:
Partners for Success
P.O. Box 207
Laguna, NM 87026-0207
or email to:
SPRING 2018 semester DEADLINE:
JANUARY 26th 2018
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
1 (505) 552-9322