Education Department

Student SSf Educator Director: Evelyn Lewey- Dore
Phone: (207)853-2600 ext 267
Direct Line: 853-5167
Department Fax: (207)853-5123
Business Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The primary mission of the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribal Education Program is to assist eligible tribal members with financial assistance in obtaining higher education and training. This is seen as essential to the social and economic development of the Passamaquoddy Tribe: low educational aspirations and attainment have been a major contributor to the historical problems of high unemployment, substance abuse, and low incomes among tribal members. Assistance to individual tribal members to further education beyond the primary and secondary levels is expected to confer many different benefits upon the tribe, and the least is which is a more highly-skilled and stable labor force.

The Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribal Education Program seeks to accomplish the mission through the provision of financial assistance to individual tribal members. The intent of the Program is to bridge the gap between financial aid provided by the school or other public and private sources and the actual financial needs of tribal members.

The BIA Scholarships Program is to be performed under contract between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe. The Passamaquoddy Tribe will administer the Scholarship Program. The BIA Scholarship/Higher Education Program will provide financial assistance (Unmet Need) to eligible tribal members attending an accredited institution.

The Adult Vocational Training Program is to be performed under contract between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Tribe. To provide financial assistance to eligible tribal members who seek Adult Vocational Training.

Note to Students: Forms must be filled out, signed and then sent back to the Tribal Education Department.
(do not send by email because original signatures are needed)

Download the MS version of the application forms for Student Financial Assistance for Academic Year 2022-2023 Updated 3-10-22

Tribal Council Resolution on Education, 11-09-93

Links to Scholarships and Student Opportunities

Margaret Chase Smith Public Affairs Scholarship

United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) Scholarship Application Packet – January 2021 PDF File

For more information on USET scholarships, please visit their webpage at United South and Eastern Tribes Inc Scholarships.

Indian Health Service Scholarships
American Indian and Alaska Native students are invited to apply for pre-graduate scholarships from the Indian Health Service. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who can document that they meet Tribal membership requirements and are enrolled in courses leading to a bachelor’s degree in specific pre-professional areas as needed by Indian Health programs. Complete details, including an online application, can be found at the Indian Health Service Scholarship Page.

Waiver Program – Native American Programs – University of Maine (

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Scholarships

American Indian Graduate Center

Catching The Dream Scholarships

Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education Links