August (Wasuton Wi) is the month when the plums are red. The days are becoming colder as we prepare for fall and winter. During this time, we enjoy our plum harvest since preparation is an important part of our Lakota Lifeway.
August is also the start of the fall semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SGU will be doing virtual classes for the 2020 fall semester. Students will be given a laptop to assist with virtual learning while they are taking classes. In addition, all students who enroll at Sinte Gleska University for the fall semester will receive a full scholarship which will pay for their tuition and fees. However, students will be responsible for their cost of books.
Typically, our commencement exercise is in August, but due to the pandemic, graduation has been postponed to another date. Some students are left with an unpaid bill for tuition and book fees. The goal of this campaign is to raise money for those students with outstanding book bills so they are able to receive an official transcript. Students need their official transcript for prospective employment.
Sinte Gleska University’s unique educational mission extends support to our students with opportunities to reach their educational goals to a better life for themselves, their families and communities. Through our Lakota culture we are taught individual and family life skills through a family-based approach for survival and success.
Sinte Gleska University’s team work and unity is essential to assist our students through their journey as they return back to school and we all adapt to the changes during this unforeseen time of challenges due to the global pandemic. We need your help in our fund-raising endeavor to assist our students purchase their books for the Fall semester.
Welcome to our website http://www.sgufoundation.org to donate your charitable contribution to our students. Your help is greatly appreciated and is tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.
Wopila Tanka (Thank you),