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creqisleetcreqisleet 18 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 New Member
edited September 2006 in College Admissions
Quick question, i was wondering if Being 1/8th american indian will increase my chances of getting into a college.
edited September 2006
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  • VertigoFrogVertigoFrog 289 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    I think putting that down would actully show negatively for your character. Either way, you should get an official tribal record. Very few tribes would consider you a member with 1/8th. That means, what, your grandmother was half? Do you have any cultural identity?
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  • creqisleetcreqisleet 18 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 New Member
    I have an enroll-ment number and a card, and i get about 20,000$ when i turn 18.

    along with that i can go to a free college on there reservation and get free healthcare there as well.
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  • creqisleetcreqisleet 18 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 New Member
    how would this effect me negativley?
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  • VertigoFrogVertigoFrog 289 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    What tribe are you from? I've never heard of those benifits being given to a person who's only 1/8.

    If that's the case, then certainly put Native American. But don't put 1/8th. Putting 1/8th of any URM race down makes it look like you are just trying to take advantage of a practically non-existant aspect of your identity.
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  • creqisleetcreqisleet 18 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 New Member
    ottawa indian..
    and i wouldnt put 1/8'th
    and your allowed to put up to 1/16'th if you are..
    also it just askes for enrollment id..
    so i put that not 1/8th
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  • VertigoFrogVertigoFrog 289 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    Well, if that's true, then you'll have an advantage. However, I still can't believe that they would extend those benefits to someone who's 1/16th. Do you live on the reservation or have any cultural roots connecting back to it?
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  • creqisleetcreqisleet 18 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 New Member
    nope.
    people say it would help me. just wondering.
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  • VertigoFrogVertigoFrog 289 replies5 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 294 Junior Member
    Isn't it a little dishonest taking advantage of something that you have no roots or connection to? If you were 1/8th black, would you ask for aid from the united negro college fund?
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  • creqisleetcreqisleet 18 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 21 New Member
    im not asking for aid essentially..
    but yes, if you are 1/8th mexican, you are able to do that.
    it says on the application if im 1/16th you are able to..
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