The Quileute Higher Education program provides support for enrolled Quileute members to achieve their educational goals through scholarships. Quileute Higher Education Scholarships are intended to help defray the cost of attendance and encourage Quileute Tribal Members to complete a degree or certificate program.

Quileute Scholarship for the 2022-2023 school year

Quileute Scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now closed. Any late applications will be considered as funding permits per Quileute Scholarship Policies. Please contact us with any exceptional circumstances.

Complete information regarding the application process and program policies can be found at the links below. If you should have any additional questions, feel free to contact one of the program coordinators.

Click here to download the Quileute Scholarship Application

Click here to download the Quileute Scholarship Policies

Click here to download the Release of Information form


Before Applying

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a program (College, University, Trade/Technical School, Certificate program, etc.)
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). To complete the FAFSA go to https://fafsa.gov/
  • Apply for two additional scholarships. See list of additional scholarship resources below.


Additional Scholarships

Looking for additional scholarships? Check out the following:

Udall Foundation – Undergraduate Scholarship

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.  In 2021, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 55 scholarships of up to $7,000 each.  The Udall scholarship honors the legacies of Morris Udall and Stewart Udall, whose careers had a significant impact on Native American self-governance, health care, and the stewardship of public lands and natural resources.

Peninsula College Long House Scholarship 

Long House Scholarship- One scholarship awarded per year to Quileute student attending Peninsula College. Download the application here and turn in to Quileute Scholarship Coordinator Heather Brux.

Mary Whitmore Memorial Scholarship (Due March 27th of your graduating year)

Mary Whitmore lived in Sequim for many years, and was an active volunteer and supporter of many charitable organizations across Clallam County. She wished to ‘give back’ to the local community, and established a scholarship fund specifically to help graduating high school students who have been raised in foster care or alternative non-parental living arrangements. Click here for application.

Washington Indian Gaming Association Scholarship 

For enrolled members in the WIGA Tribes and Indian students in Washington State. Click here for more information and to complete the online application

Anne and James Minton scholarship 

The Anne and James Minton Scholarship is intended for adults and graduating high school seniors who have maintained a minimum 2.5 grade point average and are a member of a Native American Tribe of the Olympic Peninsula. Eligible participants are individuals who have not completed their secondary educations; those who were unable to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice upon graduation from high school or equivalent; or those who require enhancement of job skills or training. Those applying for a scholarship must have a demonstrated financial need. Click here for application.

National Institute of Justice AI/AN travel scholarship 

For AI/AN students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who are interested in issues related to criminal justice and public safety. Click here to check out the NIJ website for more information on the scholarship and how to apply.

Cobell Scholarship


Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive Cobell Scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary (after high school) student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution. Includes graduate, undergraduate, vocational. Includes summer school funding. Deadlines vary.


Search Engines/Websites:

Catching the Dream (formerly known as the Native American Scholarship Fund)– Provides scholarship resources for Native college students.

theWashBoard.org– Provides scholarship resources for Washington State residents.

The American Indian College Fund– Provides scholarship resources for Native American college students.  Full Circle Scholarship was just updated in February 2019.

American Indian Graduate Center Provides scholarship resources for American Indian graduate students to continue their education.

Governor’s Scholarship for Foster Youth – Provides scholarship for youth who were in foster care.

Costco Scholarship – Scholarship for minority students attending UW or Seattle University.

Quileute Higher Education Program

(360) 640-3626