Quileute Scholarship Program
The Quileute Scholarship Program provides support for enrolled Quileute members to achieve their educational goals through scholarships. Scholarships are needs-based and intended to help defray the cost of attendance and encourage Quileute Tribal Members to complete a degree or certificate program to further their career.
- 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.
Scholarship Application and Policies
Quileute Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year are due March 31st, 2023. Late applications will be considered as funding permits per Quileute Scholarship Policies.
Please send application materials and inquiries to the Interim Scholarship Coordinator, Annie Foster, at email@example.com.
Additional Scholarship Resources
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.
Peninsula College Long House Scholarship
Long House Scholarship- One scholarship awarded per year to Quileute student attending Peninsula College.
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.
For enrolled members in the WIGA Tribes and Indian students in Washington State.
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.
For AI/AN students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who are interested in issues related to criminal justice and public safety.
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.
The American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian community in the state of Washington. Students can use the scholarships at public colleges and many independent colleges in Washington. The program prioritizes upper-division and graduate-level students, but all applicants are considered.
The Youth Scholarship Program provides scholarship support to enrolled tribal members from NWIHA Voting Member Tribes. Applicants must be 24 years of age or younger.
Scholarship Search Engines
Catching the Dream – 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.
Native Forward Scholars Fund- Provides scholarship resources for Native Students.
College Success Foundation- Manages and administers a variety of scholarships to help students overcome financial barriers.
Interim Scholarship Coordinator
The United Way of Clallam County in partnership with Peninsula College and the North Olympic Library System is offering services to assist individuals in Clallam County in applying for financial aid including the FAFSA and WAFSA. Check out their site for more details on resources and services offered.