Employment & Education

The Employment and Education Division carries out the essential function of helping the youth for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation.

Higher Education

Creation and Purpose: The Colville Tribal Education Assistance Program (CTEAP) was created by resolution #1977-358 of the Tribal Council for the purpose of assisting enrolled members of the Colville tribes who wish to pursue further education in institutions of higher learning, business and commercial schools, vocational / technical institutions, and technological schools. The Education Assistance Program is intended to assist students enrolled either on campus or enrolled in extension courses, as well as regionally and/or nationally accredited institutions. Graduate and Senior level students are considered priority funding.

Higher Education
Higher Education is contracted from the Bureau of Indian Affairs with federal monies. Enrolled Colville Tribal members are eligible for supplemental grants in post secondary liberal arts program attending a two or four-year college or university. Must reflect financial need.

Fall term - August 1st
Winter term- December 1st
Spring term- February 1st
Summer term- May 1st

Student Responsibilities Form PDF

Higher Education Attachment I:Financial Aid Form PDF

Student Degree Plan Form PDF

2016-17 Online Application Here

2017-18 Application will be available soon

click the application link above, then click "sign up" in the top right of the webpage, use your email and set a password. You should receive a confirmation email in a moment -- go there, click the link, and you'll be into the system. (Be sure to check your junk mailbox if you do not see the link in your inbox). Now you’re ready to apply. Please contact Brandy Katich at 509-634-2776 if you have any questions or concerns.


For other scholarships, grants & federal aid assistance-click 'Higher Education' tab on the left menu, then click 'Financial Aid'