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.

 *TRIBAL AID*

Colville Tribal 2017-18 ONLINE APPLICATION HERE-follow link to site, for returning students click "sign in" and enter your login information. For new students click "sign up" in the top right, 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. Now you’re ready to apply. Please contact Brandy Katich at 509-634-2776 if you have any questions or concerns.


CECELIA SOMDAY SCHOLARSHIP

The Cecelia Somday Education Fund was originated from Ms. Cecelia Somday the first year and then the Colville Tribe to fund the program with tribal revenues. The current maximum scholarship available for the fund is $2000 per year. Scholarships, contingent upon funding, are awarded to enrolled Colville Tribal members each year. This scholarship can be applied for more than once. Primary eligibility: applicants must be an enrolled Colville Tribal member and have achieved a 3.0 grade point average for each of your last three quarters or last two semesters of school (high school or college). Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation with the application. Incomplete and/or late applications will be deemed ineligible. Deadline is April 1st.

+ Who Can Apply?

Any enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes with a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the past three terms of high school or college can apply for the scholarship.

+ How Are Recipients Chosen?

We are looking for a well rounded student leader with strong involvement in school and community activities with above average grades. The applicant should have a desire to have a positive future impact in the Colville tribes.

An education committee made up of representatives of the four reservation districts, Inchelium, Keller, Omak, and Nespelem, a teacher/education guidance counselor, and a student representative will select qualified candidates.

+ How Do You Apply?

Submit the following:

  • for the 2018-19 school year- complete 2017-18 online application-follow link at top of page)
  • TWO completed Cecelia Somday Education Fund Recommendations
  • Current high school or college transcript. Note: The Education staff is not responsible for attaching transcripts for current students. Please upload in the spring to include your most current transcript.

Yearly applications are required. The deadline date is April 1st. For questions, contact the Higher Education Office at 509-634-2779.


GEBBERS FARM SCHOLARSHIP

Gebbers Farm Scholarship is committed to supporting enrolled Colville Tribal members pursuing a post-secondary education in Marketing and/or Orchard Management. Two (2) scholarships may be available per academic year, dependent upon funding. Incomplete and/or late applications will be deemed ineligible. Deadline is August 1st.

+ Who Can Apply?

Any enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes with a minimum 2.5 grade point average for the past two years and be majoring in Orchard Management or Marketing.

+ How Do You Apply?

Submit the following:

  • Complete the Higher Education 2018-19 online application when available after May 1st.
  • Current high school or college transcript for the last two years. Note: The Education staff is not responsible for attaching transcripts for current students.
  • College/University acceptance letter