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.

 *GRANTS*  *SCHOLARSHIPS*

New Colville Tribal 2017-18 ONLINE APPLICATION HERE-go 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Cecelia Somday Education Fund was originated from Ms. Cecelia Somday the first year and 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 ember 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 packets 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 tribe.

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 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.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Cappex Scholarship Database Link
Fastweb Scholarship Search Link
Scholarships4Students Search Link
Student Scholarship Search Link
The Washboard Scholarship Search Link

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship-Mathematical & Statistics (enrolled member or direct descendant) Link
AES Engineering Scholarships Link
Alert Magazine Scholarship Link
American Indian College Fund-follow link & click student resouces Link
American Indian Education Fund (enrolled member or direct descendant) Link
American Indian Endowed Scholarships Link
American Indian Graduate Center Link
American Indian Nurse Scholarship-nursing, health care & health education fields (enrolled member or direct descendant) Link
American Indian Science Engineering Society (AISES) Link
American Meteorological Society Scholarships Link
Catching the Dream Scholarship Link
CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program Link
Cobell Scholarship *MAY* Link
Colville Fuels/Colville Casinos Scholarship Application *JULY* PDF
Education Matters Scholarship *NOVEMBER* Link
Elliot C. Roberts Healthcare Scholarship Link
Entertainment Software Association Scholarship *MAY* Link
EPP Undergraduate Scholarship Program (must be majoring in a STEM field) Link
ESA Foundation Scholarship Program (minority student majoring in Computer and/or video Game Arts) *MAY* Link
FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship Link
Ford 'Driving Dreams' Scholarship ( High School graduateSTEM field preference) *MARCH* Link
Fountana Transport INC Sholars Program Link
Generation Google Scholarship Link
Health Education and Communications Fellowship-CDC Link
Health Education Research Fellowship-CDC (post Doctoral/Masters) Link
Hearst Native American Scholarship (Masters) *APRIL* Link
Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship *APRIL* Link
Horatio Alger Association Scholarships *JUNE* Link
Indian Health Services (IHS) Scholarship *MARCH* Link
Inter-tribal Timber Council *JANUARY* Link PDF
Itche Shikaake Scholarship Application *JULY* PDF
National Tribal Gaming Commissions/Regulators Scholarship *JUNE & DECEMBER* PDF Link
Northwest Indian Housing Association *MARCH* Link PDF
NPTF Scholarship Application *JUNE* Link
Superpower Scholarship *MARCH* Link
Tamkaliks Scholarship (enrolled member or descendant) *JUNE* Link PDF
WA Indian Gaming Association Scholarship *MARCH* Link 
WA State 4-H Scholarships (6 different scholarships available) *MARCH* Link
WSIEA Merit Award-College Students PDF
WSIEA Merit Award-High School Students PDF
WSU MOU Scholarship *MARCH* Link
Young Entrepreneur Award *JANUARY* Link
Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship *OCTOBER* Link
Zoonoses Education Fellowship-CDC Link

*FEDERAL AID*

FAFSA Free Application For Federal Student Aid Link
FAFSA Changes for 2017-18 PDF
FSA ID (no long a pin number) PDF  Link
Questions about Federal Student Aid Link

What is the EFC? PDF

Am I an independent or dependent student? PDF

NEW this year-Begin date is now October 1st. For 2017-18 school year, you will now be using your 2015 income tax forms. You no longer have to estimate your income with federal aid. PDF

Public Service Loan Forgiveness PDF

TEACH Grant Link