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.


New Colville Tribal online application here-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.


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:

  • Complete online application-follow link at top of page)
  • Two completed Cecelia Somday Education Fund Recommendation Forms
  • Current high school or college transcript. Note: The Education staff is not responsible for attaching transcripts for current students.

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


The Washboard Link
Actuarial Diversity Scholarship-Mathematical & Statistics (enrolled member or direct descendant) 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
Catching the Dream Scholarship Link
Cobell Scholarship Link
Colville Fuels/Colville Casinos Scholarship Application PDF
Elliot C. Roberts Healthcare Scholarship 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) Link
FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship Link
Ford 'Driving Dreams' Scholarship ( High School graduateSTEM field preference) 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
Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship Link
Indian Health Services (HIS) Scholarship Link
Inter-tribal Timber Council Link PDF
Itche Shikaake 2016 Scholarship Application PDF
National Tribal Gaming Commissions/Regulators Scholarship (LAW) Link
Northwest Indian Housing Association Link
NPTF Scholarship Application PDF
Tamkaliks Scholarship 2016 PDF
WA Indian Gaming Association Scholarship Link 
WSIEA Merit Award PDF
WSU MOU Scholarship Link
Zoonoses Education Fellowship-CDC Link


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