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MOU Tribal Scholarship

Scholarship Description:

The MOU Tribal Scholarship was developed through the Provost Office of WSU for members of tribes that are signatory to a Memorandum of Understanding with WSU. Signatory tribes include the following: Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Colville Confederated Tribes, Confederated Tribes of the Salish and Kootenai, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Cowlitz Tribe, Kalispel Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, Quinault Tribe, Spokane Tribe and Yakama Nation. The MOU Scholarship is for new incoming freshmen students and transfer students. Awards are renewable if criteria are met.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must be an enrolled member of one of the tribes that is signatory to the Memorandum of Understanding with WSU.
  • Applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.3 or college GPA of 3.0.

WSU Pullman Campus Applicants: 

Thirteen awards are available at the Pullman Campus and freshmen students will be given priority consideration. One student will be selected from all applicants to receive a $10,000 per year award. The remaining awards will be in the amount of $3,000 per year. In addition to the financial award, students selected for the MOU Tribal Scholarship are enrolled in the Tribal Nation Building Leadership (TNBL) Program. The WSU Tribal Nation Building Leadership Program provides students with leadership skills and knowledge based on tribal principles and values. Recipients take an introductory student success course (2 credits) and 2 credit TNBL course each subsequent semester.

WSU Tri-Cities Campus Applicants: 

Two $2,000 awards are available at the WSU Tri-Cities Campus to new incoming freshmen and transfer students who are members of a Signatory Tribe.

WSU Vancouver Campus Applicants: 

Two $2,000 awards are available at the WSU Tri-Cities Campus to new incoming freshmen and transfer students who are members of a Signatory Tribe.

How to Apply:

  • Submit application packet to your respective Tribal Higher Education Department by February 1.  The Tribal Higher Education Manager will sign off on the application and forward it to the Tribal Chairperson or designee for completion of the nomination form. 
  • The Tribal Chairperson or designee will submit the application packet along with the nomination form to the WSU Native American Programs Office by March 1.

Questions:

Faith Price at faith.price@wsu.edu or 509-335-5849.