Washington State University

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

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Funding for Native American students

There are many opportunities available to assist Native students in paying for their WSU education.

  • American Indian Residency Bill

    Members of federally-recognized tribes whose customary tribal boundaries include portions of Washington are eligible for resident tuition under certain circumstances.  Read more here!

  • MOU Tribal Scholarship

    For new students who are enrolled members of one of the eleven tribes that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with WSU, including:  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.

  • Plateau Native American Scholarship

    Applicants must be an enrolled member of one of the following tribes:  Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Colville Confederated Tribes, The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Kalispel Tribe, Klamath Tribe, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Nez Perce Tribe, Spokane Tribe of Indians, Yakama Indian Nation; OR show proof of ancestry from a tribe or tribes known as Plateau Salishan, Sahaptian, or Kootenai.  Enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs and of the Cowlitz Tribe who are of Sahaptian speaking descent are also eligible to apply with documentation verifying their Sahaptian ancestry.

  • WSU Scholarships

    WSU offers a number of scholarships specifically targeting Native American students.  Here is a comprehensive list of scholarships available through our office, the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, and from campus departments.

  • Outside Scholarships

    There are many scholarship searches out there, but we've looked high and low to compile this list of opportunities from a variety of state, regional, and national sources.

  • Tribal Higher Education Scholarships

    Most tribes offer "Higher Ed" scholarships through their Educaton Departments.  Be familiar with your tribe's requirements and deadlines.  Some tribes require an application, Certificate of Indian Blood, transcripts, etc.  Contact your tribe for applicaton procedures and deadlines!

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Click here to download a PDF version of "Scholarships at WSU for Native American Students."

Native American Programs, PO Box 641046, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1046, 509-335-8618, Contact Us