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College Info, Scholarships & Financial Aid

For information only: The following resources are not sponsored by the Puyallup School District 
Indian Education Program.

Search tips: Search for all scholarships, don't limit yourself by searching only Indian, Native American, or Alaska Native. Use applicable keywords such as your anticipated major, awards/honors received, work experiences, or hobbies.

Be sure to check your high school counseling center and their webpage for scholarships, as well as the Scholarship Bulletin link.

Apply for anything and everything you are eligible to apply for. can't win, if you don't play

Western WA Native American Education Consortium (WWNAEC) Merit Award - will be available in the TBD. 

This $574 award is payable directly to the student to assist with higher education expenses. If you would like assistance with this application (letters of recommendation, required attachments, essay proofreading, etc.), Michelle would be happy to help. Applicants for this award are few, so your chances (if you fulfill the application requirements) are good. We have had PSD Indian Education Program seniors receive this award each year!

Washington Scholarship Coalition connect Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers. Click here for website

American Indian College Fund provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States. Click here for website. 

Click here to See Red Canoe's Scholarship Program
The Red Canoe scholarship program was created in the memory of Wally C. Ohlfs, the founding manager of Red Canoe Credit Union. After initiating the organization of the credit union while working for Weyerhaeuser Company, Wally served as the credit union manager/President from its inception in 1937 until 1975 and was a tireless advocate for the credit union industry.

Red Canoe Scholarship Information - Karissa Thompson [email protected]

Financial Aid:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):  Click here  for website. 

  • Office of Federal Student Aid is a part of the US Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.  It provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school. Click here for website.   
  • Washington Opportunity Pathways: The Washington Student Achievement Council offers information on college costs, provides a way for families to start saving early through the Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program, and administers a variety of financial aid programs known collectively as Washington Opportunity Pathways.

College Search:
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  • College Horizons provides college and graduate admissions workshops to 10th-11th grade American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students/participants. It is a six-day crash course in preparing for the college application process. Students learn about a variety of colleges and universities and establish personal relationships with college admission representatives as well as college counselors. Click here for website.  

  • College Scorecards in the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center allows users to find out more about a college’s affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend. Click here for website.