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Education

The mission of the education program is to promote educational programs that foster the preservation of Samish culture and traditions and instill a desire for lifelong learning in all Samish tribal members.

We do this by providing the following services for enrolled tribal members:
  • Higher Education Assistance Awards (after high school): Financial Support is available to Samish Tribal Members after High School. Please contact the Education Program directly for the current forms & applications.
  • Tutoring Support: Financial Assistance is available, for tutoring services, for K-12 students completing a GED/HS Diploma.  Please contact the Education Program directly for the current forms & applications.
  • Course Completion Incentive Program: Samish Tribal Members are eligible, once per quarter, for a $100 award for completing a post-secondary school course. Please Login and follow the link to the online application for Course Completion Incentives

For all 3 programs, Tribal members should login to the website for additional information and Course Completion Online Application

For Education Assistance questions or to contact us for the latest forms, use the E-mail us contact link.

  • Back to School Time

    by Adam Lorio | Aug 09, 2018
    It is indeed that time of year again, some districts across the country are already back in session.  Here in the Anacortes School District, they are preparing for the start of the new 2018-2019 school year.  The Anacortes Schools Foundation is once again sponsoring this year's Ready to Learn Fair.  This Saturday, Aug 11th from 9-noon at the Anacortes Middle School, families can get information and assistance to prepare for the new school year.
    More information here: Ready To Learn Website
  • Samish K-12 Student Back to School Help

    by Adam Lorio | Aug 09, 2018
    Thank you again to Samish Tribal Council.  Council approved a budget again this year to help our Samish K-12 students purchase back to school supplies.  We will be sending $100 checks to each student in our enrollment database.  Checks should be mailing soon.  Keep an eye out for them!
  • Dive Deep into the Salish Sea!

    by Adam Lorio | Jun 24, 2018
    Hi All, We are super excited to be working on a science exploration camp in partnership with NASA and the Northwest Earth and Space Science Pipeline (NESSP) staff at UW.  We will be offering inquiry based experiential learning opportunites as we travel to Puyallup by Canoe this year.  (July 24th-Aug 4th)
    Use this link to let us know you would like to find out more about what we are planning!

    Click here to request more information

    Camp 2018

  • Calling All Samish Graduates

    by Adam Lorio | May 10, 2018
    Hello all, it is getting to be that time of year again!  We want to recognize any Samish graduates at our General Council Meeting at the End of June.  If you know someone who is graduating and would like to hear their name announced, please follow this link and fill out the form so that we can share their success!

    Samish Graduate Announcement 2018


    If you are a K-12 Graduate in Washington State and want to wear traditional regalia like a cedar cap or eagle feather, check out this letter from our State Superintendant of Public Instruction supporting our students!

    OSPI Regalia Graduation Letter
  • AIGC Scholarships Open Now!

    by Adam Lorio | May 08, 2018
    Hi all, We are working to provide more information for Samish Students at all levels.  We hope that sharing information here is useful.  Please let us know and when you see opportunities, let us know so that we can share them as well.

    The American Indian Graduate Center is a great resource and has several scholarships open right now for college students of all levels.

    Check out this link for more information:
    AIGC Scholarship Information

Birch Bay Waterslides

Blaine | Dates: 19 – 19 Aug, 2018
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Mariners Game

Seattle | Dates: 21 – 21 Aug, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 23 – 23 Aug, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes | Dates: 26 – 26 Aug, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 06 – 06 Sep, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 20 – 20 Sep, 2018
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Cultural Boat Trip - Sept

Anacortes | Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes | Dates: 22 – 22 Sep, 2018
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Native Film Festival

Anacortes | Dates: 23 – 23 Sep, 2018
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Wool Workshop 1 of 2

Anacortes | Dates: 29 Sep – 30 Sep, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 04 – 04 Oct, 2018
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Wool Workshop 2 or 2

Anacortes | Dates: 13 – 13 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2018
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Artists Studio Tour

Anacortes | Dates: 20 – 21 Oct, 2018
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Beading

Anacortes | Dates: 27 – 28 Oct, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 01 – 01 Nov, 2018
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Píxwel Esq’áplh/Fall Camp Samish

Oak Harbor | Dates: 02 – 04 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 15 – 15 Nov, 2018
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Harvest Dinner

Anacortes | Dates: 17 – 17 Nov, 2018
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Culture Committee Meeting

Anacortes | Dates: 18 – 18 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 29 – 29 Nov, 2018
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Crafts and Community Potlucks

Anacortes | Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2018
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Christmas Party

Anacortes | Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2018
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