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. As of August 2018, we have a waitlist for undergraduate funding for the 2018-19 Academic year. Any completed applications received will be added to the waitlist in the order they are received completed in case funding becomes available.
- Tutoring Support: Financial Assistance is available to help pay for tutoring services for K-12 students completing a GED/HS Diploma. Payments are made directly to tutors for students with Samish program approved assistance plans. 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.
Stay tuned the the Education Program Blog posts below to stay up to date on opportunities and emergent issues.
Higher Education Assistance Update, Undergraduate Funding
Wow, for the first time in a while, we currently have a waiting list of students who have completed applications requesting undergraduate Higher Education Assistance. For the 2018-19 school year, the entire budget approved by Tribal Council is planned for spending to support our tribal members pursuing studies after High School. Waitlisted students will be notified immediately if funds become available. We will continue to accept appplications for the waitlist. We are grateful every year that Tribal Council chooses to support our students in achieving their academic goals and excited to be supporting so many students this year.
If you have students looking for guidance in pursuing studies after High School don't hesitate to have them contact us. We love to help.