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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.  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, 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.

Post Bac Opportunity

by Adam Lorio | Jan 02, 2019
We are always looking for opportunities for our Samish higher education students.  This one was passed along by our Health and Human Services Program, Check it out!
This one includes funding!

Can you say yes to each of these requirements?

  • Membership in an American Indian/Alaskan Native tribe
  • Must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Must have graduated or be in the process of graduating with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science from an accredited US college or university (no more than 36 months prior to applying to UA PREP)
  • Must not be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program
  • Must plan to enter a PhD program in a biomedical field after successful completion of UA PREP
Find out more about the UA PREP Opportunity Here:
UA PREP Website

    Honoring Our Babies

    Anacortes, Washington

    Join us in honoring our babies born 2015 - 2018.

    Dates: 19 – 19 Jan, 2019

    Treaty Day

    Anacortes, WA

    A casual reading of a Samish play inspired by "A Question of Respect" regarding the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott. This is going to be a working readers/writers group.

    Dates: 20 – 20 Jan, 2019

    Offices Closed - January 22nd

    Anacortes, WA

    Our office will be closed on Tuesday, January 22nd in recognition of the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott We will reopen on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8:30am.

    Dates: 22 Jan, 2019

    Elders Program: Health Lecture Series: Emergency Preparedness

    Anacortes, WA

    Concerned about an emergency, come learn how to be prepared in your home for a disaster.

    Dates: 24 – 24 Jan, 2019

    Paddle Workshop Series 1

    Anacortes, WA

    Come carve a paddle!

    Dates: 09 – 10 Feb, 2019

    Teaching of Cedar Series 1

    Anacortes, WA

    Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course.

    Dates: 09 – 09 Feb, 2019

    Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey

    Kent, WA

    Come watch the Seattle Thunderbirds take on the Portland Winterhawks!

    Dates: 23 – 23 Feb, 2019

    Paddle Workshop Series 2

    Anacortes, WA

    Come carve a paddle!

    Dates: 09 – 10 Mar, 2019

    Teaching of Cedar Series 2

    Anacortes, WA

    Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course.

    Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

    Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Nettles

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

    Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2019

    Paddle Workshop Series 3

    Anacortes, WA

    Come carve a paddle!

    Dates: 13 – 14 Apr, 2019

    Teaching of Cedar Series 3

    Anacortes, WA

    Join us for the Teachings of Cedar course.

    Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

    Seasonal Plant Harvesting - TBD

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

    Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

    Paddle Workshop Series 4

    Anacortes, WA

    Come carve a paddle!

    Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

    Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Camas and Cedar

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

    Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

    Annual Samish Elders Luncheon

    Anacortes, WA

    Please RSVP to Katy with a count of Tribal Elders planning to attend. Open to regional Tribes of the Salish Sea.

    Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2019