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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 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.

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

    Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Trauma Balm Class

    Anacortes, WA

    We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

    Dates: 26 – 26 Mar, 2019

    Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Medicinal Tea Bags

    Anacortes, WA

    We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

    Dates: 11 – 11 Apr, 2019

    Paddle Workshop Part 3

    Anacortes, WA

    Come carve a paddle! This workshop is an extended series across several weekends.

    Dates: 13 – 14 Apr, 2019

    Teaching of Cedar Part 2

    Anacortes, WA

    Join us for the Teachings of Cedar series, the second of two classes. Please RSVP to save your spot!

    Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

    Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Nettles

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

    Dates: 13 – 13 Apr, 2019

    Elders Program: Making Giveaways - Trauma Balm Class

    Anacortes, WA

    We need your help making giveaways for Samish events.

    Dates: 09 – 09 May, 2019

    Paddle Workshop Part 4

    Anacortes, WA

    Come carve a paddle!

    Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2019

    Youth Rock Climbing

    Burlington, WA 98233

    Youth ages 8 - 18 are going indoor rock climbing!

    Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2019

    Elders Program Health Lecture Series: Medication Management

    Anacortes, WA

    Concerned about managing medication, not sure of the best options, come to our presentation from the Samish Health Department to learn more.

    Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2019

    Samish Youth Trip to Cypress Island: Culture and Land Stewardship

    Anacortes, WA

    Overnight camping trip to Cypress Island for youth ages 8 - 18. RSVP by May 4.

    Dates: 01 – 02 Jun, 2019

    Elders Luncheon Planning Meeting

    Anacortes, WA

    It's our final week of preparations! Samish Elders Program Luncheon planning, organization and set-up will be happening all week.

    Dates: 24 – 28 Jun, 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

    2nd Annual Samish Film Festival

    Anacortes, WA, 98221

    Two evenings of films and documentaries focused on native stories.

    Dates: 28 – 29 Jun, 2019

    Cultural Boat Trip - June

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

    Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

    June Cultural Day

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    A day of cultural activities and lunch.

    Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2019

    Birch Bay Waterslides

    Blaine, WA 98230

    You are invited for a day of fun at Birch Bay Waterslides!

    Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2019

    Canoe Journey Landing at Samish

    Anacortes, WA

    Tribal Canoe Journey lands at Samish!

    Dates: 23 – 24 Jul, 2019

    Youth Backpacking

    Anacortes, WA, 98221

    Youth Backpacking for ages 8 - 18. RSVP by July 8.

    Dates: 02 – 04 Aug, 2019

    Cultural Boat Trip - August

    Anacortes, WA 98221

    Join us for a cultural boat tour through the San Juan Islands and Samish traditional territory.

    Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

    Seasonal Plant Harvesting - Cattail

    Anacortes, WA

    Learn about traditional plants and how to harvest them.

    Dates: 10 – 10 Aug, 2019

    Wild Waves

    Federal Way, WA 98003

    Join us for day of fun in the water!

    Dates: 18 – 18 Aug, 2019

    Camp Samish

    Bow, WA, 98232

    We will have cultural crafts, language learning, storytelling, and more!

    Dates: 22 – 25 Aug, 2019