The American Indian Endowed Scholarship provides educational scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding students with close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community in Washington State.

Recipients are selected using criteria based on academic merit and a commitment to serve the American Indian community in Washington.

Scholarship awards come from the interest earnings of an endowment established from funds appropriated by the Washington State Legislature, with matching contributions from private individuals, organizations, and tribes.

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now open. Signed applications with all required attachments must be postmarked by February 1, 2018 to be considered.

Applicants must:

  • Have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe, or an American Indian community, in Washington State.
  • Intend to use their education to benefit other American Indians in Washington.
  • Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by their college financial aid office).
  • Be a Washington State resident. [See Chapter 250-18 Wash. Administrative Code (WAC)]
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible Washington college or university by fall term of the award year, and for every term in which the student receives the scholarship.
  • Not be pursuing a degree in theology.
  • Have received fewer than five years of this scholarship in total.

A selection committee composed of representatives from the American Indian community in state will review and score the applications. Finalists will be announced in the spring. Historically, the scholarships have been awards of $500–$2,000 each for the academic year.

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