Kyle Hinshaw, 
Higher Education Contact

Phone:707-482-1822 Ext. 1023



Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
Klamath, CA 95548

The purpose of the Higher Education/AVT Program is to support and promote Tribal members who want to further their education and job skills. The Yurok Tribe offers financial assistance to tribal members to attend college or a vocational program. These scholarships are available to tribal members who are enrolled in an accredited College or Vocational School. Eligibility: Students must be a Yurok Tribal member and attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Students must be in good standing with the college in order to have continued funding.

(Funding is dependent on funds available in this program.)

Mail completed application to:  The Yurok Tribe, P.O. Box 1027, Klamath, CA  95548 or fax it to:  (707) 482-0760

Fall semester application period July 1 through September 30, 2015.  Spring semester application period December 1 through March 5, 2016.

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Along with the application, please send proof of FAFSA completion and your class schedule/transcripts (unofficial)

Yurok college students need to also consider the students rental assistance program offered by the Yurok Housing authority to full time, income eligible students, under: Yurokhousing.com

(The application is more lengthy but it can be worth it!)

Students need to look at the American Indian Graduate Center opportunities also at: aigc.com

Where to Rent or Buy College Textbooks Cheaply:




Foster Youth Chafee Grant…up to $5000

Are you a Foster Youth and need financial help for college or technical school?

To qualify, you must:

→ Be a current or former foster youth*

→ Not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1 of the award year *Foster youth dependency of the court must
have been established between the ages of 16 and 18.

→ Have financial need

To Apply:

→ Submit the California Chafee Grant Program Application online at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov

→ Submit the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov  

→ Have your school submit the Chafee Need Analysis Report (NAR) electronically or download the PDF version at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov.

Higher education applications for college are taken year-around but are subject to funding availability. They can be faxed in with the required back-up information (class schedule and previous semester grades) to the Education fax number at: 707-482-0760.

Adult Vocational Applications for vocational training schools (such as heavy equipment school, cosmetology school or police academy) open periodically when funding is available.

Be sure to keep your address up to date with the Yurok Enrollment Department to receive updates on when funding opens.
The Vocational school you select must be accredited to be eligible for funding assistance and you must show you have been accepted to the vocational school. You must also apply for other funding opportunities such as the FAFSA.


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