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
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.)
completed application to: The Yurok Tribe, P.O. Box 1027, Klamath,
CA 95548 or fax it to: (707) 465-1206
application period July 1 through September 30, 2015. Spring semester
application period December 1 through March 5, 2016.
Download the Higher Education Application Now
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHING
The scholarship fund will allow Tri Counties Bank
and the United Way of Northern California to issue up to $40,000 in
scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2015. For the 2015-2016
academic year, awards will range between $500 and $1,500 for any
college-related expenses including tuition, books or housing. The scholarship
will be applicable to students graduating from high schools in Butte, Del
Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity
Scholarship applicants are required to maintain a
2.5 Grade Point Average or higher during the applicant’s senior year and
demonstrate financial need. The application period is now open and the submission deadline is April 24, 2015. For
more information, contact United Way of Northern California at 530-241-7521 or visit norcalunitedway.org/education
for more details and to download an application.
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?
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
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: 707-465-1206.
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
You must also apply for other funding opportunities such as the FAFSA.