Linda Prouty


Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
Klamath, CA 95548

Yurok Tribe Education Department
 Higher Education/Adult Vocational Training(AVT)

 The Adult Vocational Program AVT is Now accepting applications until February 28, 2015.  The guidelines are below and the application is attached.

Vocational Training Application 2015

Vcocational Training Guidelines

This is for tribal members who want to attend an accredited vocational training certificate program (certificates could be in heavy equipment operators, cosmetology, phlebotomy, cooking school, the police academy, or another accredited certificate programs).  This is separate from the tribe’s college assistance program.     The competitive award would cover a portion of the training cost up to $2,000.  The selected school or program must be accredited and the applicants must follow the council approved guidelines below and attached.  For more information and assistance candidates can contact The Yurok Tribe’s Education office at 707-465-8305, Ex 1121.  Education Staff will assist in the application process.   

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.)

Attention Higher Education Students
The Higher Ed. program has recently gone through some changes. Please click the following link to see what is different.
If you have any questions or comments you can contact the Education Admin office at
707-482-1350 ext. 1121 or 707-464-1087

Higher Ed. Program Changes 2014-15

Students pursuing a degree in
Natural Resources

The Education Department has extended the deadline for the Natural Resources Special Higher Education Scholarship to Dec. 5th, 2014.

please mail in your applications to P.O. Box 69. Klamath, CA 95548. If you have any questions please call the Higher Education Help Desk at 707-482-1350 ext. 1123

Natural Resources-Guidlines

Natural Resources-Special 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

Download the Higher Education Application Now
Learn more about the Higher Education Policies

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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: 707-465-1206.

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 vocational school. You must also apply for other funding opportunities such as the FAFSA.


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