The Mission of the Education Department
provide a wide-range of support services designed to ensure academic
success while building and maintaining the Yurok cultural identity and
assisting to provide for the health, education, economy and social
wellbeing of our members and future members; and to preserve and
our culture, language and religious beliefs and practices and pass them
on to our children, our grandchildren, and to their grandchildren on,
Students and Graduates!
Cobell Settlement funds are now available as Scholarships
for both undergraduate college and graduate students attending an accredited
college or university. If you need
assistance with the application please call the Yurok Education Department at
707-482- 1350 Ex. 1121 or 707-465-8305. Please note the
deadlines on both application sites.
College Funds.Org (Application Period Jan. 1st - March 31st, 2015)
The Yurok Education is available to assist you on your
financial aid applications. Please call for an appointment at
707-482-1350 Ex. 1121 or 707-465-8305. See the Financial Aid Help Session Dates below.
Scholars Application Now Open
WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE
OPENING OF THE COBELL SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.
Indian Graduate Center will manage the Cobell Scholars Program which was
established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar litigation. The Cobell
Scholars Program is intended to provide financial assistance in the form of
scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students to defray the cost
of attendance at both post-secondary vocational schools and institutions of
higher education, including graduate and professional schools.
Scholarships in various amounts are awarded to U.S. Federally-recognized
American Indian and Alaska Native community members (students) who are
vocational certificate-seeking or associate, bachelor, graduate and
professional degree-seeking students in full-time, accredited, non-profit
institutions in the United States; and who are able to demonstrate financial
need through the submission of the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
application will consist of:
A completed General Application (deadline June 1, 2015); and,
Completion of Cobell Scholars opportunity-specific questions
(deadline June 1, 2015); and,
Certificate (due July 15, 2015) which is also available at aigcs.org in
the Scholarships section titled Online
Application Instructions; and,
Form (due July 15, 2015) which is also available at aigcs.org in the
Scholarships section titled Online
students are highly encouraged to complete the Cobell Scholars application for
funding consideration. Take time to peruse the online
application system as you may be eligible for other opportunities.
information and to apply, please visit aigcs.org, review the instructions and
qualifications, then select “Apply/Check
Status” on the right hand side of the page.
It’s time to Apply for College and Vocational
Both High School 12th Graders and Adults who want to Return to School
The Yurok Education Department Staff Can Help!
Please see the Higher Ed Info Flier below
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Education department at 707-465-8305 ext. 1121
2014-2015 state deadlines here.
Federal Deadline Online applications
must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2015.
Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time,
September 19, 2015
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also
want to ask your college about its definition of an application
deadline - whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or
the date your FAFSA is processed.
JOM after school
for services at the Crescent City TANF Office.
Education Advisory Committee meeting will meet on the following dates:
21, 2015, 10a.m. Eureka.
gives input and feedback to all Education Programs for the Yurok Tribe
from council appointed representatives.
Priorities for the Coming Year
is a priority for the Education Department to continue to advocate and
apply for increased funding for educational programs and services for
the Yurok Tribe.
- To continuously improve the quality of services
provided within all
educational programs including Early Head Start, Head Start, Child
Care, JOM K-12 tutoring, Yurok language, high school guidance services,
and Higher Education and Adult Vocational programs.
- To increase the number of tribal members who
are semi-fluent and fluent in the Yurok Language and culture.
- To continue to identify and document the
educational needs, progress and success stories of our tribal members
from all age groups.
- To increase the number of Yurok Tribal members
who are graduating
successfully from Early Head Start, Head Start, high school and college
or university with a college degree and/or vocational
- To increase the number of Yurok Tribal members
that apply for
outside scholarship assistance to fund their higher education needs,
including the FAFSA, the Yurok Housing Authority Assistance, the GATES
Scholarship, the American Indian scholarship foundation, as well as
other outside scholarships.
Vocational Program Schedule
(click to download schedule)