Jim McQuillen, PPS, MFCT: Department Director

707.482.1350 ext. 1120  or 707.465.8305

Elsie McLaughlin-Feliz, Assistant Education Director


Jeremiah Swain, Education Clerical Assistant

707.482.1350 ext. 1121 or 707.465.8305

Linda Prouty, Clerical Assistant - Higher Education Contact

707.482-1350 ext. 1123 or 707.465.8305

Carole Lewis, Yurok Language Program Coordinator

530.625.4130 ext.1626

Barbara McQuillen, Yurok Language Teacher

707.482.1350 ext.1332


Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548

The Mission of the Education Department

To 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 promote our culture, language and religious beliefs and practices and pass them on to our children, our grandchildren, and to their grandchildren on, forever.

Vocational Training Application Process has been Extended!
The Education Department has extended the application period to March 31st, 2015 for applicants who are interested in receiving assistance towards their educational training.

AVT Application


Attention 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.  

 It’s time to Apply for College and Vocational School funding

            For 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

Educational flier 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Education department at 707-465-8305 ext. 1121

Yurok Tribe’s Education Department’s Financial Aid Help Sessions 2014-15

For families of 12th graders and Returning Adults

(Multiple Staff and Financial Aid Help will be available at these sessions)

Please click on the following link for dates and times of events. If transportation is an issue please call in advance to make arrangments.

Financial Aid Help Sessions 2014-15

Download 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

College Deadline 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 application
for services at the Crescent City TANF Office.
Download the Application


The Education Advisory Committee meeting will meet on the following dates:

March 17, 2015, 10a.m. Klamath
April 21, 2015, 10a.m. Eureka.

This committee gives input and feedback to all Education Programs for the Yurok Tribe from council appointed representatives.


Priorities for the Coming Year

  1. It 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.

  2. 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.

  3. To increase the number of tribal members who are semi-fluent and fluent in the Yurok Language and culture.

  4. To continue to identify and document the educational needs, progress and success stories of our tribal members from all age groups.

  5. 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 training certificate.

  6. 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.


Hoopa-Yurok Vocational Program Schedule
(click to download schedule)