2018-19 Cowlitz Indian Tribe Tuition Assistance Program

Interest in the Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award from Cowlitz members has been unexpectedly high. Funds remaining are limited and nearly exhausted for the 2018-2019 school year.  Funding will be awarded based on eligibility and the availability of funds at the time the request is received.  

We are pleased to announce that the new Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award program is available!

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe awards assistance for tuition and fees to enrolled Cowlitz members attending accredited trade/vocational schools or post-secondary institutions. Tribal funding will support one of each of the following certificates/degrees:

 Trade/Vocational/Professional Certificate
 Associates
 Bachelor
 Master
 Doctorate

An application for tuition assistance may be submitted beginning January 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year. Academic year is defined as June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. All funds must be used for tuition and fees in the 2018-19 academic year. The Education Committee encourages you to apply early. Students applying for a Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award are urged to seek outside sources of funding for their education costs. To assist you, links to scholarship programs and other educational opportunities are provided on the Tribe’s website under Looking for Scholarships

Please review and download the forms and documents below.  If you have questions, please e-mail the Education Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 Application for Tuition Assistance

2018 Instructions for Application for Tuition

2018 Education Goals Form