Cowlitz Tribal Education | Tuition Assistance Program

The Tribal Tuition Assistance Award program is managed by a volunteer committee.

On April 27th, 2019, the Education Committee met and elected officers for the 2019-20 academic year

Gregg Ford, Chair
Celine Cloquet, Vice-Chair
David lyall, Secretary.   

We are proud to be serving with Education Committee members: Karissa Lowe, Becky Lowe, Mike Iyall, Suzanne Donaldson, Dave Reichel, Dave Littleton, Joan Iyall and Timi Russin.

We are fortunate to have Carol Burnison, Tuition Assistance Coordinator, to provide support for this program.


The Education Committee and the hundreds of Cowlitz families who have received this award appreciate the support of the Cowlitz Tribal Council and the members of the Cowlitz Tribe.



 Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Program

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

Students applying for a Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award are urged to seek outside sources of funding for their education costs. Please see the links provided at the bottom of the page for additional funding possibilities. 

If you have not submitted an application for the 2019-20 academic year…funding is limited…apply today!
2019-20 Academic Year (June 1, 2019 through May 31, 2020)
The 2019-20 academic year funding will provide assistance for tuition and tuition related fees to Cowlitz students in accredited full-time or part-time vocational, undergraduate, and graduate programs. 

2020-21 Academic Year (May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021)- Tuition Assistance Award application will be available on January 9, 2020.


 If you have questions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Carol Burnison, Tuition Assistance Coordinator, at 360-353-9588

 To assist you, links to scholarship programs and other educational opportunities are provided below.




Looking for Scholarships?

For additional details follow the links to the websites


Adventures in Education (AIE)

Alfie Scholarships

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association

American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES)

American Indian College Fund

American Indian Graduate Center

Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA)

TheBestSchools.org $1,000 Online College Scholarships

Cobell Scholarship

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Evergreen State College

Indian Health Service (IHS) Scholarship Program

Intertribal Timber Council

Joel P. Aggergaard Scholarship

National Academy of American Scholarships (NAAS)

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development

Native American Scholarship

Northwest Archivists

Northwest Indian Housing Association (NWIHA) Scholarship


Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

University of Washington Daniel Iyall Native American Teacher Education Fellowship

Washington Indian Gaming (WIGA) Scholarship

Washington State University Memorandum of Understanding Member Scholarships

WSU MOU Scholarshi

Washington State University Scholarships