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Scholarships

Muckleshoot Tribal Scholarship

Description: 

Students attending CWU who have self-identified as being Native American and have demonstrated financial need are eligible and encouraged to apply. Tribally funded scholarships, like the new Muckleshoot Scholarships, are beneficial in two ways. They not only relieve financial worries among students, but they also build a solid commitment between students and their communities of origin.

According to a 2003 U.S. Commission on Human Rights report called The Quiet Crisis, American Indians are the smallest, poorest and most underrepresented group in higher education. Through partnerships like the one CWU has established with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe together we can help improve the situation for Native students.


 

Requirements: 
  • Full time CWU student
  • Self identified Native American
  • Financial need (Must fill out a FAFSA)
Application Process: 
  1. Complete the General Scholarship Application through your MyCWU Account.
  2. Write a 500 word essay describing your past community service or any tribal involvement including volunteer activities, offices held or special programs you have participated in and how your education will prepare you for your future career goals and help you give back to your tribe.
Supplemental Materials Required: 

Write a 500 word essay describing your past community service or any tribal involvement including volunteer activities, offices held or special programs you have participated in and how your education will prepare you for your future career goals and help you give back to your tribe.

Contact: 

CWU Financial Aid Office
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7504
Phone: (509) 963-1611
Fax: (509) 963-1788
finaid@cwu.edu

Award Amount: 
Award amount to be determined
Deadline: 
October 1 - March 1
Scholarship Tags: 
Financial Need
Ethnic-Specific
Type: 
GSA