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Puyallup Tribe of Indians Awards Central Washington University Foundation $10,000 Grant to Create Scholarship Program


The Central Washington University Foundation has received a $10,000 grant from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to establish the Puyallup Tribe of Indians Scholarship program. 

This scholarship will award 10 CWU students with $1,000 scholarships. Qualified students must be from Pierce County, demonstrate financial need, be in good academic standing, and be a first-generation student with preference given to Native American students. 

Scott Wade, CWU vice president of University Advancement and executive director of the CWU Foundation, appreciates the support from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians for CWU students.

“On behalf of Central Washington University, I would like to sincerely thank the Puyallup Tribe of Indians for awarding our university with this generous grant,” Wade said. “The grant is creating scholarships that will provide much needed financial assistance to Central students and assist them in attaining a quality education from our university.”

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians have lived along the shores of the Puget Sound in Washington State for thousands of years. They have been known for “generous and welcoming behavior to all people who enter our lands,” and are also very generous in giving back to others across the state. 

If you would like to apply for this or other scholarships, please do so through Scholarship Central now until February 1. 


Media contact: Traci Goff, Director of Foundation Relations, University Advancement, 509-963-2160,

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