Important Notice

Applications for benefits from new members can only be accepted once the enrollment process is complete and you have received  your official notice of enrollment.Prior to this you will not appear on the service list as eligible to receive benefits.

Education Benefits

The Snoqualmie Tribe’s Education Department supports Tribal Member life-long learning, from cradle to elder.

Staff:
Jarrod Da, Education Director
Jerry Warren, Education Assistant

Contact: 
Education Department
P: 425.888.6551 ext. 1119
F: 206.600.6487
education@snoqualmietribe.us

Effective immediately: The submission deadline for weekly applications will be moved  to 5PM on Wednesdays for the Education, Housing, and General Resources Department.  Applications received by the Wednesday deadline will be processed for a check on the following Friday. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through an increase in volume of applications. (This deadline change does not affect the monthly GW Consolidated Assistance distributions)

Surplus Computer Program

The Surplus Computers Benefit was developed to repurpose retired, useful technology equipment from the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe Administration to eligible Tribal Elders on an as needs basis. Eforms are due by January 15. Submission of an eform does NOT guarantee a laptop. Elders selected will get notified by January 30 and will need to set up an appointment to pick up the equipment from the Tribal Administrative Office.

Questions:
Education Department
education@snoqualmietribe.us

Early Education (Pre-Kindergarten)

Ensure children receive essential development and learning support. Contact us for information and resources, or for assistance in enrolling in early learning programs such as Head Start.

Update 8/24/2020: Homeschooling now eligible type of schooling and up to $7,500 of the benefit can be used towards supplies and curriculum.

Forms/Documents

K-12 Education

Support and advocacy at schools including attendance at Individualized Education Programs and disciplinary meetings.

Update 8/24/2020: Kindergarten is now eligible for homeschooling and updates have been made to homeschooling allowances for ease of access.

Forms/Documents:

Adult Learning

Support for adults and elders continuing to learn and grow academically.

Forms/Documents:

CCDF - Early Learning Program

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe CCDF Certificate/Voucher program is currently full, the Tribe is accepting WAITLIST applications at this time.

The Tribe’s CCDF program can cover costs associated with the following:

  • Early Learning tuition-State Licensed Center/Program/School must be under Kindergarten grade level
  • Before & After School Care or Summer Camps/Care-Licensed Facility, licensed family/group home, or in home care by a relative provider

To qualify the applicant must:

  • The applicant and child must reside in King, Snohomish, or Pierce county;
  • The minor for which serves are being rendered must be: enrolled or a direct descendant of an enrolled member of a U.S. Federally recognized tribe;
  • Minor be under the age of 13; and
  • Must reapply every 16 months and utilize a provider that meets the criteria below.

To qualify the provider/school/program must:

  • Be a state licensed child care or early learning program Must be willing to accept 3rd party payments by the Tribe, this program does not allow for reimbursements;
  • Must be willing to provide invoices and/or timesheet;
  • Payment can be issued monthly or quarterly; but cannot be issued as a yearly lump sum.

Benefit Forms/Documents:

 

 

Higher Education

Assistance and support for those attending higher education courses, including financial aid advice and resources.

Forms/Documents:

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (External website) – A reminder that the Tribe is the payor of last resort for tuition after any federal aid that does not require repayment (eg. Pell grants, school scholarships, etc.). Please ensure you fill out the FASFA on a annual basis and provide a copy of your student aid package to the education process with your application.
  • Higher Education Benefit Application (PDF) – Updated 01/06/2023 – For enrolled members and minor biological children of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The Education Department will now provide funding through this benefit for eligible students in Running Start programs.
2023-2024 American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES) - NEW

Applications are available now to apply for the 2023-2024 American Indian Endowed Scholarship (AIES)
awards.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community in Washington state
  • Intend to use his or her education to benefit the American Indian community in this state
  • Be enrolled full-time for 2023-24, beginning fall term, at a participating college or university in-state
  • Have demonstrated financial need (as determined by the college financial aid office, per FAFSA)
  • Be a Washington state resident
  • Have not received a total of five years of this scholarship

There is a priority for upper-division and graduate-level students, however, all qualified applicants are
considered. IMPORTANT: Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the selection committee.

A selection committee composed of representatives from the American Indian community in-state will review and score the applications. The number of scholarships and amounts awarded are based on the interest earnings available in the endowment. Scholarships generally range between $500 to $2,000 each for the academic year. Finalists are announced in the spring.

Mail the signed application, with required attachments, postmarked by March 1, 2023, to:

American Indian Endowed Scholarship Program
Washington Student Achievement Council
PO Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430 (use PO Box if mailing US Postal Service delivery)
917 Lakeridge Way SW, Olympia, WA 98502 (use street address if via UPS or FedEx delivery)

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