Serving Tribal Communities

Scholarships and financial aid

As a member of one of Oregon’s nine tribes, you are eligible for scholarships that are uniquely designed for Native students. These opportunities and other financial aid benefits are a great way to help you pay for college as you invest in your future.

Apply for the Oregon Tribal Student Grant now

The state of Oregon has established a program to provide funds to eligible tribal students to offset the cost of attendance. The grant is funded for the 2022-2023 academic year. Learn more »

Scholarship opportunities

Full scholarships are available for members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians. In addition, these Oregon State scholarships – administered through the Benton Community Foundation – are available to all Native students:

  • William Harris Gill Education Fund
  • Kilbuck Family Native American Scholarship
  • David W. Schacht Native American Scholarship
  • Helen J. & Harold Gilman Smith Scholarship
  • Margaret Dowell-Gravat, M.D. Scholarship

Additional scholarship links and resources

There is funding available for Native American tribal members nationwide.


Please send scholarship-related questions to Marleigh Perez via email.

You can also find information about federal and state financial aid at Oregon State.


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