Monday, December 5, 2016  

Suquamish Higher Education Program

Suquamish Higher Education
PO Box 498 Suquamish, WA 98392
Suquamish Higher Education
Brenda Guerrero, Manager
360.394.8460 phone
360.394.8600 fax
PO Box 498
Suquamish, WA 98392

Suquamish Higher Education offers support services and funding to enrolled Suquamish Tribal Members meeting eligibility requirements with their educational goals. Students must be enrolled in a program of study, attending an accredited institution of higher education - technical college, community college, or a four-year college or university. Graduate students may apply, however funds are limited beyond the undergraduate level.

Spring Term Due Date ~ February 10, 2016
Summer Term Due Date ~ May 11, 2016
Fall Term Due Date ~ July 13, 2016
Winter Quarter/Fall Semester Due Date ~ November 9, 2016

Students will not be considered for a scholarship from Suquamish Higher Education unless all documents are complete and received by the appropriate Due Date. 

Continuing students must submit an updated letter by the appropriate Due Date,

Fall Quarter & Semester All Students must complete a new application.

Applications/Updated Letters postmarked, faxed or turned in after the Due Date will not be considered.

Please complete the following and turn in by the appropriate deadline:

Suquamish Higher Ed Policies

• Students must have a primary residence (domicile) within Kitsap County to be eligible for Tier 1 & 2 funding.
• Students within Washington State with a primary residence (domicile) outside of Kitsap County, Washington are eligible for Tier 3 funding.
• Students with a primary residence (domiciled) outside of Washington State are eligible for Tier 4 funding.

Policy for the following items has been added:

  • School/Program Eligibility

  • Misrepresentation/Fraud

  • Status Change

  • Withdrawal from classes or school

Loss of Eligibility:
Any student convicted of a drug related felony offence shall not be eligible for funding for (2) two years from conviction date.

Any decision made by the Higher Education Board may be appealed by issuing a Letter of Appeal addressed to the Higher Education Board, this Appeal must be file within (20) twenty working days of receiving a written decision.

Please Contact Brenda Guerrero for additional Information

Phone: 360.394.8460 or

1. Letter to the Higher Education Board explaining your educational goals and how they relate to your career goals;
2. Complete Application;
3. Current or most recent transcript;
4. Copy of FAFSA application or SAR (student aid report);

If you are applying for expenses other than tuition and books, please include a letter and budget stating those needs. There are limited funds for these expenses therefore there is no guarantee that these requests will be funded.

At a minimum the following topics should be included in your letter to the Higher Education Board. (these items do not have to be in any specific order)

Personal Information-

        o Who you are

        o Who your family is

        o Where you currently live

Current Education Status and Education Goals

        o What high school or GED program you graduated from and/or how many credits you’ve earned toward your degree

        o What degree you are seeking

        o Where you are attending or what school you would like to attend

        o How many credits you still have to earn towards your goal

        o What you want to do after you have a degree

You may include any information you feel is relevant. Be yourself - your letter should be a representation of who you are and where you see your education taking you. The committee likes to know more than just the GPA of their students. Feel free to discuss all the experiences you’ve had during the course of your education - good and bad; please include where you see yourself in the future.

Higher Education Board Members:

Brittany Bakken
Barbara Lawrence-Piecuch
Nigel Lawrence
Kate Ahvakana
Charles Deam, Jr
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