2022 NWIHA Youth Scholarship Program
Each year, NWIHA receives donations to support a Youth Scholarship Program, whereby students enrolled in NWIHA-member tribes are eligible to apply for monetary scholarships to be used for tuition and other school-related expenses. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled members of a dues-paying Voting Member of the NWIHA.
Scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution and can only be used for tuition, books, or other school-related expenses. Eligible educational institutions include accredited universities, graduate schools, community colleges, and trade schools. The successful applicants must verify their school acceptance at the time of award.
Congratulations to the following 2022 NWIHA Scholarship Award Recipients:
|First Name||Last Name||Tribe Enrolled||Intended School|
|Syanna||Mamerow||Cow Creek||Univ of New Mexico|
|Krista||Marchand||Colville||Univ of Montana-Western|
|Roberta||Hall||Colville||Western Governor’s Univ.|
|Showaway||Hunt||Colville||Eastern WA University|
|Luke||Van Norman||Cow Creek||Oregon State University|
|Daniel||Cable||Lower Elwha||George Fox University|
|Rylee||Desautel||Colville||Eastern WA University|
|Emma||Conway||Cow Creek||University of Portland|
|Kendrick||Wheeler||Nez Perce||Univ of Montana-Western|
|Alberto||Arroyo||Coeur d’Alene||Eastern WA University|
|Yesenia||Teeman||Burns Paiute||Pacific NW College of Art|
|Darien||Leno||Grand Ronde||Oregon State University|
|Vanessa||Ankney||Colville||Washington State Univ|
|Almeta||Desautel||Colville||University of WA|
|Madison||Parker||Makah||University of Washington|
Our goal is to fund EVERY eligible application we receive from our member tribal students – with at least a $1,000 scholarship. In the past, due to a lack of funding, we’ve had to limit either the number or the amount of the scholarships awarded. YOU CAN HELP us reach our goal by making a tax-deductible donation to the Scholarship Program Fund.
To make a donation, just click on one of the buttons below. Any amount is appreciated, but remember, a $1,000 donation will ensure that one more of our students will be getting the help they need to attend the university, college, or trade school of their choice.
If donating by credit card, just click on the DONATE button and you will be taken to a website where you can enter your credit/debit card information. If you would rather donate by check, just click on the DONATE BY CHECK button, and you will be taken to a form that you can fill out online (or print and fill out by hand) and mail to NWIHA with your check. Either way, 100% of your donation will be used to fund our scholarship program.
Help Joe Diehl Raise Scholarship Funds for Native American Youth
Former NWIHA Executive Director Joe Diehl was selected to be one of this year’s participants in this year’s Moab 240 Ultramarathon. Only 300 runners compete in this 5-day/4-night trail run covering 240 miles of wilderness terrain and 28,893 feet of elevation gain in extreme conditions October 7-11 – through the Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park in Moab, UT. Joe is using this opportunity to raise funds for the Northwest Indian Housing Association’s Youth Scholarship Program, that provides scholarship funds to needy Native American youth.
Help raise money to support our NWIHA Youth Scholarship program by clicking on the link below. You will be given the option of donating per mile, or just a fixed amount. 100% of you donation will go to support the education efforts of our NWIHA-member students.