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
Raven Clark Colville Gonzaga University
Luke Van Norman Cow Creek Oregon State University
Gabriel Anderson Coquille Queens 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.



Thank You!