Suquamish Higher Education
PO Box 498 Suquamish, WA 98392
Suquamish Higher Education
Brenda Guerrero, Manager
5303 Totten Road NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
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.
Summer Term 2013 Due Date ~ May 15, 2013
Fall Quarter & Fall Semester 2013 Due Date ~ July 17, 2013
Winter Quarter/Semester 2014 Due Date ~ November 13, 2013
Spring Quarter 2014 Due Date ~ February 12, 2014
Summer Term 2014 Due Date ~ May 14, 2014
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:
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 Jennifer Oreiro 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); www.fafsa.ed.gov
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)
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:
Robert Purser, Jr
Charles Deam, Jr