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The Northwest Indian College student body represents over 130 different tribes, as well as non-Native students. They are dedicated students that want to make a difference in their lives and in their communities.

Most of our students are first generation college students that come from low-income households. It is a misconception that Native students get their education paid for by their Tribe or the government. While some Tribes are in a position to help their members with college expenses, most Tribes cannot pay for college or only help in limited capacities. The number one factor prohibiting students from completing college is due to financial constraints. The Northwest Indian College Foundation gets student requests for scholarships every week. Our students need scholarships to help them get through college.

You can help! Give the gift that will truly last a lifetime. By starting a scholarship fund or supporting an existing scholarship you are helping students to get their college degree and change their lives forever!



Scholarships can be designed to support a specific need, such as a single parent; or a specific degree/profession such as the Native Studies Leadership Bachelor Degree; or a specific award for merit, such as a high GPA.

Scholarships can be set up in one of three ways. You can start an annual renewal scholarship in honor of a loved one or your family or organization. Another possibility is to set up an endowed scholarship that funds students in perpetuity. This type of scholarship begins with a principle amount called a corpus, and then the interest and dividends earned from that corpus are used to fund scholarships each year.

The third possibility is to support an existing scholarship. There are many great scholarships at Northwest Indian College that have been established for many years. The benefit of joining one of the existing scholarships is the narrative, structure, and selection criteria have already been established. You merely need to match your support with an existing scholarship that aligns with the areas you wish to support.


Thank You to Our Sponsors for Our Annually Renewed Scholarships

Native Scholars in Science and TechnologyNative Scholars in Science and Technology

A partnership between the Northwest Indian College Foundation and Boeing.


NWICF Scholarship

NWIC Foundation Scholarship

The goal of the Lenge Sot Health Careers Scholarship is to support and encourage American Indian, Alaska Native, and Canadian First Nation people, grounded in their communities, to develop careers in any health related field. Two merit scholarships will be given.


Ecotrust ScholarshipEcotrust Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is intended to support the higher education goals of American Indian, Alaskan Native and First Nations Students attending Northwest Indian College.


Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Scholarship

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is intended to support the higher education goals of Native American Students attending Northwest Indian College.

NWICF ScholarshipNWIC Foundation Scholarship

NWIC Lummi High School
Graduate Scholarship

The NWICF Lummi High School Graduate Scholarship is intended for students that are Lummi Tribal Members who graduated from Lummi High School and want to pursue and complete a program of study at Northwest Indian College.

Linda K. Webb ScholarshipLinda K. Webb Scholarship

The Linda K. Webb Scholarship is a needs based scholarship awarded to one Lummi high school graduate each year.


Endowed Scholarships

NWIC & Western Washington UniversityNWIC & WWU Endowed Transfer Scholarship

This is a two-year scholarship that assists NWIC graduates, or students who have 25 NWIC transferable credits, and have applied for admission to Western Washington University. Applicants must have filed for financial aid and/ or can demonstrate a lack of financial aid eligibility.


Endowed ScholarshipRoselie and Sam Long Endowed Scholarship for Professional Programs


Endowed ScholarshipForrest “Dutch” and Florence Kinley Memorial Scholarship


San Manuel Band of Mission Indians ScholarshipSan Manuel Band of Mission Indians Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is to support students who demonstrate successful persistence toward achievement of their education goals

Endowed ScholarshipLengesot (Take Care of All) Health Careers Scholarship

The purpose of the Lengesot (Take Care of All) Health Careers Scholarship is to help meet needs of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Canadian First Nations or Inuit or Métis (AI/AN/CFNIM) students to succeed in developing their health career. To achieve that purpose, at least two (2) renewable scholarships for AI/AN/CFNIM students are offered, of between $500 to $1,000 per year. One is for a student enrolled at NWIC; the other is for a returning and/or older student with family responsibilities who is enrolled at any accredited college or university.


Building People. Building Nations.

Your gift today can make the crucial difference. The main reason Native students do not complete their education is due to the financial hardships associated with getting their degree.