Education Department

Below you’ll find information about the various and helpful Education grants that our Tribal Members are encouraged to apply for. For more information about the programs below, please contact Lorraine Zapata at (360) 966-9696.

 

***Adult Basic Education funds are appropriations made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to support the following services:

– High school completion including General Education Development (G.E.D.).
– Adult occupational awareness and employability counseling including but not limited to job search procedures, and employee/employer responsibilities.
– Tribal and general citizenship education that promotes greater participation by Indian adults including, but not limited to, Tribal history and civics lessons, Tribal language literacy, federal income tax instruction, consumer economics, cultural traditions activities.
– Education or training that leads to the self-sufficiency of the individual Tribal adult participant.

 

To apply, please print and complete the Request for Services Application and mail it to Nooksack Indian Tribe Education Department, ATTN: Lorraine Zapata, PO Box 157, Deming, WA 98244.

 

***Higher Education funds are available, but they are limited. To be eligible for higher education funds, you must:

– Be an enrolled Tribal Member.
– Be accepted by admissions to a nationally-accredited institution of higher education that provides a course of study conferring an associate of arts or a bachelor’s degree.
– Demonstrate financial need as determined by the financial aid officer of the post-secondary institution.
– Be a full-time student enrolled in 12 or more credits.

 

To apply, please print and complete the Higher Education Application and mail it to Nooksack Indian Tribe Education Department, ATTN: Lorraine Zapata, PO Box 157, Deming, WA 98244.

 

***Adult Vocational Technical Education provides funds to Tribal Members to acquire the job skills necessary for full-time satisfactory employment. To be eligible for these funds you must:

– Be an enrolled Tribal Member.
– Be admitted by admissions to a vocational or trade school.
– Have demonstrated financial need, as determined by the financial aid officer.
– Be a full-time student enrolled in 12 or more credits.

 

To apply, please print and complete the Request for Services Application and mail it to Nooksack Indian Tribe Education Department, ATTN: Lorraine Zapata, PO Box 157, Deming, WA 98244.

 

*** Johnson O’Mally Program provides funding to help students and their families pay for expenses related to school and extracurricular activities. This funding helps pay for expenses regarding field trip dues, graduation caps and gowns, remedial or credit retrieval courses, extracurricular activity needs and supplies, ACT/SAT test fees, school class fees and eye glasses assistance.

 

To apply for this funding assistance, please download, print and complete the JOM Application Form, and mail it to the Nooksack Indian Tribe Education Department, ATTN: Lorraine Zapata, PO Box 157, Deming, WA 98244.

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On March 21st, the Nooksack Tribal Social Services, through our Department of Justice Elders Program, held an Elders Event - "Living Treasures". During this event we honored 12 of our Eldest Elders in our service area of Whatcom County. The pamphlet and information about those elders is included here. Each Elder honored received a wool blanket by Eight Generation, thanks to the generousity of Louie Gong. All Elders who attended recieved homemade crates filled with tie blankets, canned fish & green beans, and homemade jam. Lunch and door prizes were provided by Northwood Casino. ...

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