Higher Education

Suquamish Higher Education offers support services and funding to enrolled Suquamish Tribal Members meeting eligibility requirements with their educational goals. To apply, 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. Funding depends upon availability.

Please join us for an evening of celebration! The Suquamish Tribe Education Department is hosting their annual Suquamish Tribe Graduate Honoring on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 at the  gʷədᶻadad altxʷ  – House of Awakened Culture – starting at 5 pm.

This event is open to Suquamish Tribal Members, Descendants, and their families.

To be placed on the graduate honoring list, please contact Trish Chargualaf (for High School grads) or Kali Chargualaf (for Higher Education grads) as soon as possible.

Students placed on the honoring list should also fill out the short questionnaire at this link.

Important Dates:

  • Questionnaire due: June 1
  • Required documents due: June 17
  • Graduate Honoring: June 25 at House of Awakened Culture

Scholarship Application Deadlines

The Suquamish Tribal Council believes that each Tribal Member should have support from the Tribe and the opportunity to achieve his or her educational goals. The Tribe views the Higher Education and Vocational-Technical Program as an investment in both the Tribal Member and the future of the tribal community.

The Tribe will support Tribal Members who meet the eligibility requirements to the greatest extent possible. However, the amount of funding available depends on the Tribe’s ability to fund and the Tribal Council’s annual budget approval. The Suquamish Tribe does not guarantee funding. Financial support from the Suquamish Higher Education Program is not an entitlement or a Tribal Member right.

The Higher Education Committee and staff administer the Higher Education and Vocational-Technical Program to achieve the policies of the Suquamish Tribe and will use the following guidelines. These Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures are effective from the date they are approved by the Tribal Council until rescinded or revised by a new Tribal Council resolution.

Kali Chargualaf

Higher Education Program Manager


Suquamish Tribe Higher Education
PO Box 498 | Suquamish, WA 98392

  • 2016

    Milestone 1

  • 2017

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  • 2018

    Milestone 3