In midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) safety precautions and the CSKT partial shutdown, the Higher Education Scholarship funds will continue to be disbursed to your schools with the change that checks will only be issued from the Tribe on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, from our Accounting Department. As stated in policy, funds will not be released until final term grades have been submitted and verified that students are meeting our academic requirements each term. Expect that there may be a disruption to your funds being released onto your student financial account, as many of your schools have taken specific safety measures within their departments also. Please be advised that I am working as diligently and efficiently as I can with funding payments.

As a reminder, the 2020-2021 Higher Education Scholarship application deadline is still May 1, 2020; there will not be an extension at this time. Get the applications submitted as soon as you can. If you have questions or concerns, contact me by phone or email; which are being checked regularly. Thank you and I wish you and your families well during this time.

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes promote and encourage education beyond high school for Tribal members. The Higher Education Scholarship Program is administered by the Tribal Education Department's (TED) Scholarship Officer, Miranda Burland.

Any CSKT member interested in attending an accredited college, university or vocational school will need to submit a Higher Education Scholarship application along with all required documents. The application becomes available in January, of every year, and the deadline for the 2020-2021 will be Friday, May 1, 2020. Read through the Student Policy Handbook to know and understand how the Higher Education Scholarship program works, the application process and what is expected to continue receiving this scholarship throughout the year and every year you apply. Students must apply for this scholarship every year. 

The deadline for the 2019-2020 Higher Education Scholarship application has passed and late applications are no longer being accepted for this year.

Contact Person:

Miranda Burland, Scholarship Officer
(406) 675-2700 ext. 1074 

You may be able to find additional scholarships by clicking on the Scholarship Links.


Below is the 2020-2021 Higher Education Scholarship application packet and Student Policy Handbook. Contact me if there are any issues. Application deadline is May 1, 2020.

Higher Education Scholarship Files

2020-2021 HE Student Policy Handbook.docx
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Higher Ed App 20-21.docx
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NEW fillable Higher Ed App 20-21.pdf
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