The College of the Environment is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Winter 2021  Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support which champions the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled UW undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members pursuing environmentally related studies at the University of Washington.  This fund also seeks to deepen the connection between UW and the Yakama Nation through informal and formal gatherings, exchanges and co-learning.

DIRECT SUPPORT OF TRIBAL MEMBERS 

  • Fund provides awards of up to $3,000* to be used for any reasonable expense that supports the recipient’s academic progress at UW
  • Award recipients may re-apply in subsequent quarters or years for additional funding up to a maximum of three awards

Eligibility 

  • Yakama Nation tribal members who are registered or matriculated students at the UW in an environmentally related program or pursuing studies or research focused on the environment

SUPPORT OF RECRUITMENT, RETENTION AND CO-LEARNING ACTIVITIES 

  • Proposals for up to $2,000* specifically addressing recruitment, retention and/or deepening of connection between the UW and the Yakama Nation may be submitted
  • Proposals must include:
    • stated permission or support from the Yakama Nation to conduct activities on tribal property
    • description of how tribal members, including students, experts, tribal government and/or elders, will be involved in the proposed activity

Eligibility 

  • Yakama Nation tribal members, as well as non-tribal staff, students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty from the UW

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through June 2021! Apply anytime!  Allow three weeks for reply with an award determination letter.  For more information on the application process, requirements and proposal content for the Fund, please visit: https://environment.uw.edu/students/student-resources/scholarships-funding/yakama-nation-student-support-fund-award/  

*In exceptional circumstances, higher award requests will be considered. 

Questions? Contact: coenvaa@uw.edu