Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
P.O. Box 1027
     190 Klamath Blvd

Klamath, CA 95548

Jalea Orcutt, 
Higher Education Contact

Phone:707-482-1822 Ext. 1021



The purpose of the Higher Education program is to support and promote Tribal members pursuing a degree at an accredited school to further their educational goals.

(Awards dependent on availabiltiy of funds.)

Mail completed application to:  The Yurok Tribe, P.O. Box 1027, Klamath, CA  95548 or fax it to:  (707) 482-0760

Fall semester application period July 1 through September 30, 2015.  Spring semester application period December 1 through March 5, 2016.

Download the Higher Education Application HERE
Higher Education Application period is open July 1st to September 30th and December 1 to March 5th each year. Along with the application, please send proof of FAFSA completion and your class schedule/transcripts (unofficial)

Click HERE for Higher Education Policies

Yurok college students need to also consider the students rental assistance program offered by the Yurok Housing authority to full time, income eligible students, under: Yurokhousing.com

(The application is more lengthy but it can be worth it!)

Students need to look at the American Indian Graduate Center opportunities also at: aigc.com

Where to Rent or Buy College Textbooks Cheaply:




Foster Youth Chafee Grant…up to $5000

Are you a Foster Youth and need financial help for college or technical school?

To qualify, you must:

→ Be a current or former foster youth*

→ Not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1 of the award year *Foster youth dependency of the court must
have been established between the ages of 16 and 18.

→ Have financial need

To Apply:

→ Submit the California Chafee Grant Program Application online at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov

→ Submit the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov  

→ Have your school submit the Chafee Need Analysis Report (NAR) electronically or download the PDF version at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov.


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