If you still want to apply for funding for Fall 2020, contact Joyce McFarland, Education Manager (see info at bottom), to get access to the Fall 2020 online application.  

For Winter and Spring 2020, we are taking applications starting on October 1. The  deadline for Winter Quarter/Spring Semester is January 15.   The deadline for Spring Quarter is March 15. 

Applications received after the deadline will be given consideration based on the availability of funds. If funds are available, late applications may result in delayed receipt of funds by student and school.

All students apply with an online application. You will complete this application once a year. After you are accepted, then within the school year, you will submit your grades and schedule(s) to continue.  (Except if you change degrees or transfer after Fall 2020 or Winter 2021).

Please read your award letters you get with your scholarship checks! Many students neglect to do this and miss important instructions, including how to continue one's scholarship and about one's academic standing.

Please note that full unofficial transcripts, not a single term grade report, are required with the annual application.

It is recommended that a student complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), i.e. application for Pell Grant, before doing this application. The student would then have more accurate information to answer financial aid questions.

If you want to view a hard copy of the application or get a copy of the Nez Perce Higher Education Scholarship Plan of Operation, go to:

On the certification page, you verify that you will read and adhere to the Scholarship Plan of Operation. This is your responsibility and expectation as a scholarship recipient. Besides the online copy (see above), hard copies (for review only) can be requested from the tribal Higher Education staff.
Per Resolution 17-224, NPTEC approved funding  for Nez Perce tribal members who are taking less than 1/2 time credits.  Per credit funding will be based on:
1/   The formula will divide full-time funding level (semester or quarter) by minimum credits required for full-time enrollment status. Per the Nez Perce Tribal Scholarship Plan of Operation, full-time enrollment status for Undergraduates is a minimum of 12 credits. Full-time Enrollment status for Graduate students is determined by documentation from each respective college’s Financial Aid office, i.e. Graduate Schools vary on what constitutes full-time enrollment so determined on individual basis. 
2/  All sections of the Scholarship Plan of Operation applying to scholarship recipients taking less than half-time credits, for e.g., Academic Requirements, Funding, Application, Scholarship Repayment, Summer School, Probation/Disqualification/Reinstatement, Appeals Process/Complaints, etc.

For assistance or questions, please contact:

Joyce McFarland, Education Manager

Mailing Address: PO Box 365, Lapwai, ID 83540
Physical Address: Education Services building, 116 Veteran's Drive, Lapwai, ID
Phone: (208) 621-4610
Fax: (208) 843-7387

Qe' ci yew' yew' and good luck with your studies this year!