Merit Awards are offered to Native American High School Seniors each spring. Awards are presented to students planning on attending an accredited two or four year college, tribal college or university, to include vocational or technical institutes. Recipients must be Native American, have a minimum GPA of 2.00 and enrolled in a school where Native Education Counselor is a member of WWNAEC. WWNAEC is an organization dedicated to furthering the educational goals of Native Youth in Western Washington. WWNAEC offers several awards at $573.00 each. Exact dollar amount and number of awards are contingent on that year’s fundraising efforts.
Applications will be reviewed in late April by a multi-member panel. Award announcements will be made at the May WWNAEC General meeting. If selected, verification of Fall registration will be required. The award will be made in the Fall of 2019 and will go directly to the recipient. Please remember to be complete and accurate in your application. Word count will be taken. Incomplete applications will not be considered. See complete Merit Award instructions in the award application below.
2019 Merit Award Application, HERE.
Mail completed application & all attachments in one envelope to:
Native Education Coordinator
Yelm Community Schools
PO Box 476
Yelm, WA 98597