Scholarships for American Indians


Tribes and Nations  - Misc. and Other Minorities


Cecelia Somday Education Fund

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Attn: Higher Education Office

P.O. Box 150

Nespelem, WA 99155-0150

(509) 634-2779 Fax: (509) 634-2790




To provide financial assistance to members of the Colville Confederated Tribes who wish to attend college in any state.


 This program is open to enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for their past 3 years of high school and/or college study. Applicants must be interested in attending a college, university, or vocational/technical school in any state. They should be able to demonstrate strong involvement in the school and community activities and a desire to have a positive future impact on the tribe.

Financial Data:

A stipend is awarded (amount not specified).


1 year; may be renewed.

Additional Information:

The Colville Reservation was established in 1872 as a federation of 12 tribes: Colville, Nespelem, San Poil, Lake, Palus, Wenatchee, Chelan, Entiat, Methow, southern Okanogan, Moses Columbia, and Nez Perce. The reservation is located in north central Washington, primarily in Ferry and Okanogan counties.

Number Awarded:

Varies each year.


March of each year.