The Competitive Scholarship is one of the Confederated Tribes of
Grand Ronde’s available funding sources for Tribal members pursuing a
higher education. The scholarships are open to any enrolled Tribal
member attending an accredited two or four-year college, university,
trade school, or vocational school. The scholarships vary by type and
are automatically renewable as long as the student continues to meet
minimum academic requirements. Competitive Scholarships are offered in
the following categories:
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Adult Vocational Training (AVT) Scholarships Application
Intended for students pursuing a program of two years or less.
Full Time $6,000 per year Up to 8 terms or 24 months 4 awards per year
Part Time $3,000 per year Up to 7 terms or 21 months 1 award per year
Undergraduate Scholarships Application
Intended for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or associate’s degree leading to a bachelor degree.
Full Time $6,000 per year Up to 12 terms/8 semesters 3 awards per year
$4,500 per year Up to 12 terms/8 semesters 2 awards per year
$3,000 per year Up to 12 terms/8 semesters 10 awards per year
Part Time $3,000 per year Up to 12 terms/8 semesters 2 awards per year
Eula Petite Scholarship Application
Intended for college juniors/seniors or graduate students pursuing an Education degree.
Full Time $7,000 per year. Up to 6 terms/4 semesters 1 award per year
Ray McKnight Scholarship (not offered for 2010)
Intended for college juniors/seniors pursuing a Natural Resource or related degree
Full Time $6,000 per year Up to 6 terms/4semesters 1 award per year
Graduate Scholarships Application
Intended for students pursuing a degree at the masters or doctorate level.
Full Time $13,000 per year Up to 6 terms/4 semesters 7 awards per year
Part Time $5,000 per year Up to 9 terms/six semesters 1 award per year.
Deadline for all Competitive Scholarship categories is
April 30 of each year, with an early bird deadline of April 1.
Applicants must be enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand
Ronde. Priority will be given to students pursuing a first
postsecondary or postgraduate degree, although all interested applicants
are encouraged to apply. Applications are available January 1 each
Online Competitive Scholarship Application Instructions
Welcome to the pilot year for the online Tribal Competitive
Scholarships. Listed below is some basic information to guide you
through the process of completing the online application. Remember, if
you have any questions, you can contact Education at 1-800-422-0232 ext.
1345, or 503-879-1345.
- Once you click the link to access the application, you will be
redirected to the Spirit Mountain Community Fund (SMCF) webpage. This
is not an error. The SMCF is the host site for the application. Once
you create your account, you will be directed to the Competitive
Scholarship application page, which time stamps with Eastern Standard
- Be sure to enter your email correctly when you set up your account.
If you do not have an email address, you will need to create one before
you can create an account. If you incorrectly enter your email
address, there is not a way to recover your application and you will
have to start it over.
- If you need to stop your application and come back to it later, make
sure you select the “save and finish later” button. If you do not
click this button, any information entered on your application will not
be saved and you will have to start your application over.
- All essays are required to be submitted online. Once you get to the
essay section, you will be able to access the essay template via a
link. You will need to save the document to your computer and upload it
to the attachments page of your application.
- There is a required application verification/acknowledgement form
that serves as your electronic signature. You will be able to access
the template via a link as well. Please save the document to your
computer and upload it to the attachments page of your application.
- You will have the option to scan and attach your verification of
Tribal enrollment, letters of recommendation, optional photo, and any
other supplemental information. If are unable to scan this information,
you can mail it the Education Office. Please address any supplemental
information that is mailed attention “Scholarship Program”. However,
please remember, it is your responsibility to ensure all additional
information is received by the April 30 postmark deadline.
- Transcripts must be official and can be mailed directly to Education
addressed to “Scholarship Program”. Please give your school enough
advance notice to have your transcript postmarked by the April 30
***Applications received by the April 1 early bird deadline will
receive one additional point to the total score. All application
material must meet the April 30 postmark deadline. Online applications
are time stamped with Eastern Standard Time.***