Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
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The Confederated Tribes of Siletz seeks to provide opportunities for Tribal members to reach potential, establish independence and improve quality of life through lifelong learning and education.

Responsibilities:
The program manager is responsible for the design, development and implementation of programs and services to fulfill Tribal goals and purposes for childcare, culture, education, pow-wow and education services.

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Education

College, Grad School, Training and GED

Higher Education Program

The Higher Education Program is a scholarship program for eligible Siletz Tribal members to continue their education beyond high school. Developing leadership skills and increasing employment opportunities in professional fields is the goal of participants. The program requires admission and enrollment in an accredited institute pursuing a Bachelor's Degree or a two-year program that will transfer to a four-year college or university, a Master's program or a PhD. The program is available to all tribal members regardless of residency.

Siletz Higher Education Manual

Students must be:

  • Be an enrolled tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.
  • Letter of acceptance for enrollment at an accredited college or university leading to a four or two year transferring degree program
  • Application made for Federal Financial Aid and demonstrated financial need as determined by the college or university financial aid office through a Need Analysis.
  • Completion of a Tribal Higher Education Grant application by the date set for the current academic year:
    June 30th for the Academic Year

Application Process

  • Tribal Higher Education grant application
  • Statement of educational goals and plans after completing chosen field of study
  • Verification of Siletz Tribal Enrollment
  • Letter of Acceptance for admission
  • Complete high school transcripts, GED certificates or complete college transcript
  • Financial Award Letter from College or university (must apply for financial aid by January 31st of each year)
  • Results of placement test (if part of school's admission process)
  • Degree evaluation for students with junior status

Download Application:
Eugene | Portland | Salem | Siletz

Tribal financial aid is provided after federal and state grant and scholarship awards are made. Payment is made for tuition and books, or if that has been covered by the other sources, then that same amount may be awarded for living expenses.

Adult Vocational Training Program

The Adult Vocational Training Program provides support for vocational training for Siletz Tribal Members residing within the 11 county service area. The program requires a high school diploma or GED certificate and focuses on individuals with no previous training, job skills, or trade. Training may be obtained at either a community college or a technical institute. If a student is attending a private college or university, the amount is then based on the nearest state college/university.

Students must be:

  • An enrolled CTSI tribal member.
  • Eligible tribal members shall be eighteen (18) years of age. High school graduates are eligible at seventeen (17) years.
  • Applicant must be in need of training to obtain reasonable and satisfactory employment or be under employed and lack of additional training would result in extreme hardship for the applicant and in need of financial assistance to obtain training (25 CFR Section 27.5).
  • Only those applicants who declare a desire and intent to accept full time employment as soon as possible after completion of training will be selected. Plans may subsequently change, but the intent of the training program is preparation for employment and this must be the initial intent of program participants. The program is not meant to serve as a preliminary to immediate further education assistance.

Application Process

  • Completed Siletz Tribal Adult Vocational Training application form.
  • Verified Indian eligibility.
  • Residency Requirement. Applicant must live within the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians eleven (11) county service area.
  • Statement of educational goals and plans after completing field of study.
  • Letter of acceptance to training institute.
  • Verification of application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)(must apply for financial aid by January 31st of each year)
  • Financial Aid Package Form certified by Financial Aid Officer of education institution.
  • High school, GED certificate or college transcripts.

Download Application:
Eugene | Portland | Salem | Siletz

Tribal financial aid is provided after federal and state grant and scholarship awards are made. Payment is made for tuition and books, or if that has been covered by other sources, then that same amount may be awarded for living expenses.

 

Adult Education

Adult Education assists tribal members within the 11-county service area with skill development classes and General Education Development (GED) classes to obtain and retain employment . The program may provide funding for special interest and education classes. The program coordinates with other service providers to establish continuity for Adult Education. Applications are available at the four tribal area offices

Download Application:
Eugene | Portland | Salem | Siletz

For more information and applications, call:

Portland Area Office: Katy Holland, (503) 238-1512,
12790 S.E. Stark Street, Suite 102, Portland, OR 97233

Salem Area Office: Sonya Moody-Jurado, (503) 390-9494,
3160 Blossom Dr NE Suite 105, Salem, OR 97305

Eugene Area Office: Nick Viles, (541) 484-4234,
2468 West 11th, Eugene, OR 97402

Siletz Area Office: Alissa Lane, (541) 444-8373,
201 SE Swan Avenue, Siletz, OR 97380