Cowlitz Tribal Education

The Tribal education funding program is managed by a volunteer committee.  The members of the Education Committee are:  Celine Cloquet, Suzanne Donaldson Stephens, Gregg Ford, David Iyall, Joan Iyall, Mike Iyall, Dave Littleton, Becky Lowe, Karissa Lowe and Dave Reichel. 

Karissa Lowe is the committee chair, Mike Iyall is the vice chair, and Becky Lowe is the secretary.

If you have questions, contact Karissa Lowe via email or mail to PO Box 2547, Longview, WA 98632

In April 2017 beloved Education Committee member Lenny Bridges passed on.  His unwavering commitment to his Tribe and his passion for education ensure that his legacy will live on, and will serve as a model for current and future committee members.

Education Committee Mission Statement and By-Laws

Education Committee Policies and Procedures

2018-19 Cowlitz Indian Tribe Tuition Assistance Program

Interest in the Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award from Cowlitz members has been unexpectedly high. Funds remaining are limited and nearly exhausted for the 2018-2019 school year.  Funding will be awarded based on eligibility and the availability of funds at the time the request is received.  

We are pleased to announce that the new Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award program is available!

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe awards assistance for tuition and fees to enrolled Cowlitz members attending accredited trade/vocational schools or post-secondary institutions. Tribal funding will support one of each of the following certificates/degrees:

 Trade/Vocational/Professional Certificate
 Associates
 Bachelor
 Master
 Doctorate

An application for tuition assistance may be submitted beginning January 2018, for the 2018-19 academic year. Academic year is defined as June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. All funds must be used for tuition and fees in the 2018-19 academic year. The Education Committee encourages you to apply early. Students applying for a Cowlitz Tuition Assistance Award are urged to seek outside sources of funding for their education costs. To assist you, links to scholarship programs and other educational opportunities are provided on the Tribe’s website under Looking for Scholarships

Please review and download the forms and documents below.  If you have questions, please e-mail the Education Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 Application for Tuition Assistance

2018 Instructions for Application for Tuition

2018 Education Goals Form