Spokane Tribe Education Department mission statement:

The Spokane Tribe's general mission is to protect and maintain culture, values, and resources, for the present generation and generations yet unborn, by encouraging Spokane Tribal members to further their education.

Spokane Tribe Education Department objectives:

To support the Spokane Tribe's commitment to education, the Tribe's objectives in regard to education is to provide financial assistance and student services to eligible Spokane Tribal Members who wish to further their education by attending institutions of higher learning or vocational training, and to acknowledge college level students based on academic achievement.

The Spokane Tribe Education Department consists of the Higher Education, Adult Vocational Training, General Education Development (GED), and Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Programs.

Please contact the local school district in regard to K-12th grade information as the local school district is separate from the Spokane Tribe Education Department and is not a Tribal Program.

For Youth Services specific to employment and training, please check for an overview of Spokane Tribal Programs or for information regarding Youth Employment and Training as the STOI Education Department does not oversee Youth and Adult E&T.

Programs within the Spokane Tribe Education Department: (you will need to click the link to get to the page)

Higher Education Program

Adult Vocational Training Program

General Education Development Program (GED)

Johnson O'Malley Program (JOM)

Printable documents         

STOI Higher Education Application 2019-2020

STOI AVT Application 2019-2020

Frequently Asked Questions             

Fliers & Student Information

Policies & Procedures

Information & Applications 2018-2019 SY

**STOP!!!! There are different applications for Higher Education (2 year and 4 year Associates & Bachelors Degree) and Adult Vocational Training (Technical schools that offer certificates or diplomas) applications this year. Please fill out the appropriate application. If you are not sure please contact the Spokane Tribe Education Department for clarification.**

For BOTH, Fall 2018 Priority Open & Close Dates are:

Open Date: February 15th, 2018
Close Date (Deadline): May 15th, 2018 no later than 4:30 p.m.

Higher Education 2018-2019 SY

Adult Vocational Training (Technical Schools)


Release of Information (ROI)

This form differs from ROI enclosed in Higher Education/AVT application. This ROI allows us to release information about your higher education application to individuals listed such as a parent or a family member. Regardless of students age, we cannot release information to the parent without this consensual form signed by both the parent and listed individuals. Please find the ROI document  here                           

Scholarship Links

College Links

Other- Internships/Native Information


Aly Peone
Education Program Manager
PO BOX 358 - Wellpinit, WA 99404
Office: 509 458 8005

Sasha Reuben
Outreach Coordinator
PO Box 358 - Wellpinit, WA 99404
Office: 509.458.8009

Office hours 8:00 a.m. - 4: 30  p.m. Monday thru Friday
*Tribal & Federal holidays we will also be closed for. Early closures due to road conditions, weather, etc., that the Tribe closes for we will also be closed for*.     

Facebook page

Please do not submit personal information to the Facebook page. This is merely meant for dates and deadlines and scholarship information not to inquire about application, status, etc.

Page updated as of February 14, 2018.