Title VI Indian Education Program

  • APPLY TODAY - Financial Aid for Tribal Students

    Oregon Provides Historic Investment in Financial Aid for Tribal Students, Encourages Students to Apply

    The Oregon Tribal Student Grant 2022-23 APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN: visit oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-tribal-student.aspx


    The Oregon Tribal Student Grant is expected to pay for most or all public college-related expenses—including tuition, housing, books, and other costs not covered by other grants—for eligible students who are enrolled members of Oregon’s nine federally recognized Tribes. It can be applied toward undergraduate or graduate study at Oregon public colleges and universities as well as eligible private non-profit institutions, where award amounts can go up to the public institution maximum level, in the upcoming 2022-23 school year. The HECC Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) will administer the grant, and encourages tribal students to apply by the priority application deadline of August 1, 2022.

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  • Title VI Indian Education Summer Program Offerings Information and Interest Survey Sign-Up

    Summer program offerings for students in the Title VI Indian Education Program are invited to participate in the following summer opportunities: 

    • 2nd-5th grade OMSI Scholarship Opportunities - FULL
    • Summer Bridge for Rising 9th Graders -  Interest Form
    • Summer Works Internships for High School Students ages 16+ - FULL
    • Incoming 1st-5th Grade Summer Programming June 27th-30th at Bridger. - FULL

    Also, PPS is offering:

    NAYA 9th Grade Counts Program Information

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  • Klahowya! Osiyo! Halito!

    The Title VI Indian Education Project provides supplementary education support to students of documented American Indian ancestry representing over 100 U.S. tribes. Our project provides cultural education to connect students with their Native history, cultures and traditions, instilling pride and confidence to achieve challenging academic standards.

    The purpose of the Portland Public Schools Title VI Indian Education Act Project is to improve the academic success of American Indian/Alaska Natives through supplemental services that support the culturally related learning needs of project enrolled children and youth. Portland's Title VI Project is focused on three major areas:


    1. Improved academic achievement
    2. Increased student retention
    3. Increased Native cultural awareness/connections


    Visit the Indian Education Project Office in Jefferson High School!

    An extensive collection of Indian Education resources is located in the Project's Resource Library which is used by Native families, students, and district staff to access enriching curricular and instructional materials and support resources.


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(503) 916-6499

Jane Quiroz
Administrative Assistant
Valerie Nelson (Ft. Peck Dakota/Lakota)
Community Agent
503-916-6499 x71118
Jeidah DeZurney (Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians)
Student Success Advocate
Sunshine Guzman (Shoshone-Bannock)
Student Success Advocate
503-916-6499 x71125

  • To Apply

    • Fill out a 506 Enrollment Form 
    • Email it to indianeducation@pps.net
    • OR mail to 5210 N Kerby Ave. Portland, OR 97217
    • Student must be enrolled in PPS school or contracted program
    • Student must meet federal eligibility requirements (student, parent or grandparent enrolled in a State or Federally-recognized Tribe/Band/Nation)