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Coeur d’Alene Partnership Program

Longstanding, successful collaboration helps tribal students

Together, Washington State University and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe agreed to work cooperatively to establish programs that reflect the priorities established by the Tribe. While many of the current projects focus on work with K-12 schools, the Partnership Program is designed to serve educational needs of Coeur d’Alene Tribe members of all ages.

Leadership development camp

The Leadership Development Camp, designed for youth ages 13-17 years old from the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, aims to develop leadership skills, resiliency, and strengthen academic skills.  Through participation in team building and sports activities and Culturally responsive specialized academic seminars, this one-week residential camp offers students a chance to develop new skills, experience college life, and reflect upon and prepare to meet their goals for the future. The camp,, which brings tribal students to the WSU Pullman campus, continues under the direction of Paula Groves Price and Cedric Price.

Scholarship program

Each year money is made available to members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe for scholarships. First priority for these funds will be as scholarship money available to Coeur d’Alene Tribal members enrolled at Washington State University in any field leading toward a four-year degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree. The second priority will be funding requests for tribal members to attend special interest workshops or camps. Contact Barbara Aston for further information about scholarships.

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