Wi’áaşal (Great Oak) Future Leaders Scholarship Fund

By: Lisa | April 13 2020

Established in 2019, The Wi’áaşal (Great Oak) Future Leaders Scholarship Fund was born out of the longstanding traditions, values, and vision of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians – who have demonstrated their commitment to education and economic development, time and time again. Today, their impact is expanded through the Wi’áaşal (Great Oak) Future Leaders Scholarship, which provides greatly needed support to Native students across the state of California.

The Wi’áaşal (Great Oak) Future Leaders Scholarship Fund is open to most enrolled California tribal members. Up to $20,000 is available each year to students seeking vocational, associates or bachelors degrees at any accredited, nonprofit college, university or vocational program.  

Eligibility: · Enrolled in a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited, non-profit college or university · Full-time enrollment · Registered as an enrolled member of an eligible California tribe (listed below)

Eligible California Tribes:  Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2020



April Cottrell

Education and Child Care Services Manager