Educational Incentives Program

Contact information:

Phone:(253) 573-7921
Fax: (253) 573-7929

3009 E Portland Ave
Tacoma, WA 98404

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Staff:
Angela Hatch, Coordinator

Amanda G. Duenas, Assistant Coordinator

The School Clothes Assistance Application for the 2021-2022 School year is now open!

Late applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted after September 29, 2021.
Tribal Council has approved to increase the school clothes assistance stipend to $1,000 per student. You can fill out the application online at:
Alternatively you can submit your completed application by email or mail. Download the application here.

Email applications to:
Mail applications to: Puyallup Tribe of Indians Education Incentives Program 3009 East Portland Avenue Tacoma, WA 98404

Mission Statement

The goal of the Education Incentive Program (EIP) is to encourage Puyallup Tribal member children, youth and adults to work diligently in bringing up and maintaining good grades; to attend school regularly and to improve their academic performance, thereby increasing their knowledge, skills and ability to progress in post-secondary educational institutions. Please note: No waivers or exceptions to these policies including eligibility will be allowed.

Grades and Attendance Incentive

Report card required.

Pre Graduation Assistance

To assist with graduation expenses, i.e., cap and gown, invitations, portraits, announcements, etc.

Graduation Recognition

$500 and a Pendleton Blanket. High School Diploma required, must apply within one year of graduation.

High School Completion or Credit Retrieval

Tuition, campus fees up to $1500 per term and $300 for required books.

GED Preparation and Testing

Testing fees up to $30 per test or $120, testing fees will only be paid one time. GED preparation cost will be paid up to $500 per month for up to one year.

GED Recognition

$300 Recognition.

Running Start

Tuition not covered by school and campus fees up to $500 and required books up to $300.

Tutoring Assistance

Tutoring tuition assistance for up to 12 hours or $500 per month, whichever is greatest.

Educational Enhancement

Qualifying Educational Enhancement include core classes (English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies), and/or classes that provide high school credit.

School Clothes Stipends

Assistance with clothing and school supplies. Dates, amounts, and required documentation may change.

Fill out the application online at: Or download the PDF application here and submit by mail or email.

Applications, Policies and Procedures

*Must be an enrolled Puyallup Tribal Member to receive services, application required.

You can complete the application completely online at:

To submit the application by mail, download the PDF Education Incentives Application and mail the completed form to address below.
Applications are accepted through online submissions, mail and by email delivery (

Mail applications to:
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Education Incentives Program
3009 East Portland Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404

Puyallup Tribe of Indians Education Incentive Policies and Procedures Manual can be obtained by emailing Please Note: Policies are subject to change during the course of the year.