Direct Education Scholarship

About the scholarship


Freshman (1st Year)



Sophomore (2nd Year)



Junior (3rd Year)



Senior (4th Year)




1st Year



2nd Year



3rd Year



4th Year (Last Year)




Must be a regular Laguna tribal member


Must be enrolled full time (12 minimum-undergrad/vocational, 9 minimum- graduate)


Must meet GPA requirements—2.0/term


Must have a High School Diploma or GED

(certificate of completion does not qualify)


Must be accepted and enrolled at a regionally accredited

2 yr., 4 yr., graduate or vocational school


No income requirement

Click link above to download 17 page

PDF file which includes:


• DES Flyer

• DES Information

• DES Application (pg.3)

• W-9 Form (pg.4)

• Personal Statement Info

• DES Guidelines


Note: Only Pages 3 and 4 need to be

printed/filled out and returned.

POL DES only awards funding to a qualified applicant seeking a degree (Associates/ Bachelors/Masters/Doctorate) or vocational/technical certification not already obtained. For example, if an applicant already has a bachelors degree, a qualified applicant will not be awarded funds for another bachelors degree program.

Please contact PFS to discuss your specific situation if you think this may apply.

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