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Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (FIGR) today announced the tribe’s $2.5 M Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Scholarship Fund which will cover tuition and mandatory fees both for non-federally recognized California Native American University of California students along with any added needed support for those from federally recognized tribes. The University of California has a separate scholarship program for California Native American students from federally recognized tribes. The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria program will allow all California Native American students to attend with tuition and fees covered.

Pictured: Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

Pictured: Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

“California Native American students now have a clear path to the nation’s top public education system with no financial roadblocks,” said Greg Sarris, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman. “In the spirit of our ancestors we are driven to take care of our environment and our people. Inclusivity is our responsibility and we’re pleased to extend scholarships to California Native Americans from non-federally recognized tribes. We’re helping to level the playing field and provide representation in higher education for all California Native American students.”

The fund will be available commensurate with the 2022-2023 academic year. Further details on applying for the scholarships will be available at a later date.

About the the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Graton Rancheria is a federally recognized Indian tribe comprised of Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo Indians. Legislation restoring federal recognition to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria was signed into law in December 2000. Tribal lands are located in Rohnert Park, Sonoma County, California. For more information, visit www.gratonrancheria.com.

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