Career and Education

Mission Statement:
Provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for community members through teaching, training, advising and assistance for professional, educational and employment enhancement by utilizing achievable goals and comprehensive planning.

Our Approach to Providing Services:
We value individual strengths and goals. We provide opportunity for educational gains that weave S’Klallam Culture and Traditional practices.


  • Successful S’Klallam Futures – Individualized Multi-Step Career Mapping Program
  • Career Assessments
  • Resume’ Program
  • Cover Letter Programs
  • Interview Assistance
  • Application Assistance
  • License Fee and Badge Assistance
  • New Job Clothing Vouchers
  • Job Required Tools or Other Assistance
  • Ferry/Bus Ticket Assistance
  • Summer Youth – Career Readiness Program (Ages 14-18)

Higher Education

  • Scholarship Application Assistance – Including Annual Application Clinic
  • Need Based Scholarships for enrolled Port Gamble S’Klallam Members for
  • Undergraduate, Graduate, and Vocational
  • PGST Dive Program Scholarship
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance (FAFSA)
  • College Preparation, Campus Visits/Tours
  • High School Informational Lunches and College Field Trips
  • Tribal Education Advisory Board
  • AA Degree on Site through Northwest Indian College

Grades K-12

  • Education Clinic Provides High School Credit Retrieval, Select Original Credit and
  • Independent Study/Home School/PAL Collaboration Plans
  • Academic Coaches in NKSD K-12 Classrooms
  • Homework Completion, Academic Support and Tutoring Programs for Elementary, Middle School and High School
  • Academic and Attendance Awards Programs: Elementary – Allstars, Middle School – Grade Raisers, High School – Strong Achievers
  • Literacy Focused Support – Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School
  • GED Support - Preparation through Testing
  • School Transportation
  • Graduation Honoring
  • After Graduation Planning – Successful S’Klallam Futures
  • Summer School: Elementary, Middle and High School
  • Science Camp – for Middle School Students, STEM Focus
  • Student/Parent Support and Advocacy – Attend IEP, Academic or Behavio Inquiry/Intervention, Disciplinary, etc. meetings with the School District
  • Back to School Supply Distribution


Scholarship Applications Deadlines

The PGST Tribal scholarship no longer has set deadlines but recommends that you turn in your scholarship application as soon as possible before the beginning of your school term (2-4 weeks recommended). Please remember that your financial need analysis will need to be filled out by your financial aid office before turning your application in. Please give your school 2-4 weeks to process that as well. If you have any questions about th scholarship process please contact Sasheen DeCoteau at (360)297-6322 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New applicant AA-BA-VOC Higher Ed packet
Continuing AA-BA-VOC Higher Ed packet
Graduate Higher Ed packet
Graduate Continuing packet
Vocational & Certificate Programs packet
2021 Summer Youth Work Application

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