The Education Department promotes the prosperity of the Nez Perce people through education and career pathways to self-sufficiency.

Adult Education

The Adult Education Program provides GED classes and workforce training for teens and adults and awards scholarships.

Contact: Kay Seven
208-621-4604 | kseven@nezperce.org

Mamáy’asnim Hitéemenwees -Early Childhood Development

Mamáy’asnim Hitéemenwees supports parents and their children, ages 5 and younger, in receiving high-quality early childhood education.

Contact: Jenny Oatman
208-621-3791 | jennyo@nezperce.org

  • Kamiah: 208-935-2888

Students for Success Program

The Students for Success Program promotes student health and achievement by working to prevent substance misuse and HIV.

Contact: Abe Broncheau
208-621-4613 | abeb@nezperce.org

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Services assist people with disabilities in finding and keeping employment and living independently.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services Application (PDF, 169KB)

Contact: Joanna Marek
208-621-4615 | joannam@nezperce.org

Higher Education Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides financial assistance for Nez Perce citizens seeking higher education. The program processes tribal scholarship funds for eligible tribal higher education students to support their academic or vocational technical programs. Expand student support services to assist current or future scholarship students to successfully enroll and complete post-secondary degree programs.

(1) If you graduated in the 2018/19 school year, submit your diploma and final transcript to the Education Department to receive your graduation incentive

(2) The online application for Winter/Spring will be opened on October 1 .

Contact: 208-621-4610 | education@nezperce.org

State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP)

The Nez Perce STEP project helps students excel by through culturally relevant teaching. Under this program, the tribe collaborates with state educational agencies to enhance student experiences.

Contact: Joyce McFarland
208-621-4610 | joycem@nezperce.org  

Youth Mentoring Program

This program provides college and career readiness mentoring for Native American boys in grades 7–12 who attend school on the Nez Perce Reservation.

Contact: Joyce McFarland
208-621-4610 | joycem@nezperce.org