Great Oak Future Leaders Scholarship

Established in 2019, The Wi’áaşal (Great Oak) Future Leaders Scholarship Fund was born out of the longstanding traditions, values, and vision of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians – who have demonstrated their commitment to education and economic development, time and time again. Today, their impact is expanded through the Wi’áaşal (Great Oak) Future Leaders Scholarship, which provides greatly needed support to Native students across California.

The Wi’áaşal (Great Oak) Future Leaders Scholarship Fund is open to most enrolled California tribal members.

Up to $20,000 is available each year to students seeking vocational, associate, or bachelor’s degrees at any accredited, nonprofit college, university, or vocational program.


  • Enrolled in a certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree program at an accredited, non-profit college or university
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Registered as an enrolled member of an eligible California tribe

CLICK HERE to view a list of eligible tribes and apply for 2023-2024 funding.

The application deadline is May 31, 2023!

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