The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) has identified the importance of promoting education as a life-long process which requires the broad participation of all age groups of the tribal membership. The purpose of the Education Department is to serve tribal membership's life-long educational needs.


The Education Department would like to wish all of our students a great fall and spring semester!

The Higher Education Grant Scholarship award was founded with the goal of providing Tribal Members with an equal opportunity to pursue a college education.  It is offered to offset the costs of education that has not been covered by financial aid. This scholarship is available to both undergrad and graduate students and will award up to $3,050.00 of financial aid. The annual deadline for the Higher Education Scholarship is July 15th. All Aquinnah Wampanoag Members enrolled in an accredited higher education program are eligible to apply.

The following are links to guides to help Native American students find the support they need as they head back to school:

Scholarship Due Dates for 2019 This website offers a variety of daily and monthly fun scholarship opportunities. This resource is The American Indian Graduate Center, The Center for Native Scholarships. This gives you support for preparing for college, how to afford college, college life and what happens beyond college.




The Education Department maintains a collection of scholarships and internship oppurtunities. These oppurtunities are avaliable to both current students and those who would like to pursue an education. The department will assist you with any questions and or information you may need concering your pursuit of an education.

The Education Department offers assistance with career counseling, writing recommendation letters as well as building resumes upon the request from Tribal Members.

The Education Department also offers support for families through parent advocacy for school conferences, special education meetings and the other needs as they arise.



Catherine Edwards, Direct Services Administrator
Education Department
508-645-9265 x133
Fax: 508-645-9820
Hours: Monday thru Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Catherine Hall
Education Planning Coordinator x152

Marissa Lopenzo
Education Department Assistant x155