NPTF Scholarships

Nez Perce Trail Foundation

Annual Scholarships


The Nez Perce Trail Foundation continues to offer scholarships to Native Americans each year. Details and requirements can be found on the application for each year in the spring.

All applications are due each year on June 30

Winners will be announced at the annual Tamkaliks Celebration at Wallowa, Oregon in July. The NPTF has annually contributed the funds with the hope that our cause will promote cultural understanding, appreciation, pride, education, scholarly advancement, and success.

*Applications will be available May 1, 2018

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Duane Heglie donates three scholarships each year to deserving Native American students


Duane Heglie, Board Member and Lifetime Member of the Nez Perce Trail Foundation,  awards three $500. scholarship each year to deserving Nez Perce candidates. The Heglie family, as well as many of their friends, donate money each year for the scholarship funds. The scholarships are awarded each year at the Tamkaliks Celebration in Wallowa, Oregon in July. The winners are announced during a break in the championship dancing on Sunday. For more information, scholarship applications, and deadlines please contact Duane Heglie at or

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