JSF Scholarships

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) is dedicated to creating paths to brighter futures. Through the Indigenous Peoples Program, JSF provides scholarships to Indigenous students who study business or entrepreneurship. The School of Business Administration at FLC has received a grant from JSF to provide scholarships to business majors who qualify for the Native American Tuition Waiver. Funds are limited and recipients will be selected by committee based on meeting minimum eligibility criteria plus the quality of documents submitted. The scholarships will be awarded to Native students who meet the following criteria:

Scholarship Criteria

  • Must be eligible for the Native American Tuition Waiver.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time, business major.
  • Must have obtained Junior or Senior class standing.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Must have a current FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office and demonstrate financial need.
  • Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to become, if not already, active members of American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL).
  • Other information that may be considered: academic history, financial aid application and financial situation, disciplinary records at the institution.


  • Students with cumulative GPAs above 2.0 and below 3.0 will be eligible to receive $4,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Students with cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or higher will be eligible to receive $6,000 for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Juniors can reapply to be considered to have their scholarships renewed for their Senior year.
  • Seniors requiring additional time to graduate can reapply to be considered to have their scholarships renewed.
  • Scholarships are not awarded for summer terms.

Application Process

Application opens: January 27, 2023.
Application deadline: 11:59 p.m. on February 10, 2023.

To apply:

  • Please complete the application form below. (Note: form will only appear within the application timeframe of January 27 - February 10.)
  • Within the application form, you will be asked to upload the following required documents as a single PDF file
    • A one page personal statement discussing what motivates you, how you will develop into a business and/or entrepreneurship leader, and your plans for the future after graduation.
    • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, or member of the business community, who can speak to your personal qualities and capabilities for success.

Award notifications will be made shortly after you submit your application. Please call 970-903-4881 or email selias@fortlewis.edu with questions.

JSF Scholarship Application Form

  • Student Information

  • Note: non-business majors are ineligible for this scholarship.

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  • Required Documents

    See list of required documents above. Please upload all required documents as a single PDF file below:
  • Filename
    • Applicant's Certification