Thank you, Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County Fund
We thank Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County Fund for their newest grant in support of Clark College’s Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program, and for past support. This new multi-year grant will help Clark increase diversity in STEM.
Together we are stronger. Clark College Foundation’s partnership with the Cowlitz Indian Tribe through the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County Fund increases opportunities for Clark’s non-dominant students in Clark’s MESA program.
This investment helps all MESA students gain more access to textbook loans, scholarships, mentoring, field trips to universities and paid research-based internships during their higher education experience at Clark.
MESA is designed to provide tools and resources to historically underrepresented students so they can complete their course of study, transfer to a university and become the scientists of tomorrow.
Our community thrives when we come together to prepare the region’s workforce and leaders. The partnership between the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Clark College Foundation and Clark College is a shining example of our collective commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and philanthropy.
Over the years, the tribe has also made substantial contributions to boost emergency grant funding, counseling, outreach and recruitment, textbook support, tutoring and food assistance. Their investment in Clark’s Veterans Resource Center offers promising pathways for our men and women who dedicated themselves to serving our country.
In 2020, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe received the highest philanthropic honor from Clark College Foundation—the Award for Excellence—in recognition of their past generous support.