WZGT Youth Scholarship

The Wašiw Zulshish Gum Tahnu Youth Scholarship is awarded each year to a Wašiw tribal member or a descendant who is enrolled as a college student with a goal to help their community. Applications should be 1-2 pages in length 11/12 point font and answer the questions given. Once submitted the scholarship applications will be reviewed by the WZGT scholarship committee. The selected recipient will receive instructions from the scholarship committee on how to receive the award.



Deadline to Submit: Check back in the Spring for the next scholarship (TBA)


Please contact Dr. Lisa Grayshield at wzgtmail@gmail.com for a copy of the application

Scholarship Awardees

Itmahawa Enos wins the Winter 2024 WZGT Scholarship Award

The Wà:šiw Zùlšiš Gum T’ànu Winter College Student Scholarship will be awarded to Itmahawa Enos. Itmahawa achieved a 3.0 GPA in her first semester of college at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She is now in her second semester of college with a major in Business Management and a minor in Native American Politics. Her plan upon graduation is to return home to pursue a leadership position following in the footsteps of her Great-Aunt Wanda Batchelor who was the first Washoe Tribe’s Chairwoman. As a true seventh generation Native woman who was raised by a family who has been actively involved in culture and language revitalization, we (WZGT Board of Directors) are proud to present Itmahawa with this award of $1000 in support of your education.
Congratulations Itmahawa Enos, and gratitude to your family for raising a beautiful, smart and culturally grounded young woman. We look forward to your return home to leadership.

Oscar C. Salazar wins the Summer 2023 WZGT Scholarship

Oscar is a descendant of Washoe Tribal Members Ruth Peirce Abbie and Ruth Kay Abbie, and is
a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in Computer Science & Engineering.

In his essay, he wrote about how his community and Tribe, and Washoe TANF have provided him with assistance. He has taken his scholarship seriously throughout his educational career, and says that “Family holds tremendous importance in my life, and witnessing their pride in how far I’ve come despite the challenges would mean the world to me.” He is aware that as a first-generation student of “…the power of education, the significance of community, and the transformative impact of support.” He wants to give back to his community, and says that “By creating innovative solutions and inspiring others to pursue knowledge, I hope to empower more individuals to inspire their dreams.”

Washiw Zulshish Goom Than-Nu is proud to have selected Oscar for the Summer 2023 scholarship opportunity, and please watch for the next scholarship opportunity coming in 2024!

Congratulations, Oscar!

Past Scholarship Recipients

Aspen B. Carrillo recipient of the first WZGT Youth Scholarship Award

Aspen graduated from Western Nevada Community College this past year where she was the president of the Native Student Association. She now attends UNR. We are proud of you Aspen! Our next scholarship will be awarded during the Washoe Basket Festival at Meeks Bay, and announced on Sunday, July 23rd.  Aspen Carrillo receiving her scholarship from WZGT Chairman Frank Grayshield