Chickasaw citizens pursuing higher education from accredited institutions are eligible to receive various grants and scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition, books and fees.
All Grant and Scholarships, unless noted otherwise below.
Please note: Award notification is given once all paperwork has been completed and turned in before deadline.
Governor's , Lt. Governor's and Legislators' Scholarship
For high school transcript
Grant and Scholarship Information:
Higher Education Grants
The higher education grant may be awarded to undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students who maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher each semester.
A general scholarship is available to Chickasaw students who take three or more credit hours each term and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awards are based on enrollment and classification, and an incentive is available based on GPA.
Governor’s, Lt. Governor’s and Legislator’s Scholarship
These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors (awarded one time only). Students who have a GPA of 3.85 or higher, or who have been selected as class valedictorian or salutatorian are eligible.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Johnson-O’Malley Scholarship
Each year the Chickasaw Nation awards this scholarship to one male and one female graduating high school senior (awarded one time only).
The students must be attending a school with a JOM program, within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay. Deadline is September 1.
Higher education students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs may be eligible for textbook funding. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to qualify.
Students enrolled in three to 11 hours may be awarded up to $150 per term.
Students enrolled in 12+ hours may be awarded up to $300 per term.
Funds are awarded through a Textbook Visa Card (valid for textbooks only).
Spring term- February 1
Summer term- June 15
Fall term- September 1
To apply for textbook reimbursement, submit receipts by:
Summer terms - July 1
Spring term - March 15
Fall terms – October 15
Check your Textbook Card Balance
Graduation Stole Program
*Must earn an associate's degree or higher at an accredited college or university
*Eligibility is limited to one award per student per degree
Full-time students enrolled in college (sophomore level or higher) or obtaining a college degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for the laptop scholarship one time during their college career.
You Provide (Grants & Scholarships):
High school or official college transcript
Schedule of classes
College Graduation Fee Reimbursement
The College Graduation Fee Reimbursement program assists Chickasaw college graduates with caps, gowns, invitations and other expenses incurred with graduating. This program is on a reimbursement basis only. The deadline to apply is no later than six months after degree is completed. The graduation fee is available up to $150 on a reimbursement basis.
College or professional graduates only
Receipts for costs incurred
Chickasha Holitoplichi (Honors Program):
Visit the Chickasha Holitoplichi (Honors Program) page to learn about additional incentives for students striving to complete continuing education goals and academic success.
Additional grant and scholarship information is available on the Education and Career Links page.
Scholarship opportunities also exist through Chickasaw Foundation. Visit their Scholarships page for more information.