Higher Education Grants, Scholarships and Incentives

Upcoming Deadlines

  • 09/01/2017 - Fall Semester Higher Education Applications

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.

Deadlines:

All grants and scholarships, unless noted otherwise:

Fall term- September 1
Spring term- February 1
Summer term- June 15

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.

General Scholarship

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.  High school transcript is due September 1.

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.

Textbook Grant

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).

Application deadlines:

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

Native American Business Scholars Academy, Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business offers Chickasaw students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in business.

Scholarship recipients are awarded full-time tuition funding for eight consecutive semesters.

Additional benefits, including a variety of tribal business focused seminars and workshops, internships, networking opportunities with local, regional and national business leaders and access to special on and off campus events, are offered through this program.

Applicants must be a Chickasaw citizen with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, a score of 22 or higher on the ACT and meet Oklahoma City University admission requirements.

Students must maintain a full-time enrollment status and a GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled.

Native American Business Scholars Academy, Oklahoma City University

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

Laptop Scholarship

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

Incentive Information:

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.

Eligibility:

  • Chickasaw citizen
  • College or professional graduates only

You Provide:

  • Receipts for costs incurred

Chikasha Holitoplichi (Honors Program):

Visit the Chikasha Holitoplichi (Honors Program) page to learn about additional incentives for students striving to complete continuing education goals and academic success.

Upcoming Events:


Other Information:

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.

Additional Resources:

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Sovereign Nations

Native American students attending OSU have access to the OSU Center for Sovereign Nations, which provides on-campus support to:

  • Promote understanding, respect and exercise of tribal sovereignty.
  • Promote American Indian student success and graduation.
  • Increase the number and quality of partnerships between OSU and the 39 federally recognized tribal nations in Oklahoma.

Learn more at OSU Center for Sovereign Nations.

Chickasaw Nation Chokka' Kilimpi' Recruitment and Retention Program

Chickasaw citizens attending the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma or Oklahoma Community College have access to on-campus partners to aid them in their academic success. The Chickasaw Nation Chokka' Kilimpi' Recruitment and Retention Program is designed to meet the academic needs of students by assisting in the development of their academic skills, identifying campus and tribal resources, creating networks of support on and off campus and building a stronger connection to their Chickasaw culture.

Learn more on the Chickasaw Nation Recruitment and Retention Program page.

Online Application

Service Area

Both

This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries


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Contact Information


Phone:
(580) 421-7711

Location

Douglas H. Johnston Building

300 Rosedale Rd.

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 421-7711

Last Updated: 07/5/2017