Higher
education awards

Winter/Spring Higher Education Award Cycle

Application deadline: February 1, has passed.

Eligibility:

  • Any Shawnee citizen currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program at the undergraduate, graduate or doctorate level.
  • Any Shawnee citizen currently enrolled in a vocational/trade school program.
  • Applicant must be attending an accredited school, meeting the standards of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or one of its participating or recognized accrediting organizations.
  • Applicant must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher in order to remain eligible.

Student income, age, location, or dual citizenship status will not be used to determine applicant eligibility. All program assistance will be awarded as funding is available. Incomplete applications are not guaranteed consideration.

Website Headshot_Kimberly Miller
Kimberly
Miller
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT, SOCIAL SERVICES & HIGHER EDUCATION

Program Scope & Award Details

  • Tier 1: Undergraduate Level
    Undergraduate students working on an associate degree, or bachelor’s degree will be awarded $150 per credit hour, not to exceed $6,000 annually.
  • Tier 2: Graduate Level
    Graduate students working on their master’s degree will be awarded $300 per credit hour, not to exceed $11,000 annually.
  • Tier 3: Doctorate Level
    Doctorate Level students will be awarded $500 per credit hour, not to exceed $18,000 annually.
  • Vocational/Certification Short-Term Programs
    Students in tech or certification programs lasting less than six months will be eligible for up to $1,000 in educational assistance once per program.
  • Vocational/Certification Mid-Term Programs
    Students in tech or certification programs lasting six to twelve months will be eligible for up to $2,000 in educational assistance once per program.
  • Vocational/Certification Long-Term Programs
    Students in tech or certification programs lasting more than twelve months will be eligible for up to $3,000 in educational assistance once per program.

    *Please note: If you are enrolled in a vocational/certification program and the Higher Education Award cycles conflict with your program’s schedule, please contact Melissa Edmondson to request an application at (918) 542-2441, ext. 133 or email education@shawnee-tribe.com.

Required documents
& how to apply

  • Completed & signed application, including the Rights & Reponsibilities form and Release of Information form
  • Verification of enrollment at an accredited school
  • Current school schedule
  • Current transcript or GED certificate
  • Proof of Shawnee Tribe Citizenship
  • Copy of driver’s license, state, or federal Identification
  • Additional supporting documents as requested
Application Packet

Applications and required documentation may be submitted via email, mail, or in person at Shawnee Tribe Headquarters.

Please contact the Department of Education via email at education@shawnee-tribe.com or via phone at (918) 542-2441, x133 with questions or to begin the application process.

Please download the application form and open in Adobe reader for the most user-friendly experience.