Higher
education awards

Now accepting applications for the Fall term! Deadline: September 1.

Eligibility:

  • Any Shawnee citizen currently enrolled in a post-secondary education program at the undergraduate, graduate or doctorate level may apply during the three annual program terms (Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer).

View Terms & Deadlines

  • Any Shawnee citizen currently enrolled in a vocational/trade school program may apply during their institution’s registration period.
  • Post-secondary students 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.
  • All applicants 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
Website Headshot_Melissa Edmondson
Melissa
Edmondson
Program Specialist

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, download & complete the application paperwork during your institution’s class registration period. Contact Melissa Edmondson if you need assistance.

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.

Class of 2024 Honors & Higher Education Achievement Banquet

Congratulations to the Shawnee Graduates Class of 2024! See listing here.

RSVP for the Higher Education Achievement Banquet is now closed – the deadline was May 6. Graduation regalia requests are now closed – the deadline was April 15.

Website Headshot_Kimberly Miller
Kimberly
Miller
DIRECTOR OF ENROLLMENT, SOCIAL SERVICES & HIGHER EDUCATION
Website Headshot_Melissa Edmondson
Melissa
Edmondson
Program Specialist

2024 Higher Education Achievement Banquet

Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Shawnee Tribe Community Building
108 S. Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, OK  74354