Higher Education

BIA Higher Education Grant


Be an enrolled member of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma. Students must provide proof of membership, e.g., tribal enrollment card, or letter from the Tribe

Be admitted for enrollment to an accredited institution of higher educations.

Have financial need as determined by the eligible institution’s financial aid office according to U.S. Dept. of Education standard formula.

Apply for all available campus-based financial aid.

For more information please contact
Catherine Fatheree
Oklahoma Area Education Office
405-605-6051, x313

American Indian Graduate Center

New Opportunity! SPGSF Scholarship now open to Associate, Bachelor's, Master's Doctoral and Professional STEM Students Up to $30,000 per year!

The Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund (SPGSF) is an excellent opportunity for you! Undergraduate and Graduate funding available! Undergraduates are eligible to receive up to $20000 and graduate and professional students are eligible to receive up to $30,000 per year! This is a merit-based award. Application deadline's June 1!

Program requirements:
-Enrolled member of a US. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group or possess 1 /4 degree federally recognized blood. -Pursuing an associate. bachelor's master's doctoral or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited institution in the US Degree field must be considered STEM. -Degree seeking student.
Greetings from the American Indian Graduate Center!

The SPGSF Scholarship is now open to undergraduate and graduate students! Please forward to all departments or students as appropriate. If you have any questions, please feel free to email fellowships@aigcs.org.

AIGC and AIGCS are the largest scholarship providers to American Indian and Alaska Native students. For nearly 50 years, we have empowered tribal students from 400 tribes in all 50 states. AIGC funds undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in any field at any institution of choice. AIGC is the scholarship center for Native students.
Apply today at www.aigcsorg

Native American Scholarships

Visit our link below for a list of scholarship opportunities available to Native American students.

Oklahoma Promise

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High School Requirements
• Graduate from an Oklahoma high school or home school education program.
• Take the 17 units of college prep high school courses (see side) and achieve at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA in those courses.
• Achieve at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA for all courses in grades 9-12.
• Attend school regularly.
• Do your homework.
• Stay away from drugs and alcohol.
• Don't commit criminal or delinquent acts.
• Provide information when requested.
• Meet with a school official to go over your school work and records on a regular basis.
• Apply for other financial aid during your senior year of high school.
• Take part in Oklahoma's Promise activities that will prepare you for college.

If you don't qualify for this program. see your counselor for information on additional scholarships. grants and student loans. or visit Oklahoma higher education's college planning website at www.OKcollegestart.org.

College Requirements
• At the time you begin college. and prior to receiving any program benefit. your parents' income may not exceed 5100.000.
• You must be an Oklahoma resident.
• You must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the United States.
• You must meet regular admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or university to which you apply.
• You must start taking college courses within three years after you graduate high school.
• You may not receive funds for more than five consecutive years after enrolling in college'
• You cannot use the award for courses taken after you complete your bachelor's degree.
• You must achieve a college GPA of 2.00 for courses taken through your sophomore year and a 2.50 for courses taken during your junior and senior years.
• You must meet the college's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy required for eligibility to receive federal financial aid.
• Any Oklahoma's Promise college student who is suspended for more than one semester for conduct reasons will lose the scholarship permanently.
• Students on active military duty may be eligible for certain waivers of these requirements.


4 ENGLISH (grammar. composition, literature: courses should include an integrated writing component)

3 LAB SCIENCE (biology chemistry, physics or any lab science certified by the school district: general science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement)

3 MATHEMATICS (from Algebra I, Algebra geometry, trigonometry, math analysis. pre-calculus (must have completed geometry and Algebra 111, calculus. Advanced Placement (AN statistics)

3 HISTORY AND CITIZENSHIP SKILLS (including I unit of American history and 2 additional units from the subjects of history: economic& geography. government. non-Western culture)

2 FOREIGN OR NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE (two years of the same language) OR... COMMUTER TECHNOLOGY (two units in programming, hardware or business computer applications• such as word processing• databases, spreadsheets and graphics. will qualify: keyboarding or typing classes do NOT qualify) (1 foreign language and 1 computer course will NOT meet this requirement)

1 ADDITIONAL COURSE (from any of the subjects listed above) / FINE ARTS (music. art. drama)

Home school students or students graduating from a high school nor accredited by the Oklahoma Stale Board of Education or a recognized accrediting agency must also achieve a composite Score of nor nigher on the ACT rem taken on a national test date   

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