Press Release

Release Date: May 17, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

The Chickasaw Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture Fellowship.

The fellowship is for Chickasaw students or persons studying Chickasaw history and/or culture. The deadline to submit a completed application is June 1, 2017.

The one-week period of research will be conducted at the Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Road, Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Up to $2,000 will be provided in expenses for room, board, hotel, airline tickets and other necessary expenses.

Fellowships are awarded annually. All applicants are notified by mail of acceptance or denial. If awarded, you will receive further instructions by mail.

Participants will have from Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018, to complete their fellowship.

To be considered for this fellowship, the applicant must be:

  • Pursuing a master’s, doctoral or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited graduate school in the United States or preparing an academic paper, book or presentation on Chickasaw history and/or culture; and
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need; and
  • A registered citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, a registered citizen of another tribe or Alaska village/corporation or affiliated with any tribe.

For more information or to apply, contact the Chickasaw Foundation at (580) 421-9030 or visit

Last Updated: 09/16/2016