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School-to-Work Program


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Eligible Chickasaw participants have the opportunity to receive a stipend while pursuing a full-time college or vocational program and complete on-the-job training in a specified degree field.

On-the-job training provides school-to-work students with specific types of employment opportunities related to their course of study. While working in these positions, students receive superior instruction and invaluable work experience. This creates a better prepared Chickasaw to enter the corporate world upon graduation.

Partnering with other departments and businesses within the Chickasaw Nation, the school-to-work program allows the Chickasaw Nation to “grow our own” by providing student participants with real world work experience while attending school.

You Provide

  • Chickasaw citizenship card


  • Chickasaw citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • High school graduate or have passed a GED and/or HSE course and received a certificate
  • Must be willing to pursue a degree from an accredited vocational school, college or university full-time
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA required

Other Information

Higher education funding for eligible Chickasaw citizens may be available through the Chickasaw Nation Higher Education or Career Technology Programs.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries


School to Work - Ada
910 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 559-0815

School to Work - Ardmore
2341 N. Commerce
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401

(580) 222-2839

School to Work - Norman (Oklahoma City)
1014 24th Ave. NW
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

(405) 767-8992