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Higher Education Grants, Scholarships and Incentives


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Grant and Scholarship Information:

Higher Education Grants

The higher education grant may be awarded to undergraduate, graduate or doctoral students who maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher each semester.

General Scholarship

A general scholarship is available to Chickasaw students who take three or more credit hours each term and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awards are based on enrollment and classification, and an incentive is available based on GPA.

Fee Assistance Grant

Attend three credit hours or more each semester
Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Textbook Grant

Higher education students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or doctoral programs may be eligible for textbook funding. Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to qualify.

Students enrolled in three to 11 hours may be awarded up to $250 per term.

Students enrolled in 12+ hours may be awarded up to $500 per term.

Funds are awarded through a Textbook Visa Card (valid for textbooks only).

Application periods:

Spring - Dec. 1–Feb. 15
Summer - May 1–July 1
Fall - July 1–Sept. 15

To apply for textbook reimbursement, submit receipts by:

Summer terms – July 1
Spring term – March 15
Fall terms – October 15

Check your Textbook Card Balance

Graduation Stole Program

*Must earn an associate's degree or higher at an accredited college or university

*Eligibility is limited to one award per student per degree

You Provide:

  • Chickasaw citizenship card
  • Payment receipts or a copy of pre-payment registration
  • Completed applications


  • Chickasaw citizens

You Provide (Grants & Scholarships):

  • High school or official college transcript
  • Schedule of classes

Other Information

Additional grant and scholarship information is available on the Education and Career Links page.

Scholarship opportunities also exist through Chickasaw Foundation. Visit their Scholarships page for more information.

Additional Resources:

Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Sovereign Nations

Native American students attending OSU have access to the OSU Center for Sovereign Nations, which provides on-campus support to:

  • Promote understanding, respect and exercise of tribal sovereignty.
  • Promote American Indian student success and graduation.
  • Increase the number and quality of partnerships between OSU and the 39 federally recognized tribal nations in Oklahoma.

Learn more at OSU Center for Sovereign Nations.

Chickasaw Nation Recruitment and Retention Program

Chickasaw citizens attending the University of Oklahoma, the University of Central Oklahoma, Murray State College or Oklahoma Community College have access to on-campus partners to aid them in their academic success. The Chickasaw Nation Recruitment and Retention Program is designed to meet the academic needs of students by assisting in the development of their academic skills, identifying campus and tribal resources, creating networks of support on and off campus and building a stronger connection to their Chickasaw culture.

Learn more on the Chickasaw Nation Recruitment and Retention Program page.

Online Applications

Service Area


This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 421-7711


Douglas H. Johnston Building
300 Rosedale Road
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 421-7711