Upcoming Events
  • 2017 High School Senior Assistance
    Through the Academic Year

    Enrolled Wichita tribal members may apply for assistance with senior pictures, graduation announcements, and/or a class ring.

    More information can be found here.

    Application- One Two

Wichita Language
iha:skhwa:cʔ asi:rʔa
moccasins (shoes)
More Wichita Words
February 2017
Previous MonthNext Month
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
Wichita Tribes Blog
  • Miss & Jr Miss Indian Oklahoma Honor Pow Wow
    February 10, 2017 11:10 AM

  • Fruit and Vegetable Class
    February 10, 2017 10:55 AM

  • TAG OFFICE TIME CHANGES
    June 2, 2016 8:10 AM

    BEGINNING IN JUNE 2016, THE WICHITA TAG OFFICE AND TAX COMMISSION WILL BE CLOSED THE 1ST AND 3RD MONDAY FROM 8 AM- 1PM.  TAGS WILL NOT BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DAYS THE TAG OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM 1 PM-4:30 PM ONLY:   JUNE 6TH & JUNE 20TH JULY 5TH […]

  • 14th Annual Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair
    April 20, 2016 1:03 PM

  • Community Visioning Meeting for Enrolled Tribal Members
    April 14, 2016 4:01 PM

    Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Community Building located at the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes  Lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes available. The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Executive Committee will hold a one day Community Visioning Session to gain tribal community input on the economic development vision, community priorities […]

  • Lawton IHS Centennial
    April 14, 2016 3:46 PM

    Lawton Indian Hospital will be celebrating 100 years on this date with reception to follow. More information can be found in the flyer.

  • Elder Informational Meeting
    April 14, 2016 3:45 PM

    Information from different entities providing services for elders will be available at this informational session. Meal provided. More information on this event can be found in the flyer.

  • JOM Honor Dance 2016
    April 14, 2016 3:44 PM

    JOM student awards will be presented at this event, along with a meal and honor dance.

  • Land Buy Back Program
    March 9, 2016 4:29 PM

    The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing sellers at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members. There are […]

  • Circuit Training
    February 19, 2016 8:37 AM

Education Programs

Higher Education (No service area requirement): 

The Higher Education program is to assist Wichita tribal members with funding for tuition, fees, books, room & board while attending college.  Students must be working toward an Associate or Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university.  Assistance is available for part-time (6 hrs.) and full-time (12 hrs. or more) enrollment.  Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better on enrolled hours.  Pell grant eligible students will be awarded first; Non-Pell grant eligible may be awarded as long as funds are available.  Submit the application with all required documentation listed in paperwork.  All college students must reapply every year with our office.

Deadlines:
July 1 - Fall and Spring semesters
Nov. 1 - Spring semester
April 1 - Summer semester (college seniors are priority)

Job Placement and Training (Service area requirement):

The Job Placement and Training program is to assist students with a bi-weekly stipend for attending a Vocational/Technical Center.  The stipend is for mileage and meals, based on attendance.  Students are required to enroll in a 1 or 2 year course, and have a H.S. diploma or GED certificate.   Students are required to apply for Federal Assistance Student Financial Aid (Pell grant).  If you are not Pell grant eligible, you may receive tuition/fee/books grant in lieu of the stipend assistance.  Submit the application with the required documentation listed on paperwork.  All vo-tech students must reapply every year with our office. 

Direct Employment Assistance (Service area requirement): 

The Direct Employment Assistance program is to assist tribal members with a one-time stipend for obtaining full-time employment.  Tribal members must be unemployed for at least six weeks and have H.S. diploma or GED certificate.  Requirements are to submit the application and required documentation before receiving your first paycheck. 

Adult Education (Service area Requirement):

The Adult Education program is to assist with short term training course needed for employment; to gain an employable skill or enhance current job skills.  The program will assist with tuition/book/fees for short term course (6-9 months in length).  The Adult Education program will also assist with GED enrollment fee, GED test fee, and re-test fee.  

Johnson O'Malley (GracemontPublic School,Gracemont,OK):

The JOM program is for students enrolled inGracemontPublic Schoolonly.  Students in Pre-K through 12th grade receive assistance in the following areas:  school supplies, athletic shoes, senior cap & gown, ACT test fees, tutoring assistance, and incentive program.  Students must be enrolled with a federally recognized tribe or be at least 1/4 degree of Indian Blood.  Official documentation must be submitted to our office.  

Motor Fuels Tax Revenue:

The Motor Fuels Tax Revenue program is additional funding for our college and vocational students.  The MFTR program also funds college graduate students (part-time or full-time enrollment) and offers an incentive for current high school graduates, GED recipients, and college graduates.  Funding is based on fiscal year approval. 

Tribal Funded Assistance/Incentive (No service area requirement):

This program is to assist tribal members with high school senior cap and gown fee and ACT test fee.  Student must apply with their local high school JOM program before seeking assistance through the tribe.  The Grade Incentive Award is available to enrolledWichitayouth in the 6th-12th grades.  The 6th-8th grade students must earn 2.0-4.0 GPA and 9th-12th grade students must earn 2.5-4.0 GPA to qualify.  Incentive awards are given once at the end of the academic year.  Funding is based on fiscal year approval.

Deadline: July 31, 2013

Service areas: Caddo, Kiowa, Cotton, Tillman, and Greer counties and the city of Lawton.  Please call or email our office for an application or if you have any questions regarding the programs. 

Staff

Yolanda Walker, Director  yolanda.walker@wichitatribe.com
Louisa Riffel, Secretary/JOM Tutor  louisa.riffel@wichitatribe.com

Telephone (405) 247-8612
Fax (405) 247-5687