Graduation Banquet

About the Banquet

Every year the Education Services Department hosts an end of year education banquet for PK, Kindergarten, GED/ABE/High School, and College/University Graduates.

This is a time of celebration for our grads who have worked very hard to reach this milestone. It is also a time to encourage them to reach higher and obtain any and all goals they set for themselves.

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Pictured above: 2023 Graduation Stoles

Past Banquets

Please take a moment and look through some pictures, and slideshows of previous years banquets.

We are proud of all our Wichita graduates!

Kirikir?i:s i:s?acstacira:k?a! (Wichitas, we’re the best!)

Graduation Resources

College Graduation Application

  • For Wichita tribal students who are set to graduate in the upcoming Fall or Spring semesters with an associates degree or higher.
  • Graduates can apply for assistance with a cap & gown, graduation cord, graduation stole and will receive a one-time incentive (see below):

$250.00————-Associates Degree

$500.00————-Bachelor’s Degree

$750.00————-Master’s Degree

$1,000.00———-Doctorate Degree

Assistance amounts are based on the availability of funds and are subject to change.

High School (HS)/GED/TABE Graduation Assistance

  • Must be enrolled in the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
  • Must be a H.S. Senior expected to graduate in the upcoming Spring semester

Applications will be considered to help with financial assistance for senior pictures, announcements, and/or class ring (max amount of $250.00), senior cap and gown fees, graduation cord, graduation stole, a one-time graduation incentive in the amount of $100.00 and a one-time grade incentive.

Academic incentive amounts for gift cards are listed below:

$25.00————12th Grade Seniors with a 2.0 GPA or higher
$50.00————12th Grade Seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher
$75.00————12th Grade Seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher
$100.00———–12th Grade Seniors with a 3.5 GPA or higher

Amounts are based on the availability of funds and are subject to change.

Kitikiti’sh Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes
  • Scholarship will be awarded to two enrolled Wichita students
  • Undergraduate and Graduate college students encouraged to apply.
  • Please include as much information as possible in each of the four (4) main criteria and the supplemental information areas.
  • All written responses should be typed, double-spaced and attached to the application