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COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY/DEGREE SEEKING (Associates and higher) PROGRAMS:

 

College Graduation Application:

Assistance 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, a graduation cord, an honor graduation stole (for 3.5+ GPA and while supplies last) and will recieve a one-time incentive. Graduate incentive amounts are listed 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.


LINK TO GRADUATION BANQUET INFORMATION

 

Graduate College Grant:

The Graduate College Grant program accepts applications for financial assistance from enrolled Wichita tribal citizens. Applicants must be planning to attend or currently attending an accredited institution of higher education to earn agraduate degree. ESD staff reviews applicants' documents to ascertain eligibility and submission of all required supporting documentation. Based on available funds, the applicant's financial need and academic standing, grants are awarded to eligible applicants. Grants are always paid directly to the college/university.

 

Higher Education Scholarship Program

The Higher Education Grant Funding program accepts applications for financial assistance from enrolled Wichita tribal citizens. Applicants must be planning to attend or currently attending an accredited institution of higher education to earn anundergraduate degree. ESD staff reviews applicants' documents to ascertain eligibility and submission of all required supporting documentation. Based on available funds, the applicant's financial need and academic standing, grants are awarded to eligible applicants. Grants are always paid directly to the college/university.

Higher Education Scholarship Program (SUMMER)

The Higher Education Grant Funding program accepts applications for financial assistance from enrolled Wichita tribal citizens. Applicants must be planning to attend or currently attending an accredited institution of higher education to earn anundergraduate degree. ESD staff reviews applicants' documents to ascertain eligibility and submission of all required supporting documentation. Based on available funds, the applicant's financial need and academic standing, grants are awarded to eligible applicants. Grants are always paid directly to the college/university.

Link to Budget Worksheet

Deadlines

July 1: Fall Semester

November 1: Spring Semester
April 1:    Summer Semester

**Summer funding is based on available funds. College seniors are priority.

 

Kitikiti'sh Scholarship

The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes will honor two enrolled Wichita students with the Kitikiti'sh Scholarship. 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 

Link to Budget Worksheet

 

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STUDENT OF THE MONTH NOMINATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW!!

Do you have a college or adult student who you would like to recognize for their hard work and commitment to thier education?! Consider nominating them for the Wichita Tribe Education Services Department Student of the Month by clicking on the form below: 

 

SOM Nomination Form

 

SOM-Flyer 2022

 

 

  • KITKITI'SH SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Follow link to view current and past scholarship winners!
  • LUNCH BREAK discussions with the Education Services Department and honored guests on various education/career topics! Click HERE  to listen in on the Fall 2020 semster's conversations!
  • STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Follow link to view current and past student of the month winners!
  • GRADUATION BANQUET: Follow link to learn about this year's Education Banquet and to view previous graduate pictures and slideshows!

 

 

HIGHER EDUCATION RESOURCES:

Scholarships:    

American Indian College Fund

American Indian Education Fund

American Indian Graduate Center

American Indian Services

Association of American Indian Affairs

Best Mobility Aids- Disability Scholarships

Career OneStop: Scholarships

Cobell Scholarship (includes scholarships for Vocational/Technical Institutions)

Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars

Financial Aid and FAFSA Guide

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Gates Scholarship

Indian Health Services Scholarships

Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

Learn How to Become (includs scholarships for students with disabilities)

Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP)

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education:ReachHigher Oklahoma 

 

Native Organizations:

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

National Indian Eduation Association (NIEA)

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Native Land Digital

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (NABS) 

Office of Indian Education (OIE)

Oklahoma Council for Indian Education (OCIE)

Tribal Education Departments National Assembly (TEDNA)

UpStander Project

  

Internship/Externship and Fellowship Opportunities:

Wilma Mankiller Fellowship Program (NCAI)

 

Higher Education Related Resources:

A-Z List of US Colleges and Universities

College Guide for Homeless Students

College Guide for LGBTQ Students

College Guide for Undocumented Students

College Guide for Veterans

College Guide for Women in STEM

College Resource for Students with Disabilities

Financial Planning-For Native American Communities 

First Generation College Student Guide

Guide to Scholarships for Future Teachers

Indian Health Services:Tele-Education (online webinars/training,etc.)

Native Pathways College Readiness Booklet (American Indian College Fund)

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 

Resources and Support for College Students with Diabilities

Tribal Colleges and Universities 

 

 

$20,000 in available scholarships for Wichita students!

Click HERE to apply now!

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