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Education Assistance

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE

The Kaw Nation Education Department provides the following services to eligible Kaw  members and Native Americans:

  • Kaw Nation Higher Education Grant Program – Assistance to Kaw members who wish to complete a bachelor degree The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be eligible for a PELL grant, work-study, or loans and still show an unmet financial need.  Deadlines are JUNE 1 for the fall semester.  NOVEMBER 1 for the spring semester.  (Summer school assistance also available).
  • Kaw Nation Academic Scholarship Program – Assistance to Kaw members who wish to complete a bachelor degree program. Although the student does not have to show a financial need, the student must carry a minimum of twelve credit hours and maintain a 3.00 grade point average each semester.  Applications are accepted once a year.  Deadline is MAY 1.  (Limited summer school assistance also available).
  • Kaw Nation Tribal Education Grant – Assistance to Kaw members who wish to complete a college degree program. Students do not qualify for federal aid (FAFSA) and do not meet the criteria for the academic scholarship program.  The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.  Deadlines are JUNE 1 for the fall semester.  NOVEMBER 1 for the spring semester.  (Limited summer school assistance also available).
  • Kaw Nation Graduate Program – Assistance to Kaw members who wish to complete a graduate degree program. Students must apply through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for other types of assistance such as loans.  Deadlines are JUNE 1 for the fall semester.  NOVEMBER 1 for the spring semester.  (Summer school assistance also available).
  • Kaw Nation Tribal Graduate Program – Assistance to Kaw members who wish to complete a graduate degree program. Assists working students whose resources exceed school expenses.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Deadlines are JUNE 1 for the fall semester.  NOVEMBER 1 for the spring semester.   (Limited summer school assistance also available).
  • Adult Vocational Training Program – Assistance to Kaw tribal members and Native Americans who live within the Kaw Nation service area who wish to complete a one to two year (associate/applied science degree/certification) program. Native American students who reside within the Kaw Nation service area will be given first priority.  Kaw students outside the area may be assisted provided they meet eligibility requirements.  Students must apply and be eligible for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify.
  • Adult Education – Assistance offered to Kaw tribal members and Native Americans living within the Kaw Nation service area who wish to take short-term certification classes at the local vocational/technical school.
  • Johnson O’Malley Program – Currently offers education support and incentive awards/program to eligible Kaw tribal members and Native American students pre-K through 12th grade living within the Kaw Nation service area and who attend Kildare, Peckham, Newkirk, or Blackwell public schools. Includes Kaw students attending Ponca City public schools.  For more information regarding the Johnson O’Malley Program (JOM), please contact Karen Howe @ 580/269-1186 or e-mail khowe@kawnation.com.

For more information regarding assistance or for a application, please contact the education office at 580/269-1186 or khowe@kawnation.com

  

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