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Welcome to the Kaw Nation

Education Assistance

EDUCATION ASSISTANCE



Congratulations Kaw member Alyssa Pappan! Graduate of the University of Kansas Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science in Biology. Alyssa is the daughter of James Pappan & Jessica Higgins, granddaughter of Don Pappan & Joyce Pappan, and great granddaughter of Wasco Pappan & Erma Parsons. Alyssa has been accepted into the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine for future studies.


Gabrielle Lefthand

Hello Gorgeous Barbers, LLC

Certificate of Graduation in Barber Science

Congratulations Gabby!


Halie Stowers

Hello Gorgeous Barbers, LLC

Certificate of Graduation of Barber Science

Congratulations Halie!


John Clayton Pappan

Grace College and Seminary May 2021

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies

John is the son of Wesley Pappan and Melody Pappan

Congratulations John!


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 @ 580-749-5420 or e-mail khowe@kawnation.com.

For more information regarding assistance or for an application, please contact the Kanza Human Development Division office at 580-749-5420 or khowe@kawnation.com

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