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Higher Education Scholarship

The Higher Education Scholarship is a Scholarship sponsored by Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Award Information:

Amount of Scholarship: Maximum: $1000
Application Deadline: 15-Mar
Requirements: Applicant must have CDIB, membership, and be able to show Choctaw descent. Applicant must be working toward a degree and is academically eligible.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Higher Education Program, Drawer 1210
Durant, OK 74702-1210
Phone Number: 800 522 6170 / or 580 924 8280
Fax Number: 580 924 1267

You can find out more by contacting:

Lela Rodriguez
Assistant Director

Durant, OK 74702-1210
Email Address:
Phone Number: 800 522 6170 / or 580 924 8280
Fax Number: 580 924 1267

A good place to start is to check out any material provided for the scholarship. Your best chance of obtaining money comes from finding out the requirements from the start and then determining if you qualify. Before you even begin, figure out the particular aims of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and their reason for offering the Higher Education Scholarship. After making sure you satisfy the prerequisites, figure out if you have the possibility to obtain the scholarship. After figuring out that you have the possibility that you can be awarded the Higher Education Scholarship, then it is useful to put forth the effort to apply.

An important part of applying for the scholarship is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be time consuming and boring, but it is absolutely critical that the forms are filled out correctly and completely. Avoid mistakes that might make you lose out as the result of something that could have been avoided.

Once the application is sent off, you should note when the Higher Education Scholarship distributes the resources in order to stay informed about if you can rely on the scholarship to provide additional support for the expenses associated with school and how it will assist with your future, as there may be restrictions on what bills you can pay with the Higher Education Scholarship. Recently it has become more burdensome to find ways to cover the expenses associated with school, and making use of the Higher Education Scholarship to help with your financial aid can make things much easier. Even if you don't obtain the Higher Education Scholarship, don't give up, there are other scholarships and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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