The Shawnee Tribe Business Committee established an Education Fund in 2003 in order to provide assistance to those Tribal members who are attending post-secondary schools. The fund is supported by monies received from the Tribe's Motor Fuels Compact with the State of Oklahoma. Any Tribal member attending an accredited college, vo-tech, or similar school in the 50 United States on a full-time or part-time basis is eligible. There are no age requirements or income guidelines.
An application form is available from the Tribal office that must be completed and submitted along with proof of enrollment in the school you are attending. Proof of full-time or part-time status is required, and you must submit official proof you obtained at least a 2.5 grade point average in your previous semester. If you are a recent high school graduate, we will accept an official copy of your high school transcripts or your GED scores. Full-time students in a 2-yr or 4-yr college will receive $1000.00; half-time students in a 2-yr or 4-yr college will receive $500.00; full-time students in a vo-tech or certificate program will receive $500; and half-time students in a vo-tech or certificate program will receive $250. The deadline for fall assistance is August 31, with the deadline for spring assistance being December 31. Assistance will be paid directly to the school, not the student. Assistance can be used to off-set tuition and other student fees, as well as textbooks. If you have any further questions please feel free to call the office and ask to speak with Tribal Administrator Jodi Hayes. In her absence, ask for Jana Nixon.