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Chahta Foundation awards scholarships

Accompanied by Assistant Chief Gary Batton, those who earned scholarships are recognized for their accomplishments.

The Choctaw Nation Chahta Foundation has selected 14 outstanding applicants to receive scholarships totaling $136,000 for the 2013-2014 school year. The scholarships are valued from $2,000 up to $20,000 and range from graduating high school seniors to doctoral students.

These Chahta scholars were acknowledged for this honor during a luncheon on May 15, 2013. Recipients were able to accept their awards and speak their thoughts to leaders of the Choctaw Nation, family and friends.

Recipients for the Apela Ima award are Jace Caldwell, Caitlin Roebuck and Taylor Wright; bachelor’s recipients are Hilary Price and Alexandria “Bailey” Lafitte; master’s include Jennifer Russell and Rebeka Perkins-Ulm; and doctorate recipients are Nathan Sweeney, Carmen Jones, Madeline Anna, Amanda Janitz, Randi Hardin, Seth Boydstun and Chase Woodley.

The Chahta Foundation was established in 1999 and has been dedicated to “Empowering Choctaw Life” in the state of Oklahoma and across the United States. Chahta Foundation Scholarship recipients are chosen not only for their scholarly achievements, but also for their ties to their heritage and commitment to broadening horizons of Choctaw people for generations to come. For more information, visit