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Choctaw Nation’s Scholarship Advisement Program announces two upcoming scholarship opportunities

Tvshka Chunkash (Heart of a Warrior) Scholarship

The scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship created by Capt. Teri Scroggins and provided through the Choctaw Nation’s Scholarship Advisement program. Offered on behalf of all the veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, this award is presented every fall to a student whose life and educational goals have been affected by these wars and the veterans who have served in them. This scholarship is awarded to one student at the beginning of every fall academic year, and presented at the CNO Veterans Day ceremony, on Nov. 12, 2012, in Tushka Homma, Okla.

To be eligible to apply, students must be a member of SAP, attending an accredited college or university and submit an essay. The essay should be an original 500-word essay discussing the following topic: Is there an individual, event, or story from the wars in either Iraq or Afghanistan that has impacted your life? Please explain how this individual, event, or story may or may not have impacted decisions on your education and/or future goals.

More information about this scholarship, including the application, can be found at http://www.choctawnation-sap.com/cnoscholarship.shtml

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Aug. 1, 2012.

Tina Willis Memorial Scholarship

Two students will be selected this fall to each receive a $500 scholarship. Last year’s recipient and the first ever recipient of this prestigious award was Sara Higley of Keota. Sara graduated in May 2012 from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah.

This competitive award is a $500 scholarship available to Choctaw students majoring in Criminal Justice or Social Work. In addition to being Choctaw and majoring in one of the two fields, candidates must be a resident of the 10 ½ counties tribal service area, have at least a GPA of 2.5, submit an application and write an essay describing, “Why do you want to obtain a degree in social work or criminal justice? What does it mean to you to be Choctaw and how will you apply the social work or criminal justice degree to your Choctaw community?”

More information about this scholarship, including the application, can be found at http://www.choctawnation-sap.com/cnoscholarship.shtml

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Aug. 1, 2012.