Academic Excellence Earns Rewards Through Choctaw Nation STAR Program
Published January 4, 2023
DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s (CNO) Success Through Academic Recognition (STAR) Program is rewarding tribal members for academic excellence and encourages success in the classroom. The STAR program provides Choctaw students, in second through 12th grades, with gift cards at the end of each semester. A report card with straight A’s will earn a $50 gift card, and students with all A’s and B’s or all B’s will receive a $25 gift card. Perfect attendance can earn an additional $25 gift card for a student.
Incentives are given twice a year at the end of each semester. Applications for the 2022 fall semester will be open from January 1 – April 1. Rewards for the upcoming spring semester will open June 1 – September 1.
To qualify for rewards, students must possess a Choctaw Nation tribal membership card, and provide a copy of their semester report card and attendance record.
About The Choctaw Nation
The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 212,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.
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