STAR Program

Good Grades Earn Rewards for Choctaw STAR Students

Published June 1, 2022

DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s (CNO) Success Through Academic Recognition (STAR) Program is again rewarding tribal members for academic excellence. STAR 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 $25 gift card, and students with all A’s and B’s or all B’s will receive a $10 gift card. Perfect attendance can earn an additional $25 gift card for a student.

The program serves Choctaw students anywhere in the United States, including home-schooled, and those living in foreign nations.

To be eligible for their rewards cards for the 2022 Spring semester, students must have Choctaw Nation tribal membership, and be able to provide their report cards and attendance records. Applications must be received by the STAR office no later than Sept. 1. Previously, some schools applied on behalf of their Choctaw students, but now only the parents or the students’ guardians may submit applications.

It is recommended that applications be made online at Chahta Achvffa. The STAR office is located in the Choctaw Nation Headquarters, 1802 Chukka Hina, Durant, Okla. To learn more, phone 800-522-6170 or visit the STAR Program.

About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-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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