Health Education in Rural Oklahoma for Employment Success

Health Education in Rural Oklahoma for Employment Success (HEROES)

Assists Choctaw tribal members who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare by providing support, funding, educational and career opportunities.


  • Must be a CNO tribal member
  • High School Students
    • Must be a student in grades 9-12
    • Interested in a healthcare career
    • Must be a student at a sending school that feeds into KTC Talihina or KTC Poteau
  • Adult Tribal Members
    • Enrolled in an LPN program at a partnering school
    • Must reside within the Choctaw Nation Reservation

How to Apply

Contact the program for more information

Career Development
PO Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702

Additional Information

The HEROES program assists high school students enrolled at targeted locations approved under the grant. Services include career-tech certification courses, test preparation, mentoring and enrichment opportunities provided by guest speakers and professional career counselors.

HEROES assists adult tribal members by providing financial and educational support as they strive to earn industry credentials and certifications. Priority will be given to any student enrolled in an LPN program available through our partnering schools.

HEROES partners with regional career-technology centers, colleges and other higher education institutions across the Choctaw Nation Reservation.