Overview

The Choctaw Nation is committed to making sure every Choctaw student is successful during their educational years.  As our students excel in school, we want to recognize them for their hard work. The STAR Program is an incentive program for Choctaw members enrolled in 2nd-12th grades.  It rewards them for their academic excellence and encourages success in the classroom.

Choctaw students at many Oklahoma schools are automatically entered into the STAR Program.  Please review the list of participating schools on the application link to see if your child’s school is listed.  If it is, check with your school’s Johnson O’Malley (JOM) program to make sure that your child is recorded there as a Choctaw member.  If they are, no application is needed each semester and incentive awards will be sent automatically to the school for your child. 

If your child’s school is not listed, please complete the application either online or by clicking the link for a paper application to apply for incentive awards to be mailed directly to your child’s home address. 

Contact the Choctaw Nation Membership Department at 800-522-6170 if you need to verify or apply for membership status for your child.

Requirements and Application Deadlines

Choctaw tribal members who are currently enrolled in grades 2nd through 12th are eligible to join the STAR Program. STAR awards nationwide and homeschool students. The application must be completed to enroll in the program and be awarded. The STAR application ensures up-to-date information for each student and provides a point of contact to confirm the information displayed on the report card. This guarantees that awards are mailed to the appropriate location and expedites processing. STAR awards are only given twice a year for each completed semester.

    Awarding Period

    Spring: May 1 - September 1

    Fall: December 1 - March 1

    *If your school does not have semester grades, the following scale applies:

     1st & 2nd Nine Week Grades (or 1st & 2nd Block   Grades) = Fall

     3rd & 4th Nine Weeks Grades (or 3rd & 4th Block   Grades) = Spring

    *Students attending schools with trimester grading terms is as follows:

     Fall Semester: Trimester 1

     Spring Semester: Trimesters 2 and 3

    To qualify for Perfect Attendance, a copy of the student’s official attendance record is required.

    Incentive Rewards

    Incentives are given twice a year at the end of each semester, for the following academic achievements:

    • All A’s: $25 gift card.
    • All A’s and B’s or all B’s: $10 gift card.
    • Perfect Attendance: $25 gift card.

    How to Apply

    Please provide all the following documents: (failure to submit these files will result in a delay in your award process). We do not accept emailed or faxed applications.

    • Copy of Membership Card (First-Time Applicants Only)
    • Copy of the Semester Report Card
    • Copy of Student’s Attendance Record (Perfect Attendance Award Only)
    • Complete application to enroll and be awarded

      Click Online STAR Application

      Click Paper STAR Application

      Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma STAR Program

      Email:  star@choctawnation.com

      1802 Chukka Hina
      Durant, OK 74702 

      800-522-6170