Student School and Activity Fund (SSAF)

The Student School & Activity Fund (SSAF) offers an annual $100 grant to purchase school supplies and clothing for Choctaw students possessing a tribal membership card.

The application period began July 1, and will close on May 1.

Students must be enrolled at an accredited school or daycare in order to receive funds. Home school students are eligible to receive the grant. Students must be at least 3 years old at the time an application is submitted. High school seniors cannot apply after their graduation date. If your high school student is over the age of 18 at the time of application submission, please mail a paper application and attach a document verifying that your student is still enrolled in high school.

Students qualifying for the grant will receive a $100 pre-paid Visa gift card within 2-3 weeks of application. If you need assistance or have questions in regards to your student’s Visa gift card, please contact the SSAF program.

Click here to begin online application

Card Activation Link  (800) 486-0292.  Follow the automated prompts.

 

Student School & Activity Fund FAQ

Who can apply?
Students that are Choctaw tribal members and attend school are eligible for the $100 grant. Students attending a day care, head start, or home school are also eligible. High school students do not qualify after graduation. 

Is there an age requirement?
Students must be at least 3 years old at the time of application. High school seniors over the age of 18 at the time of application must submit a paper application and must provide evidence verifying school enrollment (report card, school schedule, or letter from the school, etc.).

Do I need to send a copy of my student’s tribal membership or social security card?
No. The SSAF Program will verify each student’s membership status. 

Do I need to complete a W-9 form?
No. The SSAF Program no longer requires the W-9 form. 

Do I need to obtain a school official signature?
No. The SSAF Program no longer requires a signature from a school official.

How can I return my paper application?
You may return the application in the mail, by fax, or by email. Please use one of the following to submit your application.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, SSAF
1802 Chukka Hina 
Durant, OK 74701
Fax: (580) 920-3199
[SSAF Email]

Where can I use the $100 pre-paid Visa gift card?
You may only use the gift card at retailers that sell clothing. The gift card cannot be used a gas stations, pharmacies, restaurants, etc. If the grant funds are not used prior to the printed expiration on your card, the grant funds will revert back to the Choctaw Nation.

What should I do if my child’s card is stolen or lost?
Please call (800) 522-6170 during normal business hours to report your incident. If calling after hours or on the weekend, please contact Convenient Cards at (800) 486-0292.

 

Jason Campbell, Director
1802 Chukka Hinna 
Durant, OK 74702
Phone: (800) 522-6170

Patricia Gibson, SSAF Program Assistant
Phone: (800) 522-6170, ext. 2463