Adult Education Program
Adult Education offers traditional classes, and an online academy for adult Choctaw members who did not finish high school and earn their high school diploma. We offer instruction geared toward the GED test and HiSET test. Many Choctaw members who have received their high school equivalency diploma have gone on to better jobs, higher wages, and/or to continue their education.
There are no costs for the above mentioned classes. Books and class supplies are provided for each student.
The Choctaw Nation Career Development Program works to bridge the skills gap and to enhance the lives of Choctaw tribal members by providing career counseling, tuition assistance, academic remediation, and employment services. Career Development provides opportunities for education and training that lead to industry-recognized certifications or licensures and self-sustaining employment for the people of the Choctaw Nation.
College Freshman Year Initiative (FYI)
The goal of College Freshman Year Initiative (FYI) is to create a community among Choctaw students, their college campus, and our staff wherein freshman students are empowered to make informed decisions and develop academic and life skills to become confident, proactive, and accountable participants in their college education. In order to achieve this goal, we’ve placed Choctaw First-Year Experience Coordinators on the campuses of Southeastern Oklahoma State University-Durant, Carl Albert State College-Poteau, and Eastern Oklahoma State College-Wilburton to closely assist Choctaw students throughout their Freshman year and foster success through graduation. If you are a First-time Freshman, Choctaw Tribal member and are considering attending one of these schools, then please call our office today.
Contact: College Freshman Year Initiative
Phone: 580-924-8280, x2292
Email: [email protected]
Choctaw Nation College Connect
Choctaw Nation College Connect is the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s biennial college event. CCC creates the opportunity for colleges, universities, and select Native American education organizations from across the country to connect with Choctaw high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.
College Clothing Allowance
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma offers a one-time college clothing allowance to registered Choctaw tribal members throughout the United States who are working toward a minimum of an associate degree. Students must have completed a high school diploma or equivalent and must also have completed at least 12 hours in college only before applying to the College Clothing Allowance. Graduate students are also eligible for the program. Award amounts are based off the most recently completed spring or fall semester’s GPA and credit hours earned.
Higher Education Program
Any tribal member of the Choctaw Nation actively pursuing a higher education degree is eligible to receive assistance in the form of a scholarship or grant payable directly to an accredited college or university. There are no minimum blood quantum or location restrictions; however, students with multiple tribal lineages may only receive assistance from one tribe. Students must be working towards a minimum of an associate’s degree. Students may receive assistance with one Associates Degree, one Bachelor’s Degree, one Masters Degree, and one Doctorate Degree. Students seeking to obtain recognized certifications may receive assistance from the Choctaw Nation Career Development Program.
School of Choctaw Language
The Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna was established to promote and preserve the language, history, and culture of the Choctaw people.
Technology Allowance Program
The Choctaw Nation offers a one-time technology allowance of $500 to Choctaw tribal members throughout the United States who are currently attending an accredited college or university. Funding is limited and approval is based on a first come, first serve basis. Students must meet all eligibility requirements to receive funding. The yearly application will open on January 18, 2021 at 8:00 am CST and stay open until funding limits have been met.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) prepares youth and unskilled adults for entry into the labor force and provides job training to economically disadvantaged individuals and others facing serious barriers to employment, who are in special need of such training to obtain productive employment.