Scholarship Opportunities

Higher Education Scholarship Opportunities

The Higher Education program or scholarship program is to provide supplemental financial assistance to enrolled members of the Pawnee Tribe that are pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited institution of higher learning.  Applicants must satisfy all Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs requirements as specified in the application packet in order to determine eligibility.

Eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.  Students must provide a proof of tribal membership.
  2. Be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education.
  3. Have a financial need as determined by the eligible institution's financial aid office according to the U.S. Department of Education's formula.
  4. Must apply for all available financial aid.
  5. The completed application must be submitted by the deadline (see below).

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Completed Application Form (see below)
  • Tribal Membership Verification
  • Letter of Acceptance from an Eligible Institution
  • High School Transcript or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Transcripts from the previous term of attendance
  • Financial Need Analysis Form - this must be completed by the Financial Aid department of an eligible institution indicating an unmet need
  • Letter of Intent
  • Class Schedule
  • Selective Service Verification is required for all males

Higher Education Application Deadlines:

2021 Summer – April 30, 2021
2021 Fall Semester or 2021-22 Academic year – July 30, 2021
2022 Spring Semester – December 30, 2021

Please turn all applications into education@pawneenation.org

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

The Pawnee Nation is announcing additional scholarship opportunities for Tribal members.  The following Pawnee Business Council Committees listed have funds available for members to apply.  The amount of each scholarship will vary and depend on the amount of funding available from each Committee.

PAWNEE NATION GOVERNING DOCUMENTS COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP 

The Pawnee Nation Governing Documents Committee will hold an annual scholarship for enrolled Pawnee Tribal members who are enrolled in high school, college, or university full-time. Each applicant will follow the application process and submit a written essay for consideration. The amount of the scholarship awarded will be at the discretion of the Committee based upon the availability of funds. This is a one-time award, made in the month of August. There will be no limit on how many times an applicant may apply.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: May 31st

PAWNEE NATION PRINCESS COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP

The Pawnee Nation Princess Committee will hold an annual scholarship contest for former Pawnee Nation Princess or Pawnee Tribal/Expo Princess. Applicant must be an enrolled Pawnee Tribal member and enrolled high school senior, college, or university full-time. Each applicant will follow the application process and submit a written essay for consideration. The amount of the scholarship awarded will be at the discretion of the Committee based upon the availability of funds. This is a one-time award, made in the month of August. There will be no limit on how many times an applicant may apply.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 15th

PAWNEE NATION INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Pawnee Nation Intergovernmental Affairs Committee will hold an annual scholarship for enrolled Pawnee Tribal members who are enrolled full-time in a college or university. Each applicant will follow the application process and submit a written essay for consideration. The amount of the scholarship awarded will be at the discretion of the Committee based upon the availability of funds. This is a one-time award, made in the month of August. There will be no limit on how many times an applicant may apply.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: June 15th