Citizen Services Chikasha Apila

Education

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Dreams are free but a quality education to achieve those dreams can cost a bundle. That's why the Chickasaw Nation wants to help its citizens reach their full potential with grants, scholarships and incentives. Programs are available for all age groups.

Adult Learning Program

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation's Adult Learning Program offers individualized instruction to help students pass their alternative high school graduation tests.

Special Needs Assistance Program

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation's Special Needs Assistance Program makes a huge difference in the lives of qualifying families.

Student Tutoring Reimbursement Program

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation’s Student Tutoring Reimbursement Program gives students up to $600 each year to help pay for educational assistance.

Lowak Sho'li Forum

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
As part of National Arts and Humanities month, the Chickasaw Nation hosts the Lowak Sho’li forum every October.

Chickasaw Foundation

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
Through the Chickasaw Foundation, members of the Chickasaw community join together to offer students scholarships and grants to help pay for college.

School-Age Programs

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
The Chickasaw Nation's commitment to education extends far beyond the classroom walls.

Achieving Career Goals

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Discover how the Chickasaw Nation has many ways to help you meet your goals and thrive.

A Future in Science

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The future is bright for young scholars interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

Education Services

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No matter what stage of the education process you or your child are in, the Chickasaw Nation's Division of Education is there to help you Thrive.

Native Explorers

Dr. Kent Smith, Co-founder of the Native Explorers Program
The Chickasaw Nation Native Explorers Program is a unique and educational learning experience.

The STEM Program

Steve Paniagua, Manager of Supportive Programs
The Chickasaw Nation STEM Program ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science and technology in Chickasaw youth of all ages.

About Education Services

Chickasaw Nation Citizen Benefits
Education opens the doors to opportunity — better career paths, higher salaries, and overall improved quality of life.

Chickasaw Arts Academy

Laura Stewart, Executive Officer of the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities
The Chickasaw Nation founded the Summer Arts Academy in 2005 to help students of all ages discover and nurture their passion for the arts.

Chickasaw Reading Programs

Michelle Key, Director of Childcare Services, and Bryson Vann, Tribal Library Specialist
Emphasizing the importance of literacy, the Chickasaw Reading Program sends children one book a month until they reach the age of five.

The Chickasaw Nation Head Start Program

Danny Wells, Division of Education Administrator
The Chickasaw Nation offers the Head Start program for children between the ages of 3 and 4, until they enter kindergarten.

The Chickasaw Nation: The Mission of the Division of Education

Lisa John, Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Culture and Humanities
Lisa John explains the mission of the Division of Education.

STEM: Robotics Competition

Experience the Chickasaw Nation
The Chickasaw Nation Science, Technology and Math Program, or S.T.E.M., is very cool.

Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center: The Mission

Becky Anoatubby
The mission of the Child Development Center is to help children begin their journey of learning from their first day at the center.

Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center: Funtown, U.S.A.

Becky Anoatubby
The Chickasaw Nation Child Development Center strives to create the perfect balance between learning and fun.

Chickasaw Nation Division of Education: Science, Technology and Math (STEM) Program

Lisa John, Former Education Division Administrator
Math and science can be fun — and the STEM Program is out to prove it.

Chickasaw Nation Division of Education: The Purpose of the STEM Program

Lisa John, Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Culture and Humanities
Lisa John explains why the STEM Program was developed.

Chickasaw Nation Division of Education: Chickasaw Nation Scholarships

Lisa John, Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Culture and Humanities
Lisa John gives an overview of the two main scholarships the Nation offers, as well as general guidelines on who is eligible to apply.