Applications Now Being Accepted:

  • Scholarship Application:  ONLINE  |  PDF
  • Holisso Fellowship Application:  PDF

Chickasaw Foundation 2018-2019 Scholarship

Chickasaw citizens can now apply for 2018-2019 Chickasaw Foundation scholarships.

Application deadline is June 15, 2018.

The Chickasaw Foundation provides educational assistance for Chickasaw students who demonstrate excellence in academics, community service and dedication to Native America and a commitment to learning.

All scholarship funding begins each fall semester and is dependent upon the availability of funding. Scholarship awards shall be made payable directly to the student’s designated college or university. The award requirements and amounts for each funding source may change during the course of a school year.

If you are mailing an application, it must be delivered or postmarked by the deadline date to be considered for funding.

For more information, contact the Chickasaw Foundation at (580) 421-9030 or email

2018-2019 Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture Fellowship

The fellowship is for Chickasaw students or persons studying Chickasaw history and/or culture. It is for a one-week period of research to be conducted at the Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

The fellowship will provide up to $2,000 in expenses for room, board, hotel, airline tickets, etc., to the selected applicant. 

The deadline to submit the completed application is August 27, 2018.

Fellowships are awarded annually. All applicants are notified by mail of acceptance or denial. No information will be given over the telephone. Failure to comply with all parts of the process, as described herein, and all deadlines required for applicant eligibility will result in automatic denial of your application.

Fellows will have from October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019 to complete their fellowship.

To be considered for this fellowship, the applicant must be:

  • Pursuing a master, doctoral or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited graduate school in the United States OR preparing an academic paper, book or presentation on Chickasaw history and/or culture; and
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need; and
  • A registered citizen of the Chickasaw Nation or a registered citizen of another federally recognized tribe or Alaska village/corporation.
For more information, contact the Chickasaw Foundation at (580) 421-9030.