The Chickasaw Foundation is pleased to offer the Inchokkaalaali’ (I’m visiting) Assistance Request program to schools in Oklahoma communities. Students and faculty can receive an educational, hands-on field trip to the Chickasaw Cultural Center (CCC) in Sulphur, OK, where they will learn about the history and culture of the Chickasaw people.

Through this application, the Chickasaw Foundation can help schools fund the following:

  • Student and faculty admission fees;
  • Sack lunches for each participant (unless the café is closed);
  • Mileage reimbursement for buses.

About the CCC:
The CCC provides opportunities to connect with First American history through performances, reenactments, demonstrations, collections, and exhibits at one of the largest and most extensive tribal cultural centers in the United States. While visiting the campus, students will receive a guided tour of the Chikasha Poya Exhibit, the Holisso Exhibit, and the traditional village. The Chikasha Poya Exhibit immerses visitors in the treasured stories of the Chickasaw Nation through a series of historical and cultural exhibits. The Holisso is the center for the study of Chickasaw history and culture and features an extensive scholarly library that preserves the tales, languages, and historical accounts of Chickasaw and other First American nations. The traditional village features authentic architecture, gardens, and a variety of interactive lessons and demonstrations of Chickasaw culture.

School faculty can familiarize students with Chickasaw history prior to the field trip by visiting This curriculum has been approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Education.

Application Process:

  1. Submit the completed application to the Chickasaw Foundation at least six weeks before your anticipated visit. The form can be emailed to or mailed to Post Office Box 1726, Ada, OK 74821-1726.
  2. After receiving an award letter from the Chickasaw Foundation, the applicant will then schedule the field trip with the CCC, special events department at (580) 622-7130. The CCC will be the point of contact for all scheduling and organizational details of the field trip.
  3. Following the field trip:
    1. Each applicant will be required to complete a survey that further elaborates on their experience with the trip.
    2. Mileage reimbursement will be paid to the school’s transportation department. Please submit an invoice to the Chickasaw Foundation.

Mileage reimbursement will be paid to the school transportation department. Following your trip, please submit an invoice to Chickasaw Foundation / Post Office Box 1726 / Ada, OK 74821-1726.

You can apply here: Apply