Please remember that you must be enrolled in the Quapaw Tribe for one year before you are eligible for Higher Education Programs, per Resolution 1119111-E (PDF), as of January 1, 2012.

Higher Education Guidelines (PDF)

Graduation Cords and Stoles have been ordered and should be arriving between the 2nd and 3rd weeks of October 2020.  Please be sure to read the Information & FAQs pages before completing the request form.   

Graduation Cords and Stoles Form (PDF)

PLEASE CHECK THE TRIBE'S OFFICIAL FB PAGE, O-Gah-Pah, for postings about various scholarships, internships, camps, and other education-related events.

2020-2021 ACT & SAT and Study/Test Prep Materials (PDF)

Six simple steps for successfully completing your higher education application (PDF)

Check out this scholarship websitePlenty of scholarships!


First-time applicants must complete the "History of the Quapaw Tribe" essay (no exceptions).

Returning applicants may choose to complete the Option #1 Essay "Educational Goals & Use of Funding" OR complete the Summer/Fall Alternative essay "Quapaw Pow-wows." (If you complete it for Summer, you cannot use it for your Fall essay.)

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)

BIE has higher education resources. View the BIE website for more information.

BIE Scholarship Opportunities for American Indian Students

Online Colleges In Oklahoma

The State of Online Higher Education in Oklahoma

The NCES (PDF) estimates that at least 10.6% of students enrolled in Oklahoma's Title IV institutions are in fully online programs. Of those, 83.3% were reported to be undergraduates and 71.7% were found to be living in Oklahoma.

Center for Online Education

Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the Mathews Family in memory of Seneca Mathews, the endowed scholarship has helped several Quapaw Tribal Members achieve their academic goals at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

Graduate Information Form

Your tribe is proud of you and would like to document your success. Your comments will help us understand what students need, what students' priorities are, and how the tribe can most effectively serve students academically and financially. Please take the time to help us stay connected by filling out our Graduate Information Form.