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The Quapaw Tribe Department of Education has compiled numerous educational resources for students. Many of these resources are listed on the tabs to the left of this page. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our department.

Tuition discounts are now available at the University of Phoenix and NorthWest Arkansas Community College.  Follow this link for more information. 

Fall 2014 Department of Higher Education Application

Dear Students—Ha-way!

Each of you has the potential and the ability to achieve your academic goals and your life goals;
the only limitation to your personal success is you. Be forward-thinking and courageous.  Accept 
the challenges that life offers—both academically and personally.  Embrace the opportunities that 
life offers.


The Quapaw Department of Higher Education’s Application Fund is one of those opportunities.  Take 
the first step in your reaching your personal success by following your passion through the 
attainment of knowledge, training, and experience.  Honor those who have come before you and those 
who will come after you by reaching and succeeding far beyond your potential and abilities.

The Department of Higher Education, like all of the Quapaw Tribe, supports your endeavors.  We are
here for you.  Go forward with the full confidence that in those moments when a challenge seems 
insurmountable, you have many who will help you overcome and succeed.  Know that your triumphs are 
our triumphs.  We are invested in you.  Embrace the opportunity!

To view and print the Fall 2014 Department of Higher Education application, click here.

Helpful Link for Higher Education Resources: Bureau of Indian Education


Youth LEADER Environmental Activism Training

July 24  1:00—5:00

Learn the facts about environmental issues: local-national-global and what you can do to be part of the movement to make it better for the next generation. What is environmental justice? Climate Change? Superfund?  The training is FREE Open to ages 12 to 17 years. Limited enrollment, call and reserve your place for change! Call 918-542-9399.

LEAD Agency has a long history of working with youth in area schools and across Oklahoma. It is a great time to sign up for this important training yourself, or suggest it to a relative or friend. Get off the couch and get Active! Make this a summer you made a difference!


Education Department Responsibilities
  • Counsel students regarding scholarship opportunities
  • Process scholarship applications
  • Recognize student achievement
  • Serve as a liaison between students and educational institutions
  • Provide information regarding learning, testing and college preparation
  • Assist parents

A Letter to All Students

Haway Students,

Honor. Tradition.  Pride. Courage.  These are the attributes passed down to you from your ancestors.  Each is a pillar upon which you have the choice to build a meaningful life of sound mind, healthy body, and u’-dah (good) character. 

When you choose to expand your knowledge—whether it is through college, vocational education, or another sig-dah (path) of training—you choose to better yourself.  Consequently, you better the lives of those around you.  Although this “ripple effect” may be from the inside out, You>Family>Community>World, the ripples will return to your future generations from the outside in, World>Community>Family>You.  It is this cycle that balances us.

Your choice to commit to education and training is not just a reflection of your Honor, Tradition, Pride, and Courage; your choice becomes a reflection of those who came before you and a sig-dah (path) lit to guide future generations.

Both the Department of Higher Education and the Quapaw Tribe are committed to each of you and your academic endeavors.  Not only are we honored to assist you in your journey, but we are proud of your choice to begin that journey. 

Respectfully,

Krista Pierce

Director of Higher Education


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