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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. 

The Society of Petroleum Engineers has scholarships available for 2014/2015 school year. For more information click here.

Summer Leadership Summit: Native Youth in Agriculture

Fifty selected students will travel to Fayetteville to participate in a week long education and leadership summit designed to provide comprehensive training in the legal and business complexities unique to Indian Country land and agriculture. For more information click here.

This is a link to the IFAI page with a downloadable flyer.

Summer STEM Camp

Are you into Science, Technology, Engineering or Math? Rising 9-12 grade students who hold a CDIB card and have successfully completed Algebra 1 are eligible to spend five nights free of charge on the Jones Academy campus. Space is extremely limited so apply soon! 

Follow these links for more information. ApplicationFlyerHandbook, and Schedule

Internship opportunity for STEM-minded students!

Greetings from the South Central Climate Science Center!  We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a summer undergraduate internship opportunity in 2014 for students of underrepresented minorities interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (for example, agricultural science, economics, environmental engineering).  The internship will take place from Sunday, July 20, 2014 to Saturday, August 9, 2014. Interns will spend one week with the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, one week with Louisiana State University, and one week with Texas Tech University. All meals, lodging and travel will be provided during the three week period. In addition, interns will receive a $200/week stipend for the duration of the program. The program will not cover local travel between the participant's home to their closest airport, personal equipment (clothing, cameras, etc.), or other personal expenses.  The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 14, 2014. 

Helpful Link for Higher Education Resources:
Bureau of Indian Education

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. 


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