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Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Sophomore Preview Day
OSSM is the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. It is a prestigious residential 2-year program
that high school students apply for during their sophomore year. If accepted, students will spend their junior
and senior years on the OSSM campus taking classes and earning college credits. See the flyer for details.
More information can be found on the school’s website: . RSVP by

October 22, 2015 to secure your spot.
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Non-Traditional Students Nights

Thursday, September 24, 2015      "Taking the First Steps"
Thursday, October 15, 2015          "Finances 101"
Tuesday, November 17, 2015        "Balancing Life & School"
Tuesday, December 1, 2015         "Studying for Success
Tuesday, January 12, 2016           "The Dreaded Essay"
Tuesday, February 9, 2016           "Beyond the Core Curriculum"

Sessions are limited to 25 persons. Registration is encouraged.
Registration ends when session is filled.

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Arkansas Post National Memorial O-Gah-Pah Youth Summer Program

The Arkansas Post National Memorial is located 100 miles southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas and 140 southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

Originally the site of the Quapaw village of Osotouy, the Post was established in 1686 by Henri de Tonti as the first semi-permanent French settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley.

Now, as part of the National Park Service, the Post serves as home to many natural ecosystems, as well as an educational experience for many cultures and an abundance of history.

In an effort to educate Quapaw Tribal youth about tribal history, culture, and nature, the Post is hosting a summer program from June 6, 2016-July 1, 2016.

The program will consist of 6 Quapaw Tribal youth between the ages of 15 and 18, and one chaperone, who is also a Quapaw Tribal Member.


Click here to view and print the information and application packet.

Attention Students!
Are you seeking a career in the Hospitality Industry? Check out NEO’s options in their Business
and Technology Department.  You can earn an Associate in Applied Science or a 1-year or 2-year
certificate in Hospitality, or General Office Operations. Contact Lori Hackwell 918-540-6293 (office)
918-540-4903 (cell) or Ms.Pat Creech 918-540-6294 (office)
for more information.

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Changes in the Higher Education Funding Application
Effective November 1, 2014

Students! Please read. Document.

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. 

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!

Helpful Link for Higher Education Resources: Bureau of Indian Education

12 Ways for College Grads to Build Good Credit
Once you graduate with your college degree it’s important to build good credit. Here is a great article from Money Talks that offers some excellent advice on how you can do that.

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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