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Krista Pierce
Director of Higher Education

P.O. Box 765
Quapaw, OK  74363

Ph: (918) 542-1853
Fx: (918) 542-4694

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monthly Update

Spring 2018 Funding closes February 28, 2018.

ATEC Scholarships can be picked up in the lobby of the Quapaw Tribe Administration building. They must be turned in by 4:00 p.m. on February 6, 2018, at either the Ottawa Tribe or the Quapaw Tribe. Call Debbie Wray if you have questions: 918-238-3150. You may also email your ATEC application to Debbie at .

Check out this scholarship website! Plenty of scholarships—apply here.

Semester            Opens                   Closes
Spring                  Nov. 1st                Last day of February
Summer              May 1st                July 31st
Fall                     July 1st                September 30th

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” 
complete the Summer/Fall 2015 Alternative essay “Quapaw Pow-wows.” (If you complete it for Summer, you cannot use it for your Fall essay.)

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

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Business Committee of the Quapaw Tribe of
Oklahoma, effective January 1,2012, new enrollees to the Quapaw Tribal Roll, excluding infants enrolled before his/her first birthday, are eligible for services provided by the Social
Services/Higher Education Programs and the Quapaw Tribal Member Insurance Plan during the fiscal year following the fiscal year in which he/she was enrolled with the Quapaw Tribe.

ATEC Scholarship Application
P.O. Box 110
Miami, Ok 74355

Completed applications can be mailed to the above address or, turned in at the Ottawa Tribal Office or at the Quapaw Tribal Office or by email to:

Due February 6th, 2018


Intertribal Timber Council Natural Resources Scholarship
Here is the information for the Intertribal Timber Council Natural Resources Scholarship.

A Very Short List of Tribal Scholarships

BIE Scholarship Opportunities for American Indian Students
More BIE Scholarship Opportunities for American Indian Students

Online Colleges In Oklahoma
The State of Online Higher Education in Oklahoma

The NCES 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.

Check out this website!

Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship Recipients Announced
Three Quapaw Tribal Members currently attending Oklahoma State University have received the Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year.

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 OSU.

Click here for more Information and to see this year's recipients.

Bureau of Indian Education
BIE has higher education resources. Follow this link.

New Scholarship Flyer for University of Phoenix
New Scholarship Information and Update click here.

Hello from New Education Director

Dear Parents and Students,

Please allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Krista Pierce and I am the Director of the Department of Higher Education for the Quapaw Tribe.  

  • I spent the first part of my life in Bartlesville and Moore, Oklahoma before moving to Riverton, Kansas with my family when I was fifteen.  (I might live in Jayhawk country now, but I still bleed OU crimson!)
  • Graduated with a BSED in English Education and a minor in Secondary Special Education in May of 2006 from Pittsburg State University.
  • Taught English III and AP English Composition at Webb City High School 2006-2007.
  • Earned a graduate assistantship with the PSU English department and taught Freshman Composition and Introduction to Research Writing from January 2009 until December 2010, when I completed all of my graduate courses towards a Masters in English (Literary emphasis).
  • Currently studying for my three Comprehensive Exams to finish my Masters.
  • I am the mother of two boys Sam and Kade and one daughter Khloe (deceased). My kids keep me on my toes—just ask them!
  • Have worked with children and students of all ages in many facets: nanny (in Colorado and Alaska), substitute teacher (Special Education Pre-K through high school and alternative programs), teacher (high school, college, alternative programs), daycare teacher, learning center shift supervisor, and of course, as a mom.

My goal is to carry on the tradition of excellence for Quapaw Tribal students. I am so excited about working with parents and students alike—I hope my scope and depth of experience can help me to help you! 

If ever you have questions, issues, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or stop by the office.  I am honored to assist in whatever way I possibly can.

All My Best,

Krista Pierce

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