Higher Education

The Higher Education Scholarship Program may provide scholarship assistance to any enrolled Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal citizen.

Last updated Feb 01, 2024
Higher Education

The Higher Education Scholarship Program may provide scholarship assistance to any enrolled Cheyenne and Arapaho tribal citizen, regardless of residency, who are attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Students must be actively pursuing a Higher Education degree at an accredited institution. Students must be working toward a minimum of an associate degree.

Students are ineligible for scholarship assistance if attending a non-accredited institution, school for profit and schools that do not provide general education college credit courses (ex. Vocational technical schools) that will not transfer to an accredited higher education institution.

Application Deadlines and Processing Time

Students must complete the “HIE Scholarship 2023-2024 application”. Completed applications will be processed in the order they are received. Processing time is 4 to 6 weeks from the time a completed application is submitted with all required documents attached. Processing time may take longer if the applicant fails to submit all required documents at the time of submission or in an untimely manner. Should the student’s contact information change after completion of the application, the student must contact the Higher Education office to update their record.

Semester Application Deadline

Fall October 1st

Spring March 1st

Summer* June 1st

Summer Assistance: Summer funding may assist with a maximum of part-time funding.

Applications may be submitted by the following options:

Scanned and Emailed: highered@cheyenneandarapaho-nsn.gov

Mailed:  Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

               Higher Education Program

               PO Box 167

               Concho, OK 73022

Additional services are available to students and the student must complete the ”Supplemental 2023-2024 Application” along with required documents:

  • Concurrent college class assistance for textbooks and fees (tuition is paid by OK).
  • High School Senior Expense assistance of $100 to be used for graduation and/or high school senior related expenses.
  • High School Graduation Incentive of $150. Applicant must submit an official transcript with the graduation date listed.
  • Incentive Awards for college students who complete full-time status with Grade Point Averages (GPA) of 3.00-3.49 ($100), 3.50-3.99 ($200) and 4.00 ($300).
  • Incentive Awards for attainment of Degrees: Associates ($400), Bachelors ($500), Masters ($600), Doctorate Degrees ($1,000).

An additional scholarship is available to students, this is the Rick West Art Scholarship and students must be enrolled in an Art Degree program.

Forms and Files

Form Name
Fill online
Concurrent High School /College Classes
HIE Scholarship Application
Higher Education Supplemental Application
Rick West Art Scholarship Application
Senior Graduation Assistance


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