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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

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

Higher Education Guidelines

PLEASE CHECK THE TRIBE’S OFFICIAL FB PAGE, O-Gah-Pah, for postings about various scholarships, internships, camps, and other education-related events.

Six simple steps for successfully completing your higher education application

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


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

Important Dates To Remember

Tech Fair 2019: TBD

Bureau of Indian Education

BIE has higher education resources. Follow this link.

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.

Center for Online Education

Seneca Black Elk Mathews Scholarship

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 Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.

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