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As of September 2015, we have 484 Enrolled Tribal Members


* Higher education-It is the student’s responsibility to get all necessary paperwork to me. I can not accept log in names and passwords and print off the needed paperwork.

* Requests can be made to obtain an enrollment application. However, an application will not be sent if persons seeking enrollment do not meet the two requirements as stated in the Constitution.

* Address changes-When faxing or mailing your change of address, please include minor children if you have them, as we do distribute some mailings pertaining to minors. Also it helps me keep up to date on my records.

Any information needed for the Education, Enrollment or Minor's Allowance departments may be directed to Jeanette Russell at (785) 742-0053 or email: or fax to:(785) 742-7307..




Address Change Form (in PDF Format)
Please have address changes in by the 12th of the month if you wish to have your per capita check mailed to your new address. Address changes will not be accepted over the phone.
Application and Requirements for Higher Education

Application and Requirements for Adult Education

Adult Education Scholarship Policy

Higher Education Scholarship Policy


Resource for High School Students

This is a contribution, to provide scholarship information for Native students, to encourage and promote postsecondary education for Native students, to promote networking opportunities for Native Americans, and to raise awareness and appreciation for the contributions made by Native Americans to our society.

Download Pamphlet


Preparing Indian Students for College

A one day seminar from Catching the Dream : This seminar will show counselor, parents, principals, and grandparents how to help their students through the steps to a successful college education.


Catching the Dream

Scholarship programs for Native American Students : Catching the Dream, formerly the Native American Scholarship Fund, is the only organization in the U.S. that has an active program of grants to Indian school. CTD also operates a scholarship program for Native students attending any accredited college in the nation.



Nebraska Archaeological Society Scholarship

A $250 Scholarship For Students pursuing a Degree in Archaeology Given in honor of Leroy Follis : The Nebraska Archaeological Society will award a $250 scholarship for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in archaeology.




The Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation

Wolfe Family Scholarship : The Native American students who attended the Genoa U.S. Indian School contributed to the history of Genoa, of Nebraska and the United States through their presence, language and culture. In recognition of the contributions of these students made the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation and the children of Dale and Alice Wolfe (Dale was a former student) is offering a $1,000.00 scholarship ($500 per semester). The $1,000 scholarship will be distributed in August for the 1st semester and in January for the 2nd semester (after a copy of the 1st semester grades has been received).

For more information:
Email: (please note scholarship on e-mail subject line)




National Tribal Gaming Commissions/Regulators Scholarship Fund

The National Tribal Gaming Commissions/Regulators will be awarding three $5,000 Scholarships to graduating high school seniors, rising undergraduates, and potential graduate students pursuing an education in the gaming, business, financial, and hospitality industries.


  • Must be an enrolled member of a United States federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group;
  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.


Students will be evaluated on academic ability by grade point average, class rank, and curriculum rigor. Also evaluated are exhibition of leadership, honors and awards received, community involvement, an essay, three (3) letters of recommendation, intellectual skills beyond the classroom, accomplishments and professional development.


  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application;
  • Will be attending a United States accredited college or university as full-time student;
  • Have demonstrated character, personal merit and commitment. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extra-curricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed;


A complete application, along with the corresponding required documents as indicated in the application packet, must be submitted no later than June 30th of each year for consideration for the fall semester or no later than October 31st for the spring semester. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Send completed applications and supporting documents to:

National Indian Gaming Commissions/Regulators Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 454
Oneida, WI 54155

Download Application


Department of Homeland Security - Summer Research Team Program

The DHS HS-STEM Summer Internship Program provides a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate and graduate students majoring in DHS-related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research in DHS mission-relevant areas at federal research facilities located across the country. Participants receive a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from their internship location.

The DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions provides research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. The program supports research teams composed of a faculty member and up to two students (undergraduate or graduate level) for a 10-week summer appointment. Participants conduct research at university-based DHS Centers of Excellence. The award includes a stipend plus transportation expenses to/from the internship location.

Details about the program, including eligibility guidelines and application forms, can be found at


Smithsonian Institute Scholarship Information

Native American Awards Program – Community Scholar - Community Scholar awards are available for individuals to pursue independently designed research projects in association with the Smithsonian staff.

Native American Awards Program – Internship - Interns pursue directed-research projects, visit the Institution, and utilize its Native American related resources with supervision by Smithsonian staff members.

Native American Awards Program – Visiting Student - Visiting students pursue independently designed research projects in association with Smithsonian staff.  The Native American Awards program supports Native students and scholars affiliated with a Native American Community or tribe to visit the Institution to use its Native American related resources with supervision by the Smithsonian staff.

Minority Student Internship Program - Full time (40 hours/week), ten week appointments during the summer, fall or spring.

James E. Webb Internship for Minority Graduate Students in Business and Public Administration - Internships in residence at the Smithsonian are offered to minority senior undergraduate and graduate students in Business and Public Administration.  This program is designed to promote excellence and diversity in the management of not-for-profit scientific and cultural institutions.

For More Information:
Phone: 202.633.7070


National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Information

Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship - The American Indians Committee of National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution awards scholarships to help Native American students of any age, any tribe, in any state striving to get an education.  Awards based upon financial need, academic achievement, and ambition.

For more information:
Patricia P. Jurey
Phone: 580.226.6299


Dartmouth College Scholarship Information

Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellowship for Native American Scholars - Supports graduate scholars for a year-long residency at Dartmouth and provides an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education to finish their dissertations.  In addition, fellows will participate in classroom activities with scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching.

For More Information:
Phone: 603.646.6578


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