Discover Chahta Foundation scholarships available to Choctaw students. The Chahta Foundation connects students with funding from the Chahta Foundation, Choctaw Nation and third party organizations that help cover college expenses.
Application dates | Open: January 15th | Close: March 31st
One application. Unlimited opportunity.
Our universal application process automatically matches you with every scholarship you qualify for.
Find my Chahta Foundation scholarships
Some of our Chahta Foundation scholarships require payback in service of the Choctaw community. To be eligible, you must be willing to participate in the service requirement. Specific information on the payback is detailed on the scholarship page. To learn more, click on the opportunity and be sure to select “YES” to the service requirement in your application.
Please note: students who are selected will be informed of the payback requirements prior to scholarship acceptance and will have the opportunity to decline the scholarship.
How to apply for Chahta Foundation scholarships
Upload a brief account of your education, job experience, extracurricular activities and accolades. Need help? Check out this template.
Tribal Membership Card
Upload a copy or photo of your card with your application.
High School or College Transcript
High school students—submit your current high school transcript including grades earned through the end of your senior fall semester. College students—upload your most recent unofficial transcript as a PDF with your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Upload 2 letters of recommendation with your application. Recommendations cannot come from a relative. Not sure who to ask? Try a teacher, professor, or supervisor at work. The more they can tell us about you, the better!
Financial Needs Analysis (FNA)
This form is completed by your college/university’s financial aid department and will be sent to the Chahta Foundation by the school. You will need to initiate a request with your school’s financial aid department first. Click here to download the form you will submit. High school students—most schools will not give incoming freshman an FNA until they have been enrolled for one semester.
Chahta Foundation Scholarship FAQs
Chahta Foundation competitive scholarships are often geared toward students who plan to pursue advanced degrees, and who are making a difference to the Choctaw people and within their educational fields.
The deadline to complete the scholarship application is March 31, 2018.
Your transcript must be submitted in a PDF format. Your letters of recommendation and financial needs analysis (FNA) can be uploaded into the system as well, if you have them. This can be accomplished in several ways:
*Please note: These YouTube links offer sample videos and are referenced solely for the purpose of using computer and mobile software to help complete the scholarship application. These individuals are not affiliated with, nor represent, the Chahta Foundation. The Chahta Foundation does not endorse any views expressed by these individuals other than the examples provided for the purpose of helping individuals complete their scholarship applications.
Your tribal membership must be submitted as a digital photo in PNG or JPEG format. The easiest way to accomplish this is to use a smartphone to take a picture of the card, then email it to yourself. You can, then, upload it into the scholarship application.
Absolutely! Cultural involvement is not the only element to this scholarship application. Many previous winners have lived outside of Oklahoma.
Yes. We understand that some schools do not reveal their students until April. When you apply, be sure to note this on the application. Once your acceptance letter arrives, send it to us immediately so we can add it to your file for consideration.
Yes! Our universal scholarship application will automatically match your application with every scholarship that meets your qualifications. Be sure to fill out the application completely to ensure you’re considered for every possible scholarship.
Yes. We have restricted certain responses to 250 words. This helps narrow down responses to the most important things you’d like the scholarship committee to know.
Our online scholarship application allows you to save your work and return to it later. This will allow you to submit your completed your application in-full, as you wait for additional documents and information to become available.
The Chahta Foundation Scholarship Committee remains anonymous to protect the integrity of the application and selection processes.
No. You are able to receive funding from all three sources simultaneously.
Yes! The Choctaw Nation Career Development program has trained staff who will gladly help you build a great resume. Call 580-924-8280 x2600. You can view a sample resume here.
Every dollar is matched 100% and goes directly toward funding Choctaw student scholarships.