Scholarships

The Miami Nation is committed to supporting the education of Myaamia people of all ages through the funding of scholarships and continuing education programs. The Myaamia Scholarship Selection Committee is made up of five Tribal members appointed by the Business Committee and given the responsibility of awarding the following scholarships on behalf of the General Council. Scholarships are awarded by the Committee through a blind application process. All scholarship applications must be fully completed upon submission, or the application will not be considered. Note: All scholarships offered by The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma are for enrolled members/citizens of the tribe only. Scholarships are available only for Spring and Fall semesters. 

Single Semester Scholarship 

DUE OCTOBER 1 EACH YEAR.

Application Eligibility

  • Must not have received any other scholarship associated with the Miami Tribe the previous Fall semester.
  • Must be enrolling in Spring semester for first time (not available to students who enrolled in the Fall)
  • Must have 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Full-time enrollment status
  • Submit Fall Scholarship Application

Award

  • $1000 for Spring semester
  • Non-renewable
 

Myaamia Scholarship Application

DUE APRIL 1 EACH YEAR.

Award

  • Freshman (apply senior year of high school)
  • Funding is limited to 10 students at any given time
  • $2,000 per semester (Fall & Spring only; does not pay Summer)
  • Must be accepted in college or university (include acceptance letter)
  • Pays up to eight consecutive Fall/Spring semesters (4 years)
  • Scholarship will be forfeited if student earns Bachelor's degree in less than four years.

Renewal Requirements

  • Maintain full-time status (complete minimum 12 credit hours each semester)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA each semester (not cumulative)
  • Student must submit grades to Education Office at end of each semester. The next semester will not be paid if grades are not received.
  • Student will be placed on probation if semester GPA is below 3.0. Scholarship will be forfeited if GPA is below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters.
 

Casino/Economic Development Education Award

DUE APRIL 1 EACH YEAR.

Application Eligibility

Award

  • $2000 per academic year. Student must advise school if full amount should be applied to Fall semester, or if amount should be split between Fall or Spring.
  • Pays up to eight consecutive Fall/Spring semesters (4 years)
  • Renewable annually. Must submit Spring Application, due April 1. 

Renewal Requirements

  • Maintain full-time status (complete minimum 12 credit hours each semester)
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Submit Spring Application by April 1 of each year
 

Josephine Goodboo Watson Memorial Book Scholarship

DUE APRIL 1 EACH YEAR.

(Established by the surviving descendents of tribal member Josephine Goodboo Watson).

Application Eligibility

Award

  • $500 per academic year 
  • Renewable annually with Spring Application  

Renewal Requirements

  • Maintain full-time status (12 hrs/undgraduate; 6 hours/graduate)
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Submit Spring Application each year
 

Tax Commission Continuing Education Scholarship

DUE APRIL 1 EACH YEAR.

Application Eligibility

  • Full-time (enrolled in at least 12 hours) or part-time (enrolled in at least 6 hours) undergraduate status
  • Must have 2.5 GPA
  • Submit Spring Application  

Award

  • Awarded per academic year. Student must advise school if full amount should be applied to Fall semester, or if amount should be split between Fall or Spring.
  • Renewable annually. Must submit Spring Application, due April 1. 

Renewal Requirements

  • Maintain full-time (12 hours) or part-time status (at least six hours) 
  • Maintain 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Submit Spring Application each year

Crane Award

DUE APRIL 1 EACH YEAR.

Application Eligibility

Award

  • $2000 per academic year (Student must advise school if full amount should be applied to Fall semester, or if amount should be split between Fall or Spring.)
  • Submit Spring Application each year, due April 1. 
 

Non-Traditional Scholarship

DUE APRIL 1 EACH YEAR.

Application Eligibility

  • Full-time undergraduate status
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA (high school or college, whichever is most recent)
  • Must be 5 years since completion of last semester of high school or college
  • Submit Spring Application each year, due April 1. 

Award

  • $2000 per academic year (Student must advise school if full amount should be applied to Fall semester, or if amount should be split between Fall or Spring.)
  • Non-renewable
 

Fresh Start Scholarship

DUE APRIL 1 EACH YEAR.

Application Eligibility

  • Freshman (apply senior year of high school)
  • Must have 2.0-2.4 cumulative GPA
  • Submit Spring Application each year, due April 1. 

Award

  • $400, one-time award for Fall semester
  • Non-renewable
 

Vocational or Trade School Scholarship

DUE OCTOBER 1 EACH YEAR.

Application Eligibility

Award

  • $2000 per academic year (Student must advise school if full amount should be applied to Fall semester, or if amount should be split between Fall or Spring.)
  • Renewable annually with Fall Scholarship Application

Renewal Requirements

*All awards are subject to change per the Business Committee.