Education

Education Department

Our programs are funded either through RAP, Revenue Allocation Plan, which is for tribal members only, or federal, (DOI), which is for Native Americans who live in our jurisdiction.

 

RAP PROGRAMS:

  • College Tuition Assistance-  This program helps pay for tuition for tribal members who are enrolled in an accredited college.  It is $1000.00 per semester for full time students, and $500.00 for part time students.  It is paid directly to the college.
  • College Textbooks and Supplies Assistance—This program helps students purchase books or supplies as needed for their college classes.  The amount is $500.00 per semester, paid directly to the student.  Part time students receive $250.00.   Receipts are required at the end of the semester from each student. 
  • College Living Allowance—Each full time student may receive a living allowance to help with day to day expenses.  It can be for gasoline to get to school, groceries, babysitter, or any other expense to help them attend school.  The student receives $800.00 in the fall semester, and $1000.00 in the spring semester for full time students, and half that amount for part time students.  The student doesn’t have to turn in receipts for this.
  • College Laptop Scholarship—We have limited funding for college students to purchase either a laptop, personal computer, or tablet to help with assignments.  The amount is $700.00, paid to the student.  Receipts are required to show their purchase. This is a one time assistance, and the student has to have at least 32 college hours first before being eligible to apply for one.
  • Adult Vocational Training Assistance Grant—We offer tuition assistance for tribal members who attend vocational schools either to get a certification in a field or to take classes that will further their career they are already in.  For the short-term classes, we offer up to $300, and for the certification classes, we offer $1000.00.  This tuition is paid directly to the vocational school.
  • College Incentive—Upon receiving their college degree, a tribal member may receive an incentive of $1000.00.  There is only one incentive awarded for each level of degree earned.
  • 12th Grade Graduation Assistance Grant—Tribal members who are seniors in high school may apply for this grant.  It is to help pay for senior items such as cap and gown, class ring, senior pictures, and/or announcements.  The amount is up to $500.00, and is paid directly to the vendors.
  • In addition to college incentives, we offer tribal members who graduate high school an incentive of $200.00.  They have to fill out the application and submit proof of graduation with a copy of their diploma, or transcript. This is a check sent to the student.
  • Tribal School Clothing Grant—Each year, we offer tribal members the opportunity to apply for a grant to buy their children school clothes for the new school year.  Each eligible child receives $250.00 to help with school clothes and supplies.  The child has to be enrolled in a public or tribal school, or be home schooled in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. Parents of home schooled children have to provide proof of the children being home-schooled.  Checks are sent directly to the parent or guardian for their children’s school clothing, and receipts are required.

 

FEDERAL PROGRAMS:

  • College Higher Education Grant—This program helps with tuition only in the amount of $800.00 per semester in an accredited college for full time students, or $400.00 per students who are part time.  The funding goes directly to the college.  This same program also helps with vocational training.  Any Native American student who lives in our jurisdiction may receive assistance with tuition in the amount of $300.00 for short-term classes, or up to $600.00 for certification classes.
  • Johnson O’Malley Program—The JOM is administered through our education department for the 16 schools in the Sac and Fox jurisdiction.  This is for any Native American student from grades Pre-K through 12th grade with proof of tribal membership.

1)      This program helps students who are enrolled in JOM at the beginning of the school year with a $30.00 check to help purchase school supplies.

2)      This program helps pay fees for classes that charge extra, such as Home Ec., Art, Vo-Ag, or Drama Club. It will also pay $10.00 toward a club shirt that is required.

3)      This program pays fees and books to a college for a high school student to take concurrent classes while in high school.

 4)     This program helps defray the cost of hiring a tutor if a JOM student needs extra help with tutoring. For a certified teacher, we pay $15.00 per hour to help with this expense.

5)      The JOM program assists 12th graders to purchase senior items, up to $100.00, for caps and gowns, announcements, senior pictures, or class ring.

6)      The JOM programs assists students who are wanting to attend academic or leadership camps during the summer.

7)      The JOM program has a “JOM Fun Day” during the summer, usually around Pow-Wow time.  This is to introduce students to our program, and give them some fun and different activities.  The main focus is fun, but we have motivational speakers, ideas for keeping fit, and healthy snacks and lunch.

8)      The JOM program also assists with Native American activities that the jurisdictional schools sponsor. 

 

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