Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship Notice

The COVID-19 public health emergency is affecting virtually every individual, business, and nonprofit around the world. The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is administered by Scholarship America, the nation’s largest scholarship provider. Scholarship America is committed to continue supporting students in this time of uncertainty.

The scholarship program is still running and will work with students if transcripts and other documents are not available due to school closures or limited campus accessibility.

Unofficial transcripts (which many can be accessed online and downloaded by students) typically serve as sufficient documentation to complete payment request applications.

For a timely response, all inquiries regarding your application status and/or scholarship should be directed to Scholarship America at:
Email: OsageNation@scholarshipamerica.org

The Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship is available to Osage students pursuing post-secondary education at the associate level or beyond. A wide range of educational choices is supported, including associates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs at accredited schools. To apply for the Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship for the Spring Quarter 2020, visit: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/osage.


The Academic Advisor provides a student-centered approach to academic success and problem solving in the challenges of transitioning to higher education. If you are in need of assistance, please contact the Education Department.


The Nationwide Academic Tutoring Program (NATP) is offered nationwide for Osage students with at risk students as the priority. The Education Department works collaboratively with families and national accredited tutoring centers across the nation. NATP is open to all legally enrolled members of the Osage Nation who attend Pre-K through twelfth (Pre-K-12) grade (private or public schools).


The Johnson O’Malley Program (JOM) provides supplementary financial assistance to meet the unique and specialized education needs of American Indian students enrolled in one of the public schools served by the Osage Nation. The program offers basic school supplies to eligible JOM students three years old through twelfth (3yrs-12th) grade.


The Summertime Achievement Reward (STAR) is a scholarship available to legally enrolled members of the Osage Nation who will attend seventh through eleventh (7-11th) grade in the next academic school year, and are identified by school record to be accelerated, gifted and talented, and/or academic achievers with excellent potential. The STAR Scholarship will be awarded to Osage students nationwide who plan to participate in summer camps for high achievers.


The Osage Nation STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Program allows students to engage in activities integrating the STEAM concepts usually taught as separate subjects. Activities and resources are provided to emphasize the application of information to real-life situations. The program is geared to improve students’ knowledge and interest in STEAM subjects in their classroom and make the students aware of the possibility of STEAM related careers. The program is being implemented at the Wah-Zha-Zhi Early Learning Academies, the Osage Nation Head Start, and the Daposka Ahnkodapi. Also, there are opportunities offered such as camps, field trips, competitions, and special events for Osage students throughout the year.


The Osage Nation School Support Program (ONSSP) provides academic services and assistance to legally enrolled members of the Osage Nation. In order to qualify, students must be enrolled in preschool through twelfth (Pre-K-12th) grade at public or private schools located within Osage County. A Tribal Education Advocate will monitor each enrolled student’s grades and attendance, obtain tutoring support if needed, and help them navigate through the college search, enrollment, and application process.


The Hope Scholarship will be awarded to eight (8) Osage students nationwide this academic year. In order to qualify, students must be enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth (K-12th) grade and have a minimum 3.0 GPA for the year the scholarship is awarded.

The Oscar H. Hope Youth Scholarship is set forth by the estate requirements. The amount may change from one academic year to the next due to annual earnings (from previous year).