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4547 S. Whitmore Lane Tahlequah, OK 74464
Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

The UKB Education Program provides scholarship opportunities and academic resources to exclusive Keetoowahs in grades K-12, college and trade/vocational school. Those interested in receiving monetary educational assistance are encouraged to fill out the application below. 

The UKB Education Program is managed by Director Dr. Leslie Hannah. For more information, call our front desk at 918-871-2796.

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Requirements and Information

Students seeking assistance must be an EXCLUSIVE UKB member for at least six months before receiving Education services, unless the Education director sees fit to make an exception for extenuating circumstances. If funded, students will be asked to sign a Learning Contract that could stipulate community service hours, a monthly progress report, etc. The stipulation will be determined by both the student and the Education director. Failure to comply with the contract could result in a suspension of Education assistance for up to three years. 

Students must be enrolled at least half-time at an accredited college/university or trade school to receive assistance. Full-time is considered 12 credit hours and half-time as 6 credit hours. Half-time enrollment in a trade school will be determined by the program's requirements.


February 1 for Spring semester

June 1 for Summer sessions

September 1 for Fall semester

Half-time Undergraduates: $700

Full-time Undergraduates: $1,500

Masters Level (or equivalent): $2,000

Doctoral Level (or equivalent): $3,000
Summer School : $500

Graduate Stole Request

Spring 2023 Keetoowah graduates are encouraged to complete a cord/stole request form to showcase their tribal pride during their graduation ceremonies. Please download and complete the form and return to



Fees/Licensing education assistance

This application is for students that need assistance for  the ACT, SAT or GED, or those in short term programs.

College education assistance

This application is for students who are seeking funding for a college degree at a higher education institution. 

Vocational education assistance

This application is for students who are seeking funding for a vocational program such as welding or LPN.

Mandatory W-9 Form 

This form is required to be filled out and completed by all students requesting education assistance funding.

Higher education program supplies assistance

This application is for students who are needing assistance in buying supplies for example scrubs or certain tools.

Scholarship Volunteer Verification Form

This form is to be filled out by students receiving the UKB Scholarship.

*All applications and attachments should be sent via email or submitted in person to the Education Center.*

Department information

Leslie Hannah, Director,

Jacqueline Watson, Supervisor,

Brenda Gonzalis, Intake Specialist,


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