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Higher Education Files

GED Preparation Classes

The Seminole Nation Adult Education program offers General Education Development (GED) classes for individuals who did not complete high school and would like to obtain a GED certificate.

Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00am to Noon and from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Classes are held at 215 E. Evans in Seminole, Ok.

No classes are held at SSC anymore.

Classes are being offered tuition-free and students work at their own pace. Enrollment is ongoing, so students may enroll throughout the year.

For more information on the GED Preparation classes, contact the Seminole Nation Adult Education Program at (405) 716-6041.

Cultural Sovereignty Fellowship - Applications due Monday, April 23, 2018

The ASSOCIATION ON AMERICAN INDIAN AFFAIRS, or AAIA, is the oldest American Indian advocacy organization in the United States, founded in New York City in 1922. The organization began as several not-for-profit citizen organizations that supported change in federal Indian law towards Tribal self-determination, sovereignty, and protection of lands and culture. In 1948, the groups merged and became the AAIA and continued its tradition of serving Indian Tribes, their citizens and all indigenous communities within the United States with a mission of protecting tribal sovereignty, preserving culture and educating youth.

AAIA involves itself at the grassroots and national levels in partnership with Tribes and their citizens and members to seek solutions and policies that empower self-determining and sustainable Indian Nations. The AAIA is governed by an all-Native Board of Directors from across Indian Country that works in alliance with its Executive Director. The AAIA office is located near Washington, DC in Rockville, Maryland.

The CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY FELLOWSHIP is a one-year fellowship position. AAIA is seeking recent graduates of undergraduate, graduate or law degree programs; the applicant must have or will graduate between January 2016 and June 2018. A successful applicant will receive a stipend starting at $35,000 depending on the applicant’s degree program and level of experience. The job location is in Rockville, Maryland, in the metro DC area.

The CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY FELLOW will support the development of national policy in Indian affairs, and provide research, analysis and writing to support programs that include youth education, juvenile justice issues, sacred site protection, repatriation and protection of cultural heritage.

A full description of the position can be found at www.indian-affairs.org. To apply for this important fellowship position, please provide the following documentation by 5:00pm E.S.T. on Monday, April 23, 2018, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. :

  • Resume
  • Final transcript (does not need to be a sealed official transcript)
  • Two writing samples, that are original work, that total no more than 15 pages
  • One written recommendation from a professor or Tribal leader
  • Three references that include personal and professional references


966 Hungerford Drive, Suite 30-A Rockville, Maryland 20850  (240)314-7155   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications Now Accepted for Free Stem Summer Academies On College Campuses

This summer, middle and high school students can experience life on a college campus while exploring exciting and varied fields of study at the free 2018 Summer Academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

STEM Summer Academies, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, are open to upcoming eighth- through 12th-graders. Each academy explores the latest trends in science, technology, engineering and math through fun, hands-on activities and innovative software as students experiment both in the classroom and outdoors. Many academies also include field trips to some of the state’s top companies, science facilities and museums. 

The academies will be offered on 17 of Oklahoma’s college and university campuses in May, June, July, and August. Twenty-five different academies will be offered statewide and last from five days to two weeks. Some academies require students to live in the campus residence halls, while others require that students travel to and from campus each day.

“For 28 years, our Summer Academies have provided  students in middle school and high school the opportunity to experience life on a college campus while exploring careers in the STEM fields,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “These students are afforded the opportunity to study with top college and university professors and experience hands-on learning in STEM fields beyond what they’ve experienced in a traditional classroom setting. STEM Summer Academies participants are more likely to attend college, require less remediation and earn their college degrees.”

Applications are now being accepted for the academies, and many have deadlines. Because the academies are free and enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to apply early. To qualify, students must be entering eighth through 12th grade this fall. Officials emphasize the academies are not exclusive to top students, but instead are designed to give all students an opportunity to increase their interest and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math and, ultimately, expand their career and educational aspirations.

Academy descriptions and contact information are available at www.okhighered.org/summer-academies. Students can also get information from their school counselors or by calling (800) 858-1840.
Academies offered this summer include:

Cameron University, Lawton

  • Science Detectives Summer Academy: Crime Scene Investigation, May 29-June 2 (Grades 8-10)
  • NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy, June 3-9 (Grades 9-12)

East Central University, Ada

  • Explorations in Computer Science and Robotics, June 11-14 (Grades 8-12)
  • You Are What You Eat: Isolation and Analysis of Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Lipids in the Biochemistry Laboratory, June 12-14 (Grades 8-9)

Langston University, Langston

  • Langston University Intensive Academy for Math, Science and Technology for Grades 10-12, June 3-16 (Grades 10-12)

Murray State College, Tishomingo

  • 2017 MSC Summer College STEM Academy, June 4-7 (Grades 8-12)

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

  • Get Green for Blue: Outdoor STEM Investigations Connecting Water to You, June 11-14 (Grades 8-10)

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah

  • Summer Robotics Academy, June 4-8 (Grades 8-11)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

  • Camp TURF (Tomorrow's Undergraduates Realizing the Future), June 3-15 (Grades 9-10)
  • It’s a Polymer Life: Polymers of Everyday Life Summer Academy, June 13-15 (Grades 10-12)
  • Exploring the Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction and Bonding Processes, June 24-June 30 (Grades 9-10)

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee

  • Emerging and Converging Technologies Summer Academy, June 16-19 (Grades 8-10)

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa

  • A Hands-On Program in Mathematics and Science, June 4-6 (Grades 8-9)

Seminole State College

  • Peek Into Engineering, July 29-Aug. 3 (Grades 9-12)

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford

  • Southwestern Summer Science and Mathematics Academy, June 10-15 (Grades 11-12)

Tulsa Community College

  • MASH (Math and Science Health Careers Camp), June 18-22 (Grades 9-11)

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

  • CSI Academy, August 1-5 (Grades 9-12)
  • Be an Engineer: Change the World, June 4-8 (Grades 8-10)

University of Oklahoma, Norman

  • Collaborate, Create, Construct! Innovation Shaping the Built Environment, June 11-15 (Grades 9-10)
  • Oklahoma Mesonet: Mostly Weather With a Chance of Fun; June 18-22 (Grades 9-10)
  • Starship: Exploration, June 25-29 (Grade 8)

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

  • Exploring Math and Science Academy (EMSA) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), June 11-15 (Grade 9)

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

  • Where Does Our Food Come From and How Did It Get There? Session I: June 18-22; Session II: June 25-29 (Grades 8-9)

The University of Tulsa

  • Summer Engineering Academy at The University of Tulsa, June 26-30 (Grades 8-11)
  • Technology Education and Collaborative (TEC), July 10-15 (Grades 8-9)

Native American Recruitment Sessions - Indiana University

March 22, 2018 at 2-5PM at Cultural Heritage Center Long Room

March 22, 2018 at 6:30-9PM at Cultural Heritage Center Long Room

CPN Cultural Heritage Center

1899 Gordon Cooper Drive, Shawnee, Okla.

For more information click below to view flyer:

Indiana University Flyer.pdf 1.44 MB 03/21/2018 13:22:44 Download Details View

South Central Climate Science Center

Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress

Join students from across the country to discuss community adaptation and related environmental issues impacting Native peoples. The mission of the Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress is to develop future conservation leaders with the skills, knowledge, and tools to address environmental change and conservation challenges to better serve their schools and home communities.

  • July 1-7, 2018 National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown West Virginia

Click here for the online application. Student groups comprising of a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 will be accepted. Students need to fill out application individually. Mentors are also required to submit a form using this application.

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

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National Indian Health Board's Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship

The National Indian Health Board is now accepting applications for their 2018 Tribal Youth Health Policy Fellowship. Twelve Native youth from around the country will be selected to engage in Indian health policy solutions, tell their personal story, and advocate for changes in the healthcare and public health systems that affect their tribal communities.

Applications are due at 5pm ET on April 6, 2018. Click here to apply!  

Eligibility: Applicants must

  • Be a member of a federally recognized tribe;
  • Be between the ages of 18-24;
  • Be in good academic standing;
  • Be actively engaged in their tribal community;
  • Have access to a phone and email account for monthly communications; and
  • Reside on or near tribal reservation.

To Apply: Submit the online application and include: 

  • A completed adult recommendation from; and
  • A tribal leader letter of support.

Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Creative Native

Calling all artists! The Center for Native American Youth (CNAY) is launching Creative Native—an exciting new opportunity developed as part of the Generation Indigenous National Native Youth Network. With Creative Native, we hope to support, promote and develop young Native artists within our youth network, and that means you! 

The Call for Art asks youth to create an original work of art that explains what Generation Indigenous means to them.

You can start submitting your artwork April 11, 2018.

There will be one winner from each age category (5-9 year-olds; 10-14; 15-19; and 20-24). Winners will receive a cash prize, art supplies and have their work featured in CNAY’s State of Native Youth Report.

One submission will be selected to serve as cover art for the State of Native Youth report. As a grand prize, the cover artist will be flown to Washington, DC in November, where they will join CNAY for the report release event. Artists must be at least 14 years old to be considered for the grand prize. All artists will be added to the Generation Indigenous National Native Youth Network and receive ongoing opportunities to engage.

CNAY will host an informational webinar on the Creative Native Call for Art on April 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST. Click here to register.

Questions? Contact Del Curfman at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (202) 736-3505

CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship for Native Students

The Center for Native American Youth at The Aspen Institute (CNAY) has partnered with Brown University Pre-College Programs to award full-tuition, residential scholarships for two Native students to attend a Brown University Pre-College program during Summer 2018. The CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship covers tuition, room and board, application fees, and program fees.

CNAY-Brown Scholars have three summer program options to choose from: Summer at Brown, the Brown Leadership Institute, and the Brown Environmental Learning Lab (BELL) at Rhode Island. All programs take place on or near Brown’s campus in Providence, Rhode Island.  Click here for more information. 

All application materials are due at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, April 15, 2018. CNAY will notify all applicants of their final application status by April 30, 2018.

Applicants for the CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship must meet all the following criteria. CNAY cannot make exception to eligibility requirements.

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school grades 9-12;
  • Must identify as Indigenous and reside within the United States;
  • Must demonstrate connection to tribal culture and/or community; and
  • Must be at least 15 years old by the start of the program.

A complete application includes all of the following materials, which must be submitted online to CNAY by 11:59 PT on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

  • CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship Application. Requires brief written responses to multiple prompts and transcript (unofficial transcripts acceptable).
  • Recommendation Form #1 (submitted online by recommender). This form should be submitted by a guidance counselor, principal, or headmaster commenting on the student’s engagement, maturity, grit, and motivation for participating in the Brown Pre-College Summer Program of the applicant’s choice.
  • Recommendation Form #2 (submitted online by recommender). This form must be submitted by an instructor who teaches in a field closely related to the program and course the applicant hopes to attend at Brown University. The recommender’s comments should describe the student’s knowledge of that field, overall intellectual curiosity, and assess the student’s qualification to engage in concentrated study. This recommendation should speak to the applicant’s potential to benefit from the experience at Brown.

For more information about the CNAY-Brown Summer Scholarship, click here. For questions, contact Amber Richardson at (202) 736-3577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Annual CGTrader Scholarship

What is the Annual CGTrader Scholarship?

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace backed by the strong designer community of more than 1.2M members. CGTrader was founded with the goal to ensure fair marketplace conditions for 3D designers.

Every year CGTrader challenges students to dig into the field of technology by writing an essay on how innovative technologies are transforming our lives.

Enter the CGTrader Scholarship 2018 challenge to win $3,000 for your education expenses. The best submission will be awarded $2,000 while the two runners-up will receive $500 each.

How to enter?

Write and submit an original essay on the topic “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”.

Technology has drastically changed the way we see our future. Major space technology companies have varying ideas of how humanity will explore Space. We are facing a future where thousands and, eventually, millions of humans might live in spaceships, whether in orbit around the Earth, in transit to other planets or in space stations without ever landing on solid ground in their lifetimes. This future is exciting the imagination of everyone in Academia: from anthropologists, to physicists, biologists, designers, and engineers. Many experiments are conducted globally to find out how we could adapt to this future. Still, there are a lot of things left for the imagination.

We want to encourage students to think about how life will change when people are confined to weightlessness in limited spaces. What devices will they use? How will their minds and languages change when notions taken for granted like ‘up’ and ‘down’ or ‘day’ and ‘night’ no longer make intuitive sense? How will their environment look, feel, and operate? Will social structures revert to those of our ancestors when people start living in smaller groups, again?


  • Write an essay on “Our life on a spaceship: the future of mankind”
  • Essay length is 500-1000 words
  • Submit your essay via online form
  • Submission deadline - December 14, 2018
  • The winners will be announced January 4, 2019, on the CGTrader blog and notified directly via email provided upon the registration


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • High school senior, undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled full-time in an academic institution Jan 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Information about the company

CGTrader is the largest 3D model platform for computer graphics, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, backed by a strong professional designer community. CGTrader gives talented 3D designers the opportunity to showcase their work, get valuable feedback from the community, learn from their peers and interact in a designer-friendly environment.

 For more information click here.


Higher Education Staff

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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri
Address: 215 E. Evans Seminole, OK 74868
Phone: (405) 257-7200
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