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Post Graduate Grants

For more assistance, please see the Mvskoke Scholar Resources page.

ATTENTION STUDENTS!!!

Once you have completed the Higher Education application, you will be sent a debit card application. The following information is important regarding the debit card application process and activation of the debit card once you receive it.

General instructions on applying and activating your card:

1)      Complete debit card application, submit a color copy of a photo ID, and IMMEDIATELY return both documents to the Higher Education Department via email or mail.

2)      Once you receive your Oklahoma State Bank debit card:

  1. A) Call the phone number provided on the back of debit card and follow steps to complete activation process.
  2. B) Email, fax, or mail completed Direct Deposit Form to your grant coordinator.

3)      Once the bank card has been activated, you will receive an award letter by email, or mail, and funding will be loaded on debit card within 3-5 business days once you receive your award letter.

***PLEASE NOTE
– Be sure your information on the bank application is legible for the bank review process. If your information is not legible, it may delay the process of your debit card and tribal grant award.

Mvto for your cooperation! If you have any questions, please contact your assigned grant coordinator or the Higher Education Department.

Master’s Program

The post graduate program was established to provide financial aid opportunities for members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to further their education beyond a bachelor’s degree for a first time Masters’ Degree. The award amount is determined by the number of hours in which the student is enrolled up to a maximum of 9 hours. The award rate = $250 per credit hour.

Please ensure you review our information and requirements for this grant.

MCN Higher Education Post-Graduate Student Handbook

NEW STUDENTS ONLY: Applications and required materials are due to the office by the following dates:

Fall Semester Due By September 9th
Spring Semester Due By December 15th
Summer Semester Due By June 1st

NOTE: All official transcripts are required, including official transcripts that indicate Bachelor’s degree is earned. Students who pursue a doctoral degree CANNOT go back to the Master’s Program.

***Students are responsible for submitting all information required!

***Continuing students need to submit their official transcript from the semester in which they were funded, as well as a class schedule for the upcoming semester to stay eligible for the program.

***We will ONLY accept Official Transcripts; paper copy or your institution’s e-script.

***STUDENTS: if your institution is sending an e-script (Electronic Official Transcript) to our office, it must be sent to your grant coordinator and/or our office email (highered@mcn-nsn.gov).

***For further questions regarding academic standing (probation/suspension) and award schedules, please visit our FAQ page.

Award Amounts

Number of Hours

Award Amount

Max Award Per Academic Year

9

$2250

$4,500

8

$2000

7

$1750

6

$1500

5

$1250

4

$1000

3

$750

2

$500

1

$250

 

  • Chart based on funding for Fall and Spring semesters only, does not include summer funding.
  • Students in need of summer courses to complete a degree program may be eligible for funding if funds are available

Summer Session Funding

  • Summer funding depends on the availability of funds
  • Student must be receiving the degree that summer semester or the following semester
  • To be eligible for summer funding students must submit a letter from their academic school advisor of the graduation date and class schedule of summer enrollment.

The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA at the end of each term to remain eligible for the program. Students must remain in good standing with the education institution.

  • Students that drop up to three credit hours during the semester in which they were funded, will be placed on probation for the following semester.
  • Students that drop more than three hours will be placed on suspension for the following semester.

**Half credit hours will not be considered in the award amounts. (Example: student has 7.5 credit hours, the award will be considered for 7 credit hours)

All Post Graduate Students Please Contact:

Christine Durden
cdurden@mcn-nsn.gov
(918) 732-7690


Doctoral Degree Program

Please ensure you review our information and requirements for this grant.

MCN Higher Education Post-Graduate Student Handbook

***ATTENTION DOCTORAL PROGRAM STUDENTS***

The award amounts for the Doctoral Grants as of the academic year 2017-2018 are $14,000 per year or $7,000 per semester.

Doctoral Grant Program application criteria and requirements remain intact. Please continue to plan your financial aid according to your program and school. If you have any questions, please contact Doctoral Grant Program Coordinator Christine Durden: CDurden@mcn-nsn.gov (email); 918-732-7690 (phone).

NOTE: All official transcripts are required, including official transcripts that indicate Bachelor’s degree is earned. Students who pursue a doctoral degree CANNOT go back to the Master’s Program.

NEW STUDENTS ONLY: Applications and required materials are due to the office by the following dates:

Fall Semester Due By September 9th
Spring Semester Due By December 15th
Summer Semester Due By June 1st

The following items are required for new student applications:

  • Completed application
  • Copy of tribal enrollment card
  • Education program degree plan/plan of study
  • Copy of transcript showing most recent degree earned
  • Letter of acceptance into doctoral program from an accredited college/university

 

CURRENT DOCTORATE STUDENTS must meet the following requirements to maintain good-standing:

  • Submit official transcript at the end of each semester
  • Submit a class schedule for each term
  • Must remain in good standing with college/university

Award Amounts:

After eligibility is determined, awards will be completed upon review of the needs analysis that is finalized by the university. The awards will be sent directly to the school to use towards tuition, books, and fees as determined through the needs analysis.

Summer Session Funding

  • Summer funding depends on the availability of funds
  • Student must be receiving the degree that summer semester or the following semester
  • To be eligible for summer funding students must submit a letter from their academic school advisor of the graduation date and class schedule of summer enrollment.

Program Suspension:

Students that have been funded for the Doctoral Degree Program are required to maintain the hours in which they were funded for and maintain good standing with the college/university. If the student withdraws from the funded hours, or fails to maintain good standing with college/university, the student can be suspended from program. During suspension, student will not be eligible for funding for at least one semester OR until program requirements are met.

All Doctoral Students Please Contact:

Christine Durden
cdurden@mcn-nsn.gov
(918) 732-7690

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