Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society

Applications for OISHS and OCIE Scholarships will open on Friday, December 4, 2020 and close on Friday, February 5, 2021. Only complete applications will be considered.

OCIE is proud to sponsor the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society (OISHS). Established in 1989, the purpose of the OISHS is to recognize and honor Oklahoma Indian students who achieve the highest standards in academics, leadership, service to tribe and community, and moral character. Eligible high school or college students will:

  • Have a cumulative 3.9 grade point average (GPA) or above.

  • Certify qualifications, submit the nomination information, and pay a $15.00 membership fee each year.

  • Meet the definition of Indian under the Title VI Indian Education Program, possess tribal membership identification, or be able to provide a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB).

  • Demonstrate substantive cultural participation.

  • Indicate service or leadership activities.

The Oklahoma Council for Indian Education also recognizes our highest achievers through three scholarships. Students may apply for more than one scholarship, but each application must be complete. To apply for the scholarships, students must be members of the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society. The established scholarships are for one year and are $1,000 each. The three scholarships are:

John Sam Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors only;

Alice Tonemah Memorial Scholarship for education majors (high school seniors and undergraduate college students); and

Marlene LeClair/Helen Wright Scholarship for high school seniors and undergraduate college students.