Featured scholarship opportunities: The Gates Scholarship

Rachel Watson, CPN Department of Education Senior College Advisor, offers advice to students applying to The Gates Scholarship. Watson encourages students to start their application early, be themselves, display their passions and achievements, and to ask for help from mentors, teachers or the Department of Education.

CPN hopes to recruit more dental hygienists, nurses with scholarship

The CPNHS Scholarship for Service, or Mshkeke (the Potawatomi word for medicine), covers tuition and fees in return for a minimum of one to three years of employment at a CPNHS site. Scholarships are available for one person going into a licensed practical nurse program and for two people in a dental hygiene program.

Young family descendant named veteran scholarship recipient

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Department of Education selected Sarah Dunigan as the second recipient of the Michael John Kennedy Scholarship. She attends the University of Oklahoma in Norman and takes pride in three generations of relatives who served in the military throughout the 20th century.

Paying for college one ’ship at a time

Filling out applications is one of Paula Kelly-Frey’s specialties, especially for scholarships, and she created a business out of getting people organized to do it, too. Kelly-Frey is a Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal member and Bourassa family descendant. Earlier this year, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved her request to trademark the name Read More »

Potawatomi education update: April 2016

As the weather warms up and spring approaches, the time has come for eligible students to submit their application for the Potawatomi Leadership Program. Since 2003, we have invited 18-20 year-old tribal members with a 3.0 GPA who have not completed more than one year of college to spend six weeks in Shawnee, Oklahoma. PLP Read More »

University of Oklahoma hosting American Indian Visitation Day on September 4

The University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma will be hosting American Indian Visitation Day on September 4, 2015 to provide an opportunity for Native American students interested in attending the university to see the college first hand. In 2014, the event hosted more than 200 American Indian junior and senior high school students from across Read More »