Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Education

The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska offers three education assistance programs: Adult Education and Higher Education grants and the Lynn Robidoux Scholarship. Below is a brief description of each program, their applications and the program contact information.

Adult Education

Program Information

The purpose of the Adult Education Program is to assist unemployed and/or underemployed tribal members by:

  • Improving educational opportunities for tribal members who lack the level of literacy skills necessary for effective citizenship and productive employment,
  • Provide tribal members with sufficient basic education to enable them to benefit from job training and retraining programs and to obtain and retain productive employment, and
  • Enable tribal members, who so desire, to continue their education to at least the level of completion of adult secondary education (Diploma/GED).

Eligible activities include:

  • Enable Indian adults to acquire basic educational skills, including literacy,
  • Provide educational services or instruction for elderly, disabled, or incarcerated Indian adults,
  • If previously unemployed, purchase apparel that is required by job/duty,
  • Tutor fees for GED exam, and
  • GED exam fees.

Applications are due at least 30 day before the start of the program in which you are applying for. You must be at least sixteen years of age and not currently enrolled in any other formal education program. You must also live in the service area of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska which is Brown County, Doniphan County, Richardson County and Holt County.

Application Download: Adult Education Program

Program Contact Information:

Kelli Cheek

Contract/Grant Administrator

Treasurer, Executive Committee

Phone: 785-595-3258 or Email: kcheek@iowas.org

Higher Education

Program Information

The purpose of the Higher Education Program is to assist tribal members with the completion of their undergraduate degree. To be eligible for the Higher Education Program you must be an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, be a full time student obtaining a bachelor’s degree and have a financial need determined by the Financial Aid Office of the school you will be attending. The Higher Education Program admits 10-15 students a year depending on funding. First priority will go to the students who have been previously awarded. After this, the priority will be based on the date the application was completed.  Applications are due annually on July15th. If you are interested in applying, it is imperative that you begin the application process at least 4 weeks in advance.

Application Download: Higher Education Application

Program Contact Information:

Kelli Cheek

Contract/Grant Administrator

Treasurer, Executive Committee

Phone: 785-595-3258 or Email: kcheek@iowas.org

 Lynn Robidoux Scholarship

Program Information

 The Lynn Robidoux Scholarship is a one-time scholarship designated for High School Seniors going into their Freshman year of college. The application deadline is April 15th of their senior year in high school.

Application:

Program Contact Information:

Coreena Adkins

Enrollment Clerk

Phone: 785-595-3258 or Email: cadkins@iowas.org