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Administers the tribes 6 education programs. Programs serve tribal members from Pre K through Doctorate degrees. Tribal Youth Program serves youth ages 11-17 years old.

The long range goal of the Education Department is to provide programs necessary to assist eligible enrolled Absentee Shawnee Tribal members in acquiring the education, training, and job skills necessary to achieve educational goals at all levels and to gain or enhance employment.

The goals of the Camp Nikoti Tribal Youth Program are to provide native youth and their peers with positive alternatives to encourage success in school and healthy life choices.

Academic K 12 Program

Assists with academic related expenses, and a portion of funds can be used for school related athletic program expenses. Program has a maximum funding limit for the academic year.

Johnson OMalley Program

Assists Absentee Shawnee tribal members within eight school districts Tecumseh, Bethel, Earlsboro, Wanette, Asher, South Rock Creek, Macomb, and Dale.

Higher Education Incentive Award Program

Funds for undergraduate degrees, one associates or bachelors degree, at any accredited college or university. Funding levels are determined based upon grade point average and full time or part time status.

Graduate Scholarship Program

Funds for one masters degree or one doctoral degree, and can fund for one graduate admissions test. This program has funding levels based upon full time and part time status.


SE Oklahoma State University (MS in Native American Leadership)

Academic Program Guidelines (K-12)

Job Training Adult Education program (JTAEP) Guidelines

Job Training/Adult Education Program

Education Incentive Award Program (EIAP) Application

Education Incentive Award Program (EIAP) Guldelines

Graduate Scholoarship Program Guidelines

Zahn Program Guidelines

Zahn Academic Application

Big Jim Youth Award Application Information

Big Jim Youth Award applications


Director of Education
Tresha Spoon
Phone: 405-275-4030 x6242

Absentee Shawnee Tribe
2025 S. Gordon Cooper Drive
Shawnee, OK 74801