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Oglala Sioux Tribe Higher Education Grant Program

PO Box 562

Pine Ridge, South Dakota  57770

Phone: 605-867-5338   •   1-800-832-3651   •   Fax: 605-867-1390   •   Email: highered@gwtc.net

Instructions for all Applicants


Documents must be submitted by the deadline date listed below for the term(s) you are applying for.

All awards are based on first come first serve: your file must be complete for review.

Awards are contingent upon academic progress, financial need and availability of funds.


Applicants must have the following:


Application Form - to be entirely completed by you, the applicant.

Certificate of Indian Blood Degree - showing that you are an “enrolled” member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Letter of Acceptance or Open Door Policy Verification - from the college you will attend (submit once unless transferring from one college to another).

Financial Aid Needs Analysis Form - please complete the top portion of this form before sending it to the financial aid office. This form must be completed by your institutions financial aid office, and then sent back to the OST Higher Education office. This form is attached to this application.

Official College Transcript(s) - for all continuing and former students that have recieved an OST Higher Education Grant award. Transcript(s) must reflect minimum requirements (12 hrs. w/2.00 GPA).

Summer Applicants - must provide documentation from college/university justifying the need to attend summer session(s).


Follow up on all your paperwork - it is your responsibility to ensure all necessary documents are submitted by the deadline date to complete your file.


Notify the Higher Education office of any changes, i.e., prior to transferring to another college.


DEADLINE DATES:


June 15 - Academic Year (includes Fall and Winter Quarters; Fall Trimester)

November 15 - Spring Term Only (includes Spring Quarter; Spring Trimester)

April 1 - All Summer Sessions



All files MUST be COMPLETE before review, applicants must also meet all other eligibility criteria.

OST Higher Education