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Osage Congress to award commendations and sashes to Higher Ed graduates

Summer scholarship deadlines coming up
The second Osage Nation Congress poses for a photo after the six newly elected Congressional members take the oath of office July 7, 2010. Osage News File Photo

The Second Osage Nation Congress will be honoring Osage college students graduating this Spring who received help from the Osage Nation Higher Education Scholarship.

Graduating students who desire to receive a sash to wear at their graduating ceremonies and commendation from the Congress should contact the Congressional offices at (918) 287-5559 or email the Congress at llazelle@osagetribe.org. The Congress asks that all requestors send the accurate spelling of their name, name of degree achieved and mailing address.

Requests may also be made to the Osage Nation Education Department at (918) 287-5302 or email idoyle@osagetribe.org.

Summer scholarship deadlines approaching

Those students attending summer classes and wish to apply for the Osage Higher Education Scholarship will need to submit pages 3-6 of the application to the ON Education Department by May 1, according to a prepared release.

Verification of enrollment (signed by the registrar’s office of the student’s school), graduation information sheet (page 9), most recent grades and financial aid form or cost statement with the cost of your tuition, fees and books (completed by the student's school) are due by May 31.

If a student’s school will not release any of the required information by the deadline the student needs to contact the ON Education Department in writing by May 31 to notify them the information will be late, according to a prepared release.

The mailing address for the ON Education Department is 102 Buffalo Ave., Hominy, OK 74035 and the email is scholarship@osagetribe.org.

According to a prepared release, it is the student’s responsibility to submit all documents and confirm that the ON Education Department has received all needed documentation to complete their application.