Center for Tribal Studies Forms



The Emergency Fund Grant program is designed to assist students with an unexpected one-time emergency. These funds cannot be used to pay tuition, fees, or campus housing. These funds are to be used for personal expenses that may affect your ability to be successful in your academic endeavors.

Emergency needs include but are not limited to:

  • Transportation related expenses, car repairs and operation in excess of typical usage
  • Unexpected utility bill increases
  • Sudden move or change in living conditions
  • Loss of family income due to illness, death or loss of job
  • Expenses related to dependent care and/or food shortages

Estimated range of award is $50-$400; all applications are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students may not be funded more than once per semester and/or a total of $400 for the academic year. All recipients are required to complete at least three hours of volunteer service within 30 days of receiving the award.


  • You must be a full-time undergraduate (12 hours) or graduate (9 hours) at Northeastern State University and in good academic standing
  • You must be a member of a federally recognized tribe

Click the link to download an application: American Indian Emergency Fund Student Application

CTS Incoming Freshman Scholarship

The Center for Tribal Studies scholarship is presented to incoming Native American freshmen. The amount of the scholarship will vary according to financial need and the number of qualified applicants.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to receive the 2020-2021 Center for Tribal Studies scholarship, the student must:

  • Be an incoming freshman to Northeastern State University
  • Have proof of tribal membership.
  • Participate in the Native American Support Center Mentoring program OR be an active member in at least one of the Native American student organizations.

Applicants must submit:

  • A one-page typed essay
  • Verification of your tribal membership
  • Official high school transcript preferred, but a copy is accepted
  • One letter of recommendation (submit with application)
  • Resume
  • Completed application form

Please note that all Native American incoming freshmen are encouraged to apply. If there are extenuating circumstances, please include in your essay stating why this committee should consider these circumstances as extraordinary.

Applications must be submitted on this form no later than August 7, 2020.

Apply Here:

Zoe Davis House Reservation Form

The Zoe Davis House is available for use by NSU students and departments or affiliated groups. Please download and complete the reservation form found below and provide all of the detailed information necessary to reserve the space. Accommodations for evening events will be reviewed by the Center for Tribal Studies staff and notified if approved. Please submit the form three days in advance of event to or to our location at 314 Goingsnake St, Tahlequah. Thank you!

For questions, please contact the Center for Tribal Studies at 918.444.4350 or

Click the link to download the reservation form: Zoe Davis House Reservation Form (PDF)