Chickasaw citizens pursuing higher education from accredited institutions are eligible to receive various grants and scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition, books and fees. Each year the Chickasaw Nation awards the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes Johnson-O'Malley Scholarship to one male and one female graduating high school senior (awarded one time only). The students must be attending a school with a JOM program, within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries. Applicants must submit one letter of recommendation and a 500-word essay. For more information, or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.