OCIE is proud to sponsor the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society (OISHS). Established in 1989, the purpose of the OISHS is to recognize and honor Oklahoma Indian students who achieve the highest standards in academics, leadership, service to tribe and community, and moral character.

Eligible high school or college students will:

  • Have a weighted or unweighted cumulative 3.9 grade point average (GPA) or above.

  • Certify qualifications, submit the nomination information, and pay a $15.00 membership fee each year.

  • Meet the definition of Indian under the Title VI Indian Education Program, possess tribal membership identification, or be able to provide a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB).

  • Demonstrate substantive cultural participation, including virtual opportunities set forth by school district.

  • Indicate service or leadership activities, including virtual opportunities set forth by school district.

Before you begin

The application requires:

  • Proof of Tribal enrollment in the form of one of the following documents: Tribal ID, or CDIB card, or Title VI Form, or Statement of Title VI eligibility.
    Please note that the Title VI form or statement of Title VI eligibility must include the student’s name, grade, and tribal affiliation. 
  • Transcript showing an unrounded, weighted or unweighted cumulative 3.9 GPA with transcript (official or unofficial)
  • List of service and leadership activities from the past year
  • List of Indian cultural activities from the past year
  • $15.00 application fee per student