The Education Department provides education assistance for school-ages students and their families to help defray cost related to student educational needs. This service is funded with the RST Casino funds as available. Funding is allocated one time per semester and may consist of the following requests with verifying documents;
Application/Program fees, ACT and other testing fees, family services, luggage fees for boarding school students, travel assistance, tuition, books, supplies; and other special needs.
Gas vouchers for transportation assistance to educational facilities off the reservation to include Job Corp and Airport are available during the school year.
The RST disperses Graduation stipends to Junior High and High School Graduates each year in May. Local Area schools and Boarding Schools are contacted for graduation list. Tribal students located out of the area may mail or fax their diplomas to our office. These stipends are $50 (JH) and $100 (HS) for all tribal student graduates. For more information, call the Education Department.
RST/Sicangu Lakota Education Department
(605) 747-5479 Fax
Lakota Tiwahe Center
Higher Education Program