Chickasaw Foundation’s
ECCP Champion of the Month

Ms. Danielle Frazier –

Ms. Frazier has graciously given to the Employee Charitable Contribution Plan since becoming an employee five and one half years ago.

Danielle is an administrative assistant in the division of Arts & Humanities. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with friends and family. Our appreciation goes out to Danielle for being a champion for the Chickasaw Foundation.

Chickasaw Foundation’s
Donor of the Month

Captain Edward L. Kruger –

Captain Edward L. Kruger was the first contributor to the Chickasaw Foundation. He dedicated his entire life to the Indian Health Service serving in Wyoming and Arizona before coming to Oklahoma. In 1970, he became the Service Unit Director at the outpatient clinic in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He moved to Ada when they broke ground for the Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in February 1978. It opened in 1980. Mr. Kruger remained the hospital director until his death in 1990. He was the only man in the history of the Indian Health Service to plan, build, staff and operate a new Indian hospital.

Mr. Kruger was dedicated to helping the Chickasaw people receive the best possible health care. He took great pride when speaking about the Chickasaw people and explaining how advanced their government and educational goals were from the time they were relocated to Oklahoma. He believed the quality and pride in their educational system was a key.

In 2003, the Chickasaw Foundation honored Captain Kruger’s memory by establishing the Edward L. Kruger Memorial Ittish Aaisha’ Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a Chickasaw student enrolled in pharmacy school. To be eligible, a student must remain in full-time status and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

Ms. Karen Kruger continues to graciously supplement the scholarship annually to keep providing it to Chickasaw students.

12th Annual Scholarship Reception

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2014 Chickasaw Foundation Annual Newsletter

2015 Holisso Fellowship Application

Welcome to Chickasaw Foundation

The Chickasaw Foundation offers a variety of scholarships. Each year our application is offered in early spring and lists available scholarships along with their criteria and amount. Scholarship funding begins with each fall semester and is dependent upon the availability of funding. Scholarship awards shall be made payable directly to the students' designated college or university.

Requirements and amounts for each funding source may change during the course of a school year.

All scholarship applications must be delivered or postmarked by the stated deadline date to be considered for funding.

The Chickasaw Foundation provides educational assistance for students who demonstrate excellence in academics, community service, dedication to Native America and a commitment to learning.  Applicants will be notified by mid-July if they are selected to receive the scholarship.  

Please check back, the 2015-2016 application will be available soon.


The Chickasaw Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1971.  The Foundation seeks to preserve, promote and protect Chickasaw culture and development in a wide range of areas, from historic preservation to healthcare.

Please visit our offices at 110 West 12th Street in Ada, Oklahoma. You may also contact us by calling (580) 421-9030 or email us at

As you consider your contributions for this year, please remember the Chickasaw Foundation in your giving plans. Your giving helps us to provide additional opportunities for Chickasaw citizens and local communities.

Our mission is to promote the general welfare and culture of the Chickasaw people by supporting educational, health, historical and community activities and program.