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

Ms. Sandy “Alholchi’fo Dee” Wells-Chapman

Ms. Sandy Wells Chapman established the Homer “Dee” Wells Memorial Scholarship in 2009.  This scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time Chickasaw student in their second year of an associate degree; or a junior or senior undergraduate or graduate student majoring in construction management or engineering.

Chapman describes her father, Homer Wells, as viewing education as a necessity and priority in life. Chapman says that his favorite education reference resides in the World Book Encyclopedia.

Wells received his high school education and attended military bootcamp at Lackland Airforce Base. At the completion of bootcamp, Wells served as a military police officer escorting many high ranking officers on the railroads throughout the United States. Wells also served at Lawry Air Force Base and the US Army Base at Camp Carson as a Supply Sergeant.

After serving, he married Joan Wells and started his family. Together, Homer and Joan Wells owned and operated Dee Wells Construction and Consulting, Inc.

Homer’s work ethic and professional advice is well known by many judges, attorneys, architects, contractors, engineers and professors.

Age did not stop Wells discovering and learning in life. Wells took up surfing and acquired his first computer. He spent time researching his heritage. Wells made many trips to the Kullihoma Grounds, Tishomingo, Ada and the Veteran’s trip to Washington D.C., and followed the Chickasaw Nation with emails and the websites.

In 2009, Wells was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. Well’s daughter, Sandy Wells-Chapman, with her father’s permission and help from the Chickasaw Foundation Executive Director, Johnna R. Walker, created the Homer “Dee” Wells Memorial Scholarship. Wells decided he wanted the scholarship to go toward students of construction management or engineering. The scholarship was inspired by the love of family and friends.

A month later, Wells passed away.

Sandy Wells-Chapman said that he was happy he was the one to facilitate the scholarship. Her mother, Joan, is still Wells biggest supporter.

“Every fall, when we receive a thank you card from a new scholarship recipient a lump comes to my throat and my eyes leak,” Chapman said, “It is the smile on my face, reminds me where I come from and where I am going.”

Wells was routed by necessity, being self-taught, acquiring the equivalent of a college degree, as well as a deep appreciation for the education process and educators.

“The Chickasaw Foundation has blessed several of my dad’s grandchildren on their educational journey. Giving back in dad’s name, to benefit another life, is our pleasure and a part of the Chickasaw heritage.” Said Chapman

12th Annual Scholarship Reception

2nd Annual Pontotoc Pursuit

View the Foundation Events Page


2014 Chickasaw Foundation Annual Newsletter

Holisso Fellowship Application

Scholarship Application Supplemental

2015 Pontotoc Pursuit Flyer

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.

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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 ChickasawFoundation@chickasaw.net.

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.

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