ECCP Champion of the Month

Mr. Michael Lewis

Mr.  Michael Lewis has contributed to the Employee Charitable Contribution Plan since becoming an employee in 2002. Michael says participating in the plan was an easy way to assist the Chickasaw Foundation and the Chickasaw Nation in helping others.

Michael is a programmer in the Division of Information Technology, Department of Commerce. A native of the Ada area, Michael attended college at East Central University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in May 1999. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and dachshunds. He also enjoys attending OU football games, going to the gym and classic cars.

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Donor of the Month

Mrs. Trisha Hays

Patricia (Trisha) Fowler Hays, her husband Phil, and their family are proud to support three (3) educational scholarships through the Chickasaw Foundation.  The first scholarship they supported was in memory of Trisha’s mother, the late Lillian Blackwood Fowler, and it was awarded in 2005. The Lillian Fowler Memorial Scholarship was established by Governor Bill Anoatubby in partnership with Mrs. Hays’ family and her four siblings. This scholarship honors the sterling service Ms. Fowler provided the Chickasaw Nation as one of the first Community Health Representatives (CHR) and the very first nutritionist for the tribe. Mrs. Hays’ family knows their mother would be honored and proud to know her scholarship has helped support so many Chickasaw youth with their educational journeys over the past 10 years. The family believes it is such a worthwhile endeavor to promote education and keep their mother’s legacy and memory alive.

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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.  


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 2020 Arlington, Suite 4 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.