Jess Green Scholarship

The National Tribal Gaming Commissions & Regulators® (NTGCR) will be awarding two (2) $2,500 Scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing a degree in higher education at an accredited college or university as a full-time student.


In honor of the late Jess Green, a Chickasaw Attorney who helped pave the way for Indian gaming in Oklahoma and who fought for Native American rights/tribal sovereignty; the NTGCR is awarding one (1) scholarship in the amount of $2,500 for students currently enrolled in law school, pursuing a Juris Doctorate.




  • Must be an enrolled member of a United States federally-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group;


  • Must be enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States.




Students will be evaluated on academic ability by grade point average, class rank, and curriculum rigor.  Also evaluated are exhibition of leadership, honors and awards received community involvement, an essay, three (3) letters of recommendation, intellectual skills beyond the classroom, accomplishments and professional development.




  • Have attained a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application;


  • Will be attending a United States accredited college or university as full-time student;


  • Have demonstrated character, personal merit and commitment.  Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extra-curricular activities, academic achievement and motivation to serve and succeed;




A complete application, along with the corresponding required documents as indicated in the application packet, must be received no later than June 30th of each year for consideration for the fall semester or no later than December 31st for the spring semester.  Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline date will not be accepted.


Send completed applications and supporting documents to:


National Indian Gaming Commissions & Regulators

Attn:  Scholarship Committee – Dawn Reiter

P.O. Box 454

Oneida, WI 54155




National Tribal Gaming Commissioners Regulators




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