Lani Hansen/Senior Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma– On October 26, 2013 Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council passed legislation NCA 13-252, a law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation amending MCNCA Title 18, subchapter 1-102 entitled ‘Administration of programs’ and creating a new Title 18, subchapter 1-104, entitled ‘Advanced Placement Test Incentive’ for the Johnson O’ Malley program to assist Muscogee (Creek) high school students with costs associated with Advanced Placement testing fees.
“It was in 2014 when we opened the applications for the AP incentive,” JOM Field Specialist Brittany Kesler said.
The incentive provides a service to Muscogee (Creek) high school students enabling them to participate in Advanced Placement tests in order to receive college level credits.
MCN JOM program will pay for up to five AP exams per citizen, per year. The applicants may apply for the incentive annually. All checks will be made out to the applicant’s site or reimbursed to the place in which they will take the exam.
There is an exception for parent reimbursement in the event the parent pays for the exams instead of the school.
Students who do not attend the required testing date will be responsible for the unused testing fee as well as any fees paid on behalf of the Nation. Students who fail to attend required testing dates will be ineligible to receive further incentives until the JOM office receives payment.
Eligibility requirements for applicants include: enrolled as a Muscogee (Creek) citizen and possess a Muscogee (Creek) citizenship card, must reside in the United States, but does not have to reside in the MCN reservation boundaries. Applicants must be currently enrolled in Advanced Placement courses.
With the completed application, a copy of MCN citizenship card and proof of enrollment in AP courses, such as class schedule, must be submitted. Students must submit exam results within two weeks of notification.
The applications can be found at: https://eforms.mcn-nsn.gov/lincdoc/doc/run/muscogeeh/JOM_AdvancedPlacementIncentive
Deadline for submission is Feb. 4, 2022.