QUAPAW, Okla. – An organization in northeast Oklahoma raises funds for its native college students.
The All Tribes Educational Consortium held a Frito cake and cake sale at Quapaw City Hall on Friday afternoon.
The money raised through ATEC’s fundraiser goes to the nonprofit general fund that provides local students with a college scholarship for the fall and spring semesters.
Last year they were unable to collect donations due to coronavirus.
Annette Clark Treasure for ATEC: “A lot of these students have to be within 100 miles but they may not qualify for a scholarship in their own tribe just because they are often competitive and people just don’t make it that way we can continue to support them financially to facilitate their access to these post-secondary schools. “
In 2019, ATEC raised over $ 100,000.