The SNI GIS Department has put together a COVID-19 response website to ensure our community has access to timely and accurate information. Click here for the Seneca Nation Coronavirus Response Hub.

If you would like to join the Seneca Nation Emergency Notification System please click to learn more about the Regroup Messaging System.

As cases of COVID-19 increase in our area, remember that you or someone you encounter may have the virus and not know it or display symptoms. There are many ways to prevent infection and stop the spread. Whether you feel healthy or not- stay home, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people outside of your household (stay 6 feet apart).

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, or have any concerns about your health, call your primary care provider to be assessed. Patients of the Lionel R. John Health Center can call (716) 945-5894 and patients of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation Health Center can call (716) 532-5582.

Allegany Higher Education Program

The Seneca Nation Allegany Education Department administers a scholarship fund that awards enrolled members of the Seneca Nation of Indians with financial assistance to attend an accredited higher education institution or an accredited vocational/occupationsl certificate program.  Assistance is awarded on an annual academic basis and must be applied for each year financial assistance is needed.

The Higher Education Program office is located at the ACC (Education wing).

Assistance with the application process, financial aid applications, other scholarship information is available.

To access the SNI Higher Education Scholarship Fund Policy and Application for Allegany click here.


Gosheneh Kennedy

ACC (Education Wing)

716-945-1790 Ext. 3103


The Higher Education Program Coordinator is available Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 4:30 p.m. Availability after 4:30 by appointment only.


Additional resources to financial aid, scholarships, internships will be available on this page for your information:

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is avallable here
  • ITEP Student Summer Internship for more info available here.
  • American Indian Graduate Center is a resource for scholarships and fellowships through a variety of resources. For more information click here
  • SUNY Native American Western Consortium compiles a financial aid directory for students/individuals pursuing a higher education degree. The directory has scholarship information on a local, regional, and national level. To access this site go to  The directory lists deadlines by the month.