2016-17 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship application available
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I apply for the spring semester if I don’t get my application in by the original deadline?
A: It depends on the availability of funds.
Q: Are students who attend a vocational/technical school eligible for the Higher Education Scholarship?
A: No. Students seeking a license, training certificate or Associate of Applied Science degree are not eligible. Students may contact the Cherokee Nation Career Services office for more information at 918-453-5555.
Q: Do I have to perform Volunteer Hours?
A: If you receive a Cherokee Nation scholarship you are required to perform volunteer hours based on the amount of funding you receive. For example: If you receive $2,000 you are required to volunteer 20 hours, or one hour for each $100 received. If a student decides not to volunteer the hours or does not complete the hours before the deadline, future funding may be jeopardized
Q: Where can I perform my community service?
A: Community Service can be done with any non-profit organization or at a Cherokee Nation sponsored event regardless of location. Must be humanitarian/community based efforts.
Q: What is the Student Aid Report?
A: The Student Aid Report (SAR) is the processed information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
Q: My grades will not be available until after the deadline, what can I do?
A: If your grades will not be available until after the deadline, submit a letter from your College/University stating when grades will be posted.
Q: I dropped a class this semester; how does that affect my scholarship?
A: Awards are based off of the previous semester’s earned hours:
Hours earned Fall =5 or less: $0 (You may reapply for the next Fall semester)
Hours earned Fall =6-11hrs: $1000 Spring Award
Hours earned Fall =12 or more: $2000 Spring Award
Hours earned Spring =5 or less: $0 (You may reapply for the next Spring semester)
Hours earned Spring =6-11hrs: $1000 Fall Award
Hours earned Spring =12 or more: $2000 Fall Award